Monday, October 24, 2005

Sweat-Soaked FEAR


According to The Los Angeles Weekly, Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade [about the Goddess] is “The most significant work published in our lifetimes . . . [&] might make the future possible.” Recently, in AwakenedWoman.com, Eisler argued that fundamentalism – Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim or what-have-you – doesn’t fuse with democracy. Why? Because at the core of fundamentalism, says Eisler, is the whip-thrashed family. You’ve seen this happy group: Dad draws blood on Mom and the kids unless they suck in, stand at attention, and salute as he struts by; and Mom & kids live in mortal, sweat-soaked fear.

“Slogans like ‘traditional values’ often mask a family "morality" suited to undemocratic, rigidly male-dominated, chronically violent cultures. They market a "traditional family" where women are subordinate and economically dependent, where fathers make the rules and severely punish disobedience -- the kind of family that prepares people to defer to "strong" leaders who brook no dissent and use force to impose their will.” [Sig Heil!!!]

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“It's not coincidental that for regressive fundamentalists -- whether Christian, Hindu, Jewish or Muslim -- the only moral family is one that models top-down rankings of domination ultimately backed up by fear and force. It's not coincidental that the 9/11 terrorists came from families where women and children are terrorized into submission.”

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We can't expect to build societies respecting human rights and democracy when millions of people grow up in authoritarian families that routinely violate human rights.”
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thnx to mmagallan for the foto

4 comments:

ursa said...

Oh what a powerful post, the Holy Grail of Patriarchy is the family, and thats sometimes the least safe place in the world.

Agrophobic said...

Was looking into the latest book about Nostradamus' prophecies, "The Nostradamus Code: World War III"

Some scary times ahead but the future beyond looks promising, check out the topics of chapter 7.... I have highlighted good points in bold


Chapter 7: The geological and spiritual earth shift

* Timing
* The end of civilization
* Geography
* Preparations/Survival
* Old vs. Young Souls
* The New Age of spiritual rebirth
* Reawakening of freedoms an rights
* Peace after WWIII
* Spirituality transcends technology
* Feminine aspects of God revered again
* More open, frequent contact with aliens
* "Green" revolution, return to the land
* Scientific discoveries reaffirm Eastern religion
* Great Genius unifies religion and science
* Great Genius discovers the science of miracles
* Astonishing feats of medicine
* New philosophy of the Age of Aquarius



Oh, and you might like some of the topics from chapter 2..

The Popes and the Catholic Church

* Death of the three popes / Catholic Church & the Antichrist
* Assassination of the current pope
* Second-to-last pope "swallowed" by Antichrist's scheming
* The treachery of the final pope
* Demise of the Catholic Church


I didn't want to post a link on your blog (didn't want to be seen as spamming or anything) but if you want more info just google the book's title :)

Athana said...

I hadn't thought of it that way, Ursa. You're right: their families are the end-all & be-all for them, and yet they can be some of the most horrifying small groups on the planet.

Athana said...

You know, agrophobic, I used to read Nostradamus, and I've been tempted to pick him up lately, but I've almost been too scared to.

So thanks for the synopsis. It is comforting to know that after "WWIII" he predicts a time of peace and goodness. And the part about the feminine aspects of god coming to the fore -- I love it!!!

Our job now is tremendously, fantastically important: to snap people NOW into an awareness of Goddess spirituality.