Time--2017 A to Z Theme

My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

In Defense of Abortion and a Better Tomorrow



No woman can call herself  free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself  free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.   ---Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood)


“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” 
 Margaret Sanger


       So enough of the President Trump nonsense.  It's time to discard the foolishness of conservative values and face the world of tomorrow--the brave new world of progressive thinking and moral reconstruction.  As I see women marching for their rights, I stand in solidarity with them.  The past is dead and needs to be forgotten.  The future belongs to those who are willing to accept radical change.  

        Planned parenting and abortion will pave the way to a better tomorrow.  In a tumultuous world that is overflowing with human detritus filled with hate, disagreement, and degradation; as well as an excess of population taking up space and consuming the resources of our beautiful Earth, perhaps it's time to reevaluate why we are all here and who should remain to make this world the Eden that it was meant to be.

         There are far too many people who wander aimlessly through their lives or the masses who seem to merely exist as little more than a burden upon those who support that vast majority of a basically useless populace.  The world and those who drive socioeconomic structure cannot continue without eventually reaching the critical mass of a world conflagration that destroys everything.  A new movement of Darwinian Purification must be undertaken in order to save humanity if humanity is indeed worth saving.  

           Abortion is the first logical step in the purification of the human race.  Currently, the primary arguments for abortion are to prevent unwanted children from coming into the world either because of economic reasons, health or well-being of the mother, some fetal problem that would lead to a defective birth product or mere inconvenience,  Perhaps we should begin to see most pregnancies as unwanted and unnecessary except for only in cases where the most perfect of the species would be brought into the world.   Selective breeding should be the aim of future generations.

           However, abortion should be the one small step to advance humankind into the better tomorrow.   Unneeded unproductive humans should also be eliminated.  Any persons who are in any state of dependency in order to survive should be allowed to die or be exterminated.   This would include all who are disabled, sub-level intelligence, subsisting on welfare, institutionalized, or any other non-contributory segments of society.   Vast areas of populations in the world should be eliminated by arranged warfare subsidized by dominant governments or other means of organized extermination.   Whatever peoples who are determined to be unnecessary masses of resource consumers detrimental to the environment and economic well-being should be brought into control.

          As this process of population control continues, a focus should be directed toward eliminating the elderly.  Upon reaching a determined age such as 35, each person should be monitored according to their health and ability of self-sustenance.  When health or economic conditions dictate, these persons should be culled from the population pool except in cases where there is a special factor of contributory reasons to keep them alive.  

           These measures suggested in the above treatise might seem like extreme radical ideas to some who are stuck in old ways of thinking, but this is not a time for outmoded belief systems.  Tearing down the establishment is a good thing for the future even though it may not seem to benefit many of us living now.  But, after all, the future does not belong to us.   It does not even necessarily belong to all of the unborn children yet to be conceived.  Babies have no say in the future either.  


"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
- George Orwell


"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." - Isaiah 5:20


         Do you think the world is overpopulated?   What do you think is the best answer for a better future on Earth?   Were you reading between the lines?

42 comments:

  1. This is the post that states the obvious progression of the direction in which we are headed. If I weren't getting so old I might even be in favor of some of it! Ah, but even so we must needs remember all life is precious. I fear we may have gone to far to not have this the ultimate result. A sad lot we've become. George and Isaiah sure said it well.

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    1. Donna, I'm glad you've read this as it was intended. I think I've scared off more readers and comments than I would have by mentioning "Jesus" in my title.

      It's true--there is a logic to the things proposed here, but logic is not always the ideal approach to everything. I'm hoping that future generations don't take the "Darwinian Purification" approach, but who knows what governments will eventually do.

      Lee

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  2. haha yeah, let's do it all and then in say a 100 years, we'll go from 7 billion to 1 billion. Then we'll be crying there isn't enough workers for this or that.

    Things to the extreme are never good. Humans are just so short sighted. Allowing people to breed rapidly or doing such things to end it all, both are no win situations.

    Sadly the latter seems to be where we are going because governments see that is an instant way to stop things, damn what comes after.

    Although you wouldn't hear me complaining if a lot of the lazy bums who are able to do things, but don't, are fixed haha

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    1. Pat, things are getting so automated and robotosized that workers are becoming less needed. I do think certain folks continually on welfare and such maybe should be fixed though.

      Lee

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  3. Have you seen the movie Zero Population Growth?
    Judgement Day is only getting closer...

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    1. Alex, I'm not familiar with that film, but I'll check it out to see if it's on Netflix.

