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TOTD 12 Aug 2002

American society pays a lot of lip service to defending the iconic shrine of the suffering single mother. And this same America basically leaves these moms to fend for themselves under difficult circumstances and in an economy in which men still have almost twice the earning power as women. Never mind that the children of these single moms are completely unseen and unheard. They - we - are like 'Nam vets. Nobody really wants to know what we've done or tour the blood-and-shit-stained tiger cages we have survived. If commercial journalists address our reality at all, they always do so with condescension.

Pop-psychology offers us a completely inadequate menu of self-help groups and absurd codependency languages and mistaken diagnoses and snake oil therapies to try and make sure that our rage is well contained and thus will have no political potential to punch out the teeth that bit us. Fuck that shit. We only have one disease: being raised poor under capitalism. The rest of the diagnoses are disguises to hide us from this terrible truth and the obvious corresponding cure of revolution.

-Al Giordano

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keshet29
Aug. 18th, 2002 05:43 pm (UTC)
couldn't have possibly said it better myself
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