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April 7, 2013 - 3:02 pm

First, I want you to remove all sharp objects within reach and clear away anything that could be used as a projectile to throw at your monitor.

Done? OK – it is safe to watch this video now:

I can’t decide what is scarier; what Melissa Harris-Perry is saying or the fact that she has a weekend gig on a major cable news network — MSNBC.

Not even Hillary Clinton went this far in her It Takes a Village book. Clinton never posited the notion that the child belonged to the community as Harris-Perry obviously believes, and that parental responsibility was superseded by the needs of the community to “invest” in a child’s development.

I note in comments across the net conservatives trying to connect Harris-Perry’s beliefs with those of Adolf Hitler and the concept behind the “Hitler Youth.” It’s a provocative analogy but mistaken. Nazi ideology elevated the family to supreme status, with the mother being almost a figure of worship. It is true that children served the state, but Hitler was interested in indoctrination, not raising the kids to be good Germans. That was a job for parents. I daresay if Hitler had really tried something along the lines that Harris-Perry suggests, German families would have been in open revolt.

The left is transforming into a sect of radical communitarians, where everything including individual rights, the family, even our immediate communities are inferior to the overall vision of a national community. We are told what is best for all, and that everyone must sacrifice for that greater good. Assets, including children, are shared and nurtured within the larger community. You didn’t build that, you didn’t make that, and any idea you’ve ever had belongs to the community.

The “private idea” that children should be raised by their parents and not the state is an anathema to these people because they sincerely believe they have a much better idea of what your child needs than you do. How dare you deny your kid the benefits of their obviously superior wisdom? In the end, if we follow their ideas to their logical conclusion, someone or some collective body would have to make decisions regarding each individual child. Just who would that be? I can tell you who wouldn’t be in on those decisions; anyone who disagreed with liberals.

They will deny it, but the evidence is there for anyone interested in looking at it. These are not mainstream beliefs. They are — and here I use a word I never use — un-American. The left would never openly run a political campaign telling Americans what they really believe because they would get slaughtered. In Barack Obama, they finally found someone who could promote their beliefs by couching their ideology in soothing, moderate language. But the president can’t hide his radical communitarianism — and his contempt for individualism as expressed in a real voluntary community that most Americans embrace.

Currently, as the president recently admitted, they are “constrained” by the Constitution. A takeover of the House by Democrats in 2014 will likely give us an excellent idea of just how far Obama is willing to go to bring his radical vision of community to life.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Since even the noobs over at the Pew Centers are labeling MSNBC as 85% opinion [with a scant side of news]maybe just maybe we all can 'get with it' and follow ther lead.
We start by, from this day forward, ceasing to call them a News Organization.
I'll end this teeny-tiny screed by asking for New Labeling suggestions, from this honorable peanut gallery.....
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Since we're all busy and in a hurry, here's a tip: Have little to do with people who have hyphens in their names. Unless they're royalty or Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond.
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When parenting across all race and socio-economic boundries fails its responsibilities on a very large scale nationally, who is the larger beneficiary of that failure? The local community? The state? The nation? All of them? On the inverse, when a nation fails its people, who is the greater beneficiary of that failure? States? Communities? Individuals?

Everybody is in vogue these days railing against the nations government for its perceived failures and consequences, but few, are railing against the massive parenting failure and its consequences.

Parenting failures have long kept states family services social workers and the courts drowing in caseloads and that ever increasing caseload, is color blind! When individuals and familly responsibility fails, somebody is going to have to step in -- usually the government, since the churches also fail in this regard. Oooops, I forgot! Today it is educators who should be held repsonsible for raising children. Oh wait! Thats the government raising the children!

Whoever Perry is, if shes at least talking about the problems of parenting failure in the U.S. with some consistancey, she should not be condemned. There is always room in such needed discussions for everybody -- if they should be interested in such a failure and its consequences on the greater society. It should be a political partisan matter!
1 year ago
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We have gone through a bloodless Socialist revolution in this country, but very few have even bothered to bring it to light. Thanks to the alliance between the government, Hollywood and the MSM, they have sugared it up so good that the average American accepts it as nothing worth questioning or analyzing. Will the American buffoon wake up in time to turn it around? I doubt it, since they are not capable to tell the difference between those who wish to get us on the right track and those who are running us off a cliff. To them all politicians are the same. So those rotten political officials use that contempt in their favor to get re-elected over and over again. I really feel it is all over. Welcome to a Brave New America!
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I've spent time today reading this: http://www.nas.org/articles/what_does_bowdoin_teach_how_a_contemporary_liberal_arts_college_shapes_stud
...so I'm not at all shocked by her words. What's frightening is how comprehensively it has been woven into our cultural fabric.
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Perry is a racial bigot who has no interest in justice for anyone other than black folks. Her entire career is a Las Vegas odds-defying act where whites are in the wrong 100% of the time.

Perry's not talking about "kids," she's talking about black kids. They're the ones whose parents have abdicated parental responsibility and control, and this is Perry's response. Anyone who thinks Perry has even the slightest interest in the greater good is nuts.

I agree people are wrong to associate this with Hitler Youth, but otherwise, Perry is a spot on Nazi and has been her entire career. Only when we realize this women's photo should be hanging right next to Joseph Goebbels, will we see these people for who they truly are.
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