Saturday, 13 April 2013

What isn't front page news in the modern West

The image our politicians and media like to project is one of vast courage and compassion, caring for the very weakest and neediest in society. Conveniently, this is all done with other peoples' money. When it comes to actual need, and where real courage is needed, the story is different. The politicians and bureaucrats look the other way, and the media connive. Meanwhile, innocent human babies are put to death as if they were animals.
"But we think this was something more. We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities, and because the subject was the political football of abortion."


"Let me state the obvious. This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop media hysteria. The venerable NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams intoned, 'A firestorm of outrage from women after a crude tirade from Rush Limbaugh,' as he teased a segment on the brouhaha. Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed -- a major human rights story if there ever was one -- doesn't make the cut."

1 comment:

Ned Kelly said...

If, during Roe vs Wade over 50 years ago, someone argued that in time the identity of human life would be successively redefined such that the abortion threshold would be moved from 12, to 16, 24, 30, and eventually late-term and eventually even post-birth, the raucus laughter would have been heard around the world. But that is precisely what has happened, with medical ethicists debating not just the viability, but the quality of life of the infant to determine whether the baby can be legally murdered. Moral relativism uses redefinition as its primary tool to advance any cause, including same sex marriage. This disease is so insidious that few notice, and it is no surprise that Western politicians and the media are either ignorant or choose to ignore the deeper implications.