The Liberal Conscience

Posted: Nov 08, 2007 9:29 AM

What exactly is a Liberal anyway? He is the bleeding heart; the champion for the underdog, who is ever concerned about “the man” having too much authority over individuals. That definition must then contrast with the fat cat, money grubbing, and (nose always in my business) definition for the Conservative… right?

Nature has been the unwitting recipient of liberal, smothering-mother instincts. Global warming may be the equivalent of a child who is running a fever of 98.9 degrees. Doctor Gore’s advice to all of the fretting mother hens is that an ambulance must be called immediately.

In other cases, the mother hen analogy is insufficient. Munchausen syndrome by proxy more closely describes the effect when good intentions run amok. A great example was the hysterical effort to stop managed logging. Soon, previously healthy forests became diseased, and choked with overgrowth. Fire is nature’s way of pruning forests, but now we cannot allow the fires to burn. They become far too intense and out of control, threatening populated areas if allowed to burn unchecked.

Another case in point is provided by terrorist animal rescuers. They raided mink farms, setting thousands of the little monsters free. The slick-furred critters wasted no time, killing native species and each other as well.

Liberal busybodies might learn from such mistakes, but I suppose the lessons learned have more to do with handling bad PR, rather than rethinking misguided attitudes. Al Gore provides an example here again. Numerous rebukes have been directed his way from “real” scientists, yet these criticisms just ricochet off his thick skull and he continues to flap his yap unabated.

Then we come to a Liberal’s view of reproductive healthcare. Liberals weep, gnash their teeth, and tear their clothing while recounting the days when blood ran deep. You know… from all of those back-alley abortions that used to be performed, which resulted in a gushing tsunami of blood. This was caused by all of those hemorrhaging uteruses.

It is remarkable that we have been allowed to keep our wire coat hangers. After all, guns must be banned, because guns kill people. Since wire coat hangers are not protected under the second amendment, one would think that these surgical instruments should be kept out of the hands of amateurs. Of course, there are cases today of emergency trauma, caused by safe surgical abortions performed in safe abortion clinics. I certainly do not want to make light of such tragedies; although, choice in reproductive healthcare advocates try very hard to do just that.

In my own town, an (unnamed) woman is suing after she lost 80% of her blood volume do to a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood. She said that the procedure was causing her excruciating pain, and that she begged the doctor to stop the abortion. They proceeded anyway, holding her down and telling her that they could not stop now. She later collapsed in the clinic’s recover room, and nearly died. An emergency hysterectomy was required to save her life. When we argue for an absolute end to abortion, liberal advocates often counter that the world is already filled with unwanted, uncared-for, starving and abused children. They ask me… if abortions are taken away, who will have to care and pay for these children. Will I personally adopt a couple hundred of them, and if not then I should just shut up because I am a hypocrite. Yikes! This is a real conversation, which occurs all too often.

Then we must discuss the population explosion in starving, third world countries. Liberals applaud Liberservatives such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The two wealthiest men in the world are very generous, and they are trying to solve third world problems.

Along with their laudable efforts to feed hungry people, educate the uneducated, and vaccinate against disease, they also are concerned with reproductive healthcare. Such efforts go beyond contraceptives and pre-natal care; however, in that the availability of abortion services is considered a critical component. Critical, that is, to controlling an out of control birth rate, which further strains the meager resources of these poor nations. Due to the elimination of certain predator species, populations of prey animals, such as deer can literally explode. When this happens, food supplies are strained and unnecessary suffering occurs. Wildlife management services will sometimes announce a special culling, to reduce the population of those animals.

Wow… I guess, sometimes Liberals and Liberservatives do learn from real science. They are taking care of our human species by culling the burdensome and the unwanted. Maybe abortion industry leaders would do well, by simply changing the word from abortion to culling.

The dictionary says… Culling is the removal or rejection of members or parts from (a herd for example). A culling is also a noun, meaning something that is picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

I just cannot get my arms around the culling of unwanted human babies. It bothers my sensibilities to no end, but then… the Liberal’s conscience works somewhat differently than mine. How about yours?