Joe Mathews is co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, an organization “dedicated to those active on issues of direct democracy, participation, and citizens’ rights around the world.” He has written an article-- published in the “opinion” section of the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper and subsequently republished by Yahoo in its “news” section—titled "California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity.” Say what?
The article claims Californians believe that “equity” is their “greatest value, which is odd, since California has a greater discrepancy between rich and poor than any other state in the nation. (Also, equity isn’t a “value,” it’s a noun.) However, Mathews disapprovingly notes that parenthood prevents true equity because "fathers and mothers with greater wealth and education are more likely to transfer these advantages to their children, compounding privilege over generations." Therefore, Mathews heroically posits a "solution" to this existential threat. What is that solution you ask? It is "making raising your own children illegal,” of course!
Mathews’ proposal calls for wealthy parents to "trade" kids with poor families and vice versa. Mathews – who describes himself as a dad-- even suggests that "Homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors." Yes, that would be prudent. Do the homeless have many children?
Mathews said that abolishing traditional parenthood would “help dismantle white supremacy and outdated gender norms.” Well, it certainly helped dismantle Black families! He noted, too, that abolishing traditional parenthood would benefit Democrats, stating: "Democrats also would have the opportunity to build a new pillar of the safety net — a child-raising system called 'Foster Care for All.” He proudly proclaimed: “My proposal would merely make mandatory such handovers of babies to the state.”
“Would merely make mandatory such handovers of babies to the state?!” Is that all? Are we all in agreement that Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, AOC, and Adam Schiff would take better care of our kids than we do?
Calling for the “abolishment of parenthood” seems an unusual and unreasonable take, as it equates to calling for the abolishment of human beings. And would necessarily lead to societal breakdown. Which would necessarily prompt the elites to go to even more extreme measures to control us…”for our own good.”