Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

October 29, 2008

Forget Marxism…

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Structural Feminism?

Do you want to get to know Barack Obama a little better before the election?  I would strongly suggest visiting Dan Caplis Reports: The Obama Tapes.  They are excerpts from his book, Dreams From My Father, complete with audio recordings of Obama reading them. 

Obama and his campaign are continuing to dismiss the socialism allegations, and with good reason.  The majority of Americans deplore the tenets of socialism.  The ones left are the college professors, Hollywood actors, and “intellectual” elites who have never quite set foot in the real world.  The rest are blinded by the Obama star and have no idea what socialism even means.    

So, of course Obama is trying to distance himself from this (until after he’s elected).  Just like he has had to distance himself from a variety of people and institutions (ACORN, Ayers, Wright, Khalidi, you get the idea.)  It’s the same story, told again and again.  To anyone with a genuine concern for the future of America as we know it, to anyone who believes that the US Constitution is sufficient unchanged, and to anyone who balks at the thought of such a man with so many radical connections leading the free world, Barack Obama is a real problem. 

One excerpt from Obama’s book has come up of late.  Obama says:      

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

Okay, so Obama carefully chose his friends.  Interesting choices.  I’m always drawn to Marxists, myself. 

Then I got to wondering, what in h3ll is a structural feminist?  Here is a short definition (as opposed to about thirty other derivatives of feminism): 

“Structural feminist theory focuses on social structures, notably patriarchy and capitalism that oppress women. Theorists in this tradition emphasize the dominating influence of these social structures, but by doing so they also tend to construe women as passive. Despite their somewhat deterministic view of women’s circumstances, structural feminists nevertheless call for resistance toward the mechanisms in families, schools, and workplaces that serve to reproduce oppressive relations of power.”

Of all the different types of feminists he could have chosen to hang out with, he narrowed it down to the one that thinks capitalism is oppressive.  Got it.

This takes me back.  I have known these types.  I went to a liberal arts (read, liberal) four-year private college.  I was an english major.  (Not quite as bad as a sociology or philosophy major as far as that goes, but really, there were plenty of Birkenstocks in my department.)   I sat through four long years of such academic tripe.  Oppression, dominating hegemony, status quo, blah blah blah blah blah.  Enough, already!  I recall thinking, “Yeah, what a shi!!y deal, that you people can sit around with your lattes at the coffee shop, discussing how oppressive this country is.” 

I’m not black, so I can’t talk about that.  But damn it, I’m a woman, and you wanna know something?  Patriarchy?  I’m OVER IT.  Most people, the people who make this country work—no matter what their race or sex—don’t sit around griping about past oppression.  They don’t flock to the coasts and to the universities to live in alternate universes of their own creation.  They just go out and live life.

As for universities selling themselves as places that invite “diversity of ideas,” I found out first-hand that diversity and tolerance extend only so far.  The classroom as a place for objectivity?  Only if you’re praising Karl Marx or bashing Christianity (especially Catholicism.)

I recall one situation in particular.  It’s truly the one time I wish I was one of those students who brought recording devices to lectures in lieu of taking notes.  It was my sophomore year, (required) African American Literature.  The professor, an African American woman and decent enough educator, came in one morning, twenty minutes late, and came unglued on us.  I’m not kidding, it was a full twenty minutes of nonstop lunacy.  She was unhinged.  She swore at us, talking about oppression and our ancestors, throwing in some truly awful language, pacing around the room, turning suddenly around and picking out certain students and getting in their faces.  Looking back, we were all stunned, I think.  No one wanted to make eye contact with her for fear of being singled out. 

As I said, this went on for a solid 20 minutes before she left the classroom.  She went on a leave of absence for the rest of the semester (hopefully to a good psychiatrist), and damage control was promptly called in the following day.  We were encouraged to “talk about it,” and the university president, and president of student affairs, along with some more university higher-ups were present as well.  I’ll never forget it. 

Why am I relating this episode?  To me, for a man who aspires to be the POTUS to align with and purposely form friendships with these types of people, who are caught up in a theoretical and radical world where the only thing that matters is so-called racial, social and economic “justice,” is a scary proposition.  While the rest of society has moved beyond these injustices, people like Reverend G-D America Wright, for example, simply fare better as long as oppression still exists, and they’ll play it up as much as they can.  What would they do without it?

In short, it appears that these types of people all have a grudge.  And I believe that Obama has one, too.  

Barack Obama:  A man who laments that the Constitution places limits on government and regrets that courts aren’t radical enough.  A man—a lawyer, community organizer, and university professor—who chooses to work with these types of radical ideologues, sit on boards with them, dine with and toast them, and listen to them preach every Sunday for twenty years.  A man with a grudge who aspires to be the next president.  All necessary ingredients for disaster are present and accounted for.



  1. Let’s see. We dont want to answer the hard questions. We want you to follows us like SHEEP. We don’t want you to see the tape. We want you to give us your HARD-earned money so we can give it out to those who have not earned it. We want to raise taxes when the dollar is down. We want you to follow US LIKE SHEEP.

    America, dont go BA BA. We are not sheep. If he is so truthful then ANSWER THE HARD QUESTIONS. SHOW US THE TAPE. Bums voting with no proof of address. Acorn and its fraudulent registrations. Acorn trained by Obama. Can we say flim flam man? Snake oil salesman. The DNC has had control of congress for 2 years; they made this mess. Don’t give away this great NATION. If we do, then this great nation will pay.

