September 7, 2015
Peer pressure, propaganda
and economic realism
trumps a father's influence.
"It's not enough to have children. If we want them to carry on our beliefs, we have to teach them from a young age. We have to shut out 'education' and the mass media."
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
(From October 2008)
Tonight at supper, I tried to impress my 19-year-old son with the heavy responsibility he bears as my sole heir.
"Some day you will inherit henrymakow.com," I said. "Perhaps you'd like to practise by writing a guest column."
"I already have a topic."
I was delighted. "What is it?"
"I'll write about how some people, who are misfits, shut-ins and schizophrenics pretend a big scary conspiracy is the reason they can't get ahead, and blame society for their problems."
"That's not what I had in mind."
"I don't mean you dad. I mean your readers."
"Oh no, you mean me too."
"Well... partly," he conceded.
The pain. A prophet is never recognized in his own home. It doesn't help that I am divorced from his mother, a feminist. He doesn't live with me. His guide is what his peer group considers "cool". He admits this is just conformity.
"Son, imagine I had a big university and filled it with hot girls and professors teaching courses on the Illuminati, the Protocols of Zion, Freemasonry, central banking, the Bilderbergs, the CFR, mind control, chemtrails and 9-11. And then imagine I had corporations where my graduates could all get high paying jobs and support their hot wives in style and send their children to private schools. Would you attend?"
"Well, dad, if you put it that way ..."
"Exactly. The only difference between me and the people running society is that they have purloined our national credit cards and I haven't."
"And if that ever changes, let me know" he said.
So like many parents I watch helplessly while my son is bought, and taught that (as he explained) we can never know the truth, only some person's point of view. And his dad's viewpoint is no better than dozens of others that he learns.
It's not enough to have children. If we want them to carry on our beliefs, we have to teach them from a young age. We have to shut out "education" and the mass media.
Still I am optimistic that as he grows older, and events unfold as I expect, he will begin to take his old man more seriously. After all, what teenager ever listens to his dad?
Postscript: My son is now a lawyer. While he admits 9-11 was an inside job, and is critical of Israel, he is not ready to face the full extent of the satanic conspiracy, and especially not the Cabalist Jewish role. We have a good relationship but generally avoid politics.
First Comment from Ken Adachi:
The feeling of loss and heartache that follows a divorce that is involuntarily imposed on you has been devastating for an untold number of men. You can't make up for the years that are lost when your kids are taken from you by divorce court decree. All those little lessons about life that are gleaned between father and son amid daily conversations in those critical pre-teen and teen years, especially, never take place, so the mother's influence alone dominates the boy's attitudes and perceptions of life -- and of you.
You are no longer relevant to his life. You are legally dismissed as head of the family and become a once-a-year birthday card or Thanksgiving hello phone call. Years melt away, one into another, and you never gain the bond that you had so warmly forged with your own father, who was always there for you during those years when you unconsciously acquired his guidance and wisdom.
Children need both parents, living and staying together in a single home, in order to grow up as healthy, mature, fully adjusted, and loving men and women. Nothing has been more destructive to the bonding relationship between a father and his children than the plague of "no fault" divorce.