I just caught the morning news and saw the report on the big Emmy show last night. Thankfully, I missed the show last night!! The only interest I really have in the show is to see what the actresses were wearing! The morning news showed the actress Sally Field giving a portion of her winning speech in which she was bleeped for the use of foul language but, in essence, what she said was if mothers ruled the world there wouldn't be any wars. Though I know she was making a political statement and this is not what she meant, I, on one hand, agree with her. If mothers ruled the world, perhaps there wouldn't be any terrorists and there wouldn't be a need for wars. Perhaps if mothers ruled the world there wouldn't be any genocide and there wouldn't be a need for wars. Perhaps if mothers ruled the world there wouldn't be nuclear and biological weapons, drug and human trafficking, and the rape and torture and starvation of people all over the world and there wouldn't be a need for war.
On the other hand, remember a few years ago the case of the cheerleader mom? She thought that murdering the mom of another cheerleader would help her daughter make cheerleader. Cheerleading...nothing like world peace. What about the minister's wife who killed her husband and served just a few months in jail? How will that affect those three little girls who lost their daddy? Or, the mom who allegedly set her 3 children on fire this weekend in North Texas? How about a mom like Brittney Spears? Yeah, I want her ruling the world.
All I can think, really, is what a ridiculous thing to say. If mothers ruled the world there would still be different ideologies and cultures and beliefs. There would still be a quest for power and the corruption that goes along with it. There would still be evil and selfishness and injustice -- even if mothers ruled the world.
Love being a mom -- just not out to rule the world,