Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Expecting First Child, by Taylor Marsh
Bill Clinton tweeted his pleasure to be a “grandfather-to-be.”
The first hint of what is now manifesting came through Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure at the State Department, which included a technological retooling of the agency that had never been done before. Contrast the dismantling of State through budgetary lowering and foreign policy geared only to intervention in the Bush-Cheney era to HRC’s tenure. The difference is between HRC’s smart power versus GOP full military reliance as the only option, diplomacy completely discounted.
At State, HRC empowered younger aides to bold action, which the book HRC revealed in depth. This included the intervention of her staff in the Twitter update during Iran’s Green revolution, which came even as President Obama and the administration had a policy of non-engagement. Mother Jones offers more reporting, following the terrific book HRC.
Top graphic from Texts from Hillary
1968 Destruction Drops Mad Men Into the Cusp of the 1970s, by Taylor Marsh
It seems that not even Don Draper is immune to what happens to a man when his career is in limbo.
The unraveling in the series replicates what continues to play out between men, who used to control everything, and women who are gaining power as the ’60s turns into the feminist ’70s.
Pres. Obama Commemorates the Civil Rights Act, Honoring the Heroes [Video - Full Remarks], by Taylor Marsh President
Obama standing in a replica of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Oval Office, via Pete Souze [public domain]
Religious patriarchal leader accused of unspeakable crimes that reveals the Quiverfull movement, which is best known through TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting.
Phillips’s patriarchal movement teaches that men are, and should be, in the absolute control of women. Patriarchy considers women to primarily exist for the purposes of producing children, caring for the men, and rearing the children.
Females in the patriarchal movement are discouraged from attaining higher education of any kind and are told that their sole purpose is to marry a man within the movement to meet the purposes described above. In other words, women within this movement are perceived to exist only for the end-goals communicated by the male leaders that perceive themselves as the “patriarchs” of this world.
While Ms. Torres would have felt compelled to submit to Douglas Phillips, the purity culture would have meant at the same time, her submission made her “damaged goods” in her eyes, the eyes of her family, and her community—raising the cost for her to come forward to call him to account. She was, in fact, in a “no-win” situation.
What does it all mean, if anything?
The reason the photograph above is apt in this conversation is that it’s critical to remember where America’s image was around the world when Hillary Clinton took on the job as Obama’s chief diplomat. The Administration known for Abu Ghraib torture, black sites, and Guantanamo Bay, not to mention allowing Osama bin Laden to become ensconced inside Pakistan, had scuttled a century of American prestige, after promising that “honor and dignity” would be restored to the White House. That the Bush-Cheney administration didn’t pay for two wars, leaving a mess for the Obama administration domestically added to the job of the new Obama administration, which directly impacted the money they had to spend to restore America’s reputation.
No country can survive in peace, prosper financially, and build a society if women are not valued and made part of the solution. This has been proven conclusively and given prominence in American foreign policy during the brief four years of Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State.
No one ever talks about the technological jet engine Secretary Clinton installed inside the State Department, which the Bush administration never addressed in the first decade of the 21st century.
That’s just for starters… (read on)