What about the good fathers?

by Jon Rappoport

June 6, 2022

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A couple of months ago, I started to write a piece about all the celebration-and-recognition days, weeks, and months in America. Proud of this, hurray for that. Participation trophies for civic workers who are left-handed, and are missing a toe.

I gave up after an hour. There are too many of these Special Days. Far too many for any country that wants to call itself sane. I also stopped thinking about all the people who plan and stage the events; the ridiculous amount of time spent, the goofy work put in; the wall to wall mindless self-congratulation.

I did notice there was no Day set aside for fathers—I mean fathers who work hard and earn a living for their families and help raise their children and set an example. Don’t talk to me about the traditional once a year Father’s Day. It’s empty. Vapid.

I think there should be a whole month. FATHERS WHO EARN A LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. Because it isn’t easy.

If men who gather together in the woods and beat drums and talk about their feelings rate books being written about them, then a Recognition Month for fathers who support their families should spawn its own stories about dedication, commitment, and hard work.

And if some synthetic group pushing who knows what can go to the White House and smile and shake hands with the President and pose for pictures, why can’t the good fathers earn an invitation and grab press coverage?

Because it would drive people crazy. That’s why. People who don’t know, and don’t want to know, what steady every day work is like would take to Twitter whining about the “crime” of exalting fathers and “desecrating society’s victims.”

I was probably moved to write this article an hour ago, when I read about a new documentary detailing the Canadian truckers’ journey across the country to protest Trudeau’s vaccine policy. And I realized that, in all the coverage of the convoy at the time, no one seemed to be mentioning the fact that these truckers actually work for a living, relentlessly doing something hard every day. They aren’t college students living off of loans, attending classes in which the professors instruct them on the latest woke causes.

The Good Fathers. We’re supposed to believe it’s an idea whose time came and went. We’re on the cusp of a New Age; robot machines are taking over from human hands and brains.

Therefore, we’ll all gain automatic status as citizens provided for by the State. And as the World Economic Forum proclaims, we’ll own nothing and we’ll be happy.

There’s the rub. Fathers who support their families actually own something. Something worth preserving; and when push comes to shove, something worth defending.

My God, we can’t celebrate THAT. Oh no. It would be counter-productive. Of course, the word “productive” itself has been redefined. It now means a free lunch.

Why? Because a free lunch is the precursor to free everything, and the small print on that government contract contains a clause which reads: “We give you survival, if and only if you behave.”


In my dreams, I hear a mellifluous play by play man say exactly that on global television, with a thousand good fathers standing at the 50-yard line during the half-time show at the Super Bowl.

No music. No bands. Just 80,000 fans in the stands cheering.

Then we would really have something.

Then the shit would hit the fan and fly off into outer space.

And we would have even more.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

21 comments on “What about the good fathers?

  1. Opie Poik says:

    Nice departure from the usual fare here.

    Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made . . .

    No, Obomber – YOU didn’t build that. STFU and work.

  2. Siouxma says:

    The Super Bowl of Hard Working Fathers!! Wow, I will start holding my breath for the Woke NFL to embrace that idea.

    Really do need to get to work on a serious parallel Society.

  3. JB says:

    Most parents just work, send their kids to a public brainwashing center for 12 years, and put their head in the sand. They usually aren’t teaching their kids about freedom. They are raising order followers and criminals. You might as well be raising gerbils if you aren’t teaching your kids about how corrupt this system is.

  4. Opie Poik says:

    Feminism Was Never Not Rotten

    by Karen Straughan (a.k.a. GirlWritesWhat)

    Years ago, when I embarked on my investigation into the feminist movement and what it has become, I subscribed to the understanding that there had once existed a magical age of feminism. Of course I did. It was common knowledge, even among anti-feminists, that early feminism was a noble and well-intentioned movement, and that somewhere along the way it was hijacked by lunatics and man-haters bent on female supremacy.

    I was curious as to exactly when, and by what means, this virtuous movement had been corrupted, so I went on something of an archaeological expedition, digging through piles of documents and old news articles and treatises from as far back as the late 1800s and earlier, transcripts of speeches given by well-known suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony.

    My unexpected findings were as follows: Feminism has never been a righteous movement seeking equality. The “noble” Suffragettes were soaked in sexism, classism, racism, eugenics enthusiasm and the mindless pursuit of female privilege. The Declaration of Sentiments, widely believed to be the official manifesto of the First Wave, was nothing more than a hate-filled screed, simultaneously indicting and convicting the male sex of the wholesale criminal enslavement and subjugation of all women, through all of history.

    I found a First Wave populated by terrorists and elitists who did little to conceal their malice, dishonesty and thirst for power. They were skilled at isolating any given statute from its full context and declaring it as discrimination against women, even when the overall set of laws to which it belonged conferred immense privilege on women. And always, their “reforms” focused on the one, isolated statute, always leaving those privileging women untouched.

    They sought, and received, the automatic right of mothers to custody of children after divorce, but did nothing to change the financial obligation of fathers to provide all material necessities to said children.

    They sought, and received, the right within marriage to hold and keep their own property and income untouchable by their husbands, but did nothing to change the legal obligation of husbands to financially support their wives, to pay their wives taxes, or to repay their wives debts.

    They sought, and received, the right to vote, but did nothing to change the civic obligations of men toward the state, including military conscription, which had informed the primary justifications for universal male suffrage, nor did they campaign to impose any such obligations on women.

    And through every effort on the part of those early feminists ran a vein of resentment, blame and indifference toward men. Resentment of “privileges” that were bought and paid for by men through their formal obligations to others. Blame cast on men for single-handedly constructing the entire system with no care or concern for women’s wellbeing, safety or happiness, seats in lifeboats nothwithstanding. Indifference to the responsibilities imposed on men by this same system, or the male sacrifice, hardship and suffering which resulted.

    While men were dying in their thousands to win the right to form a union and earn enough to support their wives and children, early feminists were campaigning for a woman’s right to take a man’s children away from him through separation or divorce, and still enjoy the same access to his wallet she’d become accustomed to in marriage.

    While men were dying in their millions to protect societies in which most men didn’t have the vote, early feminists were terrorizing and injuring innocent civilians, demanding votes for women.

    I was, to be honest, appalled by the entitlement of those early feminists, and by the nonchalance with which they portrayed men, as a sex, as not just capable of, but guilty of, treating their own wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters with sociopathic disregard. Little wonder these selfish, elitist, divisive women were, contrary to the revisionist history we’ve all been fed, no more popular among ordinary women back then than their modern counterparts are today.

    A friend of mine has said that modern feminism is simply feminism without the mask. But my investigations showed me that feminism has never worn a mask. It has never needed to conceal the bitter core of hatred, blame, prejudice and supremacy that form its nucleus

    Suffragettes were notorious domestic terrorists, lobbing bombs, lacing letter boxes with acid, setting fire to train stations, and even attempting to assassinate the British Prime Minister. But far from attempting to conceal their crimes, they relied on traditional notions of chivalry to shield themselves from the consequences of their actions. And the very subjects of their ceaseless hate campaign — men — eventually gave them everything they wanted, and more.

    Pretending that First Wave feminism was virtuous not only erases the systemic injustices of which they were the primary architects, it erases the anti-male resentment and blame that have always infected the roots of the movement. It’s time we stop idealizing them, and begin seeing the entirety of feminsism for what it really is.

    History is written by the victors, and feminism has been on a winning streak since its inception. Within that official history we are told only good things about the “brave women who risked their lives for women’s equality”. Some may find it deeply upsetting to discover that feminism has never been the righteous movement we’ve been told it was, but we have a moral obligation to examine political movements and history with our rose-tinted glasses off before we form an opinion. To do otherwise is to indulge in the wishful thinking of children.


    • Sonia H. says:

      Thanks for this article. I was one of those who used to say that feminism went off the rails but originally was a modest and justified fight for equality. Boy, was I wrong.

  5. RSBP says:

    Thanks again Jon, for all the working fathers.

    Slightly off topic, but not really – 10 lies of contemporary culture – what a commencement address should be.


  6. Charlotte says:

    I thank God for my father every day. He was born during the great depression in Kansas. His childhood was filled with despair from the drought that brought on the plague of locusts that ate everything in the fields plus the wooden handles of their garden and field equipment. Then came the jackrabbits that ran in mobs to decimate even more. Then came the dust storms that sifted into every nook and cranny of their home. On Black Sunday the biggest dust storm ever, hit before they left for church and that was a blessing as they surely would have gotten lost in that holocaust of dirt and probable death. He and his brother were legally blind in their early years from the results of eye infections caused by the constant blowing of dirt. They eventually became blind in their early 40s and we’re still able to work to help make a living for their families.

  7. Jim S. Smith says:

    Oh well.

    The UNITED NATIONS and its various “NGO’s” have seen fit to delete the terms “mother” and “father” from the commonly-spoken lexicon.

    Even “Mother’s Day” has been heavily sanctioned and pushed off to the far fringes.


    The generic term of “parent” will become but a distant memory from a long gone, anachronistic time!

    The “war on life and Nature” continues, unabated.

  8. Paul says:

    “‘Cause the simple man, baby
    Pays for the thrills, with bills,
    and no pills that kill”


  9. george says:

    Be careful what you say. Especially if it is the truth. It is a crime punishable by death to disrupt the sick fantasies of the degenerate movement.

