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Posted by Spot 2012-03-14 07:55||
#2 That this policy would eventually be broached, as this article does, was an outcome was predicted years ago by the pro-life intellectuals. The next steps are "reasoned debate", then "calls for letigitimization" based on the fact that it was discussed in scientific journals, followed by someone doing it, getting prosecuted, taken to the Supreme Court, then "legalized" through "non-prosecution" a la Roe V. Wade. The key being "non-prosecution": as long as the cops are forbidden or not allowed to arrest you, there is no downside to crimes that profit you.
This used to be my trip-wire: adoption of this measure was evidence that the process of redress was irreparably broken. Within the last month, I took a re-look at the criteria and was obliged to revise my definition of that tripwire "downwards", meaning that the trip-wire had been crossed as far back as the Clinton Presidency, but I didn't realize it until that revision took place. However, my logistical criteria, what I required to address the perpetrators, had been previously revised upwards.
Up until now, those two criteria had not crossed, meaning I was willing to use the current process of redress. Once the revision indicated they had, I started devoting my time to closing the logistical capability gap.
Posted by Ptah 2012-03-14 08:21||
#3 "After listening to these two stories, I said, "You know, this is not just sin or an excess of freedom in the old sense of doing whatever you please. This is the pursuit of a counter metaphysic. In the old order, there was a sense of right and wrong and people felt obligated to conform themselves to it to a certain degree. But now the self has become God, and in doing whatever this self wants, people are not just being free, they are consciously practicing this anti-religion which overthrows all objective right and makes the self the center of the universe."
Sorry Mr. and Mrs. Cho - we had to put your son down because we met our asian-american baby quota and our Christian baby quota. Now if he was a muslim from Pakistan...
Posted by Crazyfool 2012-03-14 09:06||
#5 Most respectively Dr. Steve, many of us DO see this as.... "Terror." I would emplore you and your colleagues to permit us to continue monitoring and reporting on it.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-14 09:45||
#6 SR - that is a very interesting discussion on the Liberal God - Moloch (or the God of child/human sacrifice).
A linked discussion ( Liberals' new/old god: Moloch
goes a bit further.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-03-14 10:53||
#7 Isn't it strange how we can afford all these bullshit technological tchotchkes and whatnot, and simultaneously how everyone's always talking about how great the economy's doing, and everything... BUT... the economy's so bad we have to always give in to all these chickenshit bioethicysts about their pet peeves?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-03-14 12:56||
#8 Most respectively Dr. Steve, many of us DO see this as.... "Terror." I would emplore you and your colleagues to permit us to continue monitoring and reporting on it.
No. Rantburg is specifically about the war against the Caliphatists, and relatedly about the drug war because the Caliphatists finance themselves and entwine themselves with the sale of various drugs. There are plenty of websites on the internet which cover abortion and infanticide, the ideas of Dr. Kevorkian, and similar topics. Find them and add your stories to theirs. Or start your own blog, and add the URL to your Rantburg nym. I always check out the sites of our posters, and I've no doubt others here do, too.
We had eighty articles yesterday. It's getting to be too many to deal with, if one wants to do anything else beyond reading
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-14 13:40||
#9 I, for one, am grateful for the post and for the decision to let it stay, and especially for the links in the comments of SR and Crazyfool.
I acknowledge the fact that this is indeed far away from the STATED editorial policy of Rantburg, so thank the moderators for leaving it in with the comments and the links. Most illuminating.
Posted by Ptah 2012-03-14 14:06||
#10 Besoeker, one of the reasons for the O Club is to have these kind of conversations. It's for any Rantburger who wants to poke his head in, not just officers -- whatever that term might mean at Rantburg.
And just to be clear: I agree with you that the story you posted is horrifying, and the mindset needs to be fought before it gains significant traction. But it still isn't anything to do with the war on terror,
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-14 14:10||
#11 Thank you for all you do here at Rantburg. I will certainly comply with the rules of the site.
However, I do believe that modern liberalism/progressivism is a greater threat to our nation than al Qaeda, Russia, China, or any other terrorist group. We are losing the WOT because of soft-headed liberal ideas.
Posted by SR-71 2012-03-14 15:42||
#12 Golly that was so easy and all before breakfast. Now let's take care of the old people and declare them dead at age what 50, 55, 60,...? And what about the people who speak out about the neo-bioethicists Nazis? Or the bloggers? Should be able to handle that by noon, eh?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-03-14 18:18||
#13 Don't forget those pesky Christians JohnQC - always doing the right thing, giving to others freely, and expecting some sort of moral values.... Perhaps we can feed them to the Lions?
And I second what SR-71 said - Liberalism, Progressivism, Multi-culturism, and the like is what is preventing us from properly addressing the WOT, AL-Q and it's allies.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-03-14 18:33||
#14 BTW - what I said just above about Christians - that is sarcasm :).
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-03-14 18:34||
#15 Most of us hold Holocaust revisionists and deniers in absolute contempt, as we should. We look askance, and also hold in contempt entire nations who turned a blind eye to Nazi attrocities perpetrated against the Jew during the 1930's and 1940's.
Will our children, history, and an angry God also hold us in contempt, for not speaking out about these horrible practices?
I will not bring it up again, but the atrocities perpetrated against the unborn and the new born in the name of personal convenience should be loudly shouted from every rooftop. They cannot speak for themselves. We are all they have. If we fail them we are surely doomed, and rightly so.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-14 20:15||