dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Mother Knows Best: OFFICIAL

As we know, the end game of this whole blasted thing with Martha is to have Mike absorb wisdom from Elly about the impermanence of love and how the joy is finding it over and over again. This is because the whole damned thing with Martha has been a means of beating people over the head with the idea that a person can't really be in love with someone Mommy doesn't approve of. This is the ultimate end game of Mom Martyrdom: insisting that giving birth renders a woman infallible in knowledge and wisdom.

The problem is that people who read the strip can take and leave that so-called wisdom if they choose to. I choose to see what's in front of me: a not very bright woman who won't admit that her 'innocent' baby boy is a predatory jerk on the make blaming the target of his incoherent lust for leading him somewhere he wanted to get to a lot damned earlier than Martha is willing to and reacting by poisoning his impressionable (and tiny) mind against her. When the asshole can't cope with the idea of seeing her as a real person and runs away, she dispenses her poisoned molasses into his empty skull and this is supposed to delight us.
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