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by Joan Swirsky, ©2022

(Oct. 12, 2022) — In 1959, I was 18, newly married to my former boyfriend of four years, and thrilled to be starting my “grown-up” life with the man of my dreams. Little did my then-apolitical self know that the close of that halcyon decade had been preceded by nearly a century of a concerted effort to destroy the American family, an effort fueled by the same fanatical Communist zealots who now occupy the Oval Office of the United States of America!

Now why would anyone––much less a huge number of people––want to destroy the greatest and most successful experiment in government in world history, one which President Abraham Lincoln described as “of the people, by the people, for the people,” the Democratic Republic of the United States of America?

Simply, because it flew in the face of every political system that previously existed––monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies, aristocracies, totalitarianism, communism, socialism––systems in which the immense power and abuse-of-power that these regimes exercised would be vanquished if replaced by the Power of the People that the Founding Fathers of America envisioned.

The mission of those other regimes was never ever about concern for their populaces; rather it was––and is today––purely about the acquisition and maintenance of power and control and especially the immense wealth that comes with both power and control. Always, always, always follow the money!


The enemies of America thought long and hard about how to destroy this fledgling experiment. It was clear to them that America’s strength was a function of three phenomena:

  • A fervent belief in the God who makes miracles happen, for just one example the crushing defeat of the thunderously powerful English Empire’s armies by blazing patriots like General George Washington and his ragtag army of American heroes.
  • An equally ardent belief in and passion for the concept of Freedom. Men who knew they were going to die, and their wives who believed their deaths were for the noble cause of freedom, all sacrificed to bring about our victory over the monarchy that wanted to continue to rule us.
  • The most passionate was the embrace, belief, and allegiance to family, its sanctity, its strength, its ability to weather all storms and overcome all obstacles.

If we destroy all three, our enemies reasoned, the masses they considered essentially stupid would be forced to rely exclusively on Big Government. And so, to this day, the socialists-cum-communists among us are employing––as their predecessors did–– every malevolent, criminal, and vicious tactic they can muster to actualize that goal.


The America haters among us have already:

Still, the family remains their most desired––yet maddeningly elusive––target.


Sigmund Freud, photo by Max Halberstadt (public domain)

That effort was generously helped––perhaps, at first, innocently––by the theories of Sigmund Freud (1836-1939), the Austrian neurologist-cum-psychiatrist who was wildly successful in convincing the relatively new and free-thinking American public that the genesis of neuroses, phobias, anxieties, obsessions, depression, psychosis, and general psychological malfunction not only took place in the first few years of life, but that the mothers who raised these suffering children were primarily to blame. Later therapists, like the sadistic psychiatrist Bruno Bettelheim, blamed mothers for their children’s autism.

Mission #1 Accomplished: Mothers are not good for children.

These psychological theories prevailed throughout the 20th century and up to today, embraced by generations of psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists until 1998 when they were thoroughly debunked by Judith Rich Harris in The Nurture Assumption, where the Harvard-educated psychologist and editor of most of the psychology texts used in colleges and medical schools in America argued persuasively that a person’s peer group is the major influence of thought, feelings, and behavior throughout life.


In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the most world-changing medication in history, developed by Dr. John Rock, a Harvard professor and obstetrician-gynecologist with five children––along with Drs. Gregory Pincus, C.M. Phang, and Selzo Garcia. Their creation was the birth-control pill, aka The Pill! For the first time in world history, women had control over their reproduction.

For millions of women, it was their own Declaration of Independence, and a huge relief not to have to worry every month about getting pregnant.

Mission #2 Accomplished: Now we can be just like men, some women reasoned, and have as much sex as we want without worrying about getting pregnant. Thus was the Free Sex movement born and a complete redefinition of traditional morality.


Three years after The Pill, in 1963, a book by Betty Friedan, a housewife with three children, shot to the top of every bestseller list. In essence, The Feminine Mystique told women that they were simply too smart, too creative, too intrinsically or at least potentially powerful to be spending their time, actually wasting their time changing diapers, folding laundry, and—the most colossal waste of time of all––raising children.

