Isn’t this what everyone has long been thinking? In the United States today, more and more intelligent, responsible, hard-working, morally sound people are abstaining from raising children, while many scum-of-the-earth shitbags are spitting out kids every nine months like an assembly line.
And why not? In some instances, the financial burden can be too much to bear for many blue-collar middle class prospective parents. While on the other hand, having multiple children can actually financially benefit some single mothers who intend to have children only because they can collect additional assistance by doing so. It’s a grim reality, but there are more than a few people out there that are hell-bent on beating the system. Using their own offspring to do so is absolutely repugnant.
In terms of kids growing up in broken homes, people can accuse the popular villain du jour – the Department of Children and Families – all they want of neglecting cases and mishandling situations, but in general, it is not always their fault. While it is extremely heartbreaking to see victims of egregious child abuse cases, and it is easy to point fingers at the DCF workers responsible for said cases for not properly doing their jobs, the reality is this – the brunt of the blame should fall on 1. The parents and 2. The abhorrent system that we have in place, which in some ways is designed to reward people just for getting knocked up.
DCF has really come under fire over the last few months. Cases like Erika Murray, Randall Lints, and the inconceivable Jorge Barahona have the nation in an uproar. But what’s interesting about all three cases, is the public’s immediate reaction to first blame DCF. Shouldn’t these atrocious, reprehensible parents shoulder most of the blame ahead of DCF workers? Aren’t they the true culprits in this situation by horribly abusing their children?
Now look, obviously DCF is far from perfect, but how could they not be? As Joe social worker stated in an email previously sent to turtleboy, they are overworked, underpaid and with an ever increasing caseload, and a ridiculous work schedule that involves constant long-distance driving. It is physically impossible for each respective worker to properly monitor every family during the course of a standard work week. As more shitbags have more kids, the caseloads become even bigger, which leads to dozens more cases of abuse and parental neglect which can’t possibly be screened appropriately by DCF employees, the way the system is designed now.
Seven-year-old Jack Loiselle was beaten, starved, tortured, and malnourished when he was found by police weighing 38 pounds
On top of all this, even when case workers are able to meet with families to evaluate situations, many times parents dramatically clean up their homes and family’s appearance for the hour or so that DCF case workers are visiting. It’s not hard for even the most dysfunctional of families to look relatively normal for a measly hour, and if none of the children in the family appear abused or malnourished nor are they revealing abuse or neglect of any kind to the case worker, there’s nothing a DCF employee can legally do to step in and remove the children from the home. Unless they want to risk losing their job by playing hunches.
Think of how fucked up this is: As it stands right now, YOUR taxpayer money is funding a system where it rewards certain people for having multiple kids – even when they are not financially, physically, or mentally ready to do so. The more children they have, the more they are financially rewarded. Then, when the four kids or so from the same house with all different last names are not properly cared for, more of your taxpayer money funds a program that is so drowned by their own case load that they can’t properly assist the children or families. Then those oft abused, neglected, undernourished children frequently grow up deviant and commit crimes against you and your taxpaying family all while attending public schools where they sometimes harass the underpaid teachers and even worse – hinder YOUR children while they are trying to get an education. Then on top of all this – even more of YOUR taxpayer money pays for non-profit groups who vocally support those same abusive parents and deviant children all while throwing the underpaid, victimized public school teachers, innocent students, and YOU under the bus. These same non-profits claim that it is THEY who are the victims of this system. Ha. Fun times.
Moral of the story is the world and the system are messed up enough. Do yourself a favor, do your neighbor a favor, do DCF a favor — if you’re a loser, use birth control and don’t have kids.