for Mothers Day

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A Mother’s Pledge to and Covenant with
Every Other Mother on
Mothers’ Day
I will not raise my precious child to kill your precious child.
And if it is within my power, I will
not hand over my beloved child to others
to kill your beloved child, or
   to learn how to kill the one you cherish.
Why make such a pledge, and commit to such a covenant? Because the photo above—and worse—is what the weapons industry and their bought-and-paid-for deceitful politicians and mass media outlets are turning your child into today. Tomorrow they will turn your child into mud!
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“You fasten the trigger for others to fire,
then sit back and watch.
When the death count gets higher,
you hide in your mansions,
As young people’s blood
flows out of their bodies
and is buried in mud.”     
                                                               —Masters of War
No child—including your child or grandchild—can protect himself or herself from the schemes and snares of the spiritually and mentally disordered adults who own and operate—for gigantic profits and for the perpetuation and protection of their own luxurious life styles—the corporate, military, media, academic and institutional-religion interlocking juggernauts, that brainwash children into the tinsel glories and sadistic pleasures of violence and war. Children’s brains, and their stage of brain development, are helpless and hapless clumps of putty in such hands. If mothers do not protect their children, and every mother’s child, from the brain and body destroying wickedness of these systematic, for profit child abusers, who will? Not the Church, Synagogue or Mosque! Not the state and its institutions, e.g., schools! And, most assuredly, not the corporate media! 
For the most part only the mother has the knowledge and courage, that comes from her bonding in love with her child from the first instance of her child’s existence, that can resist and override the incessant propaganda—regarding the nobility, pleasures and goodness of violence and war, which from early childhood onward is poured into the brains of most children by everything from parades to movies to TV shows to Young (8-12) Marine Uniformed Squads to video games, e.g., America’s Army 3, Black Ops, Gears of War 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, etc. 
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A perpetual warfare state requires a perpetual warfare economy as well as perpetual wars. All this can only be accomplished by having a bottomless pool of young boys and girls perpetually nurtured to find attractive, and therefore desirable, participation in what they unquestioningly believe to be a noble, holy, heroic, virtuous, indeed exalted, activity—war. No high-tech or low-tech stone is left unturned to do the child brainwashing-recruiting job thoroughly. And truth, being the first casualty of war, necessarily becomes the first casualty of recruiting for war. Lies about anything and everything—from God’s will, to historical facts, to the consequences of combat, to veteran’s benefits—abound in this nurturing-recruiting process from the cradle to the military swearing-in ceremony. The developing, but still critically underdeveloped, brain of the child-adolescent, usually possesses no developed mental abilities equal to the task of discerning or warding-off the war-directed neurological hard wiring process that he or she is unknowingly being subjected to by adult con artists—in the service of the states, the churches, the schools, the media and big money.
 Do ponder the systematic, ongoing brutalization of your child’s mind and its future consequences for your child and for you, as well as for other mothers and their children. Then, ask yourself how important it is to you to protect your child from those who desire to turn him or her into their agent of violence and brutality in order to protect and enhance their agendas in this world? Again, if you do not protect your child from these mentally and spiritually disordered human beings who in their lust for power rapaciously prey on children, then you can be assured that the big shots who call the shots in the state, in commerce, in the media, in religious institutions and in academia will not only not lift a finger to protect them, they will do them great harm. They will, however, feign concern for your child (“I feel your pain”) and shed public crocodile tears and call your destroyed  child a hero when what is left of him or her comes home to you in a body bag or brain damaged, limbless or insane. 

We all live with failures and undone tasks. We all live with “It might have been”sBut surely, if there is any area where one would not want to have to say, “It might have been,” this is it. Today, Mothers’ Day, take this pledge and make this commitment to yourself and to all other mothers—and then do what you see needs to be done to fulfill it. And, if not a single other person agrees with you, you will always know that you did, out of love for your child and love for other mothers and their children, what you could do to protect your child and them from the Masters of War and the Moneymakers of War—whether they be Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus or atheists, white, black, brown, yellow or red, American, British, French, German, Israeli, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Palestinian, Congolese, Russian, etc.
Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
P.S. Of course there is no possibility that the nurturing and hard wiring of a child’s neurological pathways, in the fashion desired by the industrial weapons’ makers and those who serve them and live off of their largess, can be considered consistent with nurturing the mind of Christ in the child. Indeed, the change of mind (metanoia in Greek) that those who prey on the not yet fully developed brains of children and adolescents in order to turn them into future willing-killing instruments to serve their interests, is so incompatible with the change of mind (metanoia) that the Jesus of the Gospels teaches and calls for in His disciples, that it can be said, they are as far apart as hell is from Heaven.
War is indeed hell. So protect your child, and the children of other mothers like yourself, from those who wish to form his or her brain in a way that will eventually make your child desire to run into the arms of those, who without giving it a second thought, would throw your infinitely precious and beloved son or daughter into hell.
The First Mothers’ Day Proclamation
                                                                                     -Julia Ward Howe (1870) 

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts,
whether your baptism be that of water or tears!
Say firmly:
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies.
Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage,
             for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
     all that we have taught them of charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender of those of another
to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
 composed by Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

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