GOLDA MEIR, ME, AND FEMININE POLITICAL INFLUENCE!

Recently, I notice d that I am getting very old, I’m 88 but never consider myself old, until I recently began to often reflect on my past. And, today, I was thinking about how weird that I was, when I was young and thinking political?

So, I would like to share with you, what ran through my mind today about years and years ago; of all things it was about Golda Meir when she was an American citizen and before she moved to Israel and became the Israeli Prime Minister.

Then, I had for my own reasons lost faith in all American politicians and I felt what America needed most at that time was a female President like Golda Meir whom I greatly admired. So, today, I was thinking that it was strange that I would admire Meir, so much, and wish for her to be President of the United States of America!

Probably I was attracted to her because of her many feminine quotes, like these:

“Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.”

There is one quote of Golda that I simply could never agree; it is, “Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.”

Frankly, I never considered Golda Meir to not be beautiful; if I recognized her image, and I always did, I never considered her image as being ugly, or not attractive. She was the Golda that I admired.

Then Golda moved to Israel and became the Prime Minister; I missed her.

Golda was a great Prime Minister of Israel. But I so wanted her to be President of the United States; and today, that sounds crazy of me. Of course, Golda could never qualify for President of the United States, because she was not born a U.S. citizen or born within the United States.

Oh, by the way, I am not Jewish; and I never considered Golda Meir’s religion to change anything for me.

Today, all those years later, I wonder what her great attraction was, that caused me to so admire Golda Meir? Of course, I’m aware now that it was who, and what, she was!

For me, Golda was about the influence of my mother, I am sure. I was fortunate to have a wonderful, intelligent, and caring mother and father. What I perceived was that there was a great difference in how they thought, male and female, how the spoke, how they walked, and I could admire both of them for who they were.

What I realized was at times I needed my father and at other times I most needed my mother.

And at what we had in America, for a President, who was always a male; and there were times when what America really needed was a “mother’s” Presidential influence.

And, Golda Meir was a lot like my mother, and I could easily vote for my mother to be President; she could handle it, whatever the problem was. And, I could say the same about my father but they would handle things differently.

Unfortunately, America has never had a mother for President of the United States, when America really needed a mother!

My biggest problem in 2016, with considering Hillary Clinton for the Presidency, was that to me Hillary was definitely a woman, and feminine, however as a politician, to me, she talked like a male politician, she thought like a male politician, and appeared to be a woman who behaved like a male politician when running for office. Yet, Hillary is an attractive and obviously female.

And I was always aware that Golda Meir was definitely a female and a “female politician”!

Today, the best female politician that I recognize as definitely female, and definitely a female politician, is Sen. Elizabeth Warren. I do admire her as Presidential!

For me, Sen. Warren walks like a woman, speaks like a woman, and thinks like a woman and thinks like a female politician! So, I would vote for Elizabeth Warren for female President of the United States of America. I think of Liz Warren as I earlier thought of Golda Meir, so many years ago!

And now at my advanced age, I appreciate that Golda also said, “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.”

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