Larry Elder may be the most notable pariah within the conservative right movement in American politics today. His opinions that systemic racism in the USA is a manufactured myth of the Left, and that the plight of African-Americans can be reduced to widespread fatherlessness in their community has incensed the entire political establishment. The mainstream media has done everything possible to minimize his exposure, his socio-political contentions, and in particular, his background: for Elder is Black. And just to further this discordant impression, he is easily one of the most misunderstood intellectuals that the New(er)-Right has; for he is neither a company man of the Republican Party, nor is he a true Libertarian, supporting certain issues that both are firmly against. In a word, he is a stick of dynamite.

              Within his complex of social theory, the most controversial issue by far has been his firm stand against the Black Lives Matter movement. For him it is simply a treacherously constructed platform that the Liberal Left has created for the sole purpose of convincing Blacks of a systemic policy of prejudice within American politics and society. As a result of this agenda, Blacks have remained convinced that their perceived lower station in society is due primarily to an operating white privilege rather than the exercise of their moral responsibility, thus perpetuating their status as a “community of victims.” The main consequence, according to Elder, is that 95% of the Black vote will continue to favour the Democrats–who are seen as the champion of Black rights–for generations. Furthermore, since the state has become the surrogate father for over 74% of African-American children, there are no incentives for black mothers to engage in responsible behaviour, and welfare then offers a way out for poor decision-making, he argues. In fact, 29% of White and 53% of Hispanic children are now born out of wedlock, many of whom will grow up fatherless, and this will assuredly bankrupt America before the pension crisis ever will.

              And so, even while the charade of the Black Lives Matter movement continues to sow the seeds of discord within America and beyond, the demographics of a fatherless Western World are fast becoming the very foundation-breaker of our civilization. This is no longer about Black fathers or White; this is about the Left’s single-handed destruction of the classic Family Paradigm. The cultural Marxist notions on family are well documented, with the steady push for change through violent feminism and familial deconstruction being the most poignant reminders of what the ultimate intention is: Big Sister. And this one conspicuous item which Orwell overlooked in his 1984 was the Left’s romanticism with matrilineal lines of power. Of course he was contemporaneous to Stalin, so Big B had to be a man; but even in the book’s Anti-Sex Leagues, to which one of the main characters belonged, there was an ominous foreshadowing of things to come.

              In summary, Larry Elder in many ways makes a greater point from within the context of Black Fathers Matter. He clearly demonstrates the social problems that have recently plagued the African-American community as directly coming from a rampant birth rate out of wedlock and government surrogacy; but that this is also now no longer just a Black Lives issue: it has become an alarming trend for all families living in the West. His attitude is rational and simple. It wants to get past the rhetoric and divisory political tactics, and begin the truthful dialogue that will be necessary for rebuilding our society. Have we stumbled over the event horizon, or is there time still left? And more distressingly, do we even have the will to change these things as he believes we must?

R.