Papa Barack and the Patriarchy of America or What We Need Is Good Governance

June 16, 2013

Patriarchy (rule by fathers) is a social system in which the male is the primary authority figure central to social organization and the central roles of political leadership, moral authority, and control of property, and where fathers hold authority over women and children. It implies the institutions of male rule and privilege, and entails female subordination.” (Wikipedia)

This land has operated as a patriarchy since the Founding Fathers were just sperm cells themselves and not much has changed since 1776. President Barack Obama (hereafter referred to as Papa Barack) is content to serve−and is really intent on serving – as this nation’s number one papa.

But the thing is, we the citizens and residents of this country don’t need a Papa Barack to raise us up in the way we should go. We have earthly fathers, father figures, or men we trust, respect, or can rely on. Some of us call on a spiritual father when we need more than those on earth can provide. Instead of a federal father, what we need is good governance.


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