Adrian Peterson decided to play today, even though his 2-year old son was beaten to death just a few days ago.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the tragic story this weekend about NFL star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year old son, who was beat to death by his mother’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson. If you’ve watched even 5 minutes of football today, it’s almost all you’ve heard about.
Joseph Patterson is a vile piece of shit, sorry excuse for a man. I’d call him a sick, depraved animal, but 1) the local Austin Liberal media would call it a racist statement, and 2) it’d be an unfair comparison to actual animals.
And while the this brutal death of an innocent child makes me sick to my stomach — my own son is just a few months younger — this part of the story is getting almost no real coverage, but is very much a factor in this tragic story:
Peterson, who is not married, has another son about the same age named Adrian Peterson Jr., and a daughter, Adeja, with a different woman.
Men, here’s a pro-tip: DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN WITH WOMEN TO WHOM YOU ARE NOT MARRIED. Period. Full Stop.
Want to make sure that the mother of your children’s boyfriend doesn’t beat your progeny to death? Be married to their mother, live in the same home with her, love and cherish her, and then be home and be a daddy to your own children. I am 100% certain, sitting here watching my son rolling around the living room floor with one of our Great Danes right now, that my boy is in zero danger of being beat to death by “my wife’s boyfriend.”
Because I am married to the mother of my children, she doesn’t have need of a boyfriend. Since I am home protecting and taking care of my family — which is what real men do (which is much, much, much more manly than toting the rock between the tackles in the NFL, BTW) — no man in this world is going to come into my home and put a hand on my son. Not without ending up full of lead and very dead.
The Tragedy of BabyMamma’s and BabyDaddy’s
Again, the tragic part of this story that nobody in the pantie-wetting, politically-correct MFM will address is the tragedy of single motherhood, and specifically the tragedy of single mothers in the black community.
Black men running around getting as many black women pregnant that they can — with zero intention of sticking around to marry their mothers or helping to raise those children — has become so prevalent that the black community actually invented terms for it: babymamma and babydaddy.
In the black community, these are actually terms of endearment. When it should be a term of unparalleled embarrassment and shame.
And, less one of the children over at BOR wants to call me a racist for pointing this out, here’s the NY Times pointing out what a huge problem this is in black communities:
Large racial differences remain: 73 percent of black children are born outside marriage, compared with 53 percent of Latinos and 29 percent of whites. And educational differences are growing. About 92 percent of college-educated women are married when they give birth, compared with 62 percent of women with some post-secondary schooling and 43 percent of women with a high school diploma or less, according to Child Trends.
73% of black children born to single mothers. Most of these children will never know their fathers. Add to that the fact that the median wealth for a single black woman is a staggering-low $5, and it’s painfully obvious that the greater tragedy in the black community is the epidemic of single-motherhood.
And this is part of the tragedy of Baby Peterson’s death and the hands of his babymamma’s boyfriend.
CNN’s far-Left anchor Don Lemon (who’s black, in case you aren’t one of the 9 people who actually watch CNN) commented on this failure of black culture, too:
Lemon played a clip of O’Reilly stating, “The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African American family…Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that. Again, it is a personal decision.”
“Bill’s got a point,” Lemon said. “In fact, he’s got more than a point…In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough.”
Lemon then listed five essential reforms black men need to make in their lives in order to improve themselves and their communities: hike up their pants, remove the n-word from their vocabulary, take care of their communities, finish high school, and lower the rate of children born out of wedlock.
“More than 72% of children in the African Americans are born out of wedlock,” Lemon said. “Studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison, and the cycle continues.”
“Please, pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as aceptable behavior,” Lemon finished. “Pay close attention to the hip hop and rap culture that many of you embrace, a culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich—just not you. And it’s not going to.”
Ann Coulter wrote about the staggering statistics behind single-motherhood in her book Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America. And these stats are staggering (regardless of the race of the mother, but when you consider that 73% of black children are born to single mothers, you can see how and why black communities are crumbling).
From her book:
However, as a society, we need to understand: staying in marriage, even a bad marriage, is better for the children except in the most egregious cases because single parents, even conscientious, well meaning single parents, generally don’t do as good a job raising their children as two parent families.
“Here is the lottery ticket that single mothers are handing their innocent children by choosing to raise them without fathers: Controlling for socioeconomic status, race, and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single parent. By 1996, 70 percent of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long-term sentences were raised by single mothers. Seventy-two percent of juvenile murderers and 60 percent of rapists come from single-mother homes. Seventy percent of teenage births, dropouts, suicides, runaways, juvenile delinquents, and child murderers involve children raised by single mothers. Girls raised without fathers are more sexually promiscuous and more likely to end up divorced. A 1990 study by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that after controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared.
Various studies have come up with slightly different numbers, but all the figures are grim. According to the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, children from single-parent families account for 63 percent of all youth suicides, 70 percent of all teenage pregnancies, 71 percent of all adolescent chemical/substance abuse, 80 percent of all prison inmates, and 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children.
A study cited in the Village Voice produced similar numbers. It found that children brought up in single-mother homes ‘are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.’ Single motherhood is like a farm team for future criminals and social outcasts.
….Many of these studies, for example, are from the 1990s, when the percentage of teenagers raised by single parents was lower than it is today. In 1990, 28 percent of children under eighteen were being raised in one-parent homes (mother or father), and 71 percent were being raised in two-parent homes. By 2005, more than one-third of all babies born in the United States were illegitimate. That’s a lot of social problems coming.
…Imagine an America with 70 percent fewer juvenile delinquents, 70 percent fewer teenage births, 63 to 70 percent fewer teenage suicides, and 70 percent to 90 percent fewer runaways and you will appreciate what the sainted single mothers have accomplished.” — P.37-38
“But Americans used to be able to care about the circumstances of their children’s births: The illegitimacy rate has gone up by more than 300 percent since 1970. Moreover, even assuming that, sometime around the year of 1969, the entire human race lost the ability to defer gratification, there’s still the wholly volitional decision not to give the baby up for adoption.
In 1979, only about 600,000 babies were born out of wedlock and one quarter of them were put up for adoption. By 1991, the number of illegitimate births had doubled to 1,225,000 annually, but only 4 percent were allowed to be adopted — and most of those babies were snapped up by either Angelina Jolie or Mia Farrow. By 2003, 1.5 million illegitimate babies were born every year, but only about 14,000 of them, less than 1 percent, were put for adoption. Not surprisingly, unwed mothers who care enough to give their children up for adoption also come overwhelmingly from responsible backgrounds. They tend to have higher education and income levels and to come from intact upper-middle-class families with highly educated parents.
You will note that we do not read about adopted children filling up the prisons, welfare rolls, and runaway shelters. Adopted children are no worse off — and, indeed, are generally better off — than nonadopted children.” — P.43
“A 2008 study led by Georgia State University economist Benjamin Scafidi found that single mothers — unwed or divorced — cost the US taxpayer $112 billion every year.” — P.51
“According to the US Justice Department crime statistics, domestic abuse is virtually nonexistent for married women living with their husbands. From 1993 to 2005, the number of married women victimized by their husbands ranged from 0.9 to 3.2 per 1000. Domestic violence was about 40 times more likely among divorced or separated women, ranging from 37.7 to 118.5 per 1000. Even never married women were more than twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as married women.” — P.57-58
“A Cornell study found that unwed mothers are 30 percent less likely to marry than other single women…” — P.70