Recently BLM altered their manifesto to delete the part about the abolition of the Nuclear Family. This has been a long standing goal of Marxism, so it was no surprise that it was there in the first place.
Why do Marxist types hate the nuclear family? There are lots of reasons.
- There is inequality involved. Some parents are better parents than others, some can provide well materially for their children. White privilege is really about parents instilling in their children the idea that engaging in stupid attitudes and behaviors is not the thing to do. Not all white people have white privilege, and it is accessible to non-whites. Anyway, there is inequity involved, but this is really just mostly a smokescreen for their agenda.
- Parents (at least many) love their children and will instill in them the ability to think about reality as it is, as this can be a good survival skill. You can see why this would be viewed as bad by the Marxist types.
- Marxist types can not fully instill their concepts into children, that is, to create the false consciousnesses that they themselves decry so often. For these to have a chance of working, there needs to be total immersion, no parents being involved is a key
- Marxist types just like power and control for themselves; and with it, bask in the glory of their self-perceived awesomeness. The nuclear family stands in the way.
So why will the Marxist destruction of the nuclear family, replacing it with the state, never work worth a hoot?
Human nature is where it starts and ends. Parents are interested in their children and their well being. They are significantly less interested in other people’s children. This incentivizes them is so very many ways to nurture their childen well, from working hard to be a breadwinner, to teaching them all about life. Without these human nature driven incentives, things go to pot. Will the state, or the people employed by the state, care about children as much as their parents?
Seventy years ago, communal Israeli kibbutz were the thing. It was perhaps as close to communism as has ever been done. The children really did not have parents, as they were all raised together in a communal building, from education to sleeping. There were no encouraged sex roles among the children. The parents all worked in whatever jobs they felt like that day, be it in the fields, cooking or mending clothes.
What happened? You can probably guess. Even though these people were super-motivated to make the commune work, the norms kept breaking down. Men wanted to do traditionally masculine jobs, and women wanted to do traditionally feminine jobs. The kids played with the traditional types of toys, dolls for girls and trucks for boys. The parents eventually pushed to have their children sleep in their abodes. The kibbutzes were horribly inefficient at farming, and could not compete with private farms. In the end, they all failed. There are probably lessons here.
Exit question — Why do supposedly smart people believe this stuff?