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  •  It's all a timing issue to Republicans... (18+ / 0-)

    you can't kill someone until they're born, after that it's ok, impoverish them, starve them, let them spiral into despair, madness or suicide, send them to war, torture them or use capital punishment on them, that's just the "way of the world," after all life is "nasty, brutish and short." There are no "rights" only privileges and allowances given in exchange for power and money, everything is a transaction and we are all just individuals motivated by self interest and greed. This nihilistic insanity is cloaked in the political rhetoric of "freedom", "self determination" and "personal responsibility" as if these terms have no historical context or real social meaning. I have given up on trying to rationally comprehend the Libertarian/Republican rhetorical rubbish. Their world view makes Camus seem panglossian...  

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 03:57:28 AM PST

    •  KJG52, I heard a clinic protester explain why born (4+ / 0-)

      children are not their concern--and it fits well with your comment--the protester replied to a bystander that the anti-choicers are protecting "innocent" human life. Once a baby is born, original sin kicks in, and the baby is no longer innocent.

      Creepy theology, eh? But practical--the anti-choice people want power over others without any inconvenience.

      "Everyone is ignorant-but on different subjects." Will Rogers

      by Mayfly on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 02:34:21 PM PST

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