The Nuclear Family….

2017 November 3
by drdog09

…..Is a Nuclear Disaster?

Now the reader might be asking, “But the nuclear family is the backbone of America!”. To which I say, yes it is. But it is not the BEST arrangement possibly.

First Historical. The Anthropologists and Paleontologists have for nearly a century been rummaging thru the bones and artifacts and continually found that most digs have groups of 10-20 humanoids. Rarely is a find larger than that. That suggests not a tribe or village but an extended family unit; multiple generations acting as a unit.

Lets move up the timeline to Nordic environs. In Greenland the ‘torfbæir’ turf houses it is estimated housed about 20-30 persons. Not only that but the boats of the period rarely had more than 40 persons on board. Coincidence?

Advance the timeline again. Take look at old photos of the 1850’s to just before WW1. Many will be the family on holiday. The classic is all the grandkids out on the front lawn. Large family? Sometimes. But by and large it is the brothers and sisters gathered together for vacation. Roll the event back even more and what is happening is that the extended family is pooling their resources to either own or rent that house at the beach or in the Catskills.

Move the timeline again, 1980’s. Philadelphia. Resided there for quite some time. What was interesting was the family arrangements. In sections like Fishtown, Little Italy, etc it was/is all row houses or what the locals called ‘Railroad cars’, 15’x60′ two stories. But the real interesting part was you could find Gramps, Parents, Kids, Uncles, Nephews all on the same block of the street. Gramps would lend money to his kids to buy adjoining row houses on the street. Some were gifted at weddings. Tribal again.

Russia. Kids there get off of school same time that they do here in the US. But where they end up for the afternoon is quite different. Here they would just head home and play video games. Russia, they head to Babushkia’s flat. There they get their final meal of the day and get browbeaten in a friendly way to get their school work done. Parents show up later have dinner, spend time with their parents, then head to their apartment later on.

What I am driving at is that by either genetics or survival instinct the Nuclear Family; 2 adults, 2.1 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat may not be the optimal arrangement of our species. You look in places like the Middle East, India, Southern Europe it is quite unusual for related individuals to decide to jet off half way around the world. Your advantage was with those that brung ‘ya. But the nuclear family certainly is an optimal arrangement to sell stuff — house, cars, furnishings, etc. It almost makes one think that Levittown was a corporate dodge. Hmmm, it was wasn’t it?

Then think of a SHTF situation. Which would you rather handle, the trust of a near stranger or your cousin you have known since you two played sandlot ball? Unless Cus wasn’t a total F’up, which you would already know, I know how I would pick on a sortie. Besides two people guarding a homestead can only keep up the guard for a short period of time till exhaustion takes hold and mistakes are made. Where a slightly larger group can do rotations and the rest can stand down till called upon.

In deference to the Professor in the last post (Why College Students Are so “F’ed Up”) she is right for ALL the wrong reasons. The nuclear family is not the cause of sexism, homophobia, racism and other yet unheard of ‘isms’. It does not cause oppression. The nuclear family is what I would call the default position. However it is not the optimal position of a family unit.

I hope she reads this post so she can have the vapors.

23 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 November 3 6:17 am
    drdog09 permalink

    My guess is that the pile on Hillary is natural outgrowth of two things:

    * The utter control she had over the DNC. I suspect the younger democrats are resenting it. Then had the gall to lose the election. There are those that want to save the DNC and to do so they have to distance themselves from her.
    * All the revelations coming out. First line of defense for those around her is to do the Sgt. Schultz shuffle.

  2. 2017 November 3 6:20 am
    drdog09 permalink

  3. 2017 November 3 6:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    The nuclear is seldom mentioned when discussing inequality although the lame-brained professor did in a backdoor way implying that whites should abandon it to achieve “equality” with blacks.

    In 1960 (before the so-called Great Society), the black illegitimacy rate was 23%. Today it is 72% and rising.

    When a white woman becomes a single mother, the biological father usually isn’t out of the picture. He usually contributes financially (either volunterly or by court order). Also, there are a certain number of professional white women who don’t want to get married, but want to become mothers and are financially able to support a child.

    Compare that to the ghetto, where a baby momma drops out of school at age 16 because she’s pregnant. Then proceeds to have several other children with other men. None of the biological dads are involved with the children (emotionally or financially). Many have, if fact, fathered other children with other women. It’s viewed as perfectly acceptable.

    Had the Germans, Poles or Chinese adapted the morality and lifestyle of today’s ghetto blacks (72% illegitimacy rate, astronomical drop-out rates and high crime), they would be where today’s lower class blacks are.

