Monday, February 20, 2012


The "Life's Like That" section of the January issue of Readers Digest contains an anecdote about a woman who ate a man's other doughnut while he was getting a coffee refill. The woman had sat down at the same table with the man's consent because that was the only seat available in the restaurant. When he'd left the second doughnut behind, she thought he was leaving the establishment. Well, bitch, what gave you the right to assume he wouldn't be coming back? Maybe you could have made a case for being justified in eating the doughnut if you'd seen him leave the place, but even then, you wouldn't have had his permission.

In the editorial of the January 2-9 issue of Maclean's, the editor talks about books that have been made into movies and compares the two media with reference to specific titles. He has the bucking nerve to say the movie "Forrest Gump" was better than Winston Groom's novel of the same name. The editor doesn't like how Gump in the novel is "abrasive, cynical and swears like a marine." Groom's 1986 classic is one of the most underrated books of the period. Groom used Gump to saterize the events of the past two decades, as, draft board equals daft board, meaning "even an idiot could see the draft and the Vietnam War were wrong." Groom made Gump the way the editor of Maclean's describes because that was the way he was supposed to be. Gump swears like a turkey (uses fowl language) because he is constantly around people who swear and he's not intelligent enough to know any better. He's cynical and abrasive because that's the way a lot of mentally retarded people are. Hollywood (read Jews) and Tom Hanks made Gump's character into the steriotypical sweet and sunny image of the mentally retarded too often portrayed in movies and even more often thought by society to be the norm.

The same issue contains an article saying it is better to be a working mom because working mothers learn skills such as problem solving and working with a diverse group of people, skills which can help them be better parents. Yeah sure, for the small amount of time they get to spend with their kids every night. I think a lot of problems faced by stay-at-home moms these days are due to isolation caused by lack of an adequate community of stay-at-home mothers in the local area. This is one of the problems with a post-Christian age. Churches used to provide that sense of community. Mothers would connect with other mothers they met at church. Now everyone's isolated, interacting mainly through Facebook and Twitter.

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