Nobody would have guessed that cable news superstar Bill O'Reilly and the BBC's favourite ethnic 'progressive', Yasmin Alibai-Brown, would be in broad agreement on the subject of fatherless children and breakdown of the traditional family.
O'Reilly's talking points memo was triggered by the death of street thug Trayvon Martin and the subsequent attempt by the Obama administration, led by his radical activist Attorney General Eric Holder and the black grievance industry, to blame white racism despite the fact that the perpetrator was Hispanic.
Yasmin Alibai-Brown's article was triggered by the devastation caused by fatherless families in a crime infested Birmingham ghetto inhabited by ethnic minorities and the poor white underclass.
Both agree that the breakdown of the traditional family and the lack of male role models has had a devastating effect on the people concerned and on society as a whole, but more importantly both contend that it is a lack of leadership that perpetuates the situation.
I am not in a position to dispute O'Reilly's rationale but I would contest the view that in Great Britain it's a lack of leadership. The leaders in Great Britain knew exactly what they were doing by creating this underclass, it didn't happen suddenly by accident. It didn't creep up on them unseen while they were busy elsewhere.
O'Reilly contends that race baiters such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, together with the race grievance industry, will have their livelihoods threatened by a meaningful conversation on race relations and who insist that any criticism of black culture is racial bias.
He goes on to state that black culture leads to racial profiling because, as statistics prove, young black men are invariably involved in crime. Young black men commit homicides at a rate 10 times more than whites and Hispanics combined. The mini Holocaust in Chicago whereby by hundreds of black Americans are murdered each year by other blacks is ignored by the Obama administration and the civil rights industry.
They blame everything from guns, poor education and lack of jobs but don't address the heart of the problem which is the breakdown of the traditional African-American family.
O'Reilly believes it is the 73 percent of black babies born out of wedlock that drives poverty and the lack of fathers leads to boys growing up resentful and unsupervised.
In a paragraph that should raise the temperature of the debate O'Reilly states that:
"White people don't force black people to have babies. That's a personal decision; a decision that has devastated millions of children and led to disaster both socially and economically. So raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling and gangs. Nobody forces them to do that; again, its a personal decision".
O'Reilly also blames the so called 'entertainment' industry, which incidentally, is packed with multi-millionaire 'progressive' grievance mongers, for marketing the gangsta culture, hip hop, movies, and trashy TV shows to impressionable youngsters.
"In fact, President Obama has welcomed some of the worst offenders in that cesspool to the White House when he should be condemning what these weasels are doing" states an emotional O'Reilly.
His solution is to actively discourage pregnancies out of marriage, impose strict discipline in schools, including mandatory student uniforms, and to create a zero tolerance policy for gun and drug crimes with mandatory harsh prison time for offenders.
He concludes by challenging Obama and the African-American leadership to walk away from the victimization and grievance industry and lead the way out of the current mess.
Yasmin Alibai-Brown spent seven days living in what she describes as a 'man desert' in the Ladywood area of Birmingham. To outsiders this is a ghetto made up of Afro-Caribbeans, Indians, Pakistanis and poor whites; where seventy percent of children are fatherless and where the number of benefit claimants is one of the highest in the land.
Her description of the link between fatherless families to drugs and crime is not unlike O'Reilly's, but there are subtle differences.
Alibai-Brown introduces her readers to Bianca Marquis, a 30 year old Afro-Caribbean who has two daughters by two different fathers, she has two sisters who are single mothers and a brother who is an absent father. She has 60 cousins all raised by single mothers and her own mother had five children by three different men.
Then there is Kim Ellis from Jamaica, who's husband abandoned her with 2 children and one on the way, leaving the taxpayer to pick up the bill.
Naz, an African, who has served time for drug crimes, has fathered two daughters by two different mothers.
Ruth Haile from Eritrea has three children by two fathers and like the others is living on benefits.
And so it goes on and on interminably. Despite what the grievance industry may claim, the situation in Ladywood has nothing whatsoever to do with racial discrimination or residual victimization left over from slavery. These lifestyles are personal choices which are made because the government makes it financially viable to do so. Great Britain's reputation for handing out generous welfare benefits to anyone is legendary across the planet.
It is not white people or the system that forces these people to continue having babies by different fathers, but it is the system that finances it and therein lies the problem.
As most British people will know,Yasmin Alibai-Brown is a serial whiner and a leading light in the British grievance industry. She came into the country that she continually criticizes, voluntarily from Uganda. She states that "Right and Left wing politicians fight each other on the issue of family breakdown, fathers disappear and single mothers bemoan their lot in life".
Unlike O'Reilly she offers no solutions other than the usual worn out and tired 'what is the government going to do about it'? She needs to remember that apart from one year in 1969, Birmingham Ladywood has been a stronghold of her beloved Labour party since 1945.
It was her party with her support that actively encouraged mass immigration and the formation of these welfare addicted ghettos in the first place, and with full knowledge of the consequences. Both parties are doing nothing because they both agree with the cultural replacement agenda.
Some of the solutions are obvious but the agenda driven elite in Parliament will not implement them despite the fact the majority of the British people would give their full support.
a) stop adding to the problem by continuing with open border mass immigration.
b) stop giving welfare benefits to immigrants and those who have not paid in.
c) make sure the fathers name goes onto every birth certificate and make sure they pay for their own offspring.
d) assist with transportation costs for those who are not happy with Great Britain, or those who "bemoan their lot in life", to relocate somewhere more to their liking.
e) deport all immigrants convicted of any crime, with the option of their offspring joining them thus preserving their human right to family life.