Dads Against the Divorce Industry

DA*DI is devoted to reinstating the societal valuation of Marriage and the traditional, nuclear American Family, with particular emphasis on the essential role of FATHERS.

DA*DI offers contemporary reports and commentary on culture; its aberrations and its heroes.

From M.L.K. to N.O.W. to NAMBLA,
Devolution and the Abuse of Power

Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
May 20, 2002

"Ralph looked at him dumbly. For a moment he had a fleeting picture of the strange glamour that had once invested the beaches. But the island was scorched up like dead wood - Simon was dead - and Jack had.... The tears began to flow and sobs shook him. ... the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy."
Lord of the Flies (p 202)
Although it has been years since I first read Lord of the Flies, it now seems to me a parable for the 21st century. For those who haven't read William Golding's book, first published in 1954, or haven't seen the 1963 movie, a brief synopsis will have to do.

Set in the WWII era, a planeload of English schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island after their plane is shot down. All of the adults in the plane have been killed, and it is up to the boys, aged 12 and younger, to fend for and govern themselves until and if they are rescued.

One of the older boys, Ralph - who is a symbol of common sense and responsibility, is elected the pro tem leader. He is focused on retaining some semblance of societal order, keeping the group focused on their rescue efforts, and ultimately, the return to civilization.

Another older boy, Jack - the symbol of immediate gratification and irresponsible authority, exploits the younger boys. Shortly after they are stranded, Jack's hedonism and frivolousness begins to overwhelm the mature order, and power is soon wrenched from Ralph. Jack and his band of self-elected "hunters" devolve into savagery and anarchy, complete with face paint and blood lust. Tragedy inevitably follows.

In the final irony, it is Jack's act of evil that gets the boys saved.

In this telling of tragic devolution, Golding is alerting us that a society of rigid rules and moral order is what binds us together. Without that structure, even the most basic themes of right and wrong are lost, leaving only anarchy and savagery. Most importantly, Golding compels us to contemplate the ultimate reality; "People will abuse power when it's not earned."

Black Jacks:

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
- Martin Luther King,
Washington D.C., 1963
One of the twentieth century's Ralphs was Martin Luther King. Through his leadership, recognition of rule and order, and his organization of peaceful demonstrations he caused society to consider ways in which it had abused power in denying equality to black people.

These initial forays laid the foundation for a legitimate transition in which society stepped back thoughtfully, removed restrictions, and energetically encouraged a new generation of blacks to reach for dreams and opportunities they had previously been denied. King's untimely death through the despicable act of assassination, sadly provided the impetus for the devolution of power to opportunists and anarchists.

At first it was the savagery of the Black Panther Party, the SDS, and the later Weathmen group who exploited the indulgence of resentment and anger in the black community to justify terror tactics including a belligerent BPP armed march through civilized streets. In March of this year, H Rap Brown, AKA Abdullah Al-Amin , former justice minister of the BPP was indicted for shooting two police officers, killing one. In 1967, Brown threatened: "Black folks built America, and if America don't come around, we're going to burn America down."

Then it was 60s white politicians carrying the banner of welfare reparations and the promise of a Great Society that ultimately decimated the black family, creating a ghetto of fatherless children and cuckolded men.

And now it is the self-elected black "leadership" that incites and prolongs the devolution and the abuse of power, sounding a virtual death knell for the hope once held for the "content of their character."

  • Nation of Islam prophet Louis Farrakhan has long been considered a role model for blacks. In his travels and speeches, he notoriously refers to America as "The Great White Satan." As for Jews, Farrakhan has said, "You are the synagogue of Satan, and you have wrapped your tentacles around the U.S.Government and you are deceiving and sending this nation to hell."

    In an April, 1994 speech at the University of Toledo, this reputed role model advised his black disciples: "You're being set up for the slaughter, because they [whites] know you are the people of God." When rich whites need a kidney or a heart, they say, "get us a nigger! When you're killing each other, they can't wait for you to die. You've become good for parts."

  • The "Reverend" Al Sharpton, is a black minister, putative presidential candidate, and according to Salon magazine, "voice of salutary outrage" for the black people. But Sharpton is primarily known for being a police-baiter. In particular, he is known for his charges in the Tawana Brawley case that alleged that seven white men, among them a County prosecutor, had kidnapped and brutally raped the teen. A grand jury found no evidence to support what has become known as a hoax, and Sharpton was successfully sued for defamation.

