Sunday, April 12, 2015

Abortion and Ideology

I've said this before, but some things have to be said over and over again. A political ideology is a little bit like a scientific theory. It's not an end in itself, and its very purpose to is explain reality. Therefore, if the theory/ideology contradicts reality, something is wrong with it.

One of the elements of a lot of ideologies is an attitude towards abortion. My personal ideology is not black-and-white in this connection. I think abortion is a relatively unnatural and intrusive thing, but sometimes such things are called for. Basically, I'm over there with Margaret Sanger, and I want dysfunctional people to have all the abortions they want, because otherwise, there will be more dysfunctional people, which we don't need.  On the other hand, I want functional people to avoid abortion for the most part, because we need more functional people.

It drives me crazy when the 'right wing' tries to condemn abortion because it is popular among our more dysfunctional minorities, and points out that Sanger wanted such people to dwindle in number in favor of more advanced people. Yes, she did, and that was a good thing.

For me, though, it's not a matter of it being a 'right.' Maybe it is, but it's a right that should be exercises sparingly. Like a lot of things, it's a good thing when it's used for a good purpose, a bad thing when used for a bad purpose. When it improves the gene pool, hooray.  When it diminishes it, alas.

Well, all this was inspired by the below, written by Matt Bailey:
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Perhaps the single best example of suicidally putting ideology over reality for emotional reasons is the spectacle of Conservative and some Libertarian opposition to legal abortion. Not only does trying to ban a desired service like abortion massively increase the intrusiveness of government, the statistics regarding terminated pregnancies make it clear that the Right essentially wants to force welfare recipients to produce more future parasites, prison inmates, and Democratic voters. Arrant madness. Even if one were unaware of the statistics, one could easily reason that intelligent women with some concept of future consequences are already using the many kinds of effective birth control available and very rarely resort to abortion. Thus most terminated fetuses are genetic copies of an individual who could not figure out "advanced" technology such as condoms, and who wishes to avoid having a child so much they are willing to have the fetus sucked right out of them. Whoo boy, that's a great parenting prospect there! And of course, as this little article points out, the timing of the otherwise inexplicable drop in violent crime after the 1980s is perfectly explained if one considers all the little bastards who DIDN'T get born because of Roe vs. Wade.
http://scholar.harvard.edu/b…/files/99_0927_crimerate_bw.pdf
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Quibcag: The illustration is Ayuka Oka, from Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X. Nazo no Kanojo Ekkusu)., because she's good at catching everybody's eye.

4 comments:

  1. women who consider human life so cheap that they would rather get an abortion than wear a condom not only shouldn't be breeding, they shouldn't be breathing.

    of course, most abortions are the result of women attempting to rope a beta sucker into a chilamony trap, which falls through the cracks. some women instead choose to make BDG their baby daddy rather than abort. either way, these women should not be allowed freedom to choose.

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  2. Abortion is the issue conservatives use to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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  3. Abortion shouldn't necessarily be illegal but it isn't a right and it certainly shouldn't be a right reserved only for Women like it is today. It also should not be so easily scheduled, available and/or financed by the government. It should cost. It also should not be available until some sense of fairness or balance is achieved between Female and Male rights. The fathers should have some say in the matter or no financial stake if they are not given a say.

    You are making the mistake the Feminist Left tries to drill into everyone. When Conservatives are against the open and government funded abortion atrocities we have today they try and paint them as being against all abortion.

    Also if it wasn't for all this easy abortion we wouldn't be needing to bring the entire third world here to pay for all these babyboomer pension either.

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  4. If an ideology is really working women would not be afraid to bring kids into this world. The only abortions would be to protect a woman's life or health. Few ideologies being bandied about meet this criterion.

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