Thursday, December 28, 2017

It Really Is A Wonderful Life

 I believe that life in America today would be even more wonderful
 if not for the ongoing, deliberate campaign being conducted
 by those primarily affiliated with the political Left, and Communism,
 to obliterate both the cultural and national history of our country,
 which includes attacking the traditions we hold dear as Americans.

 The corrupted teachings of higher academia and false narratives
within the duplicitous industry once called the mainstream news media
are once again responsible for this latest series of attacks on our culture  
 and our common sense, first with outrageous charges of "racism" 
against the traditional Christmas carols,
"Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas, and now an equally ridiculous
affront on the holiday classic, "It's A Wonderful Life" 
which has been deemed as an "inherently sexist" film.

"It's A Wonderful Life"

Writing an Op-Ed on CNN's website, commentator
  Carol Costello admits that she can no longer
watch this movie without wondering,  "if it is inherently sexist."
She further criticizes, "Old-fashioned songs, plays, and ballets,
are part of the real world. They can influence the way kids 
think about gender roles.  Perhaps it is time we retire these dinosaurs
and bask in a brighter, more equitable future."

It seems to me that the true definitions of  the words, "gender" and "equality" 
are becoming more and more obscure in America these days.

Costello further makes reference to the character, "gorgeous, brilliant, Mary" Bailey
becoming an old maid working in a library if she had never met her husband, George.

Back in 1946, when the traditions of marriage and family were still
held in high esteem in America, being an old maid was often a tough cross to
bear for many women, even if the choice not to marry was their own,
not only for social disadvantages, but economic ones.

Most women in those times lived at home with their parents until
they were married or embarked on a career of their own. Some who never
married were left with the emotional and financial burden of caring for
their aging parents and other family members.

Furthermore, many feminists of today would be shocked to know that quite a few
 women in mid-20th century America believed in the time-honored
traditions of marriage, raising children, and being a homemaker as 
 worthwhile and honorable vocations in their own right.

 Many women did not want to be equal with men. 
 They truly reveled in their traditional femininity,
while admirably rising to the challenge of being someone's
devoted wife and mother and caring for their home.

Just like the "gorgeous and brilliant" Mary Bailey.

Actress Donna Reed as Mary Bailey in
"It's A Wonderful Life"

Mary was not only George's wife and the mother of Peter, Janie, Zuzu,
and Tommy.  Mary had devoted herself to be George's life companion and helper, 
"for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in good times and bad"
having loved him since she was a little girl.

On that fateful Christmas Eve,
instead of screaming after him, "I want a divorce!"
or plotting some sort of revenge for his bad behavior,
  Mary was able to clearly see through George's inexplicable anger 
 towards herself and their children, and after he hastily walked out the front door
into the stormy night, she quickly regained her composure. After telling
her teary-eyed, bewildered children to pray for their father, she quickly  
and efficiently mobilized the entire town of Bedford Falls to come together to help
her poor, discouraged husband in his desperate hour of need.

(For those of you reading this who have never seen,
 "It's A Wonderful Life"  I refuse to divulge any more details of this movie!")

 "The richest man in town".
"It's A Wonderful Life"

An Answer To The Charge Of  "Inherent Sexism"

"The emancipation of womanhood began with Christianity
 and ends with Christianity...
When women in this country achieved equality with men,
 it was accomplished by
stepping down from the pedestal on which Christianity, 
chivalry, and idealism had placed her...

So she copied the vices of men-in the name of progress!
It is not progress to go down in a downward direction.
It is not progress to lower and to lose ideals!

No woman ever became lovelier by losing her essential femininity...
America needs young women who will build true homes,
whether they live in two rooms-or ten...

We need homes where harassed husbands may find peace,
understanding, refreshment of body and soul...
Where children may find the warmth of love...
Where friends may find hospitality, graciousness, and joy.

Only out of such homes will go men with strength and courage to
build a new and better world.
To make such homes is, therefore, any woman's supreme contribution
to her country and to her generations."

-Catherine Marshall

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