The rain has come and it is a beautiful cool day. The old timers say that it cools off like this every spring. It's about 70 degrees outside and sunny. Things are progressing well.
I suppose it's time for me to offend some more people, but I'm going to give my opinion on Mother's Day.
We don't celebrate it here on the farm. Mother's Day is a foolish endeavor. It is an entirely American tradition to DESTROY something and then set aside some pittance to pretend that we honor it. Much as how we'll bulldoze a forest to put up a shopping mall and then name that shopping mall "Happy Glade" or something to remind us of the forest it once was.
The institution of motherhood is all but destroyed in America today. Half of the families I know have a grandmother raising her grandchildren because her children are too drug-addled, depraved, or irresponsible to do so. If the grandmother did such a poor job with her own children then why would anyone expect that she'll do a better job with her grandchildren? Or is she just raising yet another generation of drug consumers, depravity-loving, irresponsible human beings?
Our society honors the hard-working mother who sends her children off to be raised by other people and then goes back to her 9-5. We honor the schools where children are taught by people who don't love them and who in all probability HATE THEM and want to see them suffer.
We must hold a mirror up to ourselves and be judged by our actions, not by our stated beliefs. America hates children and families. We destroy them as fast as possible. Our highest aspirations for our children are that they may go out and get good jobs (wage slavery) so they may buy lots of stuff. We've allowed the corporations and government to enslave and corrupt our children because we were too weak and scared to do anything about it.
We must make a change in our lives in order to preserve the next generation. Teach them that credit and employment are traps for the unwary and unwise. Teach them that family matters more than things and comfort. Teach them that the ways of the world are full of ungodliness and destruction lies down that road.
Teach them before it is too late.