The kind of help we all can do without.

When I was a young lass back in the 1970s, the feminist battlecry took on a cutsey-pie sex-kitten face in the form of Marlo Thomas in her classic children’s musical, Free to Be You and Me.  Real feminist agenda items like abortion and breaking up families through no-fault divorce were not so palatable to the average person, but who didn’t want to watch Marlo Thomas, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson cozied up with a guitar?

Mmm, smell the…incense. Or something.

One of the songs on the record is Tom Smothers singing the Shel Silverstein poem “Helping”.  I couldn’t find the clip from the TV show for Free To Be You and Me, but I did find the song on YouTube with a homemade video.

Agatha Fry, she made a pie
And Christopher John helped bake it
Christopher John, he mowed the lawn
And Agatha Fry helped rake it

Now, Zachary Zugg took out the rug
And Jennifer Joy helped shake it
Then Jennifer Joy, she made a toy
And Zachary Zugg helped break it

And some kind of help is the kind of help
That helping’s all about
And some kind of help is the kind of help
We all can do without

That last line immediately popped into my head upon reading Farm Boy’s post Why Feminists Give Each Other Awards discussing Angela Merkel having recently received   the Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms award.  From the Washington Examiner:

Just two weeks after hundreds of women were sexually assaulted by men who were reportedly asylum seekers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been announced as the recipient of an award based on her management of the refugee crisis.

Merkel, who was also Time Magazine’s 2015 person of the year, will receive the Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms award on April 21. The organization cited her work on the refugee crisis as part of the reason she was chosen for this prestigious award.

“In the current migrant and refugee crisis Merkel is committed to Europe’s humanitarian duty to protect those fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and to tackle the causes of the crisis by working for peace in Syria and the region,” the organization said in an announcement about the award.

Farm Boy muses:

“Now consider Feminists throughout recent history.  Rush Limbaugh once suggested that Feminists were a bunch of women who gave awards to each other.   Feminists have pushed through legislation and cultural change that has affected women, but one needs to ask, “Has this change on the average been positive to women?”  And this is precisely the question that Feminists do not want women to ask themselves.  For the answer, upon reflection, in many cases would be no.”

Indeed, Farm Boy.  Feminists give women the kind of “help” we all can do without.

I’m no feminist, but I can give out awards with the best of them.  So in honor of her open-door policy that allowed 1.5 million migrants into Germany in 2015 alone—far more than the country could safely handle, as the New Year’s Eve sex assault debacle demonstrates—I hereby officially present to Angela Merkel the Kind of Help We All Can Do Without Award.

Ah, the feminists are clapping already…

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “The kind of help we all can do without.

  1. With that gif of the Dunham horror next to Pajama Boy’s cousin, it’s nearly as bad as a still of Andrea Dworkin. At Farm Boy’s and my usual haunt this requires a dose of psychological antidote. May I submit for your consideration?

    Something curious about Scarlett Johansson, I don’t think that she has been touched by scandal, unlike her collegues.

    Until this insane acceptance of migration, I have to say that Merkel was doing a good job. Germany is successfully reunjited and weathered the downturn of 2007 well.

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    • They “weathered” the 2008 Financial Implosion in the best German way possible: but extracting all of the value from other European countries. That’s the sad reality of the EU: 300 years of the other European countries attempting to prevent Germany from taking over Europe, yet they handed it to them anyway.

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      • Yep, they benefited from a currency weighed down by deadweight countries. This shared currency made their global exports cheap. The countries that never met the legal requirements to join were ushered in using cooked books. Those countries (and others, to a lesser extent) have been being slowly crucified by das neues deutschmark. Their excessive debt was their own fault, but they are denied a currency that can be bent to their needs.

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  2. I like Silverstein’s work, but it’s worth noting–look at his bio–he was also emphatically part of the same counterculture Christofferson inhabited. One side destroyed families from the feminist side, Silverstein did it while employed by Hugh Hefner.

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  3. I’d give Angela an award, if the penalty for high-civilizational treason can be considered an ‘award’. What an odious, toxic woman.Then again, she did grow up as a good little Stasi Youth member.

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