What about the family of violent young men

It’s not PC, especially with the attempts to expand the definitions of marriage and family, but it does seem relevant. Where Was Dad In All Of This? The Question Not Being Asked In Newtown Mass Murder takes a look at an idea that probes the issue of a troubled youth.

“We don’t hear about the effects of fatherlessness, especially on young men. We don’t hear that the most reliable predictor of crime is neither poverty nor race but growing up fatherless. We don’t hear that a large majority of violent criminals were fatherless. We don’t even hear that young male elephants go on violent rampages unless they are kept in line by the old bulls.”

“The fatherhood narrative is absent from our society and from this terrible story.

It was also absent from the awful stories of mass shooters Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Seung-Hui Cho and Jacob Tyler Roberts. Of this group, only Roberts was without a father, but we still need to understand what it is about fathers that inhibits violence in young men.”

The first level for social behavior is always the family. Ned Holstein from Fathers And Families is trying to sell the idea that both parents are best for society’s interests in raising children who can contribute rather than destroy.

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