Here's a competition for the ages! Is it the Utopian dream of communism, the promises of The Great Society, or perhaps the notion that more government is the solution to every damn thing? All wonderful candidates, but I believe the most pernicious lie of the last century [that has truly shown its metal in more modern times] is the fabrication told to young women over the past half century that they do not need men. One could write a book of several volumes cataloging all the problems with such a statement, but suffice to say that if you examine the state of the contemporary Western family, you will see that women not only need men, but more importantly, their children desperately need their fathers [to be present from birth through adolescence]. The literature is crystal clear that children raised in fatherless homes are at every disadvantage. Just look at the African American community as the prime example of what happens when fathers are absent. Similar results can be seen regardless of race or ethnicity. It seems easy to conclude [based on the needs of children alone] that an intact family should be the priority of Western society [as it used to be]. Enough with the narcissism of the adult children who wish adolescence to go on forever... I have not touched on other prescient issues created by young women feeling as if they can go it alone, but I am sure there will be others who will chime in on topics such as young men losing interest in being with young women [and understandable so], the creation of the toxic masculinity meme that has fostered a similar toxic anti-man and anti-masculinity in schools, in the workplace, and in society, in general, and the dire lack of strong leadership as women [and weak men] have increasing taken over institutional power [e.g., the woke culture that has even affected the military], to name a few. All lies are eventually flushed-out and this one will be, as well. What a shame to see a couple of generations of young people suffering in an era of great prosperity because we had a group of ignorant people who were [and still are] looking for somebody to blame instead of taking a good look in the mirror and overcoming their own demons. We need to restore confidence in our young people that everything that brought the West to the pinnacle of success...hard work, merit, compassion, and faith...still works by removing the losers who are out to get something for nothing through spreading their lies and deceit. One way or another, these lies [like all the rest throughout history] cannot withstand the scrutiny of time and will be deposited upon the great trash-heap of total bullsh*t propagated on humanity since our inception. I, for one, look forward to the day when young women replace the fear with confidence, the scowl with a smile, and young men will once again spend their days dreaming of finding that perfect girl who will steal his heart, be his wife, and mother his children.