    Comment by sfokc6125 — October 29, 2008 @ 8:48 am |Reply

  2. I love you! One mom to another. This campaign is proving to be very frustrating for me as I hear friends and family who are going to vote for this constitution hating socialist. I have sent the link of your blog to my friends and hope it is read and taken to heart. Thank you for your conservative point of view and for having the courage to expose yourself. You go girl!

    Comment by Lisa — October 29, 2008 @ 12:57 pm |Reply

  3. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Beautifully said. I couldn’t agree more. I am so frustrated with some people these days. So rude and disrespectful! It disgusts me how people have been treating Sarah Palin, yet Americans can’t even get Obama to answer a few simple questions, which we have the right to know. And why does Obama keep saying over and over again how he is going to “change America”? God bless America and God bless us all if Obama is elected…….

    Comment by Karla — October 29, 2008 @ 2:24 pm |Reply

  4. Hey Lindy! I moved to Florida about a year and a half ago from Denver, Colorado. I listened religiously to Dan Caplis every afternoon on the radio. He’s great, but I couldn’t stand his partner Craig Silverman – the liberal to Dan’s conservative. Thanks for the link! This has been more than just frustrating, I can’t believe how truly blind people are. Either the reports that Obama is hypnotising are true or people really are Marxism fans here in America or people are just plain stupid. They’re digging a grave I don’t want to get into.

    Comment by dsgawrsh — October 29, 2008 @ 6:45 pm |Reply

  5. Thank you for describing what it is like to study liberals these days. You describe so well my experience in art school learning about structuralism and french feminism. I remember the day our professor told us that structural feminists believe that women don’t exist: they are a social construct. These are the friends that Obama chose carefully. But don’t listen to me. I come from a very strange family. My Mom was a “Woman” (she doesn’t exist) and my Dad was a man, he did exist. Worst of all they were married… each other!

    Comment by George Herrin — October 29, 2008 @ 10:42 pm |Reply

  6. Boys and Girls. Just get out and vote. In spite of the lib media, there’s still more people with sense in this country than the Acorn, Ayers, Wright, Kalida nut jobs. I live in a state that is reliably blue so my plea goes to all of you to double your efforts in states that we can win.

    Comment by Robert Burrow — November 1, 2008 @ 11:40 pm |Reply

  7. Great piece!
    Obama is the result of a lost childhood with his father. Many young men feel the same sense of lost, but his lost has been enhanced by the nuts of society. The misfits, who engage in hate for all not like them and for all who diagree with them. The Muslims, The Marxist, the Socialist, and the Communist, the gangs of the street will destroy all not like them Mr. Obama was groomed by his grands, his mother, Islam, Harvard, and Ayera,Wright, Farrahkan, Michele and all of his Muslim buds and structural feminist. He will thrive on chaos like Hitler in WW2, as he was a democratic-Socialist and sterilized all germans who looked like Obama.

    Comment by btilly — November 2, 2008 @ 6:33 pm |Reply

  8. This election simply proved to me that we need to eliminate voting rights for the mentally retarded, and for those people who DO not pay income taxes, but instead receive earned income credit. Obama will buy you a home, buy your gas, give you a job, health care and a free college education…at least in the minds of multiple Obama-maniacs.

    Meanwhile, adults such as myself will continue to work for a living and accept no handouts or government subsidies. Welcome to the nanny-state. May God Bless America.

    This was not an election, it was a very well strategized plan which spanned several decades to occupy the Whitehouse with a blatant marxist/socialist. The NEA had a large hand in this plan’s accomplishment. The fat, dumb, and idiots among us are contented to be handed the promise of gratuities in exchange for their precious vote.

    The social engineers (Sharpton, Jackson, etc.) have carved out a huge niche of blissfully ignorant sheep, and their own reward by their mind numbing cries of social IN-JUS-TISS.

    I could list here a multitude of useful idiots in the past several decades who have fomented the atmosphere ncessary to produce the results of this past Tuesday.

    Instead I will ponder a list of patriots who have the spine to admit honestly why we have allowed this to occur.

    Comment by FRANKLY — November 6, 2008 @ 4:39 pm |Reply

  9. The real problem here is that these people make their living , and some quite well, at dwelling on the past mistakes of past generations. You are correct when you call use the word unhinged, I have witnessed many unhingings in my lifetime and I mostly come from those who have really had it okay. Mom and Dad gave them a decent life and now it’s their time to step up and they are incapable of letting go much less lead. Blacks and women have made great strides in equality by educating White men not alienating them. They spoke sensibly and honestly and we agreed and moved on.

    Comment by Andrew Turner — February 12, 2010 @ 10:01 am |Reply

  10. I just Googled “Structural Feminist” and your blog came up as a result. I am so glad I found it. Great work, Lindy! It is too bad that more people weren’t paying attention at the time you wrote this piece. We are paying dearly for their ignorance and gullibility. Thank you. I have shared this on Facebook as a lesson.

    Comment by Cheryll Ruley — March 14, 2012 @ 6:41 pm |Reply

  11. Google led me to this post as my husband and I were watching “Barack 2016” and discussing what structural feminism is supposed to be. These are scary times. Your post was right on four years ago, and it’s right on tonight. So scary. Thank you for standing up for all of us. Praying for you, yours, and the USA.

    Comment by Jen — October 20, 2012 @ 9:07 pm |Reply

  12. I personally believe this amazing posting , “Forget Marxism Lindys Blog:
    Where Mom is Always Right”, highly compelling not to mention the post was a
    very good read. Many thanks,Noemi

    Comment by — January 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm |Reply

  13. How right you were!

    Comment by Cassandra — February 13, 2014 @ 9:26 pm |Reply

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