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Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Supporting the Serial Adoptress: It's All About the Gifts

Recently, a female comic that I'd heard of, although never met, died. She had lung cancer and I don't think that she smoked. She was only in her late fifties and from all accounts, she was quite a funny comic. Someone on a comedy list passed around a video of her and in the interview, she talked all about how unfair comedy is to women. "We've already got a woman comic," she said that so many producers tell her regarding shows. Her whole thing during the interview video seemed to be about providing a voice for female comics who would otherwise have no voice. I've been doing comedy in and around Los Angeles for over six years now and I've yet to have anyone say any such thing to me. I'm not saying that it doesn't or hasn't ever happened, but I've experienced only shows in which funny women were just as respected as funny men. Of all the things that I wish to solve in this world, female victimization in the comedy and job world isn't one of them. Frankly, I don't see enough of it to find it much of a problem, and I say that as someone who took her then-infant around to many comedy shows only five years or so ago. Sure, I was thrown out of the Laugh Factory for breastfeeding, but that was certainly not because I was a woman per se. When I was pregnant, I was wholly welcomed into the Laugh Factory.

I mention this kind of thing because I find the taking of one woman's child by another woman, deemed to be superior, as one of the greatest insults to women ever. I'd much rather fight that battle than the supposed prejudice regarding a job or comedy show. For those who wish to discriminate against women or whomever, there are always other jobs or comedy shows or whatever. However, taking away a child from a mother is usually an event that has permanent implications, both for the child and mother; and there's no replacing a child. Taking a child from his or her mother is one of the cruelest forms of degradation to women and my unadopted and un-adoption-brainwashed friend, E., easily recognized this easily after reading my blogs, as do others unaffected by adoption. However, Parade, America's Fabian Socialist magazine, tries hard to brainwash the common folk. With propaganda sheets in almost every major- and medium-market newspaper, Parade tries hard to focus on the globalist agenda, which has, for many years, included the breakup of natural families and the recycling of children to families deemed more worthy by the social wreckers who place themselves as gods over the lives of children whose parents are willing to listen. Therefore, it does not at all surprise me that today's installment of socialist propaganda includes an article by adoptress, mother, and "Contributing Editor" to America's Fabian Socialist rag, Jacquelyn Mitchard, entitled "The Richest Woman in Town."

The article goes on to show what lengths this serial adoptress will go to in order to prove how worthy she is of other people's children. Mitchard, who through "birth and adoption," claims ownership and parentage of seven children, although she is not clear on which children are actually hers and which she's taken from another mom. Interestingly, Mitchard has so much control over her financial situation that her assistant must tell her that she and her husband--who, like most adopter husbands, simply goes along with his wife's indulgences--are broke. I can't help but wonder if some of her adoptees have parents who are doing financially better than she at the moment. Nonetheless, Mitchard and her DH are bound and determined to take two more children from their country and their mom, whom Mitchard has already demeaned to a mere "birth mother." The mother's sin, in this case, was not necessarily having children out of wedlock, as was the case when my own mother was robbed of her firstborn, but rather, the new adoptees' mother contracted AIDS. Oh well, too f'in' bad, at least according to Mitchard. Or to put it more appropriately: I, American adoptress, deserve to be called mommy much more than some African woman who has untreated HIV. Even if she weren't broke, I doubt that Mitchard ever considered sponsoring the mother and children so that the family could stay together, perhaps bringing the mom for some medical treatment in the United State. Nah.

Unfortunately, this kind of I'm-entitled-to-your-child attitude pretty much sums up American adopters who see themselves, even flat broke, as far superior to real mothers, especially those dying in other countries. Yep, Mitchard, who claims to not "really know how we're going to make it," has opened her home to two more children who'll have a much better life with a trampoline and used dolls than they would with their mother and extended family. Yep, it's all about the gifts, even if they're slightly used. Interestingly, the same out-of-money excuse has propelled many a mom to give up her child both in the United States and abroad. Oh, but I guess when you're the Contributing Editor of Parade magazine, and you have no idea that you're about to be broke (of course, she blames it on those nasty investor-types who take your money and make bad investments), you're still a good candidate to take two children from their dying mom (hey, I guess maybe she'll die more quickly now! I certainly would if someone took my children). Of course, Mitchard insists that her two new adoptees conform to the positive adoption language that America's Fabian Socialist Magazine uses. Natural family ties are gone and all the Mitchard household children are the two adoptees' "brothers and sisters." And of course, Mitchard will insist on replacing the mom, even before she dies, by asking the girls to call her and her husband "mom and dad." Ah, adoption: the lies of it are lovely, aren't they?!? Meanwhile, I and many other good writers (see my list of links) are not heard in mainstream media because of our outlandish views on adoption. It's worth remembering that the LaLeche League canceled my appearance at their national convention and a book publisher canceled my book contract because I support natural families' staying together. In a globalist village, don't ya' see, everybody is everybody else's child and nobody has any real natural family ties. Funny how I used to teach B.F. Skinner's Walden Two, which supports the concept in the previous sentence, to my first-year English students at North Carolina State University. My students were appalled by the idea of recycling children and severing natural family ties. Ah, but that was ten years and many pro-adoption articles ago. I'm sure they've mellowed into a more politically-correct and globalist way of thinking by now.

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