Conflict Of Interest: The Politics Of CPS
The more research I do the more I question the efficacy of CPS, unless of course, the purpose is to destroy families. Clearly there is some need for an agency to see that children aren't abused, but the focus of CPS has shifted away from places where abuse is manifest to focus on middle America where it is rare. In large metropolitan centers where there is a concentration of people, often as young as 14 or 15 years old having children, there is a need... and I don't mean this as a criticism of anybody, individually or as a demographic group. The point is that when you have people unprepared for parenthood having the preponderance of children, it's a recipe for disaster and abuse. The biggest problem inherent in CPS is that the focus has shifted away from problem centers and is now being used as a political tool.
I know I seem to harp on the Children's Defense Fund, but not only is it emblematic of the problem it is at the root. The organization itself was begun and is comprised mainly of leftovers from the Civil Rights/Anti-war activists of the 1960's... basically professional activists who change their rhetoric to fit the cause while their ideology and intentions remain the same- and no cause touches Americans like children. Just the mention of children in trouble has America reaching for its collective checkbook. Images of children at risk, either from hunger, poverty, or abuse flood the television (usually at dinner time) in the old crisis, reaction, solution tradition.
These professional advocates have done very well for themselves, playing on America's love for children while the children themselves seem to have benefited little from the efforts. Being conspiratorially minded, I find it very suspicious that CPS and the CDF were founded at the same time in 1973. A brief look at the CDF's history makes it clear how it works. Founded by Civil Rights activist Marion Wright Edelman, the CDF is one of the best funded lobbying groups in Washington DC. Edelman herself has gotten very rich from her efforts while child poverty has risen (and abuse in the inner city along with it). She was replaced by Hillary Clinton as Chairman who was the Chair of the National Lawyers Guild at the same time- a front for the American Communist Party. Mrs. Clinton's foundation still uses children to raise funds while less than 1% actually goes to any charitable acts. Clinton was replaced by Donna Shalala who stepped down to assume the directorship of Health and Human Services for the Clinton White House, the oversight agency for CPS nationwide. Similar to the FDA, which oversees the approval of vaccines and medicine and is comprised from execs from Big Pharma, HHS and CPS enjoy the same revolving door.
Here's a look at how CPS currently works... In an article I read recently, a woman in Michigan was arrested for refusing to have her son vaccinated. Her objection was religious- she objected to inoculating her son with a serum that contained cells from aborted babies. The woman was jailed (I believe her husband was overseas in the Military) and naturally CPS stepped in and took her son. This is only one of many similar stories where CPS is used to silence dissent to the statist ideology by breaking up loving nuclear families instead of concentrating on urban areas where rampant child abuse and neglect persist... of course that would be politically incorrect.
As I stated at the beginning, there clearly needs to be an agency that protects children from abuse. However when the agency becomes a club for ideologues to beat families into submission- who will protect America's families?
GIF by @papa-pepper