Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Reason I Buy Girl Scout Cookies Every March

'Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. '  Girl Scout Mission

I was in the wrong body at the time to join the Girl Scouts, but I do wholeheartedly support it and their mission statement as a one time very short term member of the Boy Scouts. .

The Boy Scouts unfortunately got corrupted and taken over by the right wing a long time ago and have long since strayed away from their inclusive values.

The wingers tried but failed in their mission to conservatize the Girl Scouts here in the USA, and ever since then have made it their nefarious mission in life to spew hate at the Girl Scout movement here in the States every chance they get.

It a major reason why I have so much love for the Girl Scouts and when cookie drive time starts, I'm buying them in mass quantities.   In addition to the delicious cookies, the Girl Scouts is a wonderful 99 year old organization with 313 chartered Councils that has produced throughout its history millions of smart, confident, open minded and productive women making their positive marks on our society.

And the right wingers have a problem with that?   .Oh yeah, forgot about their War on Women and the conservafool movement wanting to roll the societal clock back to the 19th century.

The Girl Scouts have been under attack by the conservafools since 2001.   I remember the 2007 furor that erupted in Crawford, TX over the Waco based Bluebonnet Council giving a Woman of Distinction Award to a local Planned Parenthood executive that resulted in the demise of a Brownie troop there and decimated a Girl Scout one to just two members.. 

The Hate On the Girl Scouts rhetoric got ratcheted up another level not only over Planned Parenthood but also the GSA attempt to steer a neutral course when it comes to the abortion and GLBT issue debates.   They are also upset because some councils have decided that young girls on the cusp of puberty might want to know the facts of life based on science, evidence, and individual choice.

That makes them Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of right wing bullies.   The Girl Scouts have not only been attacked by Fox Noise, hate ministers and the rest of the Right Wing Noise Machine, they have even come up as an issue in a Washington state representatives race.

GOP candidate Hans Zeiger's old rantings on the subject surfaced in the middle of his race against Rep. Dawn Morrell.

One might wonder why the Girl Scouts have been spared the painful attacks that have been launched upon the Boy Scouts by the Left in recent years. The reasons are simple: the Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps. ... If the Girl Scouts of America can't get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere."
He's tried to frantically delete the multiple postings and claim he's 'matured' since then at the ripe old age of 25, but as we all know, once you hit the SEND button, it's there forever.

And since you also had some hateful ish to say about public education, hope Rep. Morrell cleans your electoral clock.
But seriously, I'm tired of the toxic right wing hate being spewed at the Girl Scouts, and it needs to be forcefully called out.
And next year, I'm tripling my order of Thin Mints.

1 comment:

Remiel said...

Here, the Scouting Movement (never mind the wrong body, I got to be a boy scout anyways!) still does well at producing well rounded, confident young people who know how to tie knots and the value of service. I'm told that Girl Guides, which still exists despite Scouts being co-ed for twenty years or so, is still doing an excellent job at empowering girls to be leaders and to be confident in their physical selves through being outdoors.

And if that's not a great reason to buy a pack of biscuits, I don't know what is.