Ruthless women

I wake up in the mornings now and realize that two of the most powerful political figures in my life share my gender.  Something I’ve waited a long time to witness.  Let’s make one thing perfectly clear though; women are not the kinder gentler sex!  We have not cornered the market on combining common sense with integrity, and we do not overflow with loving kindness, and decency is an exercise at times.  We probably won’t save the world without help.

My daughter was seven days old the day her biological father gave her a few subtle shakes when he was angry with me.  Something ugly woke up inside of me instantly.  I’ve never experienced anything like it since. I was going to kill him.  My mind planned it out so fast I couldn’t believe how the lizard brain works, I never fed it and it knew stuff I never imagined that it could know.  It knew that if I snatched the glasses off of his face and wadded them up in a ball he wasn’t going to be able to see me very well for what I was going to do next.  He would have a harder time defending himself.

I had been told my whole life that women were gentle and kind and loving and not capable of atrocity……what a load of B.S. that turned out to be and nobody did me any favors that day by telling me such baloney as I grew to womanhood. I ended up almost scaring my own self to death experiencing all of me one day.  Thankfully though I chose a different course and baby and I left him instead of causing him to leave this plane for fucking ever more (see, the lizard still remembers. The lizard will never forget that day and I talk to the lizard about that whole deal a lot but the lizard will always be the lizard).

Women can be just as ruthless as men and I don’t want any of us getting confused anymore where gender and ruthlessness are concerned, but we probably still will.

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Hillary’s documented stance on the Iraq War

“We cannot let Al Qaeda have a staging ground in Iraq.”
“We have made common cause with some of the Iraqis themselves in Anbar province.”
“We also have to look at the way the Kurds are being treated.”
“We also have to pay attention to Iranian influence.”
“We will have to protect our interests. We’ll have an embassy there.”
“If the Iraqi government does get its act together, we may have a continuing training mission.”

Here are a couple more reasons cited by Clinton for a continuing deployment of American troops to prevent Iraq degenerating into a failed state “that serves as a petri dish for insurgents and Al Qaeda.” They come from an interview she gave to the New York Times back in March.

Iraq “is right in the heart of the oil region.”
Leaving Iraq altogether would be “directly in opposition to our interests…to Israel’s interests.”

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Nancy’s leading with decency and integrity runneth over…..

“Look,” she said, the chicken breast on her plate untouched. “I had, for five months, people sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco, angering neighbors, hanging their clothes from trees, building all kinds of things — Buddhas? I don’t know what they were — couches, sofas, chairs, permanent living facilities on my front sidewalk.”

Unsmilingly, she continued: “If they were poor and they were sleeping on my sidewalk, they would be arrested for loitering, but because they have ‘Impeach Bush’ across their chest, it’s the First Amendment.”

“We have to make responsible decisions in the Congress that are not driven by the dissatisfaction of anybody who wants the war to end tomorrow,” Pelosi told the gathering at the Sofitel, arranged by the Christian Science Monitor. Though crediting activists for their “passion,” Pelosi called it “a waste of time” for them to target Democrats. “They are advocates,” she said. “We are leaders.”

It was a rather fierce response to the party’s liberal base, which frightens many a congressional Democrat. But it wasn’t out of character for the new speaker. Pelosi’s fixed and constant smile makes her appear as if she is cutting an ad for a whitening toothpaste. But when you listen to the words that come from her grinning maw, the smile seems more akin to that of a barracuda.


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  1. invoking the Sanchez for her own brewing purposes…….someone make it stop!

    • KrisC on October 15, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I love that, it’s better than “the snake”, I guess.  You’re right, Tracy, women are every bit cat-ty as men are snake-ish.  These two are not the best representation of our sex available to us, but unfortunately they are the ones front and center for the moment.  Then you have Ann Coulter spewing her venom, Michelle Malkin and all the rest of the haters in the media.  For some reason there’s no room for nice people in our society anymore.
    Yet, I’m glad you chose to leave your husband instead of letting the lizard take over-good choice, because I’m glad you’re here to share your wonderful writing with us.

  2. …the more I begin to believe that men and women are far more alike than we were led to believe growing up (except for the ‘naughty bits’).

