Unfortunately, we live in a time where all “creators” fear the day they will be prohibited from sharing their work. It seems the Philosophy of Motherhood has been targeted. Two days ago one of my pieces was taken down from Facebook for several hours for promoting “human exploitation for personal gain”, without any indication of how it did so. (I will let you be the judge of the piece.) My only guess is that the phrase “Life isn’t Fair” was deemed inappropriate. And considering the fact that my site makes no money, ‘I’m not sure what “personal gain” I could be reaping). I was locked out for two days and now I have several strikes against me, with reduced distribution. Facebook has warned me that at any time they may delete my page. I now have 5,000 followers on Facebook and it has become my main avenue of spreading the work of Philosophy of Motherhood.
I hope my readers will agree that I try to be balanced. I do not believe in being vindictive or personal in any arguments. Most of my writing is an attempt to dig deeper into philosophy and ancient wisdom for the benefit of mothers and all my readers. I am generally skeptical of many conspiracy theories and the general paranoia prevalent today, and perhaps all this was a misunderstanding. However, the experience has been an eye-opener for me.
“Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.” Jordan Peterson
It seems that anyone who shares the belief in the reality of objective truth, the benefit of traditional or religious morality, or who questions modern postmodernism or materialist philosophy is now at risk of being kicked off social media platforms. I do not see the attack on free speech as a left-right issue. It is human nature to want to suppress what we see as dangerous. Honest attempts at discovering the truth can be seen as dangerous when they threaten others’ worldviews. But we must be allowed to look outside our own limited perspectives and preconceived notions. Progression can only occur when we can freely exchange ideas and question one another. ++
Yet, this is the world we live in and we must prepare and be ready. If you find our site beneficial please do the following:
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I will stop publishing my long-form articles in their entirety on Facebook. I have done so for ease of viewing but will now simply add excerpts. The main piece will be found on the website, with added resources. I hope readers will take the time to click the link.
I pray that the Philosophy of Motherhood will continue for years to come. If it is God’s will, we will find a way. This site has always been dedicated to researching topics that may help young women, mothers, and all parents look deeply at the meaning, value, and purpose of life and parenting. We will continue in that endeavor. Thank you so much for your support. Any suggestions you may have on how to secure the future of our site are welcome.