Monday, January 12, 2009
Obama: Where the Boys Are
Where the Boys Are: Big Daddy Archetype to the Rescue
Will Obama and his Federal Programs be enough? Or Too Much?
( this blogger feels both federal help and cultural change are sorely needed, and that Barack Obama is the man to guide the joint process) (Above left: Obama is the Father Archetype for American black boys from fractured homes)
See National Review Online's Jack Dunphy: Crime and Parenting
Dunphy points out shrewdly that the breakdown of the family system - widespread, but effecting African Americans severely, due to obvious factors - is the true cause of black boys' failure to achieve, and a "government fix" is not what the doctor odered. I agree in part; however, while the culture and family are strengthened, which will take decades, some government help may be called for. Howe and Strauss will be vindicated, I believe, as the boy culture, and the return of machismo power - archetypally evoked and guided by Barack Obama - starts to soar in our nation; phoenix-like, arisen pure and shimmering, from the ashes of the Unravalling era of the 1970s-90s.