Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day: Turning Aprons into Hammers and Sickles

Today is International Women's Day, a reasonably accurate summary of the history of which can be found on Wikipedia. In 1909, the Socialist Party of America sponsored the first national women's day and in August 1910 a women's conference immediately preceeded the opening of the Second International in Copenhagen. At this meeting a proposal was accepted for an International Women's Day to focus on equal rights for women. It was officially adopted by the Bolshevik Russia after the 1917 Revolution and it became a holiday in 1965.

From the very beginning, however, the definition of "equal rights" was based on socialist assumptions and therefore the concept of economic independence was enshrined at the heart of the notion of equality. This puts this concept of "equal rights for women" in direct opposition to the nuclear family, which is something Marx and Engels were clear about right from the beginning of Marxism. (See F. Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, Penguin Classics, 2010.)

Second Wave Feminism, from the 1960s onward, has been dominated by cultural Marxism in the form of critical theory. The traditional family is a structure of oppression because the husband/father is the primary bread-winner. So it has to go - or at least be radically reformed - before women can be free. Upon this theoretical foundation rests such public policy positions as abortion on demand, leniency for infanticide, free and widely-available artificial contraception, sex education in public schools, the marriage penalty in tax laws, no fault divorce laws, recognition of cohabitation as equal to marriage, homosexual "marriage" and so on. All are ways of chipping away at the foundation of traditional marriage and family until the edifice crumbles.

International Women's Day is a counter holy day instituted by the heretical offshoot of Christianity called Marxism, which is establishing itself in the West as traditional Christianity is pushed out. It is part of a false liturgy which must be resisted by Christians. It celebrates the tyranny of the all-powerful socialist state and the denigration of the family as an obstacle to "equality."

Bottom line? Conservatives should celebrate Mother's Day, which celebrates the traditional family, instead of International Womens' Day.


kilo papa said...

"Faith: No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked policies of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot -- it's a poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It's a parasite that's regarded as a virtue. I speak as a representative of the scientific faction of atheism here -- it's one thing we simply cannot compromise on. Faith is wrong, and at the same time faith is a central tenet of just about every religion on the planet. We can't ignore that -- that's the thing we are interested in fighting."--P.Z. Myers

Craig Carter said...

Faith is the basis of Marxism, Socialism and Progressivism. In fact, faith is the basis of atheism. Is Myers against them too?