We've been watching TV shows about zoos and veterinarians -- I don't know why -- and one thing we see over and over is mothers in every species protecting their young.
"In the animal kingdom, every day is Mother’s Day," Channing Sargent writes. "The fierce and protective maternal instinct in different species is at least equal to, and in some cases maybe even stronger, than ours."
Bears in particular. Seeing a human, black bear mothers will herd their cubs away. Brown and polar bear moms may well attack.
Human mothers (and fathers) have to protect their children today as well, not only from physcal harm but from mental harm. And they're rising up, especially the moms. They have become the vanguard of citizens protesting our despotic government. It took threats against our children to provoke the uprising.
The heavy hand of government during Covid -- school closures, lockdowns, forced vaccinations -- may well have been what Malcolm Gladwell called "the tipping point," seemingly small, insignificant decisions can radiate to cause an eventual wave of change that overtakes the prevailing modes of behavior.
Two outspoken moms are Tiffany Justice and Tina Descovitch, who created Moms for Liberty in 2021 to advocate for parental rights at all levels of government. It now has chapters in 45 states, and it has drawn the attention of Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
“Don’t mess with America’s moms," Trump said.
“It’s one thing when your policies come after us as mamas," Casey DeSantis said. "It’s another thing when your policies come after our children, and that’s when the claws come out.”
The claws are out on the other side, as well. These moms are routinely vilified in the leftist press. The school unions are after them. So is the FBI.
Polar bears, it is said, are most protective species. They have thick fur and a strong build, making them well-equipped to defend their offspring from predators. They are known to fiercely defend their cubs, using their massive size and strength to scare off potential threats.
Of human mothers, this blogger writes, "Our mama bear instinct is primal and she is emotional and she can be very intense sometimes."