[October 2, 2023] I’ve been reading up on the fatherless crisis in America for a few months now. And yes, this is a crisis. Patrick Bet-David, an Iranian-born American, gives us some shocking facts that will surely turn a few heads. I like this guy. He is straightforward in his approach and can simplify some complex phenomena. His take on the fatherless crisis is worth understanding.
Patrick starts by giving us some disturbing information. While his information was obtained in January this year, the stats are from 2021. A father’s impact on a child’s upbringing, both a girl and a boy, is crucial and overlooked. And given the position of America today regarding families, he believes we are in a terrible place, and that place is getting worse.
“The U.S. has the highest rate of children living in single-parent households of any nation in the world. About 80 percent of single-parent homes are led by single mothers, at a rate of 23 percent of children living with one parent and no other adult. The United States stands over three times the world average of seven percent of children raised by one parent.”
To put that into perspective, the number is three percent for China and four percent for India. And these are the two most populated countries on Earth. Patrick claims this is the stat that people want to hide or ignore. He believes the side effects will not be seen for two decades or longer. Some say the side effect is already here.
“90 percent of all homeless and runaway children, 63 percent of teen suicides, and 85 percent of children and teens with behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. Fatherlessness has a direct link to teen pregnancy and sexual activity. Roughly 70 percent of teenage pregnancies come from women raised in fatherless homes, and these same women have significantly higher abortion rates.”
He states some additional shocking stats that will make you think. But these are often taboo subjects the progressive political class refuses to accept.
“Fatherless kids are 20 times more likely to be incarcerated and 11 times more likely to exhibit violent behavior compared to those with two parents.”
And, here is a fascinating stat that even I didn’t know.
“If a man and a woman raise a child, the kids are less likely to wind up in jail, but they have the same chance as children raised by just their fathers.”
Patrick tells us that the problem is single mothers without a father in the picture. The father can discipline the kids properly and give them hope, values, and principles.
“We can lower crime, lower mental issues, help the economy, lower suicide rates, and decrease homelessness by bringing back the family nucleus.”
Why is this happening? Who’s to blame? Patrick doesn’t answer these questions directly but says our moral standards are compromised. He is saying that maybe we should look at this, or we are in deep trouble. Good fathers and mothers together who are raising their kids are heroes.
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