Goddesses "R" Us Old Product, New Package Part II
©2007 Debra Rae
is the philosophical viewpoint that only the “Imperial Self” exists. It is
fair to suggest that the female “Imperial Self” is chief among great
deceptions of our day and age.
has become the unremitting mantra of secularists and mystics alike. While
secular humanists seek “a heightened sense of personal life,” New Age
mystics journey inwardly in search of an alleged “spark of the divine.” The
former lean toward Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in her passion to
“breed a race of thoroughbreds”; the latter aspire to self-deification. Both
camps covet adulation. In female circles, both play the self-god card.
the very heart of today’s “Me Generation” is preoccupation with
self-fulfillment, as well as sexual gratification. Freud
believed the roots of human behavior were in the libido.
His "science" of psychoanalysis
revolutionized an entire culture's self-image in shoving aside sexual purity,
summarily dismissed as Victorian
prudishness. In its place emerged an allegedly new, improved
sexually-liberated icon of female rebellion.
good reason, prophetic Scripture describes our “Me” generation as being
high-minded “lovers of their own selves” (2 Ti. 3: 2, 4). In society at
large, the imperial, autocratic self has given rise to no-fault divorce, serial
marriages, latchkey kids, and cockeyed family dynamics. Springing from liberal
core values are abortion on demand (if only for convenience), lesbian activism,
and reverse discrimination (affirmative action).
analyzing cultural studies spanning the continents, sociologist Pitirim Sorokin
found that, for thousands of years, sexual revolutions devaluing marriage and
family precede virtually all political revolutions and eventually lead to social
an inordinate emphasis on “Self,” the Human Potential Movement at its core
declares independence from God to whom humans rightfully are accountable; in its
wake, society is reaping putrid crops from the salacious seeds of narcissism.
Imperial “I” may well be offered as a liberal lollipop to would-be
goddesses, but licking it is more like “drinking the Kool-aid” at Jonestown.
Greek mythology, Gaia or Ge
is goddess of the Earth whose worship is at the root of ancient mystery
religions, witchcraft, New Age mysticism and radical environmentalism (not to be
confused with responsible stewardship).
as an interconnected living ecosystem, Mother Earth deserves protection from
irksome human ingrates—predominately monotheistic male industrial capitalists
degraded as some sort of icky virus, called “humanpox.” Its only cure is
found in sixteen commands memorialized within the crowning document of radical
environmentalism—that of the Earth
Charter. A type of planetary commandment, the Charter binds global citizens
to Earth servitude.
Goddesses in Everywoman,
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., characterizes divinity as the feminine life force
deeply connected to Nature and fertility; but then, according to a Wall
Street Journal article, these women “pray for the time when science will
make men unnecessary for procreation.”
with this in mind, Jungian psychotherapist John Weir Perry insists that
men tap into their innate femaleness (their “Higher Self”?). At her
corporate presentations, the Director of the C.G. Jung Psychoanalytic Institute
wonder that a substantial lesbian
consensus steers global leadership of the Earth goddess movement.
American civil rights advocate and feminist,
Murray was the first African-American
priest and served as a professor of American
studies at Brandeis
University (1968 to 1973). In 1990, the Pauli Murray Human Relations
Award was established in her honor to commemorate her life work.
Underpinning the organization that Friedan and Murray spawned is feminist spirituality, devoted to re-interpreting and, thus, skewing Western monotheistic traditions compatible with what some call Judeo-Christian ethic. That God is of the male gender is soundly rejected, and His patriarchal authoritarianism is held in contempt. In its place, a deeply-ingrained culture of neo-paternalist hate characterizes the Klan-like cult of radical feminism.
The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) sounds noble enough. Certainly former President Jimmy Carter thought so when he signed CEDAW in 1980; but, then, this is the same UN that recognizes NAMBLA. Pedophiles in the North American Man-Boy Love Association work hard to erase all taboos restricting children from sexual activities.
Still, it comes as no surprise that the UN is radical feminism’s venue of choice. In the words of the late feminist activist Ellen Willis: “The objective of every feminist reform, from legal abortion to child-care programs, is to undermine traditional family values” (The Nation, 1981).
Toward this end, CEDAW defines discrimination against women as any restriction that “impairs” or “nullifies” their “recognition” or “enjoyment.” Apparently said “enjoyment” includes practicing prostitution, motherhood shared with one’s lesbian lover, and protected “intergenerational intimacy.” Such non-proliferating practices serve well the UN guiding principle of sustainable development. Mothers' Day does not; therefore, the latter is frowned upon. The UN chooses instead to sponsor Environmental Sabbaths for Gaia-Mother Earth.
Although CEDAW has yet to be ratified, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is once again poised to do so. While unnecessarily duplicating existing laws that already protect women from discrimination, this treaty proposes social engineering under the guise of “human rights”—i.e., to abortion, independence from parental authority, voluntary prostitution, gender neutrality, gay marriage and adoption.
in vague and confusing
language, CEDAW is likened to an international version of the
ERA. Alarmingly, the treaty
empowers global bureaucrats and activist judges to overhaul
traditions simply won’t do.
Goddess Worship: Its Conservative Nemesis
of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, Michelle Easton recounts the
experience of a student at
about Clare Boothe Luce? A Congresswoman from
then there’s Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick, first woman appointed to serve as a
Permanent Representative of the
we mustn’t overlook President and founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly.
Author-editor of sixteen books, Schlafly is a syndicated columnist and talk
radio hostess. It was no small accomplishment when, from 1972 to 1982, this
courageous lawyer led a successful campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment.
more: a tell-it-like-it-is conservative, Dr. Laura is best known perhaps as
“My Kid’s Mom” on her internationally syndicated, award-winning talk show
heard daily by some twenty million. Author of numerous books, she earned a Ph.D.
in physiology from
conservative women commanding national and even international acclaim for their
extraordinary accomplishments fail to qualify as “leaders” is ridiculous. To
the contrary, I contend that these very women represent a formidable, even
unbeatable opponent—a nemesis, if you will—to liberal feminist counterparts.
ancient Greek culture, Nemesis was goddess of just punishment or divine wrath.
No conservative woman leader claims to be a goddess, certainly not the goddess
of divine wrath!
then, this begs the fitting question posed by Dr. Laura: “What’s a girl
gotta do to be a feminist role
model?” That is, if she’s not willing to play god.
Debra Rae is an author and educator who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Having authored two books—the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural-Isms (the latter highlighted at the 55th Annual CBA International Convention, 2004)—Debra contributing columnist for News With Views. Debra has been a speaker on numerous radio shows aired across the nation, the Western Hemisphere, Russia, and the Middle East. This past year, she co-launched and now co-hosts WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio, for which she writes weekly commentaries. www.debraraebooks.com, www.womantalk.us, www.newswithviews.com/Rae/Debra.htm