Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Citizens United, the people who bought you the Supreme Court, are launching a new movie next week that would make even Christine O’Donnell touch herself:
The first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words, “Fire from the Heartland” is a powerful statement about America at a crossroads and the women who have awakened to the crisis. With role models such as Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, and Phyllis Schlafly as inspiration, these women are the unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement.
Tracing the long history of the many conservative women who have been the backbone of this great nation, from the founding mothers of our Republic to today’s “Mama Grizzlies,” this powerful and compelling documentary honors the self-made American woman.
Activists, politicians and commentators such as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Michelle Easton, Sonnie Johnson, Jenny Beth Martin, Michelle Moore, Jamie Radtke, Deneen Borelli, Janine Turner, and Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis, Jean Schmidt, and Michele Bachmann share their emotional stories of hardship and triumph in their fight for freedom. These women leaders are fanning the flames of liberty across the nation.
We love a good hagiographic handjob trailer as much as the next cynical propagandist, so we applaud their fine work, as well as the inside joke of including Ann Coulter among their “women”. But their title card — also prominently featured on their website — caught our attention:
How wonderfully iconic! A family farm! Say, EPA background page, how are those doing?
In spite of the predominance of family farms, there is strong evidence of a trend toward concentration in agricultural production. By 1997, a mere 46,000 of the two million farms in this country accounted for 50% of sales of agricultural products (USDA, 1997 Census of Agriculture data). That number was down from almost 62,000 in 1992.
That’s odd — 40 percent of those two million farms are classified “Residential/Lifestyle”, while another 15 percent fall under “Retirement”. For that matter, four out of five Americans live in “urban” areas — including small towns, granted, but small towns ain’t farms.
So we’re not sure what that “family farm” is supposed to represent. The only other place we see them these days is in horror movies. Which, come to think of it, may be the point.
Bachmann: The Movie [Weigel]