Saturday, October 01, 2005

If liberals practiced what they preach for others--that abortion is a "sacred right"--maybe they would have more of them and slowly eradicate their idiotic ideas from the American lexicon. Does that idea make sense? Maybe. If liberalism is caused by inherited personality traits and bad parenting. On the other hand, maybe liberalism is caused by something else: mainstream media bias, the curriculum taught in public schools and universities, MTV, bad hygiene, inflated egos, hypnotic drum circles, the color red, a desire to identify with "industrial workers" (while not working), racial animus, a desire to "stop war and end racism" (but support terrorism), etc.

If so, then aborting liberals wouldn't solve the problems caused by liberalism. Which brings me to Bill Bennett's comments this week about aborting black babies (or should I say, encouraging black women to "choose"). Here is the statement Bennett made on his radio show that has caused all the righteous indignation:

I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.

Prior to this comment, a caller had been arguing that legalizng abortion has led to fewer social security revenues. The point of his argument was that but-for Roe v. Wade, more babies would have been born and the workforce would have been larger, therefore leading to more revenues to support social security, which is strained because there is a huge population of retiring baby boomers and not enough workers to support them.

Bennett argued in response that such "economic" arguments in favor of the pro-life position are stupid because you can use them in exactly the opposite way, hence the comment about blacks, abortion, and crime. Using current crime rates, which are much higher for blacks per capita than other races, and projecting those rates into the future, you could plausibly argue that aborting black babies would reduce crime--largely because the black population would decrease, therefore decreasing the higher-than-average number of criminals included in that group of people. Ceteris paribus (if all remains equal), Bennett's point makes perfect sense.

BUT THAT WAS NOT HIS POINT!!!! His point was that abortion is morally wrong, and should be argued from that standpoint, not an economic one. After saying that aborting blacks would reduce crime, he immediately qualified the comment by saying such a plan would be "morally reprehensible." That is the part all the grandstanding liberals intentionally ignored.

The perfect irony here is that liberals are the ones who dance on the graves of aborted black fetuses on a regular basis. They're the ones who try to paint black people as "victims" of racism and poverty, thereby justifying liberal support of government sponsored abortions. Bill Bennett is saying just the opposite, that abortion is wrong no matter what race is having one. The race-baiting liberals of today, in deed, are exactly what they claim to preach against.

If the press were less biased or more intelligent, or both, this would be a non-story. As it stands, there were 425 stories on Google News this afternoon. How tragic.
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