A rather unconventional solution has been proposed to address inequity. Joe Matthews proposes “Foster Care For All,” in his SF Chronicle op-ed, Want true equity? I propose, modestly, forcing California parents to swap children. Matthews states that “The rich should give their children to the poor, and the poor should give their children to the rich. Homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors.”
what the f did i just read??? very weird piece, very weird (and imo wrong) assumptions...... hmph, whatever!!!!
It's clear genetics is the crux of most of our social problems in America and around the world, no one in power is willing to acknowledge it or admit it. Until then there will be no good solutions, and I am not even convinced in the far future once I am long dead that this will ever be properly addressed as it's so taboo.
I had a thought watching "The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties" on Netflix. Seeing so many wealthy people buying mansions in Paris, while ordinary people live in tiny apartments, there has to be some resentment towards the uber wealthy. In France and other homogenous countries, what is their excuse for income inequality since they cannot blame "racism"? Nepotism?
"If this atrocious idea were implemented, it would expose truths about the nature vs. nurture debate and to what degree privilege is based upon economic and social opportunities and how much is hereditary."
This would make for a great dystopian movie. A brother and sister after being torn from their family by the government and sent to stay with an awful alternative are determined to find their way home (homeward bound) in a great journey with lots of run-ins with unsavory characters (Universal Orphanhood supporters and narcs) and incompetent/evil government chasers hot on their tail.
"Some naysayers, hopelessly attached to their privilege..."
Does this mean that raising and educating your children, doing your best to keep them physically and emotionally safe, passing your wisdom, assets, guidance to them, and just generally leading a normal middle-class life is now "privilege".
Unless I'm misreading, this is exactly what the Bolshevisks said, except they were somehow much less stupid than the modern 'all words no deeds' pious and preening liberal journalist.
"Foster Care for All" sounds a lot like Huxley's Global State Hatchery as described in "Brave New World." "The Voluntary Caste" system also resonates with the genetically determined castes envisioned in "Brave New World"---does Matthews not wish to acknowledge the parallels or... what? I see no mention to Aldous or anyone else as historical antecedents or precedents for this idea... Is it all just too horrible to admit that this form of dystopia has been visible on the horizon for almost a century at least? In short, Matthews is mainly wrong in saying his proposal is "unconventional"---race and family were abolished in Brave New World, as well. The seat of World Government in London has a President named "Mustafa Mond"---a combination of Muslim and Jewish names and a good approximation of the London we can all see today. Except that Caste Systems are NOT egalitarian---functional hierarchies, in fact, were built into the original caste system in India. A knowledge of history and literature may be difficult to acquire (i.e., you have to work), but it does give a valuable framework for analyzing the "originality" or "conventionality" of ideas presented as new. Joe Matthews' ideas are quite unoriginal and conventional, from the standpoint of Globalist Marxism.... his ideas are positively TRITE.