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A bunch of people have sent me the video of a MSNBC promo where some woman named Melissa Harris-Perry says, in part: “We haven’t had a very collective notion of “These are our children”; so part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities”.

First of all, I hesitate to draw attention to this because I think Ms. Harris-Perry is in witness protection. I assume that’s how anyone would end up on MSNBC. It’s the one place in the world where nobody will see you.

Second, if kids belong to the whole community does that mean the community gets a say before you have an abortion, Melissa? Or does this “your kid isn’t yours” philosophy only apply to educational decisions, and not matters of life and death? Oh, I see. You alone are judge, jury and executioner of your child, but the labels of “parent” and “educator” must naturally belong to the collective? Right. Makes sense. Maniac.

Third, tell you what. To any Statist left wing crackpot: you come to my house some time and try out your communal parenting theory. See how well that works out for you.

Fourth, it saddens me that it’s even necessary to clarify this, but such is the state of society. For the record, your kids are yours alone. Period. They don’t belong to the village, or the community, or your neighbors. And they most certainly don’t belong to that body to which neo-liberals are really referring anytime they use code words like “village”, “community”, or “neighbors”: the government.

Fifth, good parents, far from delegating their duties to the “community”, actually spend much of their energy undoing the damage the “community” has done to their children’s brains and moral compasses.

Sixth, just shut up with that nonsense already. Haven’t you creepy Marxist suicide cultists done enough damage for one century? Give us a break. It’s exhausting.

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