Friday, May 12, 2006

pro·gres·sive (n)

From Judicial Watch (it's a .pdf file) the following quote is on page 60 of a report regarding Bill Clinton's first official act as President of the United States, pushing the morning after pill through the FDA. (TFHT: James Taranto)

The excerpt of the following letter from Ron Weddington, who served as co-counsel in successfully arguing Roe v. Wade was written to a Clinton tranisition team staffer. Emphasis mine.
I don't think you are going to go very far in reforming the country until we have a better educated, healthier, wealthier population....

You can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country. No, I'm not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who can't afford to have babies.

There, I've said it. It's what we all know is true, but we only whisper it, because as liberals who believe in individual rights, we view any program which might treat the disadvantaged differently as discriminatory, mean-spirited and...well...so Republican. . . .

I am not proposing that you send federal agents armed with Depo-Provera dart guns to the ghetto. You should use persuasion rather than coercion. You and Hillary are a perfect example. Could either of you have gone to law school and achieved anything close to what you have if you had three or four or more children before you were 20? No! You waited until you were established and in your 30's to have one child. That is what sensible people do. . . .

Having convinced the poor that they can't get out of poverty when they have all those extra mouths to feed, you will have to provide the means to prevent the extra mouths, because abstinence doesn't work. The religious right has had 12 years to preach its message. It's time to officially recognize that people are going to have sex and what we need to do as a nation is prevent as much disease and as many poor babies as possible. . . .

There have been 30 million abortions in this country since Roe v. Wade. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery...and then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario. We lost a lot of ground during the Reagan-Bush religious orgy. We don't have a lot of time left. . . .

The biblical exhortation to "be fruitful and multiply" was directed toward a small tribe, surrounded by enemies. We are long past that. Our survival depends upon our developing a population where everyone contributes. We don't need more cannon fodder. We don't need more parishioners. We don't need more cheap labor. We don't need more poor babies.
Now, I'm just about positive that not every abortion supporter agrees with this guy. But the fact is that they and people like this guy both see enabling desperate women to resolve the consequences of their poor decisions by killing their babies as a way of improving society. I've mentioned before that I am "pro-choice", but not in the way that these people are.

I've also posted before about Progressivism being the source of many of society's current problems. I remain mystified at the current crop of liberals' desire to call themselves "progressive" based on what true progressives actually believe. I understand that maybe they think "liberal" or "Democrat" has a negative connotation in today's America and that virtually no one has a sense of history these days.

But progressives didn't just start the eugenics movement in the 1920's, they still favor eugenics as means of population control and cleaning up the gene pool today, even if they don't call it that. They've got a lot of nerve calling Republicans discriminatory and mean-spirited in light of the sort of practices that they think are acceptable.

So. "Progressives", let me ask you something. Is that something you really want to be associated with? Do you suppose that because you believe in the same thing for different reasons, that it's OK?

Previous:
Decisions
You keep using that word...

Labels: , , , ,

5 Comments:

Blogger Crazy Politico bloody well said...

Just dropped a link to this on my blog. That letter is some sick crap.

14 May, 2006 14:48  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox bloody well said...

Great post with disturbing stuff. Linked to you & Crazy when i posted on this.

15 May, 2006 01:06  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden bloody well said...

05 16 06

"But progressives didn't just start the eugenics movement in the 1920's, they still favor eugenics as means of population control and cleaning up the gene pool today, even if they don't call it that. They've got a lot of nerve calling Republicans discriminatory and mean-spirited in light of the sort of practices that they think are acceptable."

I agree with you RB. I love to come here and bother you from time to time, but only because you offer salient analysis. I did an article aobut Margaret Sanger and her role in eugenics and abortion for women of color back in the day and as I wrote it, I just kept getting pissed and more pissed. Until finally I started screaming and let the anger flow from me. Progressivism is a misnomer to be sure and what bothers me the most is that they have many people fooled hook line and sinker that they actually care about the human race. Bullhocky if you ask me! Good post! I think I will get back to posting soon, after my Twilight Zone days go away...

16 May, 2006 13:33  
Blogger Robosquirrel bloody well said...

I love to come here and bother you from time to time, but only because you offer salient analysis.
But what about my roguish charm and dashing good looks?

Makes me wish I had mreo time for salience these days. I just took a power nap and feel a bit better, but I sure am beat.

16 May, 2006 15:36  
Anonymous Depo-Provera Prescription Information bloody well said...

My name is Janice Still and i would like to show you my personal experience with Depo-Provera.

I am 24 years old. I have been on Depo for 9 years and did not realize that the symptoms I experienced might be related to the shot. I am now facing thousands of dollars in dental work due to bone density loss, and will probably end up with osteoporosis. I am getting off Depo and will never touch it again!

I have experienced some of these side effects-
Low libido, joint pain, bone density loss, dental problems, headaches, fatigue, out of control eating, gained 40 lbs., depression

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Janice Still

27 October, 2008 04:45  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home