It is a grievous fact that Hillary has dropped into the shadows somewhat since the election was un-democratically stolen from her, but I still want to talk about her. She won. Never let that die. Never. She won the election of 2016.
However, just as she was announcing her candidacy, my mate Michael (deceased now as of March 2016) bought me a great book, “The Hillary Doctrine”, Sex & American Foreign Policy by Valerie M. Hudson & Patricia Leidl. I read it in three days. It is very, very, well written and a brilliant book.
The subjugation of women and all living things on the earth is due in great measure to the U.S. military-industrial complex in alliance with for-profit multinational corporations; tax-payer funded. This book paints a picture of how that plays out. Unfortunately, Hillary supported some of these corporations in her desire for power. She was called on the carpet for that frequently, as though her payment for the ascent to power should be any different than a man’s when our government functions as a for-profit business to start wars. If she was going to be President, there was a price to pay. I personally wouldn’t have done it and she lost. These are big failures for her. She still set a precedent for women all over the world and realized great things in her government positions. I am grateful to her for these lessons.
The book is a study or a documentary of sorts and is filled with true case scenarios of what has been done to women in Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. It’s gruesome. It’s non-fiction (true), is documented extensively, and puts our contractors, military, and the U.N. in the hot seat for what they’ve done to women in these countries. It’s very disturbing and I encourage every feminist to read it.
This book is not about Hillary Clinton, pro-Hillary Clinton, or for Hillary Clinton. That said, the book IS about her fabulous quote,
“The subjugation of women is a threat to the common security of our world and to the national security of our country.”
Do you think we may have seen this in action on an international scale during the women’s march? Do you think this may be because Hillary Clinton was known, loved, and respected all over the world, women knew what she stood for and knew who she was, and were protesting the theft of the election from her? I do.
I ask the Women’s Movement to bring itself up to another notch and conduct itself in a manner that can be taken seriously by the world community rather than a U.S. Pop culture phenom that comes in waves. Her quote is a big deal. Read it a few times and then read the book. The condition of life for women on this planet is as big a deal as the condition of the planet itself! How many movements fight for the Earth? About fifty, and probably five big ones.
When I finished reading this book, I had an epiphany about how our minds could shift on this issue of subjugation of women in the war machine.
We all start out as a female in the dark of the womb.
There is no way to Peace, peace is the way (The Quakers)
Woman is peace
There is no way to woman, a woman is a way for life to be manifest
War is the absence of peace, and dark is the absence of light
Man is absent in the absence of woman because he comes through her.
Men start the war, in the dark, in the absence of peace, light, and women. Therefore, in order for men to make war, they must destroy women.
When men accept that peace is the way, violence toward women will end. Women must teach men the way of peace. To do that, we must boldly em-body it and boldly teach it our whole lives, in our bodies, in our homes, in our work, with our children.
The people who believed this and lived it were actually some of our ancestors and some were Quakers. Look up the history. Our country was founded to be a beacon, a light on a hill that could not be put out. The world watches us. Let’s lead as women…all of us.