Friday, May 5, 2023


The destruction of the family was the unapologetic aim of Karl Marx. 

Given that the family is the essential cell of society, Marx could never attain his Utopia so long as the family remained the center of society and not the state. 

Marx may be dead but his crusade isn't. In fact, it is probably more alive and mobilized today than ever. 

Many would agree that there is no question that the family is being attacked by abortion, the redefinition of marriage, no-fault divorce, etc., but few are aware of how our child support regimes are the real new home of Marxism in America. 

Marx knew that the shortest path to getting rid of the family was getting rid of fathers. And there is no more powerful and effective tool to destroy fathers than our child support laws...which are not about child "support" at all, but about removing fathers so "the village" can raise our children. 

I'll have more to say about this another time. Meanwhile, I'll share this from Stephen Baskerville's book:  TAKEN INTO CUSTODY: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family, pg. 112. 


...the new politics of child support is plagued by the same fundamental contradictions as child custody. Like custody, it is awarded ostensibly without reference to "fault," and yet disobedience brings swift and severe punishments. Contrary to popular belief (and centuries of common-law precedent), child support today has nothing to do with fathers abandoning their children, reneging on their marital vows, or even agreeing to a divorce. It is automatically assessed on non-custodial parents, even those divorced over their objections and who lose their children through no legal fault or agreement of their own. It is an entitlement, in other words, for all divorcing mothers and one coerced not from taxpayers (though they pay too) but directly from involuntarily divorced spouses. A legally unimpeachable parent minding his own business can lose not only his children but his property and earnings and can be incarcerated without trial through "no fault" of his own.

Like custody, in other words, child support has nothing to do with justice. On the other hand, it is a punitive measure, enforced with police, courts, and incarceration, plus a growing panoply of unusual punishments. It is Western society's most advanced measure yet to institutionalize the Marxist principle, "from each according to his ability, to each according to her need."

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