I no longer think it is all taboo. I certainly don’t disagree that political correctness owns much of the blame, but it is more the how than the why.

Family breakdown is a hard, long fix. We want easy and quick.

“Politicians prefer to define problems in a way that makes them fixable, especially if We the People granted politicians more power. While they try to look busy with the easy, fixable problems, they ignore problems — perhaps the real problems — that are hard to solve. Thus, they often seem more concerned with looking like they are fixing things so they can preserve their own position than actually taking on meaningful reform.

This dynamic is responsible for much of the population’s anger and frustration with the establishment that flows freely this election cycle, and fatherlessness is an exceptional example.”

(That’s the intro of a fatherlessness piece I did last year.)



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Leslie Loftis

Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.