"But Mom, this is so hard. How could they say that?"
Emmy, a joyful but weary few weeks into motherhood, wondered why an article would push the idea that marriage and motherhood were idols.
"This is so hard. I don't understand. That writer must not have kids."
I'd planned to write about motherhood. It was based on a conversation Larry Taunton, and I had a few weeks ago.
But the more I researched the topic, the more discouraged I became.
Stay-at-home mothers are depressed.
And no one in their right mind should do it.
Unless you, too, want to be miserable.
And whether it's true or not, this is how stay-at-home moms are portrayed.
According to a Pew Research Center study, about 18% of American parents stayed home with their children in 2018.
But if only 18% of American women are SAHMs, who cares?
But then, I remembered what Marx said about the family.
Most importantly, Marx said that communism would ensure that children would be educated by the state and not by their parents.
"Communists," he wrote in the Manifesto, would "rescue education from the influence of the ruling class." Making the "New Man" was the priority, and the family was an obstacle.
As soon as they won their first victory in Russia in 1917, the communists now in power put into practice these policies. Alexandra Kollontai, the Soviet's first People's Commissar for Welfare, put it succinctly when she wrote, "The old family, narrow and petty, where the parents quarrel and are only interested in their offspring, is not capable of educating the 'new person.' Soviet schools even encouraged students to snitch on their parents."
Are stay-at-home moms the last obstacle to the Marxist's plans?
Marxists certainly control the department of education and every school system in between. And right now, they have the government. And the media. And everywhere else.
With the help of the legacy media, cultural Marxists are going after the bedrock of any prosperous, functional society. They are discouraging women in hopes that they'll permanently exit the home. So that they, the Marxists, can step in.
Now, it's a question of whether or not any of this data is factual, but after the scamdemic, who believes a word out of their mouth? After all, these people change the definition of words like it's their job.
But right now, their motives are naked.
Right now, based on their hurricane of horrible hit pieces, we see their fear.
And yet, based on their fervor, we immediately understand the innate, God-given power and honor that is motherhood. And the baloney-detecting bulwark that mothers can be.
Get her out of the home? Game over.
Cultural Marxism's agenda is the destruction of the family.
Why else would cultural Marxists need with all of their being to make mothers believe that staying home is an impediment to their very lives?
From a Glamour magazine article: Stay-at-Home-Mom Depression Is Not Only Real; It's Become A Crisis.
This sunny article from Psycom.net is a case in point: Why Stay-At-Home Moms Feel So Sad. Or, as one woman on a Facebook thread described it, you're in a "wartime hellhole with four hours of peace in between."
"According to a recent Gallup poll of more than 60,000 U.S. women, non-employed moms of young children are more likely to report anger and sadness and more likely to have been diagnosed with depression than their employed counterparts."
And there's this:
"Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that mothers employed during their children's infancy and preschool years reported better overall health and fewer symptoms of depression than stay-at-home moms."
Depression is not a joke. Many of us have suffered, postpartum and otherwise.
But this apparent effort to keep a woman from even considering staying at home?
Raising our family is a noble profession.
And no matter what mothering style a woman chooses, from working outside the home or in, do you see the sinister thread woven throughout each story?
Don't stay at home! Don't even think about it!
You'll be depressed. Your life is over.
And, according to this report, you'll be poor.
Mothers at home tend to be younger than working mothers. In addition, stay-at-home mothers have lower levels of educational attainment and are more likely than working mothers to live in poverty.
Oh. Got it. Stay-at-home moms are stupid, depressed and poor. Thank you.
There is good news.
It's that we, the moms among us, see you, Marxism, with your wretched ulterior motives. And you may think we're depressed, poor, and uneducated.
But that couldn't be farther from the truth.
You don't know us.
But we know you, and we understand that the only thing that can meet Marxism's destructive goals is alert moms and dads filled with the hope of the gospel.
Parents who daily instruct their children in the way that they should go.
Parents who teach their children that true wisdom doesn't tear one's house down. Instead, it builds it up, one brick at a time, so that each of our homes is ready, willing and able to remain righteous stumbling blocks in the face of Marxism, a most wicked worldview.
Amie Beth Shaver is a speaker, writer, and media commentator. Her column appears every Wednesday in 1819 News. Shaver served on the Alabama GOP State Executive Committee, was a candidate for State House District 43 and spokeswoman for Allied Women. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of 1819 News. To comment, please send an email with your name and contact information to Commentary@1819News.com.
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