    It’s not white supremacists knocking up those baby mommas, forcing kids to drop out of school or shooting innocent black tots in drive-by shootings.

  4. 2017 November 3 6:52 am
    justrand permalink

    It depends on how you define “Nuclear”…I would argue that the multi-generational family living arrangement is essentially a LARGE nuclear family.

    Hillary and the Left’s contention is that the STATE is and should be the primary “family”…with the role of those who coincidentally live with children (what used to be called “Parents”) being secondary at best.

    Hell, across this country the concept of honoring Parents and/or Moms and especially Dads is being aggressively ATTACKED.

  5. 2017 November 3 7:31 am

    “It’s not white supremacists knocking up those baby mommas, forcing kids to drop out of school or shooting innocent black tots in drive-by shootings.” bc3b

    It could be said that the cement simians are breeding their own clay pigeons.

  6. 2017 November 3 7:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    Apparently Hillary is not going away (unless it’s in an orange jumpsuit):

  7. 2017 November 3 7:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t forget your BJG College Football picks:

    Bold the teams you think will win and email to by 7 pm tonight.

    Clemson @ North Carolina State
    Mississippi @ Kentucky
    Syracuse @ Florida State
    Northwestern @ Nebraska
    Iowa State @ West Virginia

    Virginia Tech @ Miami (FL)
    Maryland @ Rutgers
    Colorado @ Arizona State
    Georgia State @ Georgia Southern
    UNC Charlotte @ Old Dominion

    Southern Mississippi @ Tennessee
    Army @ Air Force
    Cincinnati @ Tulane
    Kansas State @ Texas Tech
    Texas @ TCU

    North Texas @ Louisiana Tech
    Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State
    Louisiana – Lafayette @ South Alabama
    Utah State @ New Mexico
    Hawaii @ UNLV

    Colorado State @ Wyoming
    Texas – San Antonio @ Florida International
    Florida @ Missouri
    Penn State @ Michigan State
    Oregon State @ California

    Stanford @ Washington State
    Arizona @ Southern Cal
    Appalachian State @ Louisiana – Monroe

  8. 2017 November 3 8:10 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    When a few people have children they can’t care for, it’s not a big deal for society to help out and keep the poor kids from starving. But when it becomes a widespread lifestyle, society totters.

  9. 2017 November 3 8:21 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “It depends on how you define “Nuclear””

    I’ll concede that point totally. There are certainly other arrangements that could fit that title quite well. I would hazard that if we were to show parental units from the 1890’s what the average family is today they would probably say, “what a loss. Aren’t you all lonely?”

  10. 2017 November 3 8:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    ‘cement simians’

    I’m stealing that one….

  11. 2017 November 3 8:30 am

    Pavement primates.

  12. 2017 November 3 8:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Have you all been to this website? —

  13. 2017 November 3 8:37 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Yep. Used to be ‘child services’ was an aunt or uncle.

  14. 2017 November 3 8:57 am
    justrand permalink

    Bergdahl just received the absolute LOWEST amount of “punishment” he could have received…since even his Defense had conceded that a Dishonorable Discharge was required after the guilty plea.

    What a fucking farce our military has become.

  15. 2017 November 3 9:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I had suggested that Podesta was next after Manafort — — too obvious. Its typical FBI technique. Use the small fish to catch the bigger fish.

  16. 2017 November 3 10:09 am
    bc3b permalink

    Getting back to the Nuclear Family: In the ghetto, many families are on their third generation of baby momma families. Momma and grandma were single mothers. For them, it’s the norm. How do you reverse this? Is it even possible?

  17. 2017 November 3 10:12 am

    Have them spayed at birth.

  18. 2017 November 3 10:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    15, the law prof at InstaPundit often notes that formal judges, juries, cops, jail cells, … are for the protection of accused criminals. Cause if the common people get hold of a suspect their rough justice will be swift but not kind.

    If the family of a soldier killed trying to rescue Bergdahl or a family member of someone harmed by the antics of the Guantanamo Five freed by Obama were to take rough justice the prosecution better hope I’m not on the jury.

  19. 2017 November 3 5:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    You betcha. Has there ever been a case where a juror lept out of the jury box and throttle the defendant? I’d be the first given the chance.

  20. 2017 November 3 5:19 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, picks are in.

  21. 2017 November 3 5:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Hey we could start a kickstarter for free Norplant for the disadvantaged.

  22. 2017 November 3 7:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Berkeley students call racism over mid term exam —

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