Whatever happened to grand evil? What happened to those who wanted to purify the human race through mass slaughter or those who wanted total world domination at the end of a bayonet? How sad our evil has become, how trivial. Where Margaret Sanger, the foundress of Planned Parenthood wished to eliminate the feedleminded through eugenics, the highest ambition of that organization is now to help us rut like hogs in a sty.
That from KT, our favorite moral scold, who has more on the sorry state of current affairs and how utilitarianism just isn't as sexy as it used to be.
File this one under: "Why blog when others are more capable than you". We liberated the below from the comment section. From KT:
ligneus left a comment on that post that brought up the issue of partial birth abortions and babies that survive abortions and Obama's position on both.
I'm considering a follow-up on that post, but I need to wait at least a day before I do it. Instead, I'll ask the question that's rolling around in my head right now:
What are we getting in exchange for jabbing babies' heads with scissors, sucking out their brains and crushing their skulls? Seriously, what are we buying with this? There are some great photos of an SS division preparing to smash the Warsaw ghetto out there on the 'net. At least the SS were trying to make the world safe for the Aryan master race. What are we buying when we let semi-aborted babies die alone in a laundry room because we don't want anyone to help them?
If you're going to sell your soul, shouldn't it be worth more?
Thanks for the link.
We'll take a crack at it: Um, we have no earthly clue.
The public face, at least, for justifying partial birth abortion is that restrictions on partial birth abortion are the proverbial camel's nose under the tent of abortion rights as a whole. If they won't let us puncture the skulls of the unborn and suck the brains out with a medical shop-vac then what other evils will be visited upon us by the conspiratorial religious-right?
But the statist-Left claim to personal autonomy and choice was always highly selective to begin with and that preserving unfettered partial birth abortion was the battle they fought the most ferociously was always mildly bizarre at best.
And now the statist-Left has forfeited any sort of ahem, moral high ground regarding personal autonomy/choice with their support of the passage of ObamaCare. Your healthcare is no longer yours but that of the stewardship by the likes of Dr. Donald Berwick.
So, no. We don't have a rational explanation either except for perhaps complete ideological inconsistency and/or hypocrisy. Perhaps in his third autobiography, the President and owner of a AAA rating from NARAL while a Senator can explain it to us.
Imagine the fits of rage some folks will be in when abortion services become rationed, as well, in order to bend the cost curve downward.