Luther said "God often gives riches to those gross asses to whom He gives nothing else." I was reminded of this reading the news that Warren Buffet is bullish on America because our women are finally getting the benefits of our unique economic system that specializes in "unleash(ing) human potential."
Since the beginning of time mothers have been the very center of the unleashing of human potential, or so I thought? Women have been free to be generalists who introduced their children to the universe as their husbands slaved in mind-numbing specialties introducing money into Warren Buffet's coffers, but now Old Moneybags wants the mothers, too? Who does he think will raise the children once all the bright women are in his offices and all the strong women are in the Armed Forces?
All the stupid weak women?
In this editorial in Fortune, Buffet announces:
America has forged (her past) success while utilizing, in large part, only half of the country's talent. For most of our history, women -- whatever their abilities -- have been relegated to the sidelines. Only in recent years have we begun to correct that problem.
Note that "we." Noblesse oblige.
What of Christians who sacrifice half their household income... so our wives may give themselves to that notorious relegation on the sidelines formerly known as "motherhood?"
Resistance among the powerful is natural when change clashes with their self-interest. Business, politics, and, yes, religions provide many examples of such defensive behavior. After all, who wants to double the number of competitors for top positions?
With motherhood being a bottom position, right Warren?
He closes with this:
No manager operates his or her plants at 80% efficiency when steps could be taken that would increase output. And no CEO wants male employees to be underutilized when improved training or working conditions would boost productivity. So take it one step further: If obvious benefits flow from helping the male component of the workforce achieve its potential, why in the world wouldn't you want to include its counterpart?
Fellow males, get onboard. The closer that America comes to fully employing the talents of all its citizens, the greater its output of goods and services will be. We've seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you'll join me as an unbridled optimist about America's future.
Earth to Warren: please tell me you've seen a baby? Even once? A mother? A nursing mother? A home? Please tell me you don't think a housewife's kitchen is demeaning and a chef's kitchen is grand? Please tell me you know what Pampers are and how to throw them away so the kitchen doesn't stink? Please tell me you know how many months a baby is carried in her mother's womb and how many years before that baby can live on her own? Please tell me where toilet paper comes from and what it's made of? Please tell me where we're going to get workers to change Baby Boomers' Depends?
This foolish man thought he was writing in support of woman when what he was really doing was preening himself publicly in such a way that would absolutely guarantee him the enduring enmity of every mother in our land—and every father, son, and daughter who loves her.
Ah yes, stop and consider how much richer these United States will be when we no longer waste women on motherhood and are free to gainfully employ them in the "workforce" as drones serving that Buffoon's bottom line.
But hey, Warren is the man with the plan. He knows when the first generation of women who abandon motherhood get old and need their Depends changed, and there are no sons or daughters to love and care for them because they've been off serving as Warren's drones, we can import drones from those countries where women are still "relegated," on "the sidelines," and "underutilized."
Where from joy women are still mothers.
Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. - John 16:21