    Norwegian Feminist Faces Three Years in Prison For Saying Biological Men Can’t Be Lesbians

  10. Raven says:

    I’m what most people consider to be “old” and my father is still the most courageous and steadfast man I’ve ever met. The best way to celebrate such men is to hug them and tell them they are loved beyond measure every single day, twice a day if you are lucky enough.

  11. Lauran says:

    The average person should be given credit for just working, existing and taking care of their families in these troubled times….too many BS holidays in this country. Civil servants can get a free day with pay…..everyone else works…Now we have Juneteenth!!!!…for what..give me a break.

  12. Joanna says:

    I absolutely love this article about good fathers. As hard as it can be to be a woman and mother I would not want a “fathers job”. They have to deal with all the worldly riffraff on a daily basis, nonstop for YEARS and YEARS and nary a day goes by when anyone acknowledges their commitment and the fact that they keep the engine going day in and day out.

    Instead, all they hear now it seems is, “Men are no good”, and “Destroy the Patriarchy” . The self righteous stupidity is appalling .

  13. Roundball Shaman says:

    “I think there should be a whole month. FATHERS WHO EARN A LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. Because it isn’t easy.”

    This World… and none of us in it… would not be here if not for GOOD FATHERS. (Yes, good Mothers, too. But that’s another day).

    Fathers who went out and hunted. And came back with fresh wild game… or a father who gets on a train every day and comes back with a paycheck earned in the City.

    Fathers who stayed around to raise their kids and not use women like bees floating amongst the garden and then disappearing forever.

    Fathers who understand that They are the Stewards of a whole society. That without Them, there are no good sons and daughters. And grandchildren. And future generations.

    Good Fathers are one of the essential pillars that a surviving and thriving society must have to exist.

    And what makes a ‘Good’ Father? Well, it’s a sliding scale. Going from the lowest level of just bringing home a paycheck and not being too nasty to wife and kids all the way up to the gold standard of Ward Cleaver…aka ‘The Greatest Father Who Ever Lived’ (at least in our imagination. And for those real men who in real life become something close to Ward).

    Here’s a little math for you.

    Go back one generation you have two parents.

    Go back another generation you have four people.

    Go back another generation you have eight people.

    Go back another generation you have sixteen people.

    Go back another generation you have 32 people.

    Go back another generation you have 64 people.

    So, go back just 6 generations and you are talking about 32 FATHERS.

    Add two more generations? YOU HAVE 128 FATHERS.

    The point? YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THOSE 128 FATHERS. And They are all part of your own flesh and blood… if not more than that.

    And you can keep going further back and blowing your minds over how many men we are talking about here.

    ALL of these men had to be ‘good’ fathers. At least good enough to survive and create a family.

    And yet, we mostly have no idea about who these people were. How they lived. What they thought about. What they dreamed about.

    Fathers are a damned miracle. Life is a damned miracle. WE are damned miracles.

    And much of the time we waste away our lives on propaganda and nonsense.

    Is THAT what all these 128 fathers worked so hard for us to do?

    When will we all WAKE UP?

    And how do we start? We can be a good father and good mother to someone. Even if we don’t have kids of our own.

    Like the thousands of people who are our ancestors were to us. And all those not yet born who are counting on US to give them a future.

    Thanks, Dad. Or should I say… thanks, DADS and DADS.

  14. Opie Poik says:

    Speaking of misbegotten gender issues:

    Western media now fully “woke” by refusing to report transgender rape to avoid “misgendering”:

    Even this self-proclaimed lesbian, believing all of her tranny indoctrination horseshit, went home with a guy, who swore he was also lesbian, and he raped her.

    Adding insult to injurious rape, the MSM insists he is merely a they. Y’know, because sometimes lesbians have rigid six-inch clits, and physiques like pre-AIDS Rock Hudsons.

    This is over as soon we, the sane vast majority, say it is. People are sofa king lazy, fat, and sassy. Resistance is not futile; it is essential.

  15. Marco says:

    Comic turned homesteader Owen Benjamin had this to say as his Memorial Day tribute: “Every man who gets up in the morning and goes to work is fighting for their nation. On this Memorial Day, I honour all men who have died fulfilling their duty, whether it be with a rifle, a mop or a plough. I think fetishizing soldiers as (if) that’s the only way to serve your country, is crazy.”


  16. Jimbo Lurks here says:

    This is along the same vein of feminism was never rotten. It was written by Kate Millet’s sister.

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago.

    During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!”

    Young feminist Kate Millett, defiant & angry

    What a giggle we girls had over that. “How ridiculously unsophisticated these nuns are,” we thought. Then, I went to the university and four years later walked out a communist and an atheist, just as my sister Katie had six years before me.

    Sometime later, I was a young divorcee with a small child. At the urging of my sister, I relocated to NYC after spending years married to an American executive stationed in Southeast Asia. The marriage over, I was making a new life for my daughter and me. Katie said: “Come to New York. We’re making revolution! Some of us are starting the National Organization of Women and you can be part of it.”

