The mother, in pre-historic societies, represented the life force and the cycle of return.
How dare "they" (i.e., the military-industrial-media complex) refer to a bomb -- a force of destruction and death -- as "the mother":
Helene Cooper & Mujib Mashal. (April 13, 2017). U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan. The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/asia/moab-mother-of-all-bombs-afghanistan.html?emc=edit_th_20170414&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0
WASHINGTON — The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the most powerful conventional bomb in the American arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon said, unleashing a weapon so massive that it had to be dropped from the rear of a cargo plane.
The strike was the first combat use of what is formally named the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast. President Trump has bestowed additional authority on the Pentagon in his first months in office, which the military has argued will help it defeat the Islamic State more speedily. Mr. Trump did not say whether he had personally approved Thursday’s mission.
A DEATH CULT truly reigns on this planet.
And the death cult is headed for a climax, the likes of which we have no way of predicting with any certainty, but the resulting denouement entailing our self-inflicted departure.
Dropping big bombs is a sign of the failures of diplomacy. It also signifies, in my opinion, a fetishization of violence and subjugation of "the mother" underpinning the death cult's theology.