Journal of ISSN: 2373-6445JPCPY

Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry
Volume 6 Issue 1 - 2016
Book Review of Who Killed The American Family

by Phyllis Schlafly, WND Books, Washington, D.C., 2014

Dr. Samuel A Nigro M.D*
Retired, Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
Received: November 11, 2015 | Published: June 02, 2016
*Corresponding author: Dr. Samuel A Nigro M.D, Retired, Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2517 Guilford Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118, USA, Tel: 216 932-0575; Email:
Citation: Nigro SA (2016) Book Review of Who Killed The American Family. J Psychol Clin Psychiatry 6(1): 00332. DOI: 10.15406/jpcpy.2016.06.00332


This is an astonishing comprehensive well-documented describing of the demise and misery of any culture without the traditional "father-mother" family and virtuous men.  Schlafly begins describing "the American family we once knew" and then proceeds with its destruction.  First, selfish feminists disavowed the family.  Then, it was outlawed and "family courts" with "fatherphobia" rendered fathers unneeded, irrelevant, obsolete, replaced and discriminated against by government programs and government money.  Next education, psychological, and medical experts began repeating the liberal "art is any indecency we can think of" nonsense of the press and media which fundamentally demean virtuous boys and men.  Then fraudulent science became commonplace completing the mockery of moms and dads trying to live "trinity-like" as the "two or more persons in the ONE creature of the home."   Finally, medicine refuses to identify the gay cult's body dysmorphic disorders with the long standing definition of disease:  "the continuous abnormal functioning of a body part."  Naively deferring, sort of "women first", men mostly "made nice" passively to the new sub rosa bigoted community pressures and let selfish feminists get away with their "two wrongs make a right" (as they do over and over what they claim was done to them) slick anti-virtuous male sexism. Basically, virtuous men have been discriminated against and replaced by the government so much so that men as virtuous men are deprived from home, women, and children.

Schlafly removes any doubts about "respect for the law," as anti-male and anti-family totalitarianisms are confirmed.   So-called "respect for law" must be replaced by FEAR (long known as a sign of tyranny), carefully hidden by the ritual obsequiousness so loved and demanded by judges and other government Iagos ever since they learned well the pseudo-judicial emperor-state "how great the law is" propaganda from all law school classes.  The laws involvement in the destruction of the family were never so clear as in this book.  Power corrupts especially without morality, philosophy, virtue, tradition and transcendence.  It seems as though the law sanctions "art" to reign by so-called "free speech"--just as long as the "art" is not against feminists, the law, judges, the press, editors, atheists, violence, scatology, and unnatural sex.

Schlafly approaches but does not conclude, as I have for some time, that the most fundamental cause of family deterioration is mankind's removal of itself from "nature" by the change of human sexuality into an excretory act rather than consistent with reproduction (The Church does not know how right it is about contraception and sexuality). Shlafly confirms the unnatural sexualization of females--what I have called the turning of American women into the world's first community harem--by masturbation education as from Planned Parenthood.  No other creature has females seeking ejaculation as such, which is therefore another totally human contribution to planetary pollution.  With "jaculasis" [1], "ejaculation as culture," sex is for "relief"--"sexcretion" rather than for reproduction as in the rest of the animal kingdom and nature.  Subhuman animals copulate (unless biochemical abnormality) at a time consistent with reproduction by two opposite sexed adult members of the same species because of pheromones (Get a cat if in doubt).  Nature obviously knows best because without pheromones, animals would likely do nothing except try to ejaculate all the time as do humans in today's masturbatory culture.  For humans, "marriage" has been the psychosocial pheromone helping mankind remain sexually in reproductive concert with nature and the planet (If humans had biochemical pheromones controlling them, there could be no love).  But with contraception and abortion, non-reproductive ejaculation has taken over with anyone, anything, anytime, anywhere with marital love discarded as natural sex for humans.  Still, meaningless (not consistent with reproduction) sex is pollution--sexcretion--rather than nature defined reproduction-consistent sex.  Without traditional family and virtuous men (and with unnatural selfish feminists and gay cult genital maniacs), mankind cannot be more out of touch with the planet.  All pollution has its adverse consequences, readily confirmed by the obvious social problems due to loss of traditional family and virtuous men because sex is not based on factors of natural human beingness.

The book stimulated my definition of "family":  The family is the head of a male/female household, living with one or more related individuals, in a process of mutual growth, reciprocal commitment, shared responsibility, persistent desirablity, and self-sacrificing performance on transcendental behalf of themselves, extended family, neighborhood, and community in the pursuit of Life first, gentle Liberty second, and then the peaceful Pursuit of Happiness [2]. 

What is obvious from Schlafly is that a society is basically miserable if it does not contain a minimum of Catholicism, overt or covertly, something I concluded long ago. "The family" ("traditional" family, that is) is the basis for civilization and decent living--and the Church is the only major organization continuously committed to genuine sexual nature and nature's God.

At, I offer my thoughts on the death of virtuous men and several book reviews which give glimpses of what Schlafly's book is all about.  But BEST TO GET Who Killed the American Family...AND A COPY FOR ANY SCHOOL NEARBY.


1.  Nigro Samuel A "Family" definition from several of my books:  Everybody for Everybody and Soul of the Earth.

2.  Nigro Samuel A (2002) "Jaculasis: Behavioral Pollution and Sex Abuse by Priests". 133-138.

Readers may email ( me for attachments "Thoughts on American Anti-virtuous-Male-Sexism" and of book reviews of It Takes a Village; Domestic Tranquility; Victim's Revolution; and of articles on males and feminism.

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