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  4. Wishing you and your our best... and Hello from Marshville..

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    1. Stacy, hope you are feeling well and life is treating you at least passably.

      Lee

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  5. The world IS overpopulated but I don't think abortion as birth control is a hot idea. I am pro choice and I always will be, but there needs to be more access to inexpensive but effective birth control and the morning after pill. Those self righteous pharmacists that refuse to give them out need to be fired. No woman should be forced to carry a rapists' baby to term. Accidents happen...abortion needs to be an option. I do, however, draw the line at abortions after the first trimester.

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    1. JoJo, one expert that I heard somewhere stated that the entire current world population could sustainably live in the state of Texas and still be quite comfortable. I don't know how true that is, but I don't think the world is at any capacity. We do waste an awful lot of resources though. I wouldn't want to see the world grow much larger in population though.

      Birth control should be easily available to all, but responsibility for ones own actions, men and women, is most important of all.

      Lee

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  6. Oh yes, I read between the lines...thankfully we are not there...yet since i would be laser beamed off this earth a la Logan's Run. I am always for pro choice (big surprise) because no one better tell me what I am allowed to do especially by the government. I am not for women who just didn't take the safe measures so now do an abortion because they forgot to take the pill but I would not ban abortion because of my dislike for this one part. There are women who are raped, who could die, where the baby is so severely deformed that they would not survive and teens who think with the urges first instead of with their mind...these must be looked at and that is why Roe Vs Wade needs to be kept 100%! I don't want it where it is made unlawful for a woman's right to her own body so that she must then go to some back street alley like it used to be. It actually sickens me when i think of it and no one ever better call me a baby killer because, to me, that is ignorant.

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    1. Birgit, I would likely be removed in this imaginary world I've portrayed--or at least would soon go unless I acquired some extremely useful skill.

      Lee

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  7. Yes ..... I read between the lines. When it comes to these life issues; abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and even the morality of war we need to raise our voices against the extremes. There's so much in the middle that good ethical and moral people need to have a voice in. I don't like the idea of government being in the middle of all this. It gives government too much power. Re-sensitizing people to the intrinsic worth of each human life is the ground roots way to do it. Having had eight pregnancies, five live births, I can never condone a government deciding who has utilitarian worth, whether unborn or elderly. Having said that, we all know that the complexity of medical advances, including birth control and living wills/advance directives can bring some control over our lives.
    BTW, Lee, I thought you'd like this video. This applies to the extreme ideologies on both left and right, I think.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVQ8vrGA_8

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    1. MLQ, I essentially agree with what you say about government, however my fear is that government consists of people who strive and want to rule others and if not kept in check they can do outrageous things. Education is inherently a good thing, but education under government directive often becomes indoctrination which I think we are seeing at all levels, the worst being college.

      Thought-provoking video. I sometimes listen to Dennis Prager and have usually found him to be a voice of reason.

      Lee

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  8. Perhaps it's the word 'control' that strikes fear in some and falsely empowers others. Either way, it's extremely personal - not one-size-fits-all, (as current laws have acknowledged), yet the topic remains as negligibly mainstream as next season's fashion trends. I just don't think it's everybody's business.

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    1. Diedre, I knew this might be a touchy topic, but I didn't think it would be any more extremist that writing about President Trump or religion. I've been testing a lot of hot button issues in recent months. Just Tossing It Out as I like to say.

      Lee

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  9. Gearing up for the Eugenics wars, Trekkie? (lol)

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    1. CW, I'm not a Trekkie, but just dabbling in some futuristic thinking that is the same as others have had in literature and other mediums of expression.

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  10. At first I was aghast as I read your post, and then realized between the lines showed the shallowness and selfishness of society. When does "thou shalt not kill" apply? Right away, life is started at conception, and needs a fighting chance.
    As for birth control, public clinics hand out pills, condoms, and other preventatives. Control starts there, but not when a baby is conceived.
    Grrrrr.

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    1. Susan K, it seems like you and I are always on the same side of the street. I think we'd make good neighbors.

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  11. Having had three children then had three miscarrages which was most unpleasant and upsetting I am totally againtst abortion. However if woman or young girl can't use birth control then surely they must know the outcome of unprotected sex.
    Yvonne.
    PS: I wonder what a man would do if he had to bear the responsibility of giving birth thus providing the world with the next generation.
    SORE POINT THIS LEE.

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    1. Yvonne, I started to use a quote about how men would react if they had to carry babies, but then it didn't seem to be contextual with the post I was writing.

