Today is Karl Marx’s birthday.
He was a guy who was supposed to be pro-worker but whose thinking has constantly lead to totalitarian tyranny.
Including for me.
I was a midwife in Australia for 30 years.
It was a wonderful way to earn a living. Working with couples (and single mums) as they built families.
But it didn’t survive this modern age of Phlegminism.
The destruction of this part of my life happened in the state of Victoria under the government of Socialist Left leader Daniel Andrews. A man who supports feminism but has shown me that he doesn’t care about mothers at all.
The foundations of the modern Third Wave of Feminism are like Marxism.
Both depend on victimhood. According to Marxism, as I understand it, workers are inevitably the victims of rich people and in feminism women are the victims of men. This has nothing to do with healthy social reality.
In the real world, in free civilised societies, people benefit by being decent to each other because they need each other.
They can build good lives together based on love and understanding if they are free.
This is becoming harder and harder in The West for both genders.
I think most men and women are good people, but in the modern world they are so often lost and confused; family life suffers badly as a result.
“Shelly” of San Diego writes:
“Millennial women are turning away from motherhood.
Mothers and their needs are often ignored by society.
For me, being married to a Taiwanese man is different than being with an American man in many different ways.
Nowadays many American men expect sex by the third date and refuse to commit.
I understand that sex is important to men but putting an arbitrary number on it just kills it for me. I’m a human being, not a trained seal who performs on command. My husband was content to let things unfold at a pace that was comfortable for me. At the same time many American men refuse to commit and call a woman who wants marriage rather than a hookup “pushy”.
Whereas my husband proposed to me after 10 months of dating.”
Isn’t that beautiful?
Geoff Fox, 5th May, (a.k.a. International Midwives’ Day), 2020, Down Under