Nevertheless, Friedan’s book resonated with multimillions of women who had lived through the peaceful ‘50s and been spared the suffering and sacrifice of their mothers and grandmothers who had lived through the Great Depression in 1929, planted Victory Gardens during World Wars I and II, joined Rosie the Riveter in working in factories and shipyards to help the WWII war effort, lost husbands and sons to war, often raised children on their own, yet kept their families intact. The list of their arduous and valorous deeds goes on and on.

But that was then, the young women of the ‘60’s believed…this is now. Look what we have already accomplished! After that stodgy old Republican President (and former General) Dwight D. Eisenhower, we elected the dashing Democrat John F. Kennedy, with his glamorous wife Jackie and their two adorable children––all who ushered in the age of politics on “live” TV.

Mission #3 Accomplished: Multimillions of young women abandoned the once-desired goal of early marriage and motherhood and instead enrolled in colleges and universities where they pursued professional careers ranging from medicine and law and architecture to jobs like telephone linewomen to military combatants to firefighters to hedge fund managers to business executives, et al.

Coincidentally, ahem, an economy that once allowed men to work outside of the home and support a wife and children magically became an economy that only two working parents could afford. Kind of like an economy that was completely energy independent in 2020 quite magically became one in which the President of the United States had to beg foreign countries to sell him oil in 2021.


But the ‘60s also ushered in the historically unprecedented rash of violent assassinations––live on TV––of:

  • U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1963 (age 46),
  • Firebrand Black activist Malcolm X in 1965 (age 39),
  • Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 (age 39),
  • Former Attorney General and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 (age 42).

All of a sudden, the idealized world of the newly emancipated women was shattered. The world is out of control, they realized. Is it any wonder that so many of them enthusiastically embraced (or attended) the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, with not only free sex but a geyser of drugs for the smoking and snorting and injecting?

Mission #4 Accomplished: Many of these college-educated women congratulated themselves on avoiding marriage and especially motherhood, asking themselves: “Who wants to bring a child into this world?”


In 1971, Gloria Steinem––“We are becoming the men we wanted to marry” ––founded the first national feminist magazine, Ms., along with founding editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin and others.

Its message, as Pogrebin said on TV, was to spare women the dire fate of talking to their friends about laundry detergents. This and other angry feminist messages inspired an entire generation of women to use The Pill, defer marriage, go to college, pursue careers, and not even contemplate marriage or motherhood until their early- or mid-thirties, when their biological clocks started ticking quite loudly.

Mission #5 Accomplished: The traditional nuclear family was being dismantled by a new generation of women who bought into the notion that making money was infinitely more satisfying, meaningful, and important than raising children.


On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision in Roe v. Wade that all women had a “right” to an abortion. To this day, that decision is the Holy Grail of millions of women who believe that “my body, my choice” starts after they’ve had unprotected sex and gotten pregnant with a baby they don’t want.

In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and sent the decision for abortion back to each individual state. Today, every woman in the United States who wants an abortion can get an abortion, although some may have to endure the inconvenience of traveling to another state…forget about the inconvenience their embryos face of a death sentence!

Mission #6 Accomplished: The once-most-cherished accomplishment of both men and women—to be the parent of a newborn baby––was effectively reduced to ending that baby’s life in utero. And today, in some states, abortion exists right up to the moment a full-term baby is delivered, and, believe it or not, in California, even up to the time a healthy thriving baby is 28 days old!


But uh-oh. After graduating from college and laboring in the workforce for over a decade, millions of women realized that this money-making thing wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. But looking for a good man––after stepping on their necks on the way up the ladder––was even more problematic.

Nevertheless, the new social phenomenon of women marrying in their mid-thirties and older took hold, and not coincidentally gave rise to a booming in-vitro-fertilization industry, as millions of these new brides learned that conceiving and carrying a child after the age of 35 was both a “high-risk” and extremely pricey enterprise.

Mission #7 Accomplished: Take the joy out of intimacy and sex, make it a mechanical act, and further erode both marriage and the family at the same time.


The modern women had been told by the influencers of the day that they could “have it all” –– marriage, children, and career. Since they wanted it all, they bought it!