      Glad you stopped by and hope you read my reply: I've tried to comment on recent posts at your blog and get a message saying something like "only members of this blog can comment on posts" and my comments have been rejected. You have something set wrong on your blog. Hope you can fix it.

      Lee

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  12. Women need to have a choice when it comes to their bodies. Going to the extreme is never good but neither is just mandating a woman must have a baby once pregnant. There are many situations where a female either doesn't want to or can't carry a baby to term. Personally I would want to go pro-life but I also believe in pro-choice because I don't want situations like rape or life threatening delivery to be rated on a scale before a female can have the option to abort. I would hope a female would her options though and rejoice whenever a baby is not aborted.

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    1. Sheena-kay, I'm not in the business of interfering with what anyone does. I agree on the pro-life stance and the rejoicing when a child is not aborted. Maybe they have a choice too that gets taken from them if they cannot be born. But I'm not going to make any claims one way or another regarding that.

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  13. I'm always amazed at how many women play the rape-pregnant card, and think that a baby must be killed because of it. Put it up for adoption. The baby did nothing wrong. Where is the child's choice? It is an unfortunate circumstance, but another wrong-doing is not the answer. I've met a woman who was a rape baby. She grew up to be a successful and happy member of society, and eternally grateful to her mother for not aborting her. In the case of abortion in life threatening situations - those are pretty rare, but early in a pregnancy maybe there's a call for it to save a woman's life, but I'd still be pretty cautious. Those are my two cents worth. As a woman and human being, I'm just saying it's a slippery slope... and I think we need to be honest with ourselves and realize some things are just wrong, even if they are legal.

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    1. Donna, I'm going with the opinion that a baby is a miracle and, in view of my faith, a miracle from God. I'm not going to hassle any woman about it and I'm not going to march in rallies or anything like that, but I will retain my right to believe what I will--as we all should. I greatly appreciate your support in this post. Thank you, bigly.

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    2. My stand exactly. It's usually a quiet stand, off to the right. I think that's how we lost our freedom of speech. Sometimes we're just too quiet and it is taken as agreement. Now there is no freedom to disagree.

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  14. This is a real mockery, Lee, of something which should be ONLY in the hands of women, It is not something which the church or government or bleeding heart groups should control. What one side says is wrong, the other side says is an individual's choice. As you mention that the same attitude should be applied to the disabled and elderly, I'd like to know if you are including the military disabled and those people who have contributed all their working lives to the systems which keeps everything going (tax for this and tax for that)? If this is your brand of humor, I find it insulting, and if you speak truthfully, then I'm very disappointed in you. I'm firmly in the ranks of the pro-choice group, I do believe women attained some rights a few decades back.

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    1. DG, if you are insulted then I find you to be an overly politically correct wimp. I have written this in the spirit of dystopian satire, much in the same spirit as the sci-fi and futuristic literature that has been around for years. It's not supposed to be side-splitting funny by any means, but thought provoking in a scary way for those who are willing to stretch their thinking a bit. If you are offended then that's on you and not on me by any means. This piece is in a tradition of literature that views a totalitarian future where we have lost control.

      I'm amazed at the overly sensitive attitude coming from people who freely enjoy a right to ridicule me for my choice in who I voted for in the U.S. election. I write as I am guided and I experiment with ideas that interest me as well as scare me. Condemn me if you wish. I honor freedom of speech and the right to express viewpoints which may differ from others.

      I'm saddened by some of the long relationships that have been torn apart because of unwillingness to listen to another side of an argument, but it goes hand in hand with an intolerant liberal leftist attitude that is--cringe--I hate to make the comparison--not unlike the Nazi fascist attacks of other eras.

      Lighten up everyone for gosh sakes. This blog has from the beginning dabbled in controversy and extremist thinking, but over the past year the reactionary responses from some has become absurd and even laughable when it's not so sad.

      By the way, in this world I describe, I would be among the elderly to be eradicated. The idea is not original with me either. It's been done many times before. I just did it again in my own writing. Maybe I should be exterminated for using unoriginal ideas.

      And, yes, I do disagree with you. Do I have that right?

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    2. It's your blog, you can even call me names like wimp as you did. I always thought you were a gentleman. Now I'm not so sure. Please note that I didn't call you any names. I'm quite surprised at your reply.

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    3. Lately I've been surprised at a lot of things, but becoming less so everyday. People have gotten meaner and more divisive. I've been frustrated and the frustration lingers as the media and other bloggers rant and rail against those with whom they have disagreement. Sometimes statements are as bad or worse than names or descriptive terms.

