Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thank you Matt Birk

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20

 "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America." - Barack Obama

God Bless you?

How?

The irony of our first black president saying these words when these were the words spoken by the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger:
"[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring." - Woman and the New Race, ch. 6
"Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth."
- “Plan for Peace” from Birth Control Review (April 1932, pp. 107-108)

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." - Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.
Quotes taken from Life News.

Then there's this guy:
Photo from CBSsports.com

The Baltimore Ravens rolled into D.C. on Wednesday and hung out with President Obama in celebration of their Super Bowl victory. Not everyone was able to make it -- Cary Williams skipped for Eagles training camp -- but one name really stood out: Matt Birk.
That's because the former Ravens center, who announced his retirement in February, disagrees with a political stance taken by the President.
"I wasn't there," Birk said Thursday on KFAN-AM in Baltimore. "I would say this -- I would say that I have great respect for the office of the presidency, but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, 'God bless Planned Parenthood.'
"Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year. I am Catholic. I am active in the pro-life movement, and I just felt like I couldn't deal with that. I couldn't endorse that in any way."

8 comments:

  1. Time forgotten truths that must be taught and remembered.
    And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. And they loved their life until death.

    Standing.

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  2. Auto correct ahhhh.
    They loved NOT.

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  3. Wow, those Sanger quotes are something else. I knew she was a eugenicist, but that's quite something to read. So, our president wishes for God to bless an organization which was founded in part to exterminate people of his race? Interesting.

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  4. They were actually bashing him on Balt radio. (I assume it's b/c he's retired, b/c in Baltimore, Ravens are sacred). Anyway, lots of fallacious reasoning. No one addressing the actual facts.

    And this wasn't even on an overly liberal radio show.

    Mass media keeping the people dumbed down.

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  5. The whole eugenics movement of which Sanger was a leader and supporter was terrifying.

    A few years ago I read a book, "Building Better Vermonters" that explores Vermont's role. The state sterilized a larger number of Native Americans along with women who were promiscuous and large numbers of poor people.

    Strangely, that period of history has been all but forgotten by most. I only stumbled upon it while researching a local mental institution where many of these people were placed in the 1920s and 30s while awaiting sterilization.

    The really crazy part is that the people who did this really believed it was for the good of society.

    Lisa in Vermont

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  6. Abortion is an awful example of a woman's internal civil war between her highest and lowest natures.

    She's solipsistic and selfish, but the reason for her solipsism is that she needs a subjective hamster to care for her child, because if the mother's not cared for her child won't be, either.

    But abortion turns that back on itself. The solipsism that's so necessary for quality motherhood turns against motherhood itself. Instead of sacrificing her own life for her child, she sacrifices the life of her child for her own convenience.

    Feminism requires that women kill their own best inclinations. A promiscuous woman must repeatedly suppress the bonding instinct that comes so naturally to her. Likewise, women who abort kill not only their children, but that which is best in themselves.

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    1. The solipsism that's so necessary for quality motherhood

      Could you expand on this more?

      From my understanding of solipsism, motherhood is actually one thing that can squelch the innate solipsistic nature of women. Unless what is witnessed is her solipsism extending to the child due to the intense hormonal surge that occurs. However I'm challenged to accept that too. I remember clearly a sacrifice of everything that was me in order to care for my babies. It is a period of time that a woman can recall later in order to understand what true empathy and sacrificial love is - very helpful in learning how to extend that to our husbands and being married a God commands.

      In discussing this with RLB, he sees what you're saying is that women who don't see provision for themselves and the baby will be drawn to abort. This wasn't the case for him and the woman who aborted his child. He had made the available provision abundantly clear. An anecdote, of course, however what seems to be the actual motivation of abortion isn't lack of provision (in our culture, a woman is abundantly provided for) but the very short term thinking, solipsistic, and selfish sin of vanity and coveting.

      No doubt that abortion kills that which is best within a woman. The consequences are horrendous. More so when she does decide to birth a child. When she mothers and nurtures the "wanted" child, she is brought to the depths of sorrow for what she "chose" previously - now knowing the intensity of emotion she experiences for her baby she can see the horror of what a monster she must have been to kill her own flesh.

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    2. Solipsism helps her maternal proficiency in that her child, as an extension of her, is the center of the world. To a hostile external world, it's just another kid. To counteract the relative indifference of the world at large, she needs to subjectively place the child above damn near everything else in existence.

      The ultimate flourishing of a child will depend on its physical fitness, etc. It will be judged according to objective standards. The mother needs to add a healthy dose of subjective support to "her baby" and hold it in exceptionally high value whatever it's objective relative worth.


      Thus, through abortion the subjectivism that functions best as a support for her AND her offspring instead just support HER. Her self-centeredness as a mother (it's MY baby dammit and it's going to thrive!) instead serves only selfish ends.

      I hope I sufficiently clarified. Let me know if I didn't.

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