Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day quote

Though I do not believe in commercialization of emotions as is what is characteristic of Fathers Day (and Mothers Day and Assistants Day and take your child to work day and the millions of others 'days' advertisers have dreamed up to keep the consumption habit honed), the following quote from Obama today was interesting in its political and emotional undertones... (link courtesy of Andrew Sullivan)

Too many fathers are MIA. Too many fathers are AWOL, there’s a hole in your heart if you don’t have a male figure in the home that can guide you and lead you and set a good example for you. What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child — any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”

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