Jeff Jarvis links a piece by Lucinda Marshall of something called the Feminist Peace Network, who has a somewhat unorthodox take on today’s pseudo-holiday:

Forgive my cynicism about Mother’s Day. After all, what kind of ungrateful mother wouldn’t want to be honored with pesticide-laced flowers, chocolate that depends on children in slavery for its production and cards that deplete our forests and litter Mother Earth? Truly, it is the ultimate insult to honor life-giving with such toxic offerings.

Mothering in a world where damaging behavior is the revered norm is an oxymoron. Here in the United States, we are guilty not only of damaging our own children’s lives, but the lives of children everywhere. We have signed off on a value system that funds smart bombs but not schools. We cut school lunches in order to scrape up money to build and drop clustered bomblets that are the perfect size (soda can) and color (bright yellow) for catching the interest of a curious, thirsty or hungry child.

There’s more where that came from. Hmm. I actually prefer Jeff’s summary:

Happy Mother’s Day, you greedy capitalist, SUV-driving, eco-destroying, child-enslaving, bomb-dropping, heartless bitch, you.

Oooh boy.

James Joyner
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  1. John Lemon says:

    Funny, despite our children constantly hanging from a thread, our society consistently improves the standard of living for virtually all individuals in every socio-economic category. If our damaging our own children today, think of how miserable life must have been in 1900! (And I guess since we are damaging our children so, it must be an admission that the nanny state is not working — but of course they will never say that.)

  2. PoliBlogger says:

    The Radical Left are rather unhappy people, are they not?

  3. Janis Gore says:

    You do have to wonder if the “Left” has any fun at all.

  4. MommaBear says:

    Since a true sense of humor includes the ability to laugh at one’s self, that lot are all messed up. Lacking any semblence of a sense of humor is dangerous to one’s person and dangerous to society, for they turn their dissatisfaction with self into anger at others, mostly from jealousy!

  5. Peaches says:

    I wonder how much her therapist costs? I also am aghast at the hypocrisy of the left. Were it not for people like Hillary and Bill, she wouldn’t have a job. We can thank Johnson’s Great Society for what we have now…and I will take my roses with DDT and my chocolate neat.