Friday, May 17, 2019

Margaret Sanger Never Got Nekkid To Make Her Point.

For it is never the intention of such philanthropy
to give the poor over-burdened and often
undernourished mother of the slum the
opportunity to make the choice herself,
to decide whether she wishes time
after time to bring children into the world.
- Margaret Sanger
Emily Ratajkowski* (whoever she is) just posted a naked picture of herself on social media in order to "protest" Alabama's strict new anti-abortion law. Not that she's ever been averse to shedding her clothes to get attention. In order to explain how getting nekkid teaches pro life supporters a lesson, Ms. Ratajkowski says, referring to the old white patriarchy in the Alabama legislature, "These men in power are imposing their wills onto the bodies of women in order to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate the industrial prison complex by preventing women of low economic opportunity the right to choose to not reproduce."

And there it is!  The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood agenda in a nutshell - prevent women of low economic "opportunity" the right to choose to not reproduce."  A little more nuanced than Margaret, Emily swirled a lot of buzz words together there to essentially say what Margaret used to say about low women choosing not to reproduce. The old eugenics theory claimed we could improve the human breeding stock that way. 

"Birth control," said Ms. Sanger, "Is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced. It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks— those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization."

Sanger, herself, had a horror of abortion. Or at the least, she used the Christian horror of abortion to promote providing massive contraception among black and other minority communities (along with accompanying pro-contraception propaganda aimed at those groups of folks she saw as "human weeds"). It's ironic that the institution Sanger founded, now relies on abortion as its primary population control tool when she feigned disgust with the practice.

The left is rapidly becoming incoherent in its message on the subject of abortion save on the one constant refrain. "Women must have the right to murder their babies in their wombs." This belief, they claim, gives them moral superiority over the rest of us. Somehow anything they do, whether it's public nudity, vagina headgear or shrieking incoherently somehow proves the point that the so-called "pro-choice" crowd is better than anyone who disagrees. Meanwhile the left babbles about a woman's rights to kill, takes off its clothes (a lot) and tries to conduct a coup against a duly elected president. And, amazingly, they feel morally superior to us church-going folk who think all of that stuff is just plain wrong.

The nation is a tinder box right now and there are too many irrational people pouring gasoline on everything and waving around lighted matches. Something bad will come of this massive effort by the left to divide the nation against itself, mark my words.

© 2019 by Tom King

* I did not include Ms. Ratajkowski's photo with this. If you wish to see her in various stages of undress, simply do a browser image search on her name.  It sort of dilutes the whole "Lady Godiva" aspect of Ms R's protest given the number of nekkid pictures of her that are out there. Given her history, Emily's whole nude protest is like.................."Meh? Seen it."