What’s go­ing on in our homes?

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Opinion - Edi­tor:

Bar­bara Bush once said: “You must read to your chil­dren and you must hug your chil­dren and you must love your chil­dren. Your suc­cess as a fam­ily, our suc­cess as a so­ci­ety, de­pends not on what hap­pens in the White House, but what hap­pens in­side your house.”

What is hap­pen­ing in Cana­dian houses?

Par­ents are giv­ing in to gov­ern­ment and me­dia pro­pa­ganda say­ing their val­ues and be­liefs su­per­sede that of the home.

Un­sur­pris­ingly, our chil­dren are re­ject­ing fam­ily val­ues, suc­cumb­ing to dis­tress­ing iden­tity con­fu­sion, abus­ing drugs at an ever-in­creas­ing rate and suf­fer­ing un­prece­dented men­tal ill­nesses.

Par­ents need to re­al­ize that re­vers­ing these alarm­ing trends can only be achieved by peo­ple who have a gen­uine per­sonal love for their chil­dren. We can­not con­tinue to al­low dic­ta­to­rial gov­ern­ments, their in­sti­tu­tions and me­dia rat­ings to set morals, val­ues and eth­i­cal stan­dards, from the top down.

Their mo­tives and ex­pe­di­ency have cor­rupted true di­ver­sity of thought and turned the legacy of our fore­fa­thers into dis­grace, shame and dis­hon­our.

No won­der our chil­dren are be­com­ing mal­leable clones of an Or­wellian So­ci­ety!

As Frost once re­vealed of an un­sat­is­fied life, “they have noth­ing to look back­ward to with pride nor any­thing to look for­ward to with hope.”

We need to make Bar­bara Bush’s maxim our goal.

Our suc­cess as a so­ci­ety does truly de­pend upon what hap­pens in­side our homes.

Richard Di­et­rich, Medicine Hat

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