George Gilder on the Collapse

 

George Gilder:

If the family collapses, it will take a welfare state to take care of the women and children, and a police state to handle the boys.

(This quotation, as it happens, comes from a recent episode of Uncommon Knowledge. With a tip of the hat to Mr. S.)

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  1. ST Inactive
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    Already the police state cannot handle the boys who have become heartless criminals. There is a disturbing video going (or already gone) viral that shows a NJ mother literally getting her teeth punched-in by a cold blooded animal.

    The Soviets already learned the hard way that the state is not an acceptable replacement for the family. I’m afraid that we already have a predator class right here in the US of A. Buckle your seat belts. This is going to get bumpy.

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    • June 27, 2013, at 2:50 AM PDT
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  2. Blue State Curmudgeon Inactive

    In one sentence, Mr. Gilder was able to capture the pernicious impact of the family breakdown. This should be tattooed on every Rublican candidates forehead.

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    • June 27, 2013, at 6:44 AM PDT
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  3. Jeff Y Inactive

    Careful. You might be thought anti-woman. People might think you want a return to the traditional family. Even conservative women don’t want that.

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    • June 27, 2013, at 6:47 AM PDT
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  4. Richard Finlay Member
    If the family collapses, it will take a welfare state to take care of the women and children, and a police state to handle the boys.

    This, of course, is the objective, since the state will do such a superior job.

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    • June 27, 2013, at 8:12 AM PDT
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  5. Starve the Beast Inactive

    Spectacular quote, but it sounds familiar. Before I go around repeating it in a slightly condescending tone, I want to make sure I know where it came from. Is it an original?

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    • June 27, 2013, at 9:53 AM PDT
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  6. David Williamson Inactive

    Indeed – it takes a village to raise a child. Oh, wait – who said that? Ah, yes, the next President.

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    • June 27, 2013, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  7. captainpower Inactive
    Starve the Beast: Spectacular quote, but it sounds familiar. Before I go around repeating it in a slightly condescending tone, I want to make sure I know where it came from. Is it an original? · 15 hours ago

    I could be wrong, but I think Mr. Gilder has been saying this for years.

    I would not be surprised if it is original to him and written in one of his books from the past few decades.

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    • June 28, 2013, at 1:43 AM PDT
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