Skip to comments.The day feminist icon Alice Walker resigned as my mother
Posted on 05/05/2008 7:50:19 AM PDT by jalisco555
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I think you are right on. From a Narcissist standpoint, Alice Walker is exactly like Tony Sopranos mom.
Walker resumed her writing career when she joined Ms. magazine as an editor before moving to northern California in the late 1970s.
Walker discussed her love affair with singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman in a December 2006 interview with The Guardian, explaining why they did not go public with their relationship, saying "[the relationship] was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was not anybody's business but ours."
Volunteering in the voter registration drives of the 1960s in Georgia, Walker went to work after college in the Welfare Department in New York City. Marrying in 1967 she divorced in 1976
Poem Expect Nothing
Expect nothing. Live frugally
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compasssion be freely
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.
Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
OR greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.
Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So sacred unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
Wow, this article really struck a chord with me. My mother was also a feminist. She hoped I would chose a career over children, and was shocked when I decided to give up a well established career to raise my three kids.
I was also surprised how much I fell in love with my kids, and simply couldn’t get excited about a career after they came alone. I felt like I had been lied to all my life, and had been groomed to fit a mold I didn’t want.
Having said that, the similarities end there. My mom really loved me, took good care of me and we had a great relationship while she was alive. She eventually came to the point where she supported my decision. My kids turned out great, and she respected that.
Amoral modern liberals have no clue how to meet the demands of love. How can a person with a deep-rooted history of self-indulgence, who lives without restraint or accountability, possibly know what is the right thing to do, much less have the courage and character to do the right thing?- Janice Shaw Crouse
I admire this daughter for at least sticking to her own journey and realizing her mother’s ideology was poison.
It’s amazing how many blacks seem to WANT to pass down hatred and victimhood. I was reading an article the other day about some older black ladies who were dismayed that their children “knew and cared nothing about” the bad old days at the back of the bus, etc.
I’m all for knowing and being realistic about our history. But many of us, black or white, had parents who had some “bad old days,” whether it was the Great Depression, segregation, ethnic discrimination, the Holocaust and so on.
Telling our kids about these historical incidents is one thing. Expecting them to live as though THEY personally experienced them and had them form their minds and attitudes is just wrong.
Julian Lennon has had a lot to say on this exact subject as well.
I recall him saying something about watching on tv as his father was hailed as the world’s epicenter of Peace and Love, all the while Julian was thinking, “but this bloke can’t even be decent to me and my mother?”
No shame in that. Sometimes liberal authors can write good stuff...depending on how well they rein in the temptation to be didactic.
Well, yes. Freedom is freedom for everyone and that means that liberals have to put up with someone else's idea of how to exercise their freedom.
That’s a very hopeful story. Thank you for sharing it.
We also found that much of what we had chased after in life lost its glow after our children came along. Really nothing compared to joy and challenge of raising them.
Sounds like Alice was Borderline Personality Disorder.
Don’t get me started on John Lennon. The idol worship that surrounds that guy makes me ill.
That’s exactly what his son Julian said about him. He apparently hated all the worship of his father when he knew him to be a stupid, violent, uncaring hypocrite.
The problem in this case is that the mother didn’t so much buy the propaganda as create it. Her entire generation of feminists = Walker, Steinem, et al - are among the most pathetic creatures ever to have walked the face of the earth. Fortunately (for them at least) they don’t get that.
Robert Downey Junior is a newly minted conservative. He said jail, and advice from Mel Gibson, did the trick. It’s not something he admits at dinner parties, but none the less, he is one.
His dad was high-minded enough to have the occasional joint with him.
The 1960’s generation — the generation of locusts.
Just another casualty of liberalism in general and feminism in specific.
Classic, good post.
Classic, good post.
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