Yesterday’s secrets have been homogenized into today’s lies. To bring out the truth today of what has been deliberately omitted from history in an effort to turn yesterday into a time of greater perfection, we as a society have had to down play or simply deny it’s existence. How can the tele-evangelists convince us that there is a greater need than ever to send money to fight against the curse of satan if we know that the sexual morals of women in Society or the drug use today is no different from what it was yesterday or a 100 years ago?
How can families make heroes out of yesterday’s generations if they do not deny the abuse and prejudices that existed then? How can women deny that they are feminists if they are living what yesterday’s struggles produced? How can we as a society be taken back to a time of total injustice to both women and minorities by refusing to let our daughters know and understand what the real truth was? By sanitizing yesterday into some kind of perfection that has never existed we can make heroes out of everything from mom and dad to government to the Churches roles in history.
Recently I read a blog to loosely quote that said, “grandma and mom chose to be homemakers but I was more like my father and chose to work out of the home. I am not a feminist, feminism is dead.” I just shook my head wondering to what extent this person thought choices were ever a part of what women could make when it came to roles that they played. Clearly she did not know that she was living the results of feminism. If at anytime as a woman she ask for and gets a raise then she is acting out feminism even further.
If any of us look at the cartoon depictions of the suffragette all we see are women yielding brooms in bars hitting men over the head with elongated chins and warts. Feminism has never been anything more than making women understand that they had rights and choices and letting women know that they could choose. I promise you grandma and mom were raised believing that a women’s place was in the home period.
It was not a choice. When I moved to the country in 1972 women’s intelligence was still being judged on how well they could cook. If Your grandma or mom are younger than that then perhaps they did have a choice. Feminism has never denied a woman the right to be a home maker if they chose to be one over having a career. They fought so that we could determine our own use of brain, mind and body and believe me if you are making choices of your own over all you are a feminist.
By distorting the truth we can make Satan play a greater role and play on the fears of mankind and offer hope through the churches. We can make black sheep of the family out of the member that chooses to remember the truth so that they can stop the continuation of abuse in the next generations. We can make heroes out of common man to offer hope for the next generation but to bring out the secrets that shamed us yesterday the feeling runs that we are just hateful or spiteful. God help us if our point of doing so is to learn from our mistakes and there fore bring inprovements in the next generations lives.
People like myself that tell the truth that has been omitted from the history books then become known as parent, male, and church bashers. Is there no doubt in your mind that if we would all be made aware of yesterdays dirty little secrets that we could learn from them so that we advance as a Society? It is only through knowledge that we can understand the thinking that was behind the actions that we took and there by advance as a civilization in setting up guidelines to follow.
It saddens me that young women are being taught in home schools that a good woman is a good wife. They are not even being made aware of anything other than how to be a good wife. They are being kept ignorant of choices other than marriage. They are being indoctrinated into being soldiers of Christ and taught in militaristic Jesus camps starting at a very early age. These young girls are being restricted from any knowledge of the outside world.
Both television and computers , if they are in the home at all are being restricted. They are only able to watch shows like, TLC, “19 Kids and counting” that gives the false pretense that a woman that stays at home can shell out kids and afford to live in a large home and travel and do things as the money will be there and they can live happily ever after. Who do you think would be making that show popular if not the families that support the non-use of birth control?
Do you think if the population knew that they had never in their lives paid income taxes because their deductions were so high from having that many children that they never had to pay taxes that the rest of us pay, before the television show, they would be so admired? Do you think if it showed that families like that had to work at an early age to help with family finances that people would think”Oh what wonderful parents”? Do you think that if the show depicted, in the real world these children live on the mercy of others’ hand-me-downs and generosity that the show would be inspiring?
As long as the right-wing conservatives can distort truth and scream hate they can divert the attention of the good people of America, “We The People”, who would not normally tolerate such behavior, from noticing what is really going on. When we realize that states like Kansas have thrown out evolution from their science text books and instead replaced it with creationism and that 2.5 million children are being taught in home schools, shouldn’t that present a larger picture of concern?
Especially knowing that our future relies on the youth of tomorrow and many of these students are being taught by people that either dropped out of highschool or only have a highschool diploma. What do you think the lies being told by the supporters of Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaughs, or O’Reilly and the Tea Party groups,against the “no good Liberals”, OBama, intelligence and education, is all about? Wasn’t it ignorance that got us into this mess? If the truth, when it is spoken by people, that have no dog in the race or are not receiving a dime to tell the truth, is going to make us mad then don’t we deserve being lied to? We need to understand what role we play in making lies popular by at least being honest to ourselves.
That is what the grassroots organizations is really about. I only point out awareness of it to all of us. I do not bash anyone as it is through truth we shall set ourselves free. With lies being paid for and treated as a commodity today in firms that do nothing but lie, more than ever we must let truth come out in an effort to stop these right wing fanatics that are trying to destroy Democracy as we know it. There are billions of dollars being spent to recruit these efforts and to prevent anyone in office that does not agree with them, from running through the use of intimidation, common sense should tell us that.
I know that I can’t be the only one that has noticed that in every state that it is the right-wing candidate that is coming from behind and winning. This only happened as a rarity until recently, folks. When it becomes a common happening as it is today, then it is time to get suspicious. Never has our vote ever been more important than what it is at this time. We women, once again, need to show the men that we can and will stop the liars, through our vote. No uninformed or paid for man, woman, or minister will ever again, have the right to take that vote from us. Please make it count for something at the polls, our daughter’s and granddaughter’s future depends on it.
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