Helping Marjorie Taylor Greene
Slay Her Dragons

Today is May Day. When I was a student at Collins Tract Elementary School, the entire school celebrated May Day by dancing around the May Pole. This photo wasn’t taken at Collins Tract, but it is what it looked like.

May Pole

May Pole

However, this essay is about Mayday, as in “Help!” That distress call dates back exactly a century to 1923. Some etymologists and linguists believe that Mayday comes from the French word m’aider, which means “help me.”

This essay is my attempt to reach out and help Marjorie Taylor Greene, aka MTG. It is clear to most people that she needs to slay a litany of her dragons.



MTG went to support Trump in Manhattan a month ago. Manhattan District Attorney Bragg filed thirty-four counts regarding falsifying business records. While there for a photo op, MTG had a list of disparaging words about the Big Apple. She said that it was a “terrible place.” MTG viewed the city as “disgusting” and “repulsive.” If that wasn’t bad enough, she continued, “I compared it to what I called Gotham City...streets are filthy, they’re covered with people basically dying on drugs.”

MTG stated that she defiantly “stands with Tucker Carlson.” If she really means that she will stand by Carlson, she might need to go to Moscow with Carlson.

And the list goes on. MTG said, during a committee the House’s Homeland Security Committee meeting, that Rep. Eric Swalwell was having an affair. This is her statement. “That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy, and everyone knows it. MTG claims it, but that is the same as it is true.

MTG makes statements that are beyond the pale. This is another example. “Jake Teixeira is a male, Christian, and antiwar. That makes him an enemy to the Biden regime.” Jake isn’t the first name of the airman arrested for releasing top-secret information on his website. His name is Jack, and he is more than merely on Biden’s enemy list. He is on everyone’s enemy list except for MTG.

Then MTG said during a House Subcommittee for the Coronavirus Pandemic that Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), isn’t a real mother. “The problem is people like you need to admit that you’re just a political activist, not a teacher, not a mother and not a medical doctor.” MTG added, “Let me tell you, I am a mother, and all three of my children were directly affected by the school closures by your recommendations, which is something that you really can’t understand.”

Weingarten is a stepmother, but Greene feels that you must give birth to a child to be a mother. Being a stepmother or adopting a child isn’t, according to MTG, isn’t a mother. The Georgia Republican’s charged comments came during a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on COVID-19. Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was there to testify about school closings during the pandemic. Greene questioned whether Weingarten was a doctor or a “biological mother.”

Now, that dissing of Weingarten rattled me. This is what I want MTG to grasp. This is what I’d do to reach out to her. It would be something like this.

“Marjorie, you are struggling with a strange and scary world. Let me tell you that I’m not a mother. Nonetheless, this happened a decade ago near Inle Lake, Myanmar. I had a tour guild who had to stop to pick up my itinerary after leaving Inle Lake. We walked into her living room and were greeted by a nine-year-kid. “Hi! My name is Ti Ti. Do you want to play some games?” We played Scrabble together for forty-five minutes.”

Playing Scrabble

“Margorie, I left their home, realizing I had discovered my granddaughter. Ti Ti has two younger sisters, Snow and Fatty. They are also my granddaughters.”

My granddaughters

“Therefore, my granddaughters’ parents are my children.”

Ko Ko and Moh Moh

Ko Ko and Moh Moh

This is our family.

This is our family.

“Margorie, you need to understand what family means. I don’t view my family in Myanmar as my adoptive family. We are family. They have helped me, and I have helped them. Our relationship has transformed all our lives.

“Marjorie, you must understand that there are many different families. I was fortunate to discover my family a decade ago. I hope that some stranger wants to play Scrabble with you soon. It will bring joy and purpose to your life; it has for me. I came up with this mantra. It is giving that we get.

“Three years ago, on my last trip to visit my family, we visited Set Set Yo. Ask me what I discovered in that small village—my great-granddaughter. My name for her is A Ngal Lay. She hadn’t yet had her first birthday. Marjorie, looks into her eyes. The little one is trying to grasp our relationship.

Little One

“Margorie, you have a choice. It is a Kierkegaardian-esque either/or moment for you. Either you will continue journeying down your hollow and demeaning road of life, or you will discover a new world. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.”