Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sun, 20 May 2018 21:12:29 +0000 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 18A020.htm   18A020 Moms by Jim Davies, 5/15/2018       It may be the first word any baby ever says, as he tries to form a sound by flapping his lips: "Mama". It's a word that seems to transcend many languages. It must be pure music to the ears of the first-time mother, waiting to hear her offspring articulate a thought. And "Papa" follows fast. Nonetheless, this blog is not about "Mothers' Day"; I have little patience for such creations of the greeting card industry. Birthdays, yes; those are times to celebrate an individual's progress in life. Christmas, okay, that's too heavily ingrained in our part of the human race to winkle out any time soon, and it does no harm for families to get together at least once a year. Wedding anniversaries pass muster too in my mind - but otherwise, no. Moms and Dads usually do priceless work, but it's done every day, not just once a year; and as for Presidents' Day, MLK Day, Labor Day, Vets' Day and the rest, I'll manage without. There's nothing I want to celebrate about Presidents, and the best I can do for Veterans is to help terminate government so that wars will cease and there won't be any new ones. The value of two parents, each providing a different kind of support for the growing child, is well tested by the entire history of the human race - and of most animal species too. If one parent should die before the child has matured, it's everywhere seen as a tragedy; not just for the sorrowful, surviving spouse but also for the child. He or she will have to complete her development with one guide missing. It can be done and often is; but it's a tragedy anyway, because each contributes something unique. Likewise a divorce is rightly seen as a major upset for the child, which often has an immediate bad effect on his progress in learning and may cause a huge emotional crisis that scars her for life. Divorce is preferable, arguably, to holding a quareling couple together when a marriage is effectively over, for that too provides an unhealthy environment for the child; but either way, my point is made: the ideal and the norm is for two parents, male and female, to do the job of raising kids together. So, in the coming zero government society, will mothers go out to work? - that is, leave home daily and provide an employer with services for a salary to augment the family resources? If they so wish, yes of course. Their choice, always. But (unless the husband is missing or disabled) there will be no obligation to do so, and my guess is that not many will so choose. Caring for the children, at home, will be so much more vital and rewarding, I think most will choose to stay there. Today, in contrast, there often is such an obligation. It comes in part from the feminist movement, which has relentlessly blurred the distinction between the genders (latest triumph: to turn a once-masculine institution into the "Boy Skirts of America", so I heard) and has propelled ladies out of the home and into the work force, alleging falsely while doing so that they are underpaid. Not true, and never can be true except in a monopsony; if ladies were cheaper to hire than gentlemen, employers would rush to hire them and so equalize the rates. 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