    But Sharpton is relentless in his ambitions and in his determination to sustain black anger. No black success story is good enough, and happy complacency is the greatest threat to his very existence, as evidenced in this reported diatribe against successful blacks: "You sittin' up here with degrees and credit cards and have no ambition and no goals! Think how hard it was for them to come through mountains and valleys, and you're too cheap and lowdown and full of self-hate to have a dream and hold on and achieve it!"

  • And finally there is the undisputed King of the Mountain, the penultimate shakedown artist, the Reverend Jesse Jackson. There is no need to expound here on the Jacksonian exploits, because they are so fully documented in Kenneth Timmerman's Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson .

    True to the spirit and intent of the Lord of the Flies exploits of Jack, Martin Luther King's power has devolved to those best able to abuse it, and in the process sustain the spirit of anarchy and the exploitation of the flock they pretend to lead. And in the process, the black flock is torn between the poles of desultory group fealty to their leaders and the potential achievement of their unique individual character. The line between entitlement and achievement has become an incoherent blur.

    Queen of Jacks:

    "The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together. ... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process."
    - Linda Gordon,
    WOMEN, 1969

    Piggybacking on the Civil Rights movement was the Womens' Movement or Women's Lib as it was sometimes recast. It was structured in a way nearly identical to that of King's peaceful approach. The women's movement was founded on the premise that the patriarchy had engaged in an abuse of power that prevented women from displaying their abilities in the job market.

    Unlike the black civil rights movement, women claimed that the patriarchy had also denied them the equal footing with men to explore their own sexuality. Thus the movement was also characterized as one of sexual liberation. All women wanted, they said, was a shot at the wider job market, and the indulgence to be able to make a move on the man of their choice.

    Once more, society stepped back thoughtfully, removed restrictions, and energetically encouraged a new generation of women to reach for dreams, opportunities and sexual permissiveness they had previously been denied. And like a subset of their black counterparts, most women achieved that to which they aspired, and then complacently settled in to enjoy the fruits of their labors and newfound opportunities.

    But sadly, it was the subsequent self-elected female "leadership" that incited devolution and the prolonged, ever-growing abuse of power, sounding the death knell for the legitimate "equity" crowd. And they became known as Feminists. Akin to the devolved "leaders" of the black community, the perpetuation of hatred and fear of the oppressive patriarchy (synonym for white male Satan) is the means to an end of sustaining and abusing power.

  • The abusive and false vilification of masculinity has led to such constitutional aberrations as VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act), and now Title IX. As related by Jonah Goldberg:
    "Men's intercollegiate sports are vanishing in this country. According to the General Accounting Office, since the passage of Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, more than 170 wrestling programs, 80 men's tennis teams, 70 men's gymnastics teams and 45 men's track teams have been closed, that's more than 80,000 slots for men."
    There are no stats, however, recording the decimation of men and their careers as a result of the sexual harassment derangement. From desk pictures of wives in swim suits to locker room pinups to innocent greetings, there are no determinates for the range of potential offense. Make no mistake; the prosecution of these imputed offenses is nothing less than veiled, raw abuses of power.

    One of the most egregious of these was the case of Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy. Having shattered the glass ceiling of the Pentagon, and in the shadow of retirement, this 3 star warrior chose not to fade away. Instead she raised a grotesque charge against a superior. "Kennedy claimed in 1996 that Maj. Gen. Larry Smith had "groped" her in her open-door Pentagon office. She did not file a formal complaint until 1999, when the alleged harasser was scheduled for a sensitive promotion." Smith, with a flawless record, numerous character witnesses, was nevertheless forced to resign.

    In a recent Des Moines, IA appearance, Kennedy - the 3 star victim - audaciously advised, "Men's rules in politics divide us in ways that keep us from full participation. We need to rewrite those rules for women to participate more fully in the political arena ..." And rewrite the rules she has - particularly those related to honor.

    Remember? The original claim was that the patriarchy had abused power by limiting women in their work choices and in their sexual freedom.

    Masculinity is in disrepute. Men have become the Germans of gender in a sidelong and subliminal way, men have become the Evil Empire the overt man bashing of recent years has now refined itself into a certain atmospheric snideness has settled down to a vague male aversion, as if masculinity were a bad smell in the room (Time, Feb. 14, 1994).
  • Collegiate Women's Study courses are doing their best to sustain that "certain atmospheric snideness." In order to be admitted to a required course, Women's Studies 797, at the University of South Carolina, students are being required to swear a so-called loyalty oath, "acknowledg(ing) that racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, and other institutional forms of oppression exist. Bad smell, indeed.

  • Equity has taken a back seat to power and society has lost its claim to its children. The abuse of power dictated that women were the sole arbiters of the fruit of the womb; they can create it through a willful act of irresponsible sex, and they can uncreate it through a willful act of assisted disposal.

