2 Responses to “Family Values? Decline in Family and Decline in Morality, a Cycle of Societal Disintegration”

  1. Sherrie says:

    China is known for the type of programs that encourage abortion due to the one child policy, state run schools that take the place of parents, and a disinterest in the care of those who would be burden on medical community. Their policies bring about a break down in the natural affection that can be nurtured and allowed to grow within a nuclear type family atmosphere. I heard on the news today that they have a begun new program. Due to the lack of care given to many of the elderly by their own children and the increase in elder abandonment, China has declared that parents must be visited by the children frequently. The hope is to educate the public on the needs of the elderly and the burden that abandonment puts on the state. They would like to see more grown children taking their parents into their own home.

    I find it interesting that they are unable to see the connection between their policies and the lack of natural affection between grown children and their elderly parents.

    • John D says:

      @Sherrie: You bring up a good point. The Soviet Union also did some experimentation with marriage and raising children, and it was a disaster. Perhaps this is one reason why in the end time it is in Europe, where family still has meaning, that gains power over the other regions.