I am reposting another article that was previously posted on my old website. It’s a followup to last week’s post. Enjoy!
Last week we talked about the home and the role of the woman there. Now I want to discuss the farm and the role of the man there. I know society is what it is, and there is likely no going back, but I still want us to realize that God’s plan, which was a more natural plan, was right.
The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the eighteenth to the nineteenth centuries was a period during which predominately agrarian rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the seventeen hundreds, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes using basic hand tools or machines. Industrialization marked the shift to powered special machinery, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the development of the steam engine, played central roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved systems of transportation, communication and banking. While industrialization brought about an increased volume and variety of manufactured goods and an improved standard of living for some, it also resulted in often grim employment and living conditions for the poor and working class. In the U.S. the first transcontinental railroad was constructed during the period from 1863 to 1869. The light bulb was patented around 1879, changing life forever. The automobile was invented in the late 1800s, again, revolutionizing life forever. Other inventions connected society, such as the telegraph and telephone. All of these inventions led us further and further from the farm. Because of these and other innovations, we have allowed commercial food producers to take the place of our personal gardens, and now they grow our food, which they genetically modify and chemically fertilize for greater yield, not to mention the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc. The cost of allowing this has become detrimental to our health. While new inventions are cool at the moment, long-term they have long-reaching affects on our health. When industry became the rage, men left the farm and began working public jobs. As we discussed previously, when war came, men went to fight and women left the home assuming the jobs of the men. Things were never the same after this. Once men became accustomed to women working outside the home, it became the norm. Today we even have men playing the role of Mr. Mom.
I was listening to a local talk show on the radio some time back, and the host was interviewing some young people from Future Farmers of America. He had three young people on the radio, all of which were girls. I was taken aback wondering, where are the boys? I guess they are sitting under air conditioners playing video games. God said man was to work by the sweat of his brow and woman was to give birth and be a helpmeet. We have everything backwards in our industrialize modern society.
Where are men who provide for their families and are present daily in the home, while the mother efficiently runs the nuances of that home? Where are the men who are REAL men, not effeminate? Where are men who are patriotic and stand for the flag and the National Anthem? Yes, I’m against taking a knee! We need the men to go back to the farm and take care of their families. Society would be much better today if we hadn’t sold the farm for big industry.