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Freedom is Slavery May 11, 2007

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See, I teach a unit on Animal Farm to freshmen. One of the concepts we cover is the plastic nature of language; how two different terms with significantly different connotations can nevertheless both be construed as truthful. Yet the varying connotations can be used for disseminators of information to manipulate the reactions of the general public.

The exact example from Animal Farm that I used was when Squealer, the lead media mouth for the pigs of the farm, calls a further reduction in the animals’ rations a “re-adjustment.” The animals are appalled at the idea of taking already sparse rations and further reducing them; but a re-adjustment becomes a palatable idea, and the animals take their further abuse quite meekly.

Of course, this wretched and all-too-common tactic may also be used to inflame the population.

For instance, by the foamingly paranoid Amanda Marcotte. Not one to ever to refer to abortion as what it really is, eviscerative murder, she uses such comforting, emotionally limiting terms as “choice.”

But she has no trouble using de-limited language when she isn’t getting her way:

. . .because I speak out against the religious oppression of women, I simply have to link to Shakes alerting us to the Pope’s continued crusade against women’s human rights. To make it extremely clear how horrible and anti-god it is to treat women like humans that deserve their full human rights, the Pope supported the idea that you should be excommunicated for the high crime of voting for women to have the right to make their own private reproductive decisions for themselves.

Mm hm. Let’s examine this, shall we?

. . .the Pope’s continued crusade against women’s human rights. To make it extremely clear how horrible and anti-god it is to treat women like humans . . .

Right. The Pope in this language is little better than a modern Hitler, determined to “enslave” women. The language here is fairly well de-limited, inflammatory. The Pope hates women. The next sentence:

the Pope supported the idea that you should be excommunicated for the high crime of voting for women to have the right to make their own private reproductive decisions for themselves.

“Freedom is slavery.” “Reduction” is really “re-adjustment.” “Murder of children” is instead “women having the right to make reproductive decisions for themselves.” Now, the ugliness is couched not in terms of personal destruction, which abortion is, but in terms of vouchsafing the decision-making ability of women. Amanda will never comment upon the brutal realities of abortion; it destroys her argument like the sun destroys fungus. So, like Squealer, she couches the language in soothing terms, playing to the self-interest of women and flabby liberals throughout the NetNutosphere.

I won’t sit here and tell you that this sort of shabby rhetorical trick isn’t used by the Legions of the Righteous as well as the Followers of the Dumb. But let’s call truth what it really is, shall we? Amanda? You go into detail -in public, on your brainwashed and idiotarian blog- on the grim realities of abortion and I’ll then go into detail on the issue of women’s rights. Which argument will tell in the end, you think?

You won’t. You’re too afraid to try, and for good reason.

Consider the gauntlet thrown.

Of course, what dialogue can then be had with such a hag as this, that then proceeds to COMPLETELY screw up teachings on forgiveness:

So the Pope busts out the cop-out—you’re excommunicated for supporting abortion rights, sort of. Which still means that you are worse, in the church’s eyes, than the guy who shot the last Pope. The Lord really does not like women to have rights, if he considers women’s rights to be worse than taking potshots at his emissary on earth.

What.

The F.

EVER.

The woman claims she was schooled at a “Catholic” university, which doesn’t surprise me for a moment. Catechesis in these places that use Ex Corde Ecclesia as a brand of Latin toilet paper do nothing to teach the bare basics of the faith, like forgiveness. So Amanda is utterly clueless (or just delieberately malicious. I can believe either very easily) in suggesting that Ali Agca is somehow less in sin than those who choose to abort: His difference is that he asked for forgiveness. Amanda has not. And despite the state of her soul that she wishes to communicate with her vituperative and malicious language, she too can be forgiven. Just have to ask, baby, and try to soften your heart.

Good luck with that.

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1. ZombieBorg - May 12, 2007

Abortion: Woman terminates pregnancy, fetus dies as a result of being removed from the womb, since the woman hasn’t finish growing the fetus, it can’t survives outside of her, they were linked, the mother provides the blood and flesh and oxygen and nutrients while the DNA builds the person that will be.

A fetus is definitely human, what’s debatable is whether or not it’s a person.

What’s not debatable is, even if the fetus is a person, the fetus would not have a right to use the body of a sentient person to finish growing. The sentient person was there first. No one has the right to use someone else to live, least of all, a developing fetus.

Child murder; where, an independently living person, who can now think and feel, if not as well yet due to the lack of opportunity to experience as the adult has, is killed. A child is not a fetus, a child does not require the body of its mother to live, it is no longer parasitic.

I define a fetus, as anything that could be a person, inside a woman’s body, that has yet to be BORN. When it’s a person, ready to be independent of the mother’s body, contractions will happen, it will be born. Contractions don’t happen, it means that it’s not ready to be a person, it’s not.

As for post-trimester abortions, even if, at that stage, it’s sentient, it’s right to live is still dwarfed by the mother’s right to her life and what she does with it, because the fetus depends on the woman’s body, and therefore it’s life depends on HER choice since it’s her body it’s using.

There is no such thing, as ‘partial birth abortions’, what happens is, woman who WANTED to keep the baby in the first place, simply couldn’t, not without risking her life, her health, and/or bringing a person into the world who would likely suffer. Post-trimester abortion is performed when, the woman and her doctors discover that SOMETHING IS WRONG, either the fetus is missing something, and/or, it turns out that the woman’s body could not handle birthing it; she and/or it will die during an attempt at birth. At this stage, the fetus inside her, is removed, through draining its developing brains first, because it has gotten too large for it to be removed anyother way.

Prochoice is not pro-abortion, or even pro-having-a-choice to chose abortion, but it is the branch for it; choice for what we do with our bodies, choice for birth control, choice for abortions, I like the term prochoice because it encompass all related issues, even the ones not usually brought up such as, choice for adoption*, choice for access to financial support, choice for access to support against discrimination in the workplace against single mothers, choice for more flexible working hours, living wages, choice for on-the-site daycare, choice to choosing our own partners, choice to leave them if they are abusive, choice towards a world where the father of the child wouldn’t run away or be a jerk, CHOICE, it’s important.

*Adoption: (even though it’s a bad idea at this time because children without their parents are badly neglected since politicians only care about votes, teachers are checked rigorously to ensure that they are pedos, the background checks on foster parents and orphanage employees (staff and anyone else that have access in), are lax, google child abuse orphanage and sexual scandal orphanage). This is why I get angry when picketing ppl ignorantly suggest this, why don’t they offer to pay her rent and the baby-to-be’s food and medical bills then? Put that on a cheque, monthly. That would be GREAT and Jesus, whoever he was, will hopefully approve if he’s as nice as he sounded.

Children in the foster care system, too often, slip through the crack, I rather abort, than to give birth to a child that will be abused to death in the system. If it’s murder, I rather let it die inside me in familiar surroundings than in a place where no one truly cares for him/her and where long-term sufferings had already occurred.

I wish men like you would /think/ about things like this more.

2. ZombieBorg - May 12, 2007

…and abortion is NOT an easy thing. GOD! Who came up with that image of the heavily pregnant ‘slut’, who aborts to fit into her prom dress? Probably a man, because GOD, even a woman who had never been pregnant ought to be able to conceive how crazy that is.

It’s never a easy thing, if it’s early, if it’s accident, there is the medical consequences of the act, that means the woman have thought about it, and as women are adults, I think, each woman must be trusted to know about her own situation to make the right choice.

If it’s late, more medical complications. No one who don’t want a child, would keep their pregnancy for months and months, just to suddenly decide then on a whim that oh, they are pregnant, and a baby would result if they don’t do something about it, better abort! Those that chose to abort at that time, do have compelling reasons to abort.

Late term

3. demolition65 - May 13, 2007

Taking these at a glance:

A fetus is definitely human, what’s debatable is whether or not it’s a person.

What’s not debatable is, even if the fetus is a person, the fetus would not have a right to use the body of a sentient person to finish growing. The sentient person was there first. No one has the right to use someone else to live, least of all, a developing fetus.

Child murder; where, an independently living person, who can now think and feel, if not as well yet due to the lack of opportunity to experience as the adult has, is killed. A child is not a fetus, a child does not require the body of its mother to live, it is no longer parasitic.

There are three remarkably dangerous positions found here:

1.Human v. personhood. Presumably, extant humans get to determine “personhood”. Given the commenter’s obvious issues of self-interest over looking after the needy, if people such as him are making the determinations of “personhood”, elitism, and the furnace, are soon to follow.

2. “The sentient person was there first.” Ah. So, if you make a claim to a property right that I already laid claim to, my claim is superior, and I might enforce this claim by going so far as to kill you?

3. Finally, there is the disastrously pernicious parasite argument. Among other terminal contradictions, this refutes your claim that the fetus is a human. How is that possible? With your parasite argument, you have rendered the fetus to the level of a bacteria, worthy of no more protection than a mosquito.

All of the above issues render Zombie’s defense to one of “The Law of Club and Fang.” The strong, whomever they may be, those there first, those bigger, those farther along on the evolutionary food chain, get preferential rights. The weak, the aftercomers are entirely dependent upon the whims of the strong and powerful.

Seeing how the strong and powerful tend to become warped by that power, I’d say that Zombie’s cosmology does not bode well for fetuses, small children, cripples, the old and infirm and the low IQ, and the “unsuccessful”, just for starters.

I must assume then, Zombie, that you are of large stature and high IQ, else you’d better pray that your position does not become policy. If that were to happen, your life would be in danger.

Be grateful on this Mother’s Day that your mother thought a little more about you, than you do of babies.

Prochoice is not pro-abortion, or even pro-having-a-choice to chose abortion, but it is the branch for it; choice for what we do with our bodies, choice for birth control, choice for abortions, I like the term prochoice because it encompass all related issues,

See my post and my comments. That answers all the arguments provided here.

*Adoption: This is why I get angry when picketing ppl ignorantly suggest this, why don’t they offer to pay her rent and the baby-to-be’s food and medical bills then? Put that on a cheque, monthly.

I will be the last person to suggest that this society cares for its needy as well as possible. But to solve the problem by killing the needy to remove the need is a bit extreme, don’t you think?

I wish men like you would /think/ about things like this more. I wish lockstep MoonBats such as yourself would try thinking beefore spitting out the party line, and realizing that great deal of thought has been put into these arguments of mine.

Finally, there is this:

…and abortion is NOT an easy thing. GOD!

Well, no frickin’ duh, Ralph!!! Ya think that maybe the revulsion we feel at killing our own kids just MIGHT be a hint that it’s a bad thing to do??


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