Do you ever click on a link, then click on a link, then click on a link, and before you know it, you have fallen down a rabbit hole into a parallel universe, where insanity rules and logic is forbidden?
I do all the time. Then I like to share it with you, so we can talk about it and analyze it and try and figure out what in the heck is going on in the world.
For instance, because I am a stay-at-home mother to a moderately large family, and like to craft, grow my own food, cook, and do homeschooling activities, I often click on links to what I think are like-minded individuals. But what would you know? There just aren't that many SAHM, crafting, food-growing, sort-of-homeschooling, chicken-killing, moderately liberal, secular, feminist, thrifty, multiple moms out there. Where are you guys?
So then I end up on blogs like this one. She hates homos, faggots, Obama, socialism, abortion, public schools, illegals, and IVF. Not necessarily in that order. If you have some time to kill today, click on her IVF label. She also crafts, eats healthy, has a bunch of kids, and homeschools, so I thought we had a lot in common at first. I don't mind linking her, because she says right on her blog, "If you don't like what I write about, don't bother leaving comments. Start your own blog."
What a splendid idea!!!
Fortunately, she doesn't believe women should vote and exercise their authority over men and she'll explain why that is a valid opinion in 1000 or less Bible scriptures. Does it get better than that?
I've also been noticing in my travels around the internet, the love affair with wifely submission on blogs as of late. It's like all the new rage to be submissive, and women are jumping on the patriarchal bandwagon. Have you guys noticed this trend? The more women write about being doormats and telling you how great it is, showing you cute pictures of their large broods and cute crafts and tasty meals, the more women are thinking this is the answer to their problems.
This is only the answer to your problems if your husband isn't an ASSHOLE, ladies. I think we can all agree on that one.
I could spend all day pointing you to the crazy stuff I read on the internet.
To one up the Quiverfulls, and their poster family, The Duggars, we now have Vision Forum and their ultra-creepy fundamentalist Christian movement to keep daughters at home, under their father's authority, until they transfer it to their husbands, called the Stay-At-Home-Daughter's movement. They even have their own documentary, called The Return Of The Daughters.
You wouldn't believe how many of these SAHD's blogs are cropping up these days, beseeching women to forget about college and stay at home with their fathers, until their fathers find them a husband. Here's one of them. Is it just me, or do they look older than me? I cannot believe that men are not standing in line to take on women with no income or education, who don't believe in birth control. What is wrong with these men?
Maybe it is this quote from the creepy Vision Forum's webpage that is keeping the line from forming for the Stay-At-Home-Daughter.
"He leads her, woos her, and wins her with a tenderness and affection unique to the bonds of father and daughter."
OHMYGOD. Is that just beyond creepy? I actually got chills when I read it. It's like a pedophile movement. Can you imagine how brainwashed those girls are? YUCK!!!!!
So what do you gals think of all this? I think we should do a Lunatic Watch every couple months. I really enjoyed the last one. What kind of nonsense have you been reading on the internet lately? Give me some good reading material for this year! I promise to pay it forward.