Annals of motherhood, through the ages….
Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi: The exemplar of Roman motherhood who, when quizzed by fellow Roman matrons over her simple dress, unlike their ostentatious attire asked to show her wealth, pointed to her sons and said “These are my jewels.”
Ann Romney: Mother of five, grandmother of eighteen, breast cancer survivor, and wife of the probable Republican candidate for president, writing about Mother’s Day, says that no matter the money roles women play in today’s society (often simultaneously), “one hat that moms never take off is the crown of motherhood. There is no crown more glorious.”
Michelle Goldberg, MSNBC commentator, opining about Ann Romney’s view of motherhood: “I found that phrase ‘the crown of motherhood’ really kind of creepy, not just because of its, like, somewhat you know, I mean, it’s kind of usually really authoritarian societies that give out like ‘The Cross of Motherhood,’ that give awards for big families. You know, Stalin did it, Hitler did it.”
Note to Goldberg: There is a difference between a mother talking proudly of her contribution to society, and a totalitarian government that ran high class brothels to propagate the Aryan race. Just sayin’….
As for me, I am truly grateful for women like Michelle Goldberg. They represent the reductio ad absurdum of Leftist thought, the true purity of an ideology hostile to traditional American values, and as such we should be very pleased that they are willing and able to speak their minds to the American public.
For news about another Michelle, check out this PowerLine post regarding questions conservatives are asking the First Lady. (Funnily enough, she’s not answering.)