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

04 September 2008

Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

This past week something astounding happened. We have already spent the past eight months witnessing the Democratic Party shredding its own charter and democratic process to advance the miserable fraud from Illinois. Now we have seen it destroy any illusory barriers that kept us thinking they care about the agenda they pretended to profess.

We have seen a week of sexist attacks against Sarah Palin, attacking her as being unable to assume the office of the Vice Presidency because she is a mother of five, her youngest being an infant with Down Syndrome. And she has been attacked for making the choice to have the child.

I received an email from a Democrat who said it was selfish to have the child, who undoubtedly would be unable to take care of himself as an adult (they must have one helluva crystal ball). More than the aforementioned destruction of democracy within the party apparatus, these types of statements have laid bare the fraud that is the Democratic Party line.

I find it interesting that we hear a lot about reproductive rights from Democrats. Why is it that we only think of that in terms of abortion? Does it not also mean that women have the right to carry a child to term if they so desire? Are we in any position to judge the decisions of another family? It is up to them to decide whether they have the capacity to care for and nurture a child, regardless of the challenges they face. I do not approve of people having abortions simply because the child is not going to be society's vision of perfect. That's what the Nazi's advocated when they began executing the mentally disabled in Germany. If a woman understands that they do not possess the ability to care for the child, emotionally or otherwise, then it is up to them to decide what to do. If we are going to honor the choice to abort a pregnancy then we must also honor the choice to have the child, period. To do less is to embrace a hypocritical stance that undermines the base argument for privacy rights.

It could just as easily be said in a world facing a vast overpopulation problem, where millions of orphans and unwanted children go through life never knowing the love of a parent, that anyone who has a biological child is also selfish in their desire to make a genetic product of themselves and their partner. We are not in a position to judge others and the choices they make, so long as those choices do not impinge on our personal freedoms. I do not think that the Palins having this child falls into that category. It's not our affair. Clearly the Palins feel they have the ability to care for and love the child. That should be good enough for the rest of us.

And how is it possible that the Democratic Party launched attacks against Palin saying she has no business being Vice President while raising 5 children? It took Rudy Guiliani, a Republican, to point out that no one would have made such a sexist comment if Palin were a man. After the way the DNC sat on its hands while Senator Clinton faced wave after wave of sexist attacks from the Obama campaign and the media, the Democratic Party, in its current incarnation, no longer can say it stands for women's rights. We already know the Democratic Party stands against LGBT equal rights as that would be "offensive" to the civil rights movement. The Democratic nominee kicked the working class to the curb as bitter, bigoted bible thumping gun clingers. We know the DNC does not stand for Democracy. What exactly does it stand for besides Barack Pampers Obama? At this moment anyone with a critical mind will answer, "Nothing."

Sarah Palin may not be in line with me on a lot of issues, but she is a woman who reminds us that the fight for equality and women's rights rests within a broad spectrum plurality that must be honored if the goal is ever to be achieved: Equality for ALL without exception.

At this moment the Democratic Party has no legitimacy on the issues of reproductive rights, or women's rights. I wonder what types of gymnastics they will perform over the next 8 weeks to attempt to look like they've gotten it back.


Diamond Tiger said...

Equality for ALL without exception.

Has anyone told Donna Brazile this?

I love your posts!!!!

Anonymous said...

I could not freaking believe the GOP took over women rights from the Dems....or rather picked it up off the side of the road where the Dem's dumped it. Who are these people!!??? A woman can't work and be a good Mom too??? WTF??

Mary Ellen said...

This is an excellent post and could not be more clear. Those who advocate a woman's right to choose, must allow her a choice without calling her a hypocrite. I have no idea what has happened to our party, but what I see is enough to make me vomit.

Anonymous said...

You have this exactly right. We are either pro-choice or we aren't. And that of course by definition honors the choice to have children. The hypocrisy and irony are so evident that it concerns me how little it is being discussed in public. Perhaps this will become Sarah's trump card.

adamonis said...

Very good post!