If the idea of a 14 Trillion dollar United States national debt is not already mind-blowing, just think about the number of American workers needed to pay down that bill.
The wise and worried shout, “Don’t Leave This Debt to Our Grandkids”. But this statement is presumptuous. It assumes that women will actually be making grandkids or rather enough of them to pay down this debt.
American women are not having children at the rate that they once did. Anyone considering the mathematical implications of this on debt repayment, would start to realize this calls for a fundamental overhaul of the entire system.
Recently, our Blue vs. Red politicians have produced glossy and creative budget projections. These economic propaganda pamphlets are to be the blueprint for how America reinvents itself as a credible, powerful, ethical, rich nation. These plans extend out 5, 10, 20, even 70 years (the Reds are in it for the long-run). But they presume the birth of numerous humans and a sustained allegiance of the current economic ideology.
I have not read them but its probably safe to say that the budgets are creative agendas laden with the now-legendary super-capitalist speculation and delusion. In other words, works of utter fantasy. But even the smartest guys in the room are failing to include into their calculus one key component. Who is going to make the mythical characters in the script come to life?
The Politics Of Making People
It is presumed – as has been for eons – that women would mindlessly birth the requisite population to carry on the system as we know it.
The advent of birth control, women’s influx into the workforce, improved women’s rights and reproductive protections requires all of us to rethink how future workers could realistically rid the U.S. of it’s current debt obligations.
Because educated women lack incentives to keep births at replacement levels, the powers that be have been knowingly relying on an alternative method of population growth: the migration of immigrants into the U.S. They have been catered to as consumers and cheap labor and are here to stay regardless of any criticism put out by a few concerned citizens in Arizona. They provide a market base for our economic system to continue. They were allowed in for years, deferring the day for the ultimate fate of this imperfect system: collapse.
Regardless if one identifies Red or Blue, it’s time to focus on the lives of our children. We are all tethered to an economy and politics that relies on the making of people — but those who do bear little to no influence in those processes. It is time for that to change.
Mothers are key in raising dignified, respected, educated, thriving, healthy society. The making of people starts with mothers and their authority over that process. If we want a quality and educated future workforce (we do), politicians would do well to consult with those responsible for the act of making people.
Now, I tinker with ideas on this blog. The concept of Maternal Authority is a big, complex concept I’m trying to sort out in my head. I will expand on that in future posts.
But I will say my ideas run in line with Paternal Authority, such as to create the ultimate framework for equality and shared sense of responsibility and privileges for all persons as individuals and parents.
We all influence the tone of the future of people everywhere — mothers especially. We need to own it. Our mothers are all too often in positions of dependency. There is an accepted vulnerability and even childlikeness imposed on mothers. This perpetuates the acceptance for marginalizing the work they do. I am exploring ways to take mothers and their concerns out of the shadows.
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