Some women were lucky to have their mothers or mothers-in-law or even young grandmothers volunteer to raise their children, and a rare few could afford expensive nannies.

But most women had to rely on another industry that boomed like no other––the daycare business––where mothers dropped off their infants, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to caregivers who tended up to 20 or more children at a time. This meant that for the entire day, paid workers made sure that those children were safe and fed, but not necessarily held, loved, comforted, taught, or nurtured.

However, this still allowed the mothers of these infants, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to brag that the hour or so they spent with their child at the end of a day––in which both mother and child were exhausted––was, ahem, “quality time.”

In addition, these “older” mothers, already guilty about the protracted hours away from their children, strove to be “friends” with their kids, praising them for, um, waking up in the morning, even smoking pot with them, and, in essence, abandoning the traditional role of the parent who teaches right and wrong, good and bad, proper behavior, et al.

Mission #8 Accomplished: Women out of the home, children being raised by strangers, the American family being dismantled piece by piece.


Two geniuses…Steve Case, the founding CEO of America Online (AOL) in 1983 (which really took off in the ‘90s), and Steve Jobs, who invented, created, introduced the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010.

No need to elaborate on the degree to which these geniuses totally eliminated face-to-face communication and succeeded in riveting both parents and children to all the tantalizing distractions on these electronic devices that separate people and depersonalize intimate relationships, especially meaningful communication between parents and children.

Mission #9 Accomplished: Family concerns take a backseat to beeping texts, sexy emojis, Facebook invitations, Instagram images, Hollywood gossip, and horrifically graphic porn sites, which even savvy eight-year-olds can access with ease.

Worse, this has given rise to an entire generation of sociopaths who, understandably, have little or no human empathy, given the largely robotic care they received, combined with their toxic schooling and intimate “relationships” with their electronic devices.

Also, a remarkably fragile generation. When parents fear that “everything children see, do, eat, hear, and lick could hurt them,” write Lenore Skenazy and Jonathan Haidt in “The Fragile Generation,” children are left “more fragile, more easily offended, and more reliant on others.” Safe spaces, anyone?


With all this success, it is no wonder that the lunatics who are running the insane asylum that is America today have inflicted their warped vision of the world on a tremendous number of people, thanks largely to a corrupt leftist media who are literally paid––see Media Whores––to carry these sick messages 24/7.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee)

Men can have babies, they say. Well, of course, it you’re a woman who thinks she’s a man and decides to “transition” and undergo a double mastectomy and take testosterone injections but keeps her ovaries and uterus and Fallopian tubes and then is artificially inseminated and conceives and carries a baby, all the time proclaiming her maleness, he/she must think we’re all like recent Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who when asked to define a woman said she couldn’t because “I am not a biologist.” Right.


And now we have an ad––since removed and eliminated from every search engine––that shows a child laughing and sharing an experience with her clearly delighted mother. Both are on iPads communicating long distance. The ad ends with a voice telling the mother: “You Don’t Have to Be There.”

Right. The mother doesn’t have to be there to raise and love and comfort and teach and tuck her child in at night, and the father doesn’t have to be there, either. Only Big Government should raise their child to be a good little obedient Communist. That’s the message!

Mission #10 Accomplished: Father never mentioned, mother out of the picture, the actual premeditated murder of the American family.

I rest my case.

Joan Swirsky is a New York-based journalist and author. Her website is www.joanswirsky.com, and she can be reached at joanswirsky@gmail.com.

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  1. Just came across your article about the family October 23, 2022

    RE: The murdering of the Family.
    I am not and educated man and have no degrees or training in the various social curriculum’s including religious seminary.

    I started to write a letter years ago to my family which turned into a website. No pleading for donations, no books to purchase, no trips to Alaska, none of that…..your money has no value there.

    What is God’s Church? It’s Jesus Christ and Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit our True Guide, our True Teacher, our True Comforter along with God’s Word and the Testimony of His Creation.

    Mans Churches have assumed to themselves priesthoods, authority, (denominations) dividing believers one against another, and >>> appropriated for themselves responsibilities which God foreordained and intended for Men (Husband) and Women (Wife) <<< not men's churches.

