Today in Nancy Campbell’s blog Above Rubies she has an entire pile of awful posts denigrating women, ordering them to be submissive, have babies, the usual women hating nonsense. But there was this post too. As with most of Nancy’s advice this is childish wishful thinking. Reducing actions down to “The Little Engine Who Could” because you just have to think, “I think I can, I think I can.” Yes, like that works so wildly well with the unsuccessful.
Simplistic explaination of a complex dynamic, check. Brainwashing via memorization, check. Check your brain, logic skills and thinking at the door, check. Perfection. A perfect meme for Quiverfull, never admit that your lack of education will stop you from becoming a doctor, or an engineer or anything else you could desire, name it, proclaim it and belief it will happen.
This is just the prosperity gospel repackaged in a different way. Nothing new. While is a good lesson to impart to children that you should try things, develop inner fortitude and resilience it should not be conflagrated into “think it, be it.”
I will give Campbell one thing. She manages to find ways to endlessly repackage old garbage, and that’s what this thinking is – garbage, into the shiny new packaging more palatable to those that follow her writings.
While a positive attitude is good, this is pure magical thinking. You might as well be rubbing a Magic 8 Ball.
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