It’s not a perfect world!

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When I look at our country and see what’s happening I can’t help but be concerned for all of us.

It seems now that 41% of all births in the U.S.A. are to unwed mothers.  How many of those are living in some kind of relationship with a man I have no way of knowing…but I hope it’s a good many of them.  I also see that 85% of all births in the country are to minorities.  On the face of it that would not seem upsetting, but at the risk of being called a racist, it is upsetting to me.  Why?  Because of the following statistics, and this was as of 2006, the last statistics I have:

WELFARE

Of the 2006 TOTAL population of each respective race in the United States, it is:

5.27% white* (5.27% of the white population is on welfare)

27.78% black* (27.78% of the black population is on welfare)

11.47% Hispanic* ** (11.47% of the Hispanic population is on welfare)

Another way to look at this data is based on the total number of people who receive welfare. It is:

39% white 11,661,000 of 29,900,000 recipients

38% black 11,362,000 of 29,900,000

17% Hispanic 5,083,000 of 29,900,000

So, already 27.78% of ALL blacks are on welfare.  And 11.47% of all Hispanics are on welfare.  While only 5.27% of Whites are on welfare.  I imagine all of those percentages are up in the current state of the economy, but none-the-less:  If 85% of all births in the country are to minorities, then the trend is a geometric curve upward in terms of welfare recipients, regardless of particular race.  The birth rate of those receiving welfare is much, much greater than those not.

That leaves damn few of us, white, black, yellow, and brown, to pay the taxes necessary to maintain the rest of the populace.  And daily, percentage wise in a geometric growth, it’s fewer and fewer of us.

I can’t help but wonder how many would be unemployed, and off welfare, were it much more difficult to obtain, were it’s necessity proven, rather than merely applied for.  We need to change the availability quotient.

In addition to that sad picture:  I was raised by my mother, a latch-key kid with an older brother, thank God, to set some kind of a male example for me.  With 41% of all births to unwed mothers, how many young boys are being raised without any male example in the home?  Why does that matter?  Normalcy, is why it matters.  I hate to suggest this, at the risk now of not only being called a racist, but being called homophobic, but the good Lord, or nature, or Darwin, or whomever you believe in, obviously designed the human progeny to begin with a father and a mother.  No matter how same sex couples try to  obscure and camouflage the fact, it still requires a sperm and an egg to create a human being.  I’m sure the mad scientists will overcome this small obstacle in the future, and maybe even design a system wherein a child can be conceived and born anally, but I don’t think they’ve sunk that low yet.

So, no matter how much society and the preponderance of gays therein would like it to be different, vaginal birth is still normal, i.e., and man and a woman as parents, is normalcy.

For a male, being raised by your mother poses some problems, particularly if the mother is particularlty feminine, as my mother was.  In fact, she was a beauty.  Had I not had an older brother who was a man’s man, I’m sure it would have been even harder to adjust to the male half of the world for this latch-key kid.

I smiled too much, not considered manly.  Consequently I was thought to be soft by my peers, and testing that theory cost them many a black eye.  I was thrown out of high school every year for fighting, and twice my senior year…and by far the most of my battles when undetected by the school administration.  I also had, what I considered, inordinate attention by older gays.  At least a half dozen times, in high school, and in junior college, I was cajoled and approached by older men…I guess I still smiled too much as was much to friendly.  Those approaches ended in various states of catastrophe for those older gays.  One went out a window, a story above a thorn bush, in Berkely, another suffered a broken nose, and yet a third was booted out of my car several miles from town.  Needless to say, I was offended by their misunderstanding of my ready smile and friendly manner:  I’m sure I’d be more empathetic now, and handle those instance in a different manner.  And I’m not suggesting gays aren’t tough, or that they don’t belong in the military.  No matter how special gays like to think themselves, I think they should be able to give their lives for their country just like the straights.

And, yes, I have gay friends, who are made aware that I don’t expect to be groped unless they expect to have their eye dotted.  I don’t give a damn about your sexual preferences, so long as it’s not in my face, or the faces of my children and grandchildren.  Que sara.

Do you suppose this growing cadre of children raised by a single mother are why so many men seem to feel the need to wear five days of beard growth…maybe only to prove to themselves their manhood, to be reinforced of their proof-of-gender when they look in a mirror?

Do you suppose a good number of those in this country who only think they have a sexual preference to their own sex might have been unduly influenced by being raised in a single parent household?  And I’m not suggesting that there’s not a cross over of gender, of genes, of sexual orientation, or that, in fact, that’s abnormal just because it’s a small percentage of the human race that is “special” in that way.

I don’t begrudge a gay couple who want to raise a child, I do have a lot of empathy for the child.  However, I have a great respect for the resiliency of children, and judge them much smarter than do most adults.  I can’t help but believe that children of a gay marriage will watch, and learn, and strive for a normal relationship themselves.

It’s not a perfect world.

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