Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fatherhood.gov

Hey dads, the Dear Leader has some questions for you:
Being a dad can be one of the most fulfilling roles a man can have. But there is a lot that goes into it. Are you important? Should your kid really be doing that at 24 months? How important is it that you go to the parent teacher conference? And just how do you put that car seat in right?
Whoa, those are some "important" questions? But don't worry. The State has seen to it that you have all the answers you need. "Where can I find these answers?" you ask. At http://www.fatherhood.gov/ of course! See you there. (HT: PJTV)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who needs fathers when there is the State?

Isn't it pleasant that our government bureaucrats and some profiteering crony corporations can work together with a healthy dollop of productive people's stolen earnings to make a wholly worthless website that will accomplish nothing to combat that which inspired it?

Doug Reich said...

That about sums it up!

I think these kinds of efforts are part of a more insidious goal that recalls the likes of Stalin, Mao, Kim Il-Jong, etc.

The goal is to enshrine Obama and the State as these kind of omniscient caretakers that oversee every aspect of your life and that are literal experts on everything. Obama is a doctor, he is an oil engineer, he is an athlete, he is a statesman, he is an economist, a father. He is whatever you need.

In the old Soviet days, you would see propaganda to the effect that Stalin literally came up with a cure for some disease, or had solved some scientific problem - the State was all.

Rational Education said...

Doug,
On Father's Day New York city mayor Bloomberg actually appointed a position of Daddy Czar!
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/city_creates_daddy_czar_ZQti9fhNduhp1QnPZISxuI
The state takes its paternal role
literally! Funny if it wasn't so ominous.
Jasmine

Doug Reich said...

Holy Crap!

Wow. Just wow.

Rational Education said...

Hope the link shows up fully this time:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/city_creates_daddy_czar_ZQti9fhNduhp1QnPZISxuI

Jasmine

Anonymous said...

I've got my eye on the British news re: austerity plans.

(Our cities and states are worse off, I think, right here in the US.)

I like to read the comments section of the Guardian, for example. It is FASCINATING just how dependent in all ways the Brits are on their government to provide all.

So many people irate--just OUTRAGED--that they won't be able to retire until after age 65! Because the only way anyone can retire, is if and when the government pays you to do so! The government is the daddy.

And people are realizing that what the government gives, the government can take away.

Check this article out:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/interactive/2010/jun/23/budget-2010-case-studies

You work--you give to the government, which gives a little of it back, and a lot of it to people who have no daddies or no need for a job....

Just fascinating.

Anonymous said...

And, right out of Atlas Shrugged--you following the proposed mining tax in Australia?

FASCINATING!

Governments that arbitrarily decide to confiscate earnings.

Working Australians know that Atlas shrugs--their mining jobs and tax revenues will dry up as investors look elsewhere, like South Africa, to dig.

Half of me wants to see the mine owners pull a Francisco, though....

Anonymous said...

Wait--hubby (a DAD!) just brought up a good point. NY's Daddy Czar is going to have to hire a staff. Don't expect anything to get done until he has his office remodeled and outfitted with really nice furniture and a phone line (or three) and a staff.

SN said...

Wayne county, Michigan is planning to make it a crime if a parent does not to attend any parent-teacher conferences (http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/06/carrot_or_stick_wayne_county_p.html)