Sunday, April 07, 2013

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: children are property of the state

In what passes for intellectualism at the failed MSNBC network, Melissa Harris-Perry articulates one of the more ironic and bizarre messages ever uttered by a woman of color. That is, children are the rightful property of the state.

Narrating a new MSNBC "Lean Forward" spot, the Tulane professor laments that we in America "haven't had a very collective notion that these are our children ... [W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities," Harris-Perry argued.

"Once it's everybody's responsibility and not just the households, then we start making better investments." By "investments," of course, Harris-Perry means things like spending "as much in public education as we should have."


Of course, if as Harris-Perry holds,"[t]he cost to raise a child [is] $10,000 a year up to $20,000 a year," and if children should be viewed as collectively "owned" by "society," then taken to its logical extension, a woman's choices about having a child should be informed by the economic considerations of the "community"...

What's more, the notion of collective responsibility for children was a philosophy that undergirded the Cultural Revolution in Communist China under Chairman Mao. I bring that up because, as you may recall, another Harris-Perry "Lean Forward" spot contains a reference to a "great leap forward," which calls to mind the disastrous agricultural reform plan which starved millions of Chinese to death in the 1950s.

History teaches us -- not a malevolent crackpot like Harris-Perry, but the rest of us -- that once children are "everyone's" responsibility, they are no one's.


We've never spent more on education and received less. That the execrable Harris-Perry receives a forum on MSNBC to spout this dangerous Utopian propaganda reveals just how far-gone that network is.


Hat tip: Zero Hedge.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck you! My son does not belong to the state or any collective you commie black bitch.

Spartacus said...

Typical tribal reaction on Missy's part. Back on the home land her child would have been the property of Shaka Zulu and she wouldn't have cared about the kids well being.

DavidD said...

You touched on the central irony in the first sentence but then diverted into a comparison to Communism. The irony is that we fought a war to end the practice of allowing children to be bought and sold as the property of others, and now this woman wants them to be the property of the State?

Anonymous said...

Melissa Harris-Perry-Lenin-Stalin-Mao-Castro is clearly advocating for a system in which children,being state property,are slaves.Academia is clearly sliding into irrelevance when cultural marxism and outright racism like hers comes from an 'educator'.Her sophomoric opinion is not new,just repellant to anyone who values freedom and families.

Reliapundit said...

SOMEWHERE IN HELL, POL POT IS SMILING.

Sean said...

Dear Melissa: If you try to take our children, we will kill you. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea this country needs a woman like this in charge we are giving away all are rites anyway and I'm fucken sick of americans just sitting around letting it happen. I know in my heart that taking are kids away will be the last step and this is worth killing and dieing for so come to my house 1st ill make me and you famous b****

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Anonymous said...

Mrs Harris Perry should go live in cuba for five years..thats the only way she will learn the truth about collectivism

Anonymous said...

Sean couldn't of said it any better.