In retrospect, it may've been a mistake to browse Facebook today. All those glowing posts about "the best mother ever." All my friends' pictures of their happy, happy, happy families grinning broadly.
If your family has been blessed with that authentic joy, I'm happy for you. Envious, actually. You might want to click off this article now because it's for "the rest of us."
Those of us who white-knuckle it through Mother's Day for a plethora of reasons, all of them painful. If Mother's Day is one of the worst days of the year for you too, then this article is for you.
I know, I know, I know. I said Saturday's Covid rant would be my last Covid article ever, but hey! Woman's prerogative. There is one last tiny loophole to close before leaving the subject forever (hopefully.)
Strangely, even in the midst of sickness, horror and death, blessings have come from Covid in the strangest of ways. Fauci & Co. may've meant it for Evil but God used it for some good. So, just in case I decide to embrace a Covid-free website, we should really count those blessings first.
Once upon a time, I found myself in an abusive situation. It wasn't my choice. I was born to a man who indulged in extreme blackout rages.
Ignorant of the Age of Emancipation, by the time I was of age to flee, I was too terrified to physically leave him. He held a godlike stature in my mind.
My abuser derived his only power from the consent of the abused (me).
Now where have I read that phrase before? Oh yes! The Declaration of Independence. "Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Abusers and traitors like Pedodent Biden have no power unless their victims consent.
Do we consent, America?
How did President Trump win in 2016?
How will he win again on Tuesday, November 3rd?
It's not rocket science. He whistle-stops. In 2016 aboard his private jet. In 2020, via Air Force One.
Whistle-stopping is as old as the hills. Historians trace it back to the campaign-by-train of William Henry Harrison in 1836. But my favorite whistle-stopper was a Democratic president whom I greatly admire, Harry S. Truman.
In 1948, Harry Truman, wife Bess and daughter Margaret traveled 31,000 miles and delivered 356 speeches from the caboose of their train, the Ferdinand Magellan.
As always, Hollywood director Frank Capra explained whistle-stopping best in his 1941 movie, Meet John Doe. In the movie, actor Gary Cooper (as John Doe) takes to the rails like Trump (by private jet!) to bring a message of hope to America. As Cooper travels from one rally to another, he ponders on why people come to see him speak?
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