|I see little or no logic in opposing abortion... The problem I see is that I think it's probably a debate which is a sad waste of precious time and energy... because I don't think the right people are -- or would be having -- the abortions anyways; it's pretty much the already conscientious who are.|
Because I think that this topic touches upon the touchy issue of "overpopulation", I'm going to present a fork in the discussional road here, and bring up that it seems apparent to me that far too much of the human race is becoming ever more vicious and demented, and I have little doubt that much of this is due to increasing numbers of that portion of the population which is impulsive, unbalanced, and psychologically stunted.
I am not talking about overpopulation in the usual sense of the word, as "progressives" do, which does not attempt to look at precisely who is overpopulating...
Notice also that I'm not talking about overpopulation by the feeble here... I really don't see them as the problem, although I have little doubt that the mentally lazy and sadistic would have -- and have had in the past -- a field day with scapegoating and persecuting them for their pathetic and cowardly amusement; I find them to be very often well-behaved and non-malignant.
No, the people that I'm talking about are the "he said/she said" crowd... the "pitchforks and torches" set... the "throng"... the angry mob... the conformists... the followers of religion. I submit that these are the people really ruining everything.
These truly perverse and demented people do not believe in abortion, because they thrive on plurality and drama and cruel hierarchism, and on and on. And of course, once again I blame religion for all of this, because as I've said before, religion is really sado-masochism, made cultural; it establishes an all-pervasive, barely sub-sexual, lifestyle of the disavowed lust for receiving and inflicting impossible-to-resolve torments.
I strongly suspect that this is the real reason why religion in this country opposes abortion: because religious leaders, in their addiction to this sickening way of life, would not know how to operate in a world without constant strife, and they fear that abortion will cut into that.
But if this is the case -- which I really think it is -- they're getting worked up into a lather for nothing, really... they need not fear. They can sleep cozily self-assured at night, knowing that they have firmly and probably irreversibly established their lunatic choke-hold on humanity. The sheer numbers of the psychotic and deranged, which they are largely responsible for having cultivated, are far too large for much to be done about now.
As the behavioral scientist John Calhoun discovered in his controlled studies of animal overpopulation, overpopulating regional species that continue to have adequate food supplies, will become more and ever-more psychotically vicious, until an equilibrium point of murder and insanity is established, that maintains a burstingly high, but stable, population at a certain approximate number. And that's what I really think we're establishing on this planet Earth.
So, continue your debates all you like... Although "I feel your pain", I don't think that abortion, which is a choice to likely to be made only by the rational and ethical, is a real solution, because those aren't the people causing the problem in the first place. In the end, my sad conviction is that only an ever-widening variety of madness and murder at a ever-widening rate and scale will ever put a dent in the ever-expanding masses of the deranged, who I think are really causing the problems anyway.
I honestly think that the best that we, the rational, can do, is to construct our Galt's Gulches where we may and withdraw far from the lunacy, never letting the malignant bastards through our gates.
(Edited by Orion Reasoner on 6/12, 11:44am)