Julie Debra Neuffer

Helen Andelin & the Fascinating Womanhood Movement


I am glad I read this story of Helen Andelin and her Fascinating Womanhood movement. The FW movement was one of those sociological reactions, almost like a rash in the skin of the populace, that the American people dealt with by their own means and without consulting a doctor. It was a fascinating and easy to read book, as it should be from the subject matter: the characters in this real story are exactly the fabric that make up the American People.

Helen Andelin all by herself set in motion a sort of revival of traditional and Bible-inspired principles and values, a way for the modern American woman to be happy with her husband and to save their marriage. It coincided with the apogee of the Feminist movement, a terrible opponent to contend with, but Andelin –we can safely say- succeded in the end. More than 50 years after setting in motion her plan to help married women all over the world, and after the world has gone through the orgy of the 60s and 70s up until now, the world seems to be finally conceding that she was right (or righter than her opponents). In America this knowledge is tacit: Ms Nueffer’s book and her difficulties to have it come to light are evicence to the tyranny of liberal political-correctness in American society. It is tacitly acknowledged that academic books are not to deal with ‘the other non-progressive’ side of society, unless it is to deride it. However, the increasing number and power of Muslims (the fear they inspire, which prevents the media from addressing any criticism to them like they would to Christians), and the fact that –there’s no denying it- more and more women who can afford it are going back home and quitting their jobs, are all a belated testimony of Helen’s advice being much closer to the ‘right’ advice than her opponents'. Feminists: tell your godless gospel to the Muslims, dare do it!

But Helen Andelin did win in the end, despite what we continue to get from the popular media. She –and not the feminists- did get to help and save thousands of marriages, which was the idea in the first place. She did get a spectacularly positive reaction from her readers and followers: her message worked. Of course, it only worked for those who took the trouble and tried out her recommendations without prejudice, Christian believers or not: good advice is good advice, no matter who takes it.

This is a sociological study but –exceptionally- an easy one to read. It's America from the grass-roots, America understood as ‘We the People’, not the America of the ruling-class. It’s a picture of America door-to-door. Nowhere but in America could one person –mind you, one person, an unimportant, non powerful, simple citizen- get a popular movement going like this one, spread her message throughout the country and rival the power of the Communist agents in America and their Hollywood accolytes. Bravo to Helen! Even, as the same author of this book says, that she does not agree with Helen’s philosophies (was she forced to write that uncalled for assertion?) but she respects her and her many admirers… yes, of course. What least could we do? Follow her or not, any unprejudiced person will come out admiring the struggle that Helen Andelin maintained with her opponents. If only other countries had the chance to fight struggles like this one!

"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.

Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos




Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.


También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel


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