  • Life is now to sacred trust as Idolatry is to sacrificial lamb. Abortion, human cloning and euthanasia have become but the bloody residue of unearned power.

  • Paternity, indeed masculinity, has become a fiat responsibility with no attendant authority. The abuse of power has mandated that constitutional guarantees and gender equality end for men on the delivery table and/or at the door of the abortion clinic. In the most aberrant extension of that power abused, financial slavery has risen from the ashes of constitutional prohibitions against it.

    But perhaps the most extraordinary abuse comes with the startling blurring of the line between childhood and adulthood, and paternity and sexual molest. In 1993, a 12 year-old Kansas boy was statutorily raped by a babysitter. Nevertheless, the courts ruled that he is the father of the child, and must pay child support.

  • The Marriage Contract, it follows, has become an extension of the fruit of the womb. Fatherhood exists at the whim of the female spouse, She can create it through an act of irresolute coquette, or she can dissolve it through the legalized abuse of power.

  • Where marriage does exist, stay-at-home mothers are derided as hopeless dependents and spineless collaborators of the anachronistic patriarchy. Marriage is tolerated when both partners are pursuing their respective careers, and their inconvenient children have been warehoused at a safe distance. The real tragedy here is for the parents who, in the pursuit of material ends, are attenuating one of the most valuable perks of parenthood; that of reliving their own childhood through the daily observation of their children's maturation. Like pearls cast before swine, the lessons of childhood are wasted on the absentee parent.

  • The willful eradication of all things masculine has devolved to an abuse of power against the male child. Countless examples have come to light in the press. Boys suspended or expelled for a peck on the cheek of a female classmate; for playing cops and robbers; or, for drawing pictures of the bombed World Trade Center. The exploding use of psychoactive drugs to subdue and feminize young males reaffirms this abuse.

    "The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants."
    - Michael Swift,
    Gay Revolutionary, 1987
    Jack or Jill

    The most recent stratum in the devolution and abuse of power involves the sodomy lobby and the gender befuddled. In an absolutely repulsive attempt to justify their enrollment in the victim club, this tiny minority of sexual misbehavers liken their discontent to that of blacks.

    Piteously, American society has been so pummeled by the victim culture that it will now step aside and indulge just about any aberration. Heedless to the discernment that black skin color, and African roots are genetic, while homosexuality and its derivations are irrational non-normative behaviors, Americans are energetically helping this group of victims-nouveau to be all that they can be.

    In response to a previous column on the subject of the threat of homosexuality, a reader made this comment: "Frankly, I can't sleep at night for fear that a homosexual might break into my home and redecorate my living room."

    I haven't included the source because I'm not sure this individual would want to be quoted. But the comment was instructive, regardless of whether it was tongue-in-cheek or genuinely derisive of the column. I was reminded of a similar comment made to me by a nurse friend referring to homosexuals of her acquaintance; "Oh, they're just so cute and so sweet."

    Both of these responses are archetypical representations of the psychological blocking process that is required to deny and thus perpetuate deviant behavior in a society.

    You probably remember the multi-sequeled movie Free Willy, which is the story of a young boy who befriends an Orca whale. Combine a threatened creature, a sympathetic boy, and a celebration of freedom and you have an instant cinema classic. But as with all romanticized epics, truth and gauzy falsehood become hopelessly blurred.

    The Orca, A.K.A. "Willy" is also known as a killer whale. It is reported to be one of the top predators in the sea, dining indiscriminately on all manner of sea life, whether cold or warm-blooded. Orcas are aggressive predators, sometimes traveling in pods of 50, and unafraid of attacking prey much larger than themselves. Studies have also shown that they are among the most contaminated of all ocean species, and are highly susceptible to disease. Although the Free Willy advocates have a penchant for finding no danger to humans from killer whales, trainers have been killed or attacked by grumpy Orcas.

    A Willy analogy to homosexuality is not hyperbole. Somehow the Boy Scouts have known since inception what the Catholic church is only now learning. Homosexuality is about sexual predation. Although one can defend the lifestyle by finding those examples of long term relationships, they are the exceptions that prove the rule. The whole argument for legalizing same-sex marriage is nothing more than an attempt at legitimizing deviancy. It is a parallel to the argument that if priests were allowed to marry, they would not be molesting children. The reality is, homosexual priests don't want to be heterosexually married, they want to molest young boys.

