Henrymakow.com – May 12, 2018
My annual Mother’s Day article slightly revised
By her example, my mother, Helen Iskowicz Makow (1919-1983), taught me by example that love is selfless devotion to family. But I didn’t learn to show her my love before she died.
“I grew up in an era when the media taught us that homemakers were not cool. Women like my mother who nurtured and loved their families were denigrated. That attitude rubbed off on me.”
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
While the Illuminati are working overtime to make young women unfit for family, I’m glad to see Mother’s Day enjoying a vogue. Restaurants are booked solid as families prepare to honor mothers for their sacrifice.
My biggest regret is that I never showed my love to my mother before she died in 1983 of breast cancer. I think she knew I loved her but at 33, I was still too self-centered to repay her in kind. With embarrassment, I remember sitting in her hospital room marking term papers. When people are dying, we cannot really say our goodbyes. It is awkward. We want to maintain the illusion of recovery.
I learned from her how a woman brings love into the world by her selfless dedication to family. When someone totally sacrifices for you, when someone is unconditionally for you, it’s pretty hard not to love them.
Mothers are the unsung heroes of society. They do the difficult, thankless work of nurturing and teaching helpless children in sickness and in health.
My mother’s credo was to serve her husband first, children second, Canada third and Israel fourth. She wasn’t on the list.
She never demanded anything in return; and as result, we took her for granted. We exploited her.
She was so selfless that I noticed when once at dinner, she took a choice piece of meat for herself.
I grew up in an era when the media taught us that homemakers were not cool. Women like my mother who nurtured and loved their families were denigrated. That attitude rubbed off on me. Obviously, this was part of the Cabalist (Communist) war of annihilation against the family and society as a whole.
My mother had a successful business importing watch straps from Switzerland. After my father became more established, he asked her to end it and focus on the children. This was about 1954.