The Philosophy of the State & Our Children
The Greek philosopher, Plato, was one of the first to suggest that children should be raised by the state. He went so far as to say that wives and children are to be held in common by all, and no parent is to know his own child nor any child his parents.
In the 1700’s the Swiss-born French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau taught a similar idea to Plato, that children should be taken from parents and given as little restrictions as possible. He thought if they could grow up with no outside influence they would turn out perfect. Rouseau fathered 5 children, but did not raise any of them. He dropped them off at the foundling hospital shortly after birth. This was the equivalent of giving them the death penalty for being born. He had no experience raising children.
When we get to the 1800’s there was a German philosopher names Karl Marx who further promoted the abolition of the family. Marx’s famous work, The Communist Manifesto, triggered the rise of several communist regimes throughout the world that slaughtered 120,000,000-150,000,000 people in the 20th Century. He believed no one should own anything; land, property, business, children. It all belongs to the state.
Today, there is a group in America that is led by self-proclaimed “trained Marxist.” They state as their goal to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” and to “dismantle the patriarchal practice.” This despite the fact that children who grow up without fathers are much more likely to perpetrate crime, go to jail, commit suicide, be addicted to drugs, etc. The organization is known as Black Lives Matter ™
In contrast to these secular philosophies, the Bible teaches that children are the responsibility of parents. That parents, and specifically fathers, are to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Eph. 6) Proverbs 29:15 says that a child left to himself brings his mother to shame. Marxism, by definition, is anti-Christian.
This is why Christians have been slaughtered and imprisoned by the millions in every communist country that has existed. Under Marxism there is no diversity of thought. All must conform to the government’s view on everything and if history contradicts their ideas, history must be revised. There is no tolerance. Children must be taught to conform to the government’s single-minded thinking.
Today, in America, we are in the midst of a revolution. It is not unlike the revolutions that took place in Russia, China, Cuba, and the like. As in all Marxist revolutions it is disguised to make one believe it supports justice and equality. However, that is not the true goal. The true goal is the complete overthrow of the freedoms our founding fathers fought to protect, and destroy any remnant of a Christian worldview. The result is always the emergence of the “ruling” class and the “peasant” class. There will be no middle class. Torture and death wait anyone who might disagree with the government. You may be passionate about supporting the declared causes of justice and equality, but you can be sure, once they have achieved power you will no longer be needed. They will come for you too.
The following video from Living Waters further explores the contrast between the Christian and communist worldviews.