A recent intervention of the Department of Justice of the Nazi States of America was commented in the press with the words “the child has no right to a mother”. I have not read the article yet and do not know what Nazi monstrosities might be read thereon, but I thought I’d expand on the general subject.
Yes, a child has no right to a mother. This has always been so in Catholic countries, and with good reason. This also saved countless lives.
In the past, raising a child was the responsibility of the parents. If the parents did not have the means or inclinations to do so – or if they were violent or abusive or neglected their children – the child was given – voluntarily or not – to an orphanage to be raised there. It still is, in fact, extremely easy in Italy to give a child to an orphanage, with a traditional “no questions asked” policy and great flexibility for the mother – who can, for example, choose whether the child may be adopted by other parents, can visit as much as she likes, & Co. -.
Again, think of the premise of this reasoning: a child is a responsibility, not a right. But the fact that the mother does not have a right to raise her own child has as a necessary corollary that the child has no right to be raised by his own mother.
This basic principle – a natural expression of the self – responsibility traditionally demanded from everyone in Catholic countries – seems to have vanished from Anglo-Saxon thinking. Where I live nothing seems more natural than the fact a girl should be maintained by the taxpayer pretty much for her entire life, and provided with accommodation and basic comforts for which others have to work very hard, simply because she was both sluttish and stupid enough to become pregnant (once the greatest shame imaginable within a family, and today reason for victimhood and entitlement).
The socialist absurdity of this thinking in turn leads to the socialist absurdity of modern Anglo-Saxon societies: an army of whining “single mums” costing astonishing amounts of money and, more tragically, an holocaust of children murdered in the womb, because the idea that a child could be born and given to an orphanage isn’t really there at a practical level, and perhaps not even at a legal one.
All this nurtures the other evils of socialist thinking: self-responsibility almost disappears in the background of a society exclusively focused on self-victimhood and entitlement; and, predictably, the lack of self-responsibility leads to an army of boys raised to be criminals or hopeless scroungers and girls raised to follow the same careers of their mothers, which they’ll soon discover is vastly preferable to cleaning toilets at £5.70/hour.
Compare this with traditional Catholic societies like Italy, where being a “single mother” is still a shame few would want to bear and even fewer would be able to afford; where many children are still raised in orphanages, which traditionally provide the children with solid guidance, proper raising and even the learning of skills; and where, as a result, youth criminality is at practically non-existent levels compared to what we see in places like London.
No, a child has no “right” to have a mother; not any more than the mother has the “right” to raise her child. A child has the right to be born and, if necessary, raised in a sound, Christian environment, surrounded by women who love children and can, to an extent, soften the blow of the absence (partial or total) of the biological mother (there are plenty of those good, loving, motherly women in Catholic countries; do not even ask why).
Socialism has distorted and even perverted traditional Catholic thinking in matter of child raising; has substituted duty with entitlement, and allowed the entitlement to subvert Christian morality. People don’t even wonder anymore whether it be right to have children outside of wedlock or without a father worthy of the name.. Children just happen, like flu, or they get murdered so that they don’t.
Tutto si tiene, the Earl of Cavour used to say. Sexual licence, social scrounging, youth criminality and staggering social(ist) costs are all caused by the same forgetfulness of basic Christian thinking and its substitution for a soppy, socialist, emotionally charged, free-meal, no-responsibility, guilt-free mentality.
It is time to go back to sound Christian thinking, and realise what our forefathers would not even have considered worthy of discussion.
Of course, the child has no right to a mother.