    I hadn’t seen her for years. Although she had tormented me when we were youngsters, those memories were faint after my Asian traumas and the break-up of my marriage. I foolishly mistook her for sanctuary in a storm. With so much time and distance between us, I had forgotten her emotional instability.

    And so, began my period as an unwitting witness to history. I stayed with Kate and her lovable Japanese husband, Fumio, in a dilapidated loft on The Bowery as she finished her first book, a PhD thesis for Columbia University, “Sexual Politics.”

    It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now, it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

    “Why are we here today?” she asked.
    “To make revolution,” they answered.
    Universities are training grounds
    for the womens liberation movement

    “What kind of revolution?” she replied.
    “The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
    “And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
    “By destroying the American family!” they answered.
    “How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
    “By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
    “And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
    “By taking away his power!”
    “How do we do that?”
    “By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
    “How can we destroy monogamy?”

    Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

    “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

    They proceeded with a long discussion on how to advance these goals by establishing The National Organization of Women. It was clear they desired nothing less than the utter deconstruction of Western society. The upshot was that the only way to do this was “to invade every American institution. Everyone must be permeated with ‘The Revolution:’” The media, the educational system, universities, high schools, K-12, school boards, etc.; then, the judiciary, the legislatures, the executive branches and even the library system.

  17. lou s says:

    I appreciate your blog Jon and all that you research and present.

    As I read this article, it hit me in a profound way. I don’t like to talk about it much but I took a different route. Something most Fathers today wouldn’t do. Jons post represents the absence of recognition for the hard working fathers. Well, this knucklehead chose to stepdown/walkaway/resign/leave from his almost 20 years as a public h.s. teaching career which wasn’t near enough pay and move to a job of raising my two daughters ages 5 and 7 with my wife, for no pay. So here I am, 3 college degrees, male, 44 years age…and homeschooling his own two daughters. My father taught elementary age kids for 30+ years and always wondered if I would “survive” the teaching career.

    I have a very hard time swallowing the pill of “letting someone else raise your kids 9 months out of the year for 8 hours a day”. My oldest did pre-school, had a great teacher…nice elderly woman who was known to be a great teacher for that age…so we went with her for my oldest.

    Then then the world told us kids couldn’t handle the flu anymore and we had to stay home for 8 weeks and watch each other over a computer for the last 6 weeks. So we did that. It sucked but we did it. Then summer came and went and as Fall approached, the big question was…now what.

    Do I as a Father…support my children with wearing a mask for 6-8 hours a day? Many laughed at us. “You fools, its just a mask.” I opined and said…oxygen matters and so do smiles and facial gestures. Thankfully my wife makes barely enough to where we can support me staying home to teach my kids. I know what B.S. goes on in schools. Even in good schools LOL. Many dads have lost their way. Whether its from gambling, alcohol, porn, pharma addictions, eating bad foods, not exercising etc…Fathers are ruining this country. Churches stopped preaching on sin and Hell…men stopped believing they should be masculine. Women were fed lies all at the same time…and now we have a pandemic of men/boys becoming girls/women. The real pandemic here is morals. Civilizations fall when morality is lost. Rome has a few stories about that.

    And who do the kids look up to now? We know who they listen to, follow, watch etc…when will the fathers stand up and fight? Turn off the social media, turn off/unplug the cable/netflix/prime etc…are the kids not important enough? We can’t expect our kids to follow, if were not willing to take the higher road as parents/adults and lead the way. The only notifications we should be hoping for any time soon should be from our kids in a few weeks, in the form of a note. And it says Thank you. Thank you for reminding me how great simple things are, like reading a book, playing cards at a table, playing board games, and listening to the radio. The truman show experiment on us is winning….they are laughing at us. Tables need to be turned. All it takes is unplugging and rediscovering our moral foundation. Public schools wont do it, our politicians wont do it, doctors, athletes etc. Parents, its your job. Dads, rise up. Your kids need you, your spirit, your leadership and your ethics, and masculinity.

    • Jello says:

      Thank you for posting this. It reminds me of my own dad, who passed away 12 years ago. When my sister & I were little, he worked 3rd shift, so that he could be involved in our daily lives. He worked while “his girls” slept. While he always worked outside the home, he still was always involved & interested in our lives, even as we became adults. He was always an engaged father, and later, grandfather. He was my best friend. I miss him dearly. Your daughters are very fortunate! I wish more men would step up their game & be truly engaged in the lives of their children. The children need the guidance and the example. They need their father’s time and attention.

  18. Chris A says:

    I love the 1939 film “The Women” with Norma Shearer. Shows the stark reality of what happens when “modern” women decide to stand up for their selves.

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