The political left continues their hysterics over Justice Kavanaugh, whom they quite rightly claim will gut Roe vs. Wade, leaving abortion illegal and therefore largely inaccessible across a large swathe of the United States. It amuses me somewhat that the exact same people shrieking that making abortion illegal won’t stop abortion – all it will do it make women choose illegal, dangerous abortion are the same ones shrieking that making guns illegal will prevent gun crime and keep as all so much safer.
Hmmmm. Men will abide by gun laws, but women absolutely will not abide by abortion laws? By what mechanism, I wonder, are women thought to be more criminal? A failure of character? Intelligence? Understanding? Personality? So many questions ….
Let’s pause for a moment and go back in time to consider why women are allowed to vote at all. Heck, let’s think about why anyone is allowed to vote? The fundamental justification for universal suffrage is that if the state can demand the ultimate sacrifice from citizens, then citizens have a right to determine who the state will be by democratic election.
When the United States of America was founded, it was clear that men would be required to continue to offer their lives to protect liberty and ward off tyranny. Women were not required to armor up and hit the cannon lines, because women had other uses to the state, and in 1920, when women won the right to suffrage, those uses were still in effect.
With no effective birth control, and no abortion, pregnancy and childbirth were more or less mandatory for the overwhelming majority of women, some of whom died in the process. Let’s not succumb to the usual feminist hysterics here where virtually all women were killed in childbirth and abortion is the only thing that saved the poor wimmins from torturous death. Nonsense. From the New England Journal of Medicine, the top ten causes of death in 1900 don’t even mention childbirth or associated complications.
Yes, childbirth was a dangerous thing for some women. Some women died. Most survived and so did the children. I’ll make the same point here that maternal feminists made in 1920 when arguing for women’s right to vote: women must engage in the arduous, and potentially injurious work of producing citizens for the state, and thus have a right to determine what happens to those citizens. The majority of women did not agree with the maternal feminists, understanding that having your child die and dying yourself are two completely different things, but the feminists of the 1920’s were every inch the bellowing harridans of today, and they carried the day, particularly after one thirsty suffragette tripped in a drunken stupor and got herself killed. The precious, precious Smirnoff martyr of women’s rights. Let’s have a moment of silence for the poor, wasted dear.
Fast forward to the age of Roe vs Wade and childbirth is not mandatory for any woman. Women barely produce the citizens needed to replace the current population, never mind increases. According to data collected directly from licensed clinics, 60, 069, 971 abortions have been performed since Roe vs. Wade.
Let’s keep in mind that these are mostly poor children, and mostly black or brown. Planned Parenthood specifically targets the black and Hispanic communities for population reduction. The children of the poor, no matter what the culture, have always been the expendable class aka cannon fodder, and by children, we are of course talking mostly about the male ones. I’m not suggesting that using the poor as target practice is a good thing or in any way justified. I’m simply pointing out the reality. Even during the Vietnam War, black soldiers bore the brunt, by population, of combat deaths.
Before abortion and birth control, women were more or less obliged to produce citizens for the state. There were no reasonable alternatives. And men were required to die in combat for the state. Again, there were no reasonable alternatives. On that basis, women were afforded the right to vote.
In 2018, men continue to have an obligation to be available for combat service, at the direction of the state. There is no reasonable way to avoid this obligation for the majority of men. But women have no obligation to the state of any kind. They cannot be drafted during war time (pregnancy will always exclude them) and they cannot be forced to produce citizens during peace time because they will never vote for politicians who will deprive women of the right to abortion. Thus women have the right to vote without any corresponding responsibilities. Men do not.
Until Donald J. Trump, that is.
Trump is about to upend women’s free ride at the ballot box.
If women want to retain the right to abort the future citizens of the United States, they will have to surrender the right to vote, which is predicated on the mandatory production of those citizens. If women wish to retain the right to vote, then they will have to accept that the right to vote comes with a responsibility, as all rights do.
A right without a responsibility is called a privilege, and that is precisely what feminism argues for: women are entitled to privileges without obligations of any kind, while men must shoulder the responsibility in order to exercise the right, whatever that happens to be.
We have had a century of women voting without any correlating responsibility. In a mere one hundred years, women voters are on the brink of destroying the very cultures that permitted them the illusion of freedom. 60 million lives have already been lost to the tragedy of women voting. Women will sacrifice their own children. Do you imagine for one second they will not sacrifice the lives of grown men?
President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh are about to give women a fundamental choice: you may kill your own children, or kill grown men.
Lots of love,