Sep 17, 2007

"If Mothers Ruled the World, There Wouldn't Be Any G**D***** Wars in the First Place"—Thus Spake Sally Field


Here's what Sally Field said last night in her Emmy acceptance speech:

"If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any god-damned wars in the first place."


Girlfriend, you speak the truth. Painful, but true. I've thought the same thing many times over the years since the invasion of Iraq. Many times. As a mom.

"This belongs to all the mothers of the world—may they be seen and valued."


Amen. May we be seen and valued. Thank you. The perfect mantra. May we be seen and valued.

Backstage, she explained,

"I said what I wanted to say. I wanted to pay homage to the mothers of the world. And I very, very seriously think that if mothers ruled the world we wouldn't be sending our children off to be slaughtered."


Women did not start this war, although women fight and die in this war—both military women and civilians. Latest reports from the British firm ORB suggest that as many as 1,200,000 Iraqi civilians have been slaughtered since the 2003 unprovoked U.S. invasion of their soil.

Naturally, Fox, who was broadcasting the Emmys, censored Field's remarks: Fox and the Bush administration have been happily in bed together for years.

Thank you, Sally Field, for your fierce declaration of truth. May your bleeped remarks be hear 'round the world.

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[Photo above: Me holding my daughter at a pumpkin patch.]

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