Children Without Work Capacity

Majid Ali, M.D.

Looming Dark Clouds On the United States: Growing Polarity Between Americans With Work Capacity And Those Whose Without It. 


I anticipate strong, even vitriolic condemnation of the above words from many readers. My quick response: I was born in Pakistan and travelled in India and Bangladesh. I know something about work capacity, hunger, and deprivation. Americans can understand what hunger and deprivation are only if they travel to those countries or visit Somalia. But the main point of this article is quite different.


The most degrading, debilitating, and devastating thing that can happen to a child is to see that her/his parents without capacity for work. No, I do not speak here of lack of job availability in the United States. It is the loss of capacity for work among an increasing number of Americans that is feeding the fires of polarity between people with work capacity (WC) and those who have been robbed of it (RC).  The New York City is swarming with taxis driven by Pakistinians, Bangla, Sikhs, and some other recent immigrants (not often from India or China). It is very uncommon to see drivers born in America.


Future of Children Without Work Capacity

I am sure there will be as many opinions on my view stated above as women and men polled on the city streets. I sidestep those opinions and ask a simple question: What may be done so that children of people without work capacity can be raised into young girls and boys, and young women and men, with work capacity?

It is profoundly saddening to observe that I have not heard or seen this crucial biologic issue discussed in the media.


Capacity for Work Is A Matter of Biology, Not Sociology

Biology does not recognize sociology, nor activism. Who robbed Americans of their work capacity? Who continues to do so now in ever-increasing numbers?

No notions of sociology or activism can effectively address problems created by altered biology.


For our children’s sake

I know why politicians, pundits, priests, and professors do not want to address the issue I raise in this article. And why parents without work capacity would not want to so either.

But for our children’s sake, we need to raise and address the question: What may be done so that children of people without work capacity can be raised into young girls and boys, and young women and men, with work capacity?

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