U.S. Census Bureau data show being born into a household with two married parents decreases the likelihood of a child growing up in poverty by 82 percent. As Rector notes, only 6.8 percent of married, two-parent households with children are in poverty in the United States, compared to 37.1 percent of households with children led by only a female parent.
If you want your children to stay out of poverty and prison, the formula is very simple: Don’t have kids until you’re married, a position so taboo in our modern society that those who express such a claim are often deemed to be bigots.
...... The root cause of these wild inconsistencies is that the void in our culture left by a rejection of religion has been filled by the news media and, to some extent, Hollywood, who spark moral outrage whenever it suits them.
Read the entire article to understand how the media becomes "god". Haskins makes a valid argument. The media is nothing more than a platform for the elites to propagandize the populace. If done effectively, the media becomes the transmission through which "god" speaks to the populace - for all practical purposes. The Nazis understood this and Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda, excelled at his job. The Nazi propaganda principles are abstracted from Jowett & O'Donnell:
- Avoid abstract ideas - appeal to the emotions.
- Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.
- Give only one side of the argument.
- Continuously criticize your opponents.
- Pick out one special "enemy" for special vilification.
The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. (Prov 14:!5, NASB)
but test everything; hold fast what is good (1 Thess 5:21, ESV)