Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Mad Max in New Zealand

The Inter-Generational Tsunami of Violence and Dysfunction

We often hear claims about the breakdown of the nuclear family and the allegedly devastating effect it is having upon society.  No fault divorce has meant that husband and wife, father and mother are fluid relationships.  The state has intruded more and more upon families and family structures.  Parents have been told that if they discipline their children with an open-handed smack on  the child's hand or bottom they will be prosecuted by the State and have their children removed.  

This extremist measure--known as the Anti-Smacking Act--was passed with the objective of reducing family violence.  What it has actually done is help build a tsunami of violence that will roll over and engulf New Zealand society in about fifteen years time.  The problem is now inter-generational and self-perpetuating.  The state is incompetent to parent children for the simple reason that the state and its organs are not parents--a rather obvious reality which the state refuses to acknowledge.  Politicians and organs of state still assert with religious fervour that the government is indeed competent--all it needs is more taxpayers' money and it will morph into a genuine uber-parent.

What's it like on the front line?  The truth is starting to emerge in state schools.

Teachers say they are struggling to cope with growing numbers of children who are violent - and often still in nappies.  Two-thirds of 380 mainly primary and early childhood teachers raised their hands at the NZ Educational Institute conference in Rotorua when asked if they had been hit or assaulted by children recently.  Three-quarters raised their hands when asked if they were working with children with increasingly complex needs.  Teachers spoken to by the Herald said they had been kicked and bitten by students.

A behaviour specialist said many children were starting school without the social skills required to "self-regulate" their behaviour because their main interactions had been with technology, not people.   A rural primary school principal struggling to cope with a child who was not toilet-trained said she was "blown away" at a regional meeting where every principal said they had at least one child in nappies in their school.  "I'm the one who has to leave my own class and deal with these students because they are not toilet-trained and wee on the floor, refusing to leave the classroom," she said. "I have to remove them. They will kick me." . . .

Mark Potter, principal of Berhampore School in Wellington and the person who asked for the show of hands at the conference, said many children had been passed around from house to house.  "The family is not there, necessarily," he said. "These kids are hyper-vigilant, always looking for something that to them feels like a threat, and their response to a perceived threat is often violence."

Kindergarten teacher Helen Hansen said she has had problems with a boy since he started aged 1. Now aged 4, he is pushing other children around.  "We restrain him. While we are restraining him he's trying to head-butt you, bite you," she said. [NZ Herald.  Emphasis, ours.]
These accounts represent growing problems, all symptomatic of the breakdown of the family--a problem which is caused by man's rebellion against the law of God and against God himself.

Human rebellion is intergenerational.  The sins of the fathers are passed on to the next generation.  If parents fight, scream, and rage at one another, so will the children as they grow up.  Eventually they become mature in evil.  If parents spit and curse and are violent, and give one-another and their offspring "the bash" so will their children behave as they enter state schools and then eventually mature into adulthood.  Their "maturity" however will be a maturation of evil, not righteousness.   If adults are constantly swapping different partners for sex, calling it "living together" or "de-facto marriage" or whatever other euphemistic label they choose, their children suffer deep emotional scars which eventually mature into all kinds of ungodly behaviour.

These things are now an inter-generational tsunami sweeping irrevocably towards us.  Some would call it an irrevocable curse--and they would not be far wrong.  When New Zealand decided it would reject the God of its fathers and would become a world-leading secularist society, it had no idea what would be the actual outcomes.  It still doesn't.  The world of Mad Max beckons.

Dystopia is no longer a novel or a movie.  It is a reality show.

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