The Issue of LIFE vs. CONTROL

It’s been a while since I have made a post so I thought I would jump back in with a bang. Matt Walsh made a post on his blog yesterday titled I am afraid of this indisputable pro-choice argument. In approximately 24 hours, the post has garnered close to 1,000 comments so you can tell that it’s a hot topic.

The post was made in response to an email Matt received from a reader named Rachel that felt as though she had the perfect weapon to deploy against the forces of repression and patriarchy when it comes to abortion. After starting off her tirade with a personal insult to Matt, she then makes the claim:

“If you had the guts or the brains you’d try to respond to the most important abortion rights argument… bodily autonomy or bodily integrity. This means that we have the final jurisdiction over our own bodies. Nobody can claim a right to our body that goes above our own right. Nobody can use our bodies without consent. We cannot be forced to donate organs or blood to someone else. A fetus must survive on a woman’s body so the woman has a right to withdrawal her consent and her body at any time”

She then goes on to say:

“It is immoral to require a woman to sustain a fetus and it is moral for a woman to make a decision with her body based on what is right for her. How can you argue against this?”

In Matt’s own distinct way, he proceeded to dismantle the plaintiff’s argument with the reply:

“Dear Rachel,

You’re right. You win. I have no response. I can’t think of any reason why you’re wrong about any of the points you raised.

Well, I can’t think of any reason — except for, like, ten reasons. So I’ll start with five reasons why that hypothetical is flawed, and move on to five additional reasons why your overall argument is flawed.”

(Maybe it is a character flaw that I have. Maybe it’s a bit of immaturity…but I love the snark in the response!)

Matt then proceeds to enumerate each of his ten arguments that totally dismantled Rachel’s pro-choice reasoning. I highly encourage you to skip over to Matt’s blog and read the whole post for yourself (link above). Some of his points are better than others but they are made in a logically consistent and coherent manner that shows Rachel for the brain dead prog that she is. One of the things that I like best about Matt’s response is that it barely mentioned God. Don’t get me wrong! I am a Christian and feel that God should be the final and only argument needed. However, in dealing with the secular Left in today’s America, using God or religion in general as the basis of defense of your beliefs will be about as effective as appealing to the Constitution in a political argument or using actual economics facts when discussing the economy….in other words, NONE.

Rachel highlights the main argument that the pro-choicers rely on. Their entire argument to be able to choose to abort babies is totally self-focused. In other words, it is all about how the child (I will not say fetus) affects them. It’s not fair that the mother is forced to endure 9 months of pregnancy when she doesn’t want to. It’s not fair that having a baby will ruin my life’s plans. Now, my dream of getting my 16th-Century Belgian Lesbian Art Studies degree has gone down the tubes! Now, I won’t be able to sleep around and have all the promiscuous sex I can have.  Now I won’t be able to go to parties and enjoy my life. I’m going to have to give up alcohol just so it won’t interfere with the pregnancy! I’m too young to have these responsibilities thrust on me. Everything is centered around them. That’s why everything is done to dehumanize the baby in the uterus. To the pro-abort lefties, it is much easier to refer to a zygote or fetus than to have to talk about human life.

But when the topic of human life is placed front and center, they will casually dismiss it as secondary to the issue of choice. Recently, the head of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, stated “I don’t know if it’s really relevant to the conversation.” when asked about whether or not the question of when life begins should be considered in the abortion debate. See more of this story and the video of her statement HERE.

Oh, occasionally you will get a pro-choicer to argue that “bringing an unwanted baby into this world is cruel and inhumane” or “what if the mother is a poor teenager and can’t afford to support the baby properly” or some other such pseudo-argument, that on the surface appears to focus on the child rather than themselves. But don’t let that fool you. The underlying consideration under all of the pro-choice logic is “How will this affect me?”

The issue of control was talked about a bit in a previous post on this blog. You can read more about that HERE.


What if there was a disaster but nobody cared?

This is the question that the Obama administration is asking itself right now. The partial shut down of the federal government has been touted as a calamity that has befallen the American people, forced on us by those dastardly Republicans in the House of Representatives. The narrative coming from the administration is that the lack of funding for only 17% of the federal government is an event so horrible as to inspire nightmares in young children and to cause the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land. But, in reality, not so much. But since the doom of civilization hasn’t materialized the way Obama and his team had hoped, the effort is being put into actively trying to generate pain and discomfort for the American people so that they can really get it through their thick skulls why government is so important.

As usual, Bill Whittle does a superb job of explaining what is really going on. Check out his latest Afterburner video below.


The Gipper explains Socialism

This is an awesome animation! Socialism is dumbed down enough so that Barry can understand it.

Dogs and cats living together – Mass Hysteria!


Below is the perfect description of the results from the government shutdown.

“With the fall of the government, citizen activists took it upon themselves to chronicle the culture of lawlessness. Men played Gibson guitars made of wood imported from India, but not finished by Indian workers. Women bought cold medicine without a photo ID. Children went hours without hearing lectures about the environment.”

Please read the whole thing at Sultan Knish.

The clip below is a classic and it illustrates what we have to look forward to now that the government has shut down.

Is Israel an apartheid state?

An excellent video from Prager University. The demonization of Israel is taken to absurd lengths by her enemies. One of claims of those against Israel is that it is a segregated apartheid state similar to the bad old days of South Africa. Nothing could be further from the truth.



Evil Exists

One of the great mysteries of life for me is the fact that there is a large swath of those on the Left that still long for communism and want to spread its influence in the world. Especially those that many consider as “experts” (academics, political theorists, journalists etc). It never fails to amaze me how these “experts” will zero in on the significant yet far less harmful flaws of democracy and capitalism while totally ignoring the massive evil that has been perpetrated on this world by the likes of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao etc. These defenders of the indefensible will wail and gnash their teeth about the supposed inequities or the injustices of a free society while overlooking the mass murder, suppression of speech and thought and the utter dehumanizing effects of communism. I believe that for these people, the oppressive regime of the old Soviet empire or the Cambodian atrocities of Pol Pot or the mass murders of Mao are aberrations. They are misguided efforts of select individuals that abuse the nobler intent of communism. These “experts” fail to accept the fact that it is the system of limiting individual freedoms that causes the misery and destruction seen all too often in communist countries. The idea that people exist to serve the state leads to a twisting and perversion of what it means to be human. The dignity and self worth of the individual is eroded – sometimes slowly as in the “soft” despotism of the democratic socialists in modern Europe or sometimes distinctly and without question as is evidenced by the regime of North Korea.

Below is a video that talks about the story of Shin Dong-hyuk. Shin was born in a North Korean concentration camp and his story is truly amazing. The environment in which he lived and the conditions that he was forced to endure was nothing less than pure evil. Watch this video for a very, very brief taste of what life is like in the hell hole known as North Korea.  For more information on Shin, you can visit his Wikipedia entry HERE.



Friedman Friday – Final Installment

Today I present the last episode in the classic Milton Friedman television series, Free to Choose. All nine previous episodes can be found HERE.

This episode is titled, How to Stay Free. There could not be a better time to hear a message like this.

“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”  – Milton Friedman

End of Series Bonus

For those of you that are unable to get enough of Milton Friedman, below are two episodes of the Phil Donahue Show way back in the late ’70’s. These episodes are classic. Donahue, the archetypal liberal, does his best to throw monkey wrenches into the ideas and theories of Dr. Friedman. These videos are worth watching just to see how Friedman responds to the lame attempts at derailing him.

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