NOTE: Granted, these recent posts have been political. But the puzzling positions you and your family find yourself in daily are largely the result of politics more than anything else. My intentions have been to shine a new light on old things.
I do have a couple more though. Your education about the American past has been watered down. Textbooks are flooded with certain political biases. “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” [George Santayana] I’ll try to close the political gap a little more.
Closure on Roots: Fascism, socialism, and communism have roots in Marxism. The taproot of Feminism goes there too.
After World War I Marxist strategists saw that the workers of the world did not unite against government as Marx had predicted; instead they fought from nationalist trenches. Marxism was dead, unless it changed. So, four European theorists concluded: Cultures can’t be destroyed from within, but must have a new culture superimposed upon the old.
They formulated these strategic objectives: Obliterate religion and religious worship, destroy private property rights, and tear down the family unit as the basic social institution. Make politics instead of non-political principles motivate everyone’s life. Women’s Liberation and Feminism arose out of the last objective. Forty years later Feminism emerged as part of the Marxist-themed sexual and cultural revolutions.
From the first, Feminism was more political than female, more disruptive than cohesive, more anti- than pro-American. The intuition of many people warned against it, but political activists dominated and public opinion bought into Feminism. Only recently has public opinion begun to suspect it as anything but beneficial to women.