It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

07 September 2008

Cybill Shepherd and the Return to Salem

It's official:  The witch hunt against the Palins is on.  Cybill Shepherd, who ought to know a thing or two about the objectification of women, is now very concerned that Bristol Palin is being forced to have her baby and marry her boyfriend (this I saw in an interview on a Hollywood gossip show late last night; this is what happens when you don't turn the TV off after watching DVDs).  That's right, a young woman gets pregnant with her boyfriend.  The mother is pro-life. She has no doubt raised her children this way.  It's what they believe.  The obvious logical conclusion must be the Palins are forcing Bristol to do this.  I guess no 17 year old in their right mind would have their child and marry the father....that's just crazy talk. Pampers would no doubt say she is being punished, oh wait...he already has.

I suppose the next step would be to rescue Bristol from the Palin family, deprogram her, and force her to have a late term abortion.  That'll show those right wing fascists.

This has become a witch hunt pure and simple.  The Palin nomination is forcing liberal women to look at the fact that women's rights extends to those who choose not to have abortions; that it extends to women who are diametrically opposed to them politically, and they don't like it.  In fact, they are so against the notion that Cybill Shepherd is essentially declaring the Palins akin to a cult where the girls are forced to keep their babies against their will.  These are some of the same people who say the Jewish ritual of circumcision is barbaric and must be stopped.  


But for some reason Gloria Steinem, Sally Quinn, and presumably Cybill Shepherd, have no problem with the fact that the DNC in Denver opened with a multi-faith convocation where abortion was openly condemned by Bishop Charles E. Blake, and that the woman who organized it, Leah Daughtry, CEO of the DNC and Howard Dean's Chief of Staff, is Pentecostal...which NPR (National Pampers Radio) has reported is the same faith as Sarah Palin.  Nope, these hypocrites have no problem with that as it's all in the name of Pampers the Messiah.  The women's movement is going down in flames.  It's credibility is floundering.  Does the ERA apply only to those who are pro-choice?  If you aren't going to stand up for women of all religions, backgrounds, and creeds then you are nothing.  You are worthless, and I have no time for you or your movement.

Tell you what Cybill; why don't you just hold a sham trial and sentence the Palins to death?  That'll show 'em!


Anonymous said...

Shtuey: I think we are in a whole tricky area here. I absolutely agree that it is dirty tricks for anyone to use Gov. Palin's personal family situations against her. On the other hand, if one has witnessed a frightened, underage, pregnant teen who is not sure where to go for help, one cannot help but be opposed to those who want to take away their choice.


Shtuey said...

We should not waver from our defense of a woman's reproductive freedom. That means defending woman's right to have her child, as well as her right to terminate the pregnancy.

We must be just as unyielding in our defense of religious freedom as this was the principle on which many of the thirteen colonies were founded.

As long as the beliefs and practices of individuals do not impede on the personal freedoms of others then we are obligated by our own Constitution to defend them, whether we agree with them or not.

If Bristol Palin is being forced to have this child I will speak out against it. I do not believe she is. I believe she is adhering to her religious convictions that are a reflection of how she was raised. This is one of the most inherent human rights we have. It is a dangerous time indeed when that right is being used in a political attack.

We have a unique opportunity to have a national discussion on what reproductive freedom and the women's movement means. Sadly we are most likely not going to have that conversation because of partisan rancor. That is a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Powerful post Shtuey! Lord! What 17 year old would not keep her child if she got the support that Bristol Palin is getting? It's about choice and choice cuts both ways.

The attacks on Palin are not just coming from Dems, but from a higher place as well. Dems never got this kind of press help before.
Today, every magazine at the grocery store check out had a slam on Palin. People one said the press would turn on Barry after the conventions,that they just want to make sure Hillary is out ......but oops, we now see The upper crust, top 1% and their press lackys want Barry....and for them it makes sense. McCain is alot tougher and independent.Barry is a bowl of mush and will do what they want.

Susan said...

What makes you think the media STILL isn't in the tank for McCain?

Nonstop attacks on Palin HELP her. It's entirely consistent.