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!

sarcasm-warning

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.

The Lower Lights

Old-Fashioned Wisdom for Modern Living

Right Angles

because there is a Right Angle on everything

Hawaiian libertarian

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

Social Matter

Statecraft For American Restoration

Exposing Feminism

Feminism purports to concern itself only with equality - but in reality propagates mistrust, tension and hatred between the sexes.

WINTERY KNIGHT

...integrating Christian faith and knowledge in the public square

The Right Stuff

You killed God and all you got was a single mother household.

The Matt Walsh Blog

Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips)

Alpha Is Assumed

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Upon Hope

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

hbd chick

the exception that proves the rule

Stupid Girl

Look at that stupid girl!

www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/

Liberal and Conservative Politics and News in Light of r/K Selection Theory

Women for Men

IMPLODING THE MYTH OF THE EXPENDABLE MALE

Paragon Business Solutions, LLC

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

Radish

Consider this an invitation to think

mission:husband

Because your family is counting on you.

Donal Graeme

Wisdom cries out in the street... who shall listen?

FiveFeetOfFury

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

House-Wife Sexuality

Real Masculinity inspires a woman's worship - without using force, violence and ignoring emotional needs.

Vox Popoli

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

The Legionnaire

Neoreactionary fragments

The Forgiven Wife

Learning to Dance with Desire

Just Four Guys

A site for men (where women are welcome too)

Femalefedupwithfeminism's Blog

UK non-feminist banging her head against a brick wall

Emma the Emo's Emo Musings

Antifeminism. Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Art.

America: Going Full Retard...

Word: They are acting. They are creating. They are framing their reality around you. And we … we bark at the end of our leashes. Our ambition for freedumb is at the end of our leash.

Oz Conservative

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

Illusion of Sanity

Musing From A Blue-Collar Philosopher

That Mr. G Guy's Blog

Mike's views on politics and the world in general

The Orthosphere

Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists - Joseph de Maistre

John C. Wright's Journal

Just another WordPress.com site

Free Northerner

Iron Sharpens Iron

America's Watchtower

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations- James Madison

PUMABydesign001's Blog

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.

a12iggymom's Blog

On A Constitutionalist Note....“The time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves.” Father of Our Country - George Washington 1776..............................................................................In Memoriam: "War" - Andrew Breitbart - Father of Our New Media (1969-2012)

The Thinking Housewife

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

Creative Minority Report

A conservative man in a world gone nuts

dancingczars.wordpress.com/

“ The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. ” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quit Playing Church

What's wrong with the American Church?

The Peaceful Wife

Living in Submission to Christ as Lord

What Women Never Hear

Relationship management made easier

Traditional Christianity

A forum by and for those who value orthodoxy and complementarity

blogsense-by-barb

at the Re-Birth of America!

All-American Girl for the Restoration of Values

Not reinventing the conservative message. Just making it spicier.