Tuesday, September 04, 2012


Alas, it's been quite a while since I've posted. I apologize if you've come here looking for something new and just found scores of old (albeit still relevant) posts.

Right now I've got a new job that requires long hours, and my hope for the science-and-philosophy material that I've been writing when I have time is to "get credit" (or possibly pay) for it by publishing it academically or through traditional print media. That said, I'm not short of ideas that need another forum to see the light of day, just time to put these into a presentable form.

Before I go, I'll give you a link to an interesting post I just ran across:

Democrats Officially Abandon, “My Body, My Choice!”

"Officially" is hyperbolic—as with any political party, the Democrats don't put a premium on consistent pronouncements—, but the post makes its point well.

Today's liberals may be libertarians morally (i.e., libertines), but at core they just want what great men like Napoleon have wanted throughout the ages: complete control, that is, the power to be free from any external power and to tell everyone else what to do. Besides, when was "choice" (or liberty) in itself ever a consistent ideal? If "pro-choice" people meant that label sincerely (rather than as a euphemism for pro-abortion), they would be promoting alternatives to abortion equally with abortion. Actually, they'd also be promoting the choice to be "anti-choice." That's how inconsistent an ideal "choice" is.


TheOFloinn said...

You really ought to come around more often, even if only once a month, and even if only with less-than-essay length.

alwayslookforwardtorealphysicsposts said...

I'll second that

Anonymous said...

And if "pro-life" people were sincere in what the label represents, they would be promoting more resources for child care, education, and medical care.

TheOFloinn said...

You mean like Christians would have invented hospitals, universities and schools, orphanages, and the like? Or do you simply mean making those resources available to government bureaucrats?

Micha Elyi said...

No, no, no. Anonymous means nothing like that. She's just repeating an empty slogan she's been drilled on. That her god the State has been closing Catholic adoption agencies, attacking Catholic hospitals, pressuring Catholic schools and on and on is no secret; stories of such pop up even in the Establishment Media with regularity.

Remember the characters in Life Of Brian skit, who after enumerating all that the Romans have done for the Judeans, asks, "But besides all that, what have the Romans ever done for us?" and the crowd answers "Nothing!" She's one of the nothings.

Amazing how much the Church's haters take the good the Church does so much for granted that it has become invisible to them.