The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Friday, September 21, 2007

THE FLYING MOMZER: Well, now that Sally Field knows that we like her, we really, really like her, she opines, and in public, no less, that if mothers had their way there would be no wars anywhere in the world whatsoever. This is an admirable sentiment, of course, but I think Ms. Field places too much weight to bear on the issue of issuing issue. After all, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, to name but three, all reproduced successfully more than once, and having done so still went on to fight wars and blow stuff up and in general behave in a confrontational manner with large numbers of people. Indeed, Mrs. Gandhi behaved in so confrontational a manner with Sikh extremists that Sikhs in her own bodyguard assassinated her, assassination, whether by firearm, explosive, or Egg McMuffin being a fairly solid indication of the citizenry’s disgruntlement with the political classes in general and the assassinated pol’s failure to ungruntle the disgruntled masses in a calm and orderly manner in particular.

And even if you disallow the political realities these women faced or them as not typical of women in general, it is still difficult to find some small degree of synchronicity between Ms. Field’s idealistic and irenic vision of reproduction and its effect on women with what any television viewer can see for themselves on the news. There are few people more content with the glories of Islamic suicide martyrdom, for example, then the mothers of the suicide martyrs, who joyously proclaim their pride in the gory deaths of their children, most of whom perished while murdering large numbers of people whose deaths could not advance the cause of an independent Palestine or that of a worldwide Islamic caliphate one iota. Clearly, these women did not get Ms. Field’s memo about the warm and fuzzy feelings women should feel after giving birth. Perhaps if she sent the memo by email more of these women would have seen it.

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  • At 6:39 AM, Blogger Steve B said…

    Uh, yeah. And of course the old expression goes something like, "Hell hath no fury like a man scorned."

    Oh, no wait...


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