damn good thing a few patriots didn't just say the British Empire is just too powerful to stand infront of, we should just wait until it runs out of steam. I have heard many sorry excuses for doing nothing, not so much isolationist as parasitic, feeds off the system while doing nothing to help what feeds it. A scabies or toe fungus, not any danger to the host, just an irritant.
I too firmly believe every citizen should be content with their place in society, should live happy and content lives within society. The ability to move in society pretty much defeats the caste system. However I do want my daughter to know her place and be content in it-
managing the family household budget or a fortune 500 company
Fixing her daughter's ouchie boo-boo or another's teen clinging to life after a bus accident
Killing spiders in the house or bad men in far away lands
The problem with 'know their place' is those who want it seldom agree with the place others choose.
Time heals all wounds as best as I can recall, never heard it claimed it rights any wrongs.
Men AND women who are willing to risk more than ridicule usually are credited with wrong righting.
Bottom line for most 'know their place' types is a very narrow focus on who show know their place. A woman doesn't upset society by wanting to chase her dreams... anymore than a black man for sitting at a lunch counter, or one man saying 'I DO' to another.
What it does is rock the narrow world view of a few fungi on society's feet... like toe jam on the walk of life...
In the last election ofr president in Mexico there was a woman running and her campaign slogan was "I'm different"
That was scary after seeing Obama get in saying just the same thing, and she meant just that she was a woman and not anything about her ideas.
I would never attempt to change the world view of anyone so determined to be nothing more than a self serving irritant for society, perhaps like a grain of sand, society will encase and seal away such irritants creating a pearl for others.
Society has shown women their role/place in society for a very long time..
Joan d'Arc, Elizabeth I, Molly Pitcher, Sacajawea, Earhart, Madam Curie, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride, I think you get the idea.
It just isn't the teachings you would have girls learn, too bad so sad.
I never said time was limited to one lifetime, you know better, the British Empire wasn't going to run out of steam in one lifetime, nor will 'this wrong', as you see the current path of society, run out of gas in a lifetime. You quibble, petty folks hold hard to perceived slights and grudges. You tried to claim time will right the wrong, no sir, people stepping forward do that, from Joan to Rosa, women step forward and right wrongs, Time just marches on...
Interesting thought, society is just replacing one set of wrongs with another, perhaps an more enlightened view is as society advances it replaces one badly flawed society- slavery, women as second class citizens, discrimination, colonial 'empires' that devastated whole swathes of people, with one not as flawed, working toward a better society.
One clear fact is no one agrees 100% with all of society, but it is an interesting mix that claims society is going in a totally wrong direction. They all think they stand alone but there are many, just too socially dysfunctional to be able to gather.
People upset an old not longer functional society by chasing their dreams, be it equality for women, blacks, nations under colonial rule. I'm sure many white folks would like 'the good ol' days' where not only women but blacks knew their place. I imagine some Brits long for the days when the sun never set on the British Empire, and change is never easy, like childbirth painful and messy, however without it the human race ends.
Why is it a massive waste of time? Time makes diamonds, oil, pearls. Odd you call turning an irritant into a prize a massive waste of time when you hold grudges for centuries...
Odd you call national heroes examples of what not to be when several of them come from the time you idealize and lead their nations in times of great strife. Rather than good examples of what is wrong they are excellent examples of why you are wrong.
Strong women who lead men in battle, rallied a nation when an armada bore down on HER country, lead our first explorers, worked on the frontiers of knowledge on isotopes, set world records, and traveled into space, showing future female leaders the sky is literally no longer the limit.
I agree time works away at everything, but sure as age takes the bloom off a rose, you can't turn back the hands of time. Time marches ON, not back. We will not go back to the 50's, to separate but equal, to women seeing no further than the grocery store and dry cleaners on Mondays....
It is a matter of opinion or viewpoint what progress in society is? I disagree, the opinion needs to be fully vetted in facts, not fantasy to be of much value. How worthy of consideration is the viewpoint the earth is only 10,000 years old? How about believing the earth is flat or the opinion blacks can never be trustworthy?
Opinions that ignore facts that don't jib with the preconceived notion, the fantasy world being weaved are fatally flawed. Viewpoints that encourage people to show no courage, not matter the 'stand alone rhetoric' are not worthy of a freeman, even a misanthropic,misogynist, flight not fight one. It almost sounds like one of those liberal touchy feely communes to base your life on the 'Universal Good/Truth/credit card'. Like many things that are oversimplified and underdefined that theory of conduct died out as men progressed past pledging loyalty to the Lord of the Manor, and nobles being exempt from common law.
A madman have commitment to his delusions, a sociopath a steady heartbeat as he filets his victims, but it doesn't make him just, or worthy of consideration.
I have nothing against a Women in the White House. Now the trick is to find one that is worthy of the job. If there is a women that appears on the spectrum that has good plans for the country, then I will consider voting for them. But the idea of voting for a president based on gender is quite childish.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain