Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day

People often ask, “Why don’t you celebrate Mother’s Day?”
First of all, I do not celebrate anything that I do not know the origin of. What is the origin of Mother’s Day?
Celebrations of mothers can be traced back to Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses “Rhea” and “Cybele”. So, as a “monotheist”(one who only worships One God), I cannot honor any day that derives from the customs of polytheist(those that worship more than one god or goddess).
How was “Mother’s Day” founded in America?
Mother’s Day was created in 1908 by Anna Jarvis and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. After becoming disgusted with the “commercialization” of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis disowned the holiday altogether, and even lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar. Also, it is well documented that President Woodrow Wilson was an open racist who signed many laws and executive orders against the civil interest of African Americans. Therefore, I could never honor my mother by celebrating a day that was legislated by a man that would have hated her and her ancestors.
As I see, Mother’s Day is just another corporate hustle for commercial gain based upon emotional sentiments. No mother should feel the need to set aside one day that they had no part of creating for her children to validate her motherhood. Just my thoughts! #Ideallionaires #TheSecret #INSTADC
Halim Flowers
Halim Flowers
DOB- 09-01-80
Washington, D.C.
30 years to life
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Halim Flowers
Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer
P.O. Box 6000
Glennville, West Virginia 26351

My name is Halim Flowers and I am an author, poet, blogger(CriminalU.co), and at-risk youth advocate. I have been incarcerated for 18 years, since I was 16 years of age for aiding and abetting a felony murder in a case where I was not the shooter and the person charged as the gunman had his case dismissed and was never tried for this offense. I know it sounds crazy but it is my destiny for now and I embrace. My passion in life is learning and helping to enlighten and inspire others, especially helping to develop the character and lives of young men. I was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary about my experiences as a child at the adult D.C. Jail titled "Thug Life In DC"(See Thug Life In DC at YouTube) and I have authored nine books in the genres of self-help, prisoner reform, juvenile justice, memoir, and poetry(See Halim Flowers at Amazon.com). I very contrite for my past criminal offenses and seriously committed to helping our youth to understand "Victim's Impact" and breaking the "school-to-prison pipeline".