    Homosexuality and associated deviant, sex-driven lifestyles, by definition, have no end besides aberrant sexual gratification. This compared with heterosexuality which has as its end, procreation. Simple logic tells us that to achieve the biological end of the heterosexual act, it must be enjoyable or the human species would go extinct. But the homosexual act has as its only end, gratification.

    The essential act that defines homosexuality is anal sex. As put by Joseph Sobran: "Normal people find homosexuality, especially male homosexuality, repellent. Were supposed to apologize for that? Our slang words for the anus, and their use as insults, express our disgust with the whole idea of anal sex. Apart from the personal defilement it involves, its grossly unsanitary."

    Despite the health risks, homosexuals are compulsively drawn to the pursuit of this absurd self-destructive act. Just this week, the Washington Post reported: San Francisco "health officials here say that as new drugs continue to tame, if not solve, the AIDS crisis, they are struggling with another predicament: More gay men are engaging in risky sex. Cases of venereal disease and HIV infection are soaring. And pleas for caution are being ignored."

    The media mythology of victimhood and the fight for freedom for the homosexual was never more evident than during the Jesse Dirkhising non-event involving two homosexual adults and a 13 year-old boy. The media megaphones were strangely silent compared with their response to the murder of the homosexual Matthew Shepard. In the Dirkhising case,
    "According to the affidavit, Mr. Brown told police that on the morning of Sept. 26, he sneaked up on the boy, tied his hands behind his back, placed his pair of undershorts in the teen's mouth and secured the briefs with a bandana and duct tape. He said he blindfolded the youth, bound him to a bed and repeatedly sodomized him.
         Mr. Brown said he went to the kitchen to get a sandwich and that when he returned to the bedroom, Jesse was not breathing. He alerted his roommate, who called 911.
         Asked about Mr. Carpenter's role during the crime, Mr. Brown said Mr. Carpenter stood at the bedroom door and masturbated as he watched.
    "Nobody wants to say anything negative about homosexuals. Nobody wants to be seen on the wrong side of that issue," said Tim Graham, a media analyst for the Media Research Center.

    This brings us back to my position on the threat posed by homosexuality and its associated aberrant sexual predators. Much like the radical feminists, both seek the destruction of the traditional family unit as a means to their despicable ends. Compare these three quotes:
    "The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together. ... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process." - Linda Gordon, Feminist, in WOMEN, 1969
    "The incest taboo can be destroyed only by destroying the nuclear family as the primary institution of the culture. The nuclear family is the school of values in a sexist, sexually repressed society." - Lesbian writer, Andrea Dworkin.
    "The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants." - Michael Swift, Gay Revolutionary, 1987
    And as if these warnings are not chilling enough, consider the wildly successful inroads being made by the homosexual lobby and its pedophilia branch, NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) in the government school systems:
    "A Whole Approach to Sex Education," reviewed by WorldNetDaily, also presents ways "teachers can discuss with children as young as 4, homosexuality and anal sex." It emphatically asks teachers "not to try to promote any type of family or home life as the norm," and urges businesses to hire lesbian and homosexual couples with children.
    In March of 2000, a Massachusetts Fistgate conference gave graphic instruction to teenagers on the practice of homosexual sex. This was done in sessions which mingled youth from 12-years-old to 21-years-old. It was sponsored by the homosexual organization, GLSEN, and the Department of Education. Complaints were made to Gov. Cellucci and his staff, but they ignored it until some parents went to Massachusetts News which printed the story in May and shocked the state. If you would like to hear what these homosexuals had to say to your children, recordings of the event are available at the "Fistgate" site.

    Much has been made, in recent days, of "what did the president know, and when did he know it" as related to the wholesale assassination of Americans on September 11, 2001. Analysts are being scrutinized for not having connected the dots of security data that had passed across their desks over a period of three or more years prior to that fateful day. Well, the American public has been watching the societal devolution and the profligate abuse of power for nearly thirty years now, and apparently suffers from the same loss of perspective. That same public is now outraged in finding the Catholic church deficient in their vigilance, while society simultaneously accommodates the lifestyle which perpetrated the abuses.

    From M.L.K. to N.O.W. to NAMBLA, the Lord of the Flies parable offers a frightening anticipation of the devolution of the patriarchal society and the abuses of power by those who have sustained their power through its demise. The human carnage and exploitation of all things male have visited innumerable tragedies on many men, black and white. But ironically, at the end of the devolution just as in the 1954 novel, the isolated victims of the progressive loss of family and societal structure ... are just the little boys.

    "Ralph wept for the end of innocence ..."

    Back to DA*DI's Home
  • Dads Against the Divorce Industry Dads Against the Divorce Industry