    If nothing else (if you are so inclined) at the top of the home page please read from the following:


    Best to to you and your loved ones – Daniel

  2. Very correct and well written!!!!! The one thing I would add is that the liberal mindset is that everyone is their own “god”, that they don’t have to answer or explain themselves to anyone else and they have the right to decide what is right or wrong for themselves and everyone else!!!!! Selfishness is rampant in America today, many people only looking out for themselves without any regard for anyone else!!!!! Too many people have turned away from Almighty God in favor of the secular humanist viewpoint that is so destructive and leads to eternal suffering!!!!! Those of us who don’t comply with the liberal agenda are hated and marginalized!!!!! I am only 9 years younger than the author of this article and understand completely!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Agree with the article 100%.
    All aspects of the American Dream are under attack.
    Please access the following website and download the free book titled AMERICA UNDER ATTACK in PDF (Portable Document Format) to find out how and why:

    I currently have read approximately 50% of the book, but I believe that the reader will find a common theme between this article and the above book – Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Thus far, I have not read anything in the book about Obama’s usurpation of the Executive Office due to his status as a non-natural born Citizen.

  4. why would anyone––much less a huge number of people––want to destroy the greatest and most successful experiment in government in world history?

    The answer’s simpler: They wanted to be the boss.

  5. Very good and accurate summation, thanks. They will take away our morality, our soul, religions, our capability to love and everything we can be deemed to love, social and family breakdown… out of chaos comes order and then there “Can be only one” – to bow down to and worship = THE STATE.
    PS Even our sports.

  6. I remember hearing someone say religious nuns left the sisterhood when they heard the call to women’s lib was like an Apache discovering whiskey and young women going to college heeding the call to careers (jobs) responded the same way!

  7. oooh, good, so very eloquent, apt, and well-reasoned, ideas

    exactly our thinking, which, by the way, should be that of all common American families

  8. Where do LGBTQ+ practitioners Barack and Michelle/Michael Obama fit in? It is a sad fact that these two sexually deviant persons were among the most popular and influential people in our country. They were married by Rev Jeremiah Wright (their Chicago down-low pastor) in 1992. Barack was 31 years old, and Michelle/Michael was 28 years old. They claim that in vitro fertilization (IVF) had to be used for the pregnancies of their two children (1998 and 2001) because Michelle/Michael had miscarried (apparently two or more times). Anyway, what I am getting at is my belief that Mr and Mrs/Mr Obama were such beloved and idolized figures in our society (both then and still now) while at the same time let’s call them sexually compromised, that their personal beliefs and behaviors actually (and tragically) were adopted and mimicked by millions of Americans. Their influence on Americans and American families was huge. That is what I call a “mission accomplished!”

    1. Excellent comment Tom Arnold.
      Barack and Michelle illegitimately occupied the White House for 8 years while members of Congress, both parties, covered for the fact they gave America’s government and her military to her enemies by doing nothing to stop John Roberts from swearing-in the fraud, Obama. A very significant part of weakening America was and is as you described. The installers of Obama picked the perfect people to destroy America from within with Barack and Michelle. They both were and still are worshiped by many including the media who acted as cheerleaders for Obama during his campaign and illegitimate presidency.

      Fashion magazines gushed over the beauty of Michelle and praised her every word.
      Barack is untouchable no matter what because he is both race and ineligibility protected. America’s government abandoned the Constitution and gained Barack Hussein Obama. The results of those who swore an oath to protect the Constitution abandoning that oath have done the job on America which that was intended to do. Is the solution to regain control in another election? How many Americans believe the next election will be one legitimate vote per one legitimate voter, both in voting and in counting the votes? At some point pretending and saying the next election will fix our problems will not work, are we already there?

    2. No offense here, but you must understand that this is not just about the USA; exactly the same in happening in the UK and EU, Canada, Australia, NZ and to a lesser extent Worldwide – this is all part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Great Reset and UN Agenda 30 (which includes depopulation) .. Obama, Tony Blair (UK), Merkel (Germany) and basically all current leaders are part of the WEF – young global leaders implementing this globalist agenda.

      The so called Covid pandemic was not about health, but a test at their control – masks, isolation, jabs etc … and they won.