    And I believe the science is starting to catch up with this idea too.

    But it’s those ‘naughty bits’ and the meaning thereof that cause all the confusion, misunderstanding and general heartache.

    Well, that and we men can be real assholes sometimes, too.

    Cheers, MT – nice essay!

  3. for a great diary, MilitaryTracy.

    Only that you could touch off a rant in me that would not end, a tangential amen chorus to it all.

    I think I have observed that it often works like this:  women, generally, have been involved in nurturing.  Our lives demand empathy, in order to discern the needs of yet inchoate babes.

    Men, too frequently, are involved in warfare.  On the battlefield the last thing a soldier wants is to empathize with his opponent. 

    Therefore whether one wants to mire the argument with genetics or not, social forces generally present women as nurturers and men as conquerors.

    Before Bush, as you probably know, there were codes of ethics about warfare.  Certain things were just not done.  In fact my hubby, a Nam Vet, never heard of sexual torture despite the ugliness of it all.  Bush has lowered the bar for a man…  war used to be about establishing hierarchy, not necessarily annihilation.  It is well-known military science lore that if one leaves the conquered too angry they will not be “governable” or a very productive slave class.  So there were limits.

    What I have learned of women is:  make them angry and they fight to annihilate.  No concern about establishing hierarchy, just pure “lizard” fury as you beautifully describe.  The rage just goes from 0 to 100 at once.  This seems to hold whether we are talking about physical violence or just gossip.  As a once-successful visual artist before being arsonized/vandalized out of business by a neighbor who wanted the land, oh have I seen the fickleness and jealousy.  Women get going with words on you and look out.  Men never did as much to me, ever.  The women spoke daggers to my back (their men were praising my work, which demolished my advantage).  Ouch.

    As for these ruling class women, as someone from coffin-boat Irish stock (especially this sequence), I say the death of the US will be the clever social camoflauge of the 2-party aristocracy who have done everything they can to make the public think in grossly oversimplified social/racial paradigms.

    What we’ve got is full-blown reptiles in lipstick, that you’ve said.

    These women were born with silver spoons in mouth.  They indeed have the empathy of vipers.

  4. Hell hath no fury as they say, both sexes have the lizard brain, women seem to have the emotional memory to recognize it more easily. I keep mine in a box at the base of my skull, and I sometime open that box and unleash it when necessary.

    Feminism has been co-opted, and has come to mean to some, wielding the lizard in fuck me shoes, and bragging about conquests. Neither  gender is empowered by regressing to our lizard brain. Cheering on either Lady McBeth, or Marie Antoinette, address not feminine strengths but facilitates the lizard, which lays waiting and is genderless. 

    • RiaD on October 15, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    who when asked why there were no women soldiers replied with something to the effect of….Women are Great soldiers…Once you get them mad enough to fight, they’ll fight like hell. Problem is, they won’t stop.

    or thats the way I heard it anyway 🙂

    • pfiore8 on October 15, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    i do think this: hillary and nance are emulating men and that’s why they are in trouble, imo

    if they handled this like women, we’d be getting someplace

    • Edger on October 15, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    But it often seems that women, especially women politicians, can be even more ruthless and lizard brained than men to prove that they are “tough” enough for a job that too many people think they “overflow with loving kindness” too much for….

    • Edger on October 15, 2007 at 10:33 pm
  5. because they actually THINK about it!  No hormone fueled rages for them!  No, they methodically and rationally plan to do harm to another instead of just reacting to forcefully at times.

    Back in WW2 the Russians were so hard pressed that they deployed all female regiments in defense of the Rodina…

    They weren’t in service long and had to be pulled from the lines during a time when every body was needed.

    And it wasn’t because they were weak, no it was because they had a record of doing “things” that when Stalin read of them it made him ill. 

    Women by virtue of the fact that their brains are not bathed in a soup of testosterone are by far the crueler of the sexes, because they do what they do with INTENT far more then men; who because their brains are bathed in that hormone have flashes of instinctive poorly thought out and planned aggression.

    It comes and goes just as quickly in most cases, but the ladies will put that rational, logical mind that nature spent a few million years on R&D coming up with, on the task.

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