Wednesday, 26 January 2011

"Mass Bloodshed" threat by US fetus fetishists

Media Matters speculates that CNN's infotainment personality *Dick Dickson* is responsible for this thinly disguised threat issued by rightwing blog Red State:
We will not endorse any candidate who will not reject the judicial usurpation of Roe v. Wade and affirm that the unborn are no less entitled to a right to live simply because of their size or their physical location. Those who wish to write on the front page of RedState must make the same pledge. The reason for this is simple: once before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again [...]
One can safely presume the use of the term 'mass bloodshed' does not refer to the phenom of synchronized menstrual periods that occur with women living in college dorms and residences.

The abortion criminalizers are huffing and puffing these days, using false equivalencies and behaving like the gynophobic bullies they are. Emboldened no doubt by Palin's appropriation of the term 'blood libel', US senator *Roger Pricker* labeled women's legal access to abortion
"a three-and-a-half decades-long holocaust."
Fetus fetishists, instead of dealing with the harsh consequences of re-criminalizing abortion, prefer to spin and dissemble. Last year a bible-thumping blogger used twisty and illogical train-wreck-of-thought to attack this powerful statement by Jane Fonda, on the subject of choice.
"Every dictator—Stalin, Ceaucescu, Hilter—has made anti-choice a central component of their agenda. The anti-choice movement has used different strategies over the decades, growing more strategic and virulent in reaction to the modern U.S. women’s movement."
It may be religious fundamentalist zealots who shrieeek the loudest about re-criminalizing a woman's right to determine if and when she procreates, but underneath the rhetoric lies an imperative to control women's breeding potential just as political leaders and party bureaucrats do in China, the UAE, Kenya and other countries living under autocratic rule.


Mrs. Bitch said...

Since I refuse to wade through the websites and blogs of these neanderthals, I'm curious if anyone knows their stance on birth control, aside from prayer and, maybe, condoms.

I hope young women realize that the next logical step, after overturning Roe v Wade, would be to severely limit the most effective forms of birth control. I believe The Pill essentially makes it impossible for an ovum (fertilized or not) to attach to the uterine wall - a form of abortion if you are of that mindset. Wouldn't that be just swell? Back to rubbers and the rhythm method, and if that doesn't work (mwahahahaha, yeah, my whole generation and everyone before us was born that way), no safe option to end the pregnancy.

We can go back to the good old days when companies wouldn't hire women because they were "just going to end up getting pregnant and quitting." It wasn't that long ago, kids.

I also especially like how they're still willing to threaten mass bloodshed to stop what they perceive as bloodshed.

fern hill said...

Mrs. Bitch: Some fundies arer totally against everything -- like these whackadoodles who claim that the pill kills. Others claim that condoms spread disease. You know, the usual lies.

Some Christians, who may be opposed to abortion, are fine with bc. You know, the saner ones.

Luna said...

Many many of them are against the pill. My crazy sister is one of them. They're also against IUDs. The Catholics are against any form of birth control except the rhythm method or Natural Family Planning (which, if my third kid is any indication of, doesn't work all that well).

They just don't care that women don't want a million babies. You have sex, it's a natural consequence. And if you're raped? Well, too fucking bad. You live with it.

JJ said...

Mrs. Bitch -- There are some whacks out there whose heads explode just as much from contraception as they do from abortion, and this blog is no stranger to them.

You'd get a kick out of our friend Socon or Crust. Many a time we've been amused by his rhetorical excesses as he waxes apocalyptic about the evils of the pill and especially RUBBERS. Truly, the gift that keeps on jizzing (his pants).

fern hill said...

For Mrs. Bitch: Mr. Tubesock Holocaust and/or Kicking Abortion's Ass. Enjoy.

Mrs. Bitch said...

Hey fern - You've got a sadistic streak, dontcha? ;)

Well, that was fun! I especially liked:

"Tock. Tick.
We’re winding back the clock."
Tick Tock would have rhymed with clock, but Pacheco couldn't manage that. How about:
Tock. Tick.
My goodness what a prick!

And Steve G says, "Until we get rid of contraception, we’ll never be fully free of abortion." Golly Steve, we could just make all males eunuchs and solve the abortion problem in a generation. Howzatsound?

deBeauxOs said...

Say, Mrs Bitch - where did your blog go? I can't seem to find it now yet I saw and read it yesterday.

Mrs. Bitch said...

Hey deBeauxOs!

I'm back. You know all those abandoned blogs you see all over the place where the owner hasn't posted anything in 9 months or 9 years or whatever? Every once in awhile I decide enough is too much with politics and being pissed off about 95% of it, and rather than leaving the blog to languish I delete it. It's a handy way to close it down for awhile when I get really tied up with transcription or don't want to think about it or deal with comments. One of these days it will be permanent, I'm sure. Even I get sick of listening to myself bitch.

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