      I've always been a relatively mild-mannered person who enjoyed a good discussion about opposing points of view and have been prone to treat others with a certain degree of decorum, but in recent months I've had more than one person state they were disappointed in me, attack me on Facebook, and even call me things like "asshole" while others gleefully cheered them on. I still try to turn the other cheek in most instances, but sometimes things rub me the wrong way and I respond in ways that I deem accordingly appropriate.

      So be surprised--you aren't the first one to state this in recent months. I did vote for Donald J Trump and have yet to be disappointed in anything with his administration, but I am dismayed by the actions and words of other bloggers, the media, and all those who can't seem to accept the outcome of an American election. I'm still a follower of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, and have absolutely nothing to hide or be ashamed of on that account. And I'm still at the heart of my being the same person and blogger who has certain opinions that I'm willing to discuss with those who are willing to open up with their own with a good spirit of reasoned debate.

      The world seems to have become weirder and sadder in many ways, but I'm not going to take any blame for that either. And I will go along on my merry way as best I can and blog as best I know how with the exception that there are now some blogs that I will visit and comment on less and some none at all. I'd hate to think that yours is among those, but reciprocity in blogging means more than commenting I guess.

      Take care and you can make your own decisions about how you'd like to deal with me in the future.

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  15. Another good one, Lee! I believe there are times definitely when abortion should be allowed. I believe that there should be easy access to the morning after pill. However, I also believe that women who repeatedly experience unwanted pregnancies should definitely get some kind of counseling. I know that when I got pregnant at age 42 (on the late side for that) and I got an amniocentesis to make sure that everything was okay, my husband and I talked about what would happen if there was something seriously wrong with the fetus. I am not sure I would have been able to care for a severely disabled child. Fortunately all was well and our daughter is now 20 years old. As for the elderly, I know there are some who would rather not be hooked up to machines in order to stay alive and I think that should be in the hands of the individual as well. Glad we have advanced directives for that. Can't wait to see what your theme will be for the A to Z! LOL

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    1. Janet, after the previous comment yours was a welcome change. Thank you for your tolerance. I don't believe in either abortion or euthanasia, but that's the opinion I arrived at after my own consideration of these matters. I had no problem with abortion until my first wife convinced me that it was wrong--it took a woman to bring me to my final decision about this.

      I'm almost scared to come up with an A to Z theme for fear that I will offend somebody. After all, I voted for Donald Trump so everything that I now write must be inherently evil or with extreme right motives. Actually I do have a music theme in mind, but I haven't decided yet. Then again, by April I might have been banished from the blogging community for trying to come up with controversial topics in the name of stimulating thought and discussion. Maybe I'll even be exterminated.

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  16. Yoh! I was shocked to begin with ... but thankfully saw soon enough that you were saying about the reality of a pretty (not so pretty) dystopian future.

    The comments were also interesting. Fortunately, I've never been in the situation of considering abortion, and I'm very relieved that I haven't had to make this choice. There is no way I'd allow any one to make that choice for me.

    Actually I'm not sure that the earth is overpopulated - there is enough land for all. Were it to be properly farmed, there would be enough food. Sadly, we are over urbanised. And over technologically-ised ...

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    1. Susan S, I once tried to encourage an abortion, but resistance from the woman who had to deal with it stopped me and I was shown that there was a better plan in store for me. To me, "choice" is an irony because the choice begins before conception and that's when reality isn't the issue for many people.

      I think this Earth is far from being overpopulated and the urbanization has been done shoddily. With proper planning we could do so much better, but often cities aren't exactly planned and just grow over time often without thinking of the future. I do think city planners are starting to take more of these issues in mind. Resources are there to accommodate growth, but we need to preserve and conserve what we have.

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  17. I was almost three months premature in the early 1960's and weighed less than two pounds-the lightest baby to live at that time (I forget whether that was in that hospital or the city).

    The reason for the premature delivery was the health of my mother, and there had doctor discussion of terminating the pregnancy to save her life. I am kind of glad my mother did not make that choice (not even a consideration for my parents).

    Reproductive rights, which seems to be the new moniker, is such an emotionally charged issue, and I think someone said it in a comment above that I scrolled past-the emotions seems to come more from the issue of control.

    I have known many women who would fight fiercely for their right to choose although they would never make the choice they are fighting for.

    Sadly, you usually hear rape and incest thrown out as a reason for