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How Gileadian

June 16, 2021

Girl Scout Cookies
I’m sure everyone has fond memories of
Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Pattis, or
Shortbread Trefoils……etcetera.
However in my perception
Names and words
Send messages
Subtle or direct
(Yes, this post started after seeing
A billboard advertising Girl Scout Cookies)
Even though the “Girl” “Scouts”
Are not home baking cookies
To raise funds for their “troops”
Rather corporate bakeries are
(Where the real profit goes)
Playing on childhood memories and
Perceived notions of “charity”
The underlying societal
Deeply indoctrinated message
Is that girls, females (of-males)
Best learn how to cook
So at least, if they are not fertile
When they get older
They can become “Martha’s”
To cook and clean
For their commanders
Instead of being “Handmaid’s”
(Broodmares for the State)
(- George Carlin)
I’m not looking to “cancel” “culture”
You can not cancel something
Society ……does not have
Culture: 2 A:
(enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training)
However, I know my observation
Will nary a change make
Tucked away in this obscure blog
But it afforded me another opportunity
To think of the ramifications of
How words work even if
Observed at 65 miles per hour
A precursor to a dystopian
Nightmare like Gilead
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
– Angelo Devlin

From → Bible, dark, Paradox, Quotes, random

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