Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon
has a fun entry about a conservative having a melt-down because single moms can get a Hallmark card on father’s day.
Pandagon got the link from an entry on Alicublog. Take a look at that one as well.
That conservative is Heather McDonald. Here is the original article.
Of course it’s another “conservative” lament about how our society is disintegrating, how it’s deteriorating, how it is going to hell in a hand basket.
Call me crazy, but doesn’t it seem that in the last throws of a declining civilization, where all human values have been lost, where we wander through a desolate social landscape bereft of morals and decency…
…doesn’t it seem that Hallmark would be, um, irrelevant?
Somehow, I find it difficult to believe that a child showing gratitude to her mother for doing the job of two parents year around, year in and year out is one of the preliminaries to the apocalypse.
It’s difficult to mourn too much for a society that raises children who, instead of being bitter and resentful at not having a father in their lives, can seek out a card to show gratitude for the mother that they have.
Color me confused.