The popular Freakonomics book really does have some great insights into our world. Though I did not read the text, I did watch the film version, and I found it rewarding, then disturbing…. Here’s why:
The authors’ analysis on the steep crime drop of the 1990’s is enormously inaccurate. I post here, for your viewing convenience, their segment on the fallen crime rate:
So there you have it! The reason is simple math: the less unwanted babies who are born, the less people who may potentially become criminals! Put another way: subtracting unwanted children in the past equals less unwanted adults in the future, which means less criminals and crime! Voila!
But Freakonomics fails–it fails to mention that at least 50 million murders have occurred in America alone to force this false peace. And when murders occur, murderers are always nearby, and our culture is full of them.
So, there is not a drop in crime in America. There is actually a surge, a flood in murders, a genocide against children whose only fault was that their parents and their culture did not love them enough. The crime rate has never dropped; murder was only legalized and disguised.
What a tragedy of a nation when it believes that unwanted people are better off dead, just because they might become criminals, when actually, those who believe and live such a lie are the criminals themselves! Unwanted children are none other than unloved children, and all unlovers are also known as haters.
And since when did murder and hate become prime solutions to crime in America?
Since January 22nd, 1973.
*In dedication to, and in defense of, the millions of Holy Innocents who have been massacred by the Herod-like.