Monthly Archives: August 2008

Infanticide: The Video

Jill Stanek tells the story of her experiences as a nurse in an Illinois hospital with a baby who was delivered alive at 21-22 weeks and left without any treatment to die. The baby had Down’s syndrome and had other problems, and the doctor delivered the baby instead of aborting it. This was legal in Illinois at the time, and two Born Alive Infant Protection Acts were introduced into the Illinois legislature. As far as I know, it is still legal in Illinois. Obama voted against the first act three times. The second one, which was identical in wording to the federal act, died in Obama’s committee when he refused to send it to the legislature for a vote. How apropos, to kill a bill with willful neglect in the same way that delivered, living babies were left to die in Illinois hospitals.

Watch it. I dare you. I double-dare you.

Update: See this video with Obama’s argument in the Illinois Senate. Continue reading

Who Speaks for Abortion Victims?

Every abortion has two victims, one of whom dies a horrible, cruel death and one who lives and endeavors to forget.

Christina Dunigan tells soul searing true stories about botched “safe and legal” abortions.

How about the shock 15-year-old Tamiia Russell’s mom got when her daughter confessed that she had been brought for an abortion by her abuser’s girlfriend? Tamiia had been so far advanced in her pregnancy that several other Detroit abortion clinics had turned her away — one even offering prenatal vitamins. But the abuser’s sister persisted, the abortion was arranged. And Tamiia hemorrhaged and died. Another dead teenager beneath your notice.

When will it become acceptable to mourn the dead, miracles of God destroyed as a result of Margaret Sanger’s eugenicist project? Abortion is no good for anyone. Real Choice makes that clear to anyone who reads with an open heart and mind. But the psychic and death toll of abortion falls disproportionately on the poor and on city dwellers, especially on blacks.

As I’ve written before, one of three black children is killed in the womb by the abortionist’s blade. The death toll of abortion mills such as Planned Parenthood has decimated the black population in America for forty-five years. When will it become acceptable to state this in public?

I’ve recommended other websites before. I also highly recommend reading as much of Real Choice as you can stand.

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It’s not easy being green

Ever since it became uncool.

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Ralph Nader…Unsane at any speed!

Ralph Nader has a two-minute hate on for Obama.

Nader made his comments at a breakfast with reporters in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. It was not the first time that the perennial presidential candidate has been critical of the Democrat who would be the nation’s first African-American president. Back in June, in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, Nader accused Obama of downplaying poverty issues, trying to “talk white” and appealing to “white guilt” during his run for the White House.

The fratricide between the different factions on the left is no surprise, because the left does not have a coherent philosophy that unites it, only the tacked-together, failed ideologies of socialism and progressivism, leavened with populism and a paralyzing devotion to political correctness and multiculturalism. So, when Nader the nemesis of the Corvair discovers that the Messiah, Lord Obama the Most Merciful doesn’t live up to the hype, he loses what’s left of his composure.

Thanks to commenter Liberty or Death at Hot Air for the post title.

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Appreciating Solzhenitsyn: The 1978 Harvard Graduation Speech

Solzhenitsyn turned his formidable skills as a prophet of doom first upon the Soviet Gulag terror system, and then when invited to Harvard to address the graduating class of 1978, on the American society of “despiritualized and irreligious humanistic consciousness,” “TV stupor,” and “intolerable music.” In a post-9/11 world his criticisms of the loss of courage of Western elites, of the incorrigible mendacity and self-loathing of the Western press, and of the Soviet-style legalistic crusade against religion appear newly relevant. But his assignment of blame to the free market and humanism itself for these failings strikes a wrong note for (at least) two reasons.

First, the claim that the humanistic Renaissance inevitably led to classical liberalism, which inevitably led to Jacobin-style radicalism, which led to Prussian-style socialism, and finally, inevitably to communism, is a Marxist analysis of history. Those who reject Marxism do not have to accept such an analysis. They certainly need not accept the claim that a society cannot stop at classical liberalism or turn back from socialism to a less-intrusive, classically liberal government of, by, and for the people.

Second, Solzhenitsyn’s claims that corporations are at fault for Western failings such as excessive legalism, the welfare state, and the war against the soul are obvious nonsense. How exactly can corporations be responsible for legalism, the welfare state, or the government and legal repression of public religion? All three are expressions of state power. The common law is not determined by corporations but by the judiciary’s interpretation of traditional rights, while legislative law is determined by the sovereign government. The welfare state speaks for itself. And the legal repression of public religion is not the sort of thing any company seeking to please the mass of its customers would endeavor upon.

So while I cannot agree with Solzhenitsyn blaming humanism for modern, shallow materialism, or his prescription of a traditional, religiously anointed monarchy for what ails Russia and the West alike, I agree with his observations about the increasingly dangerous moral weakness of the West. And I suspect others will too.

Without any further ado let’s get into the speech.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercises
Thursday, June 8, 1978

I am sincerely happy to be here with you on this occasion and to become personally acquainted with this old and most prestigious University. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today’s graduates.

Harvard’s motto is “Veritas.” Many of you have already found out and others will find out in the course of their lives that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with total attention on its pursuit. And even while it eludes us, the illusion still lingers of knowing it and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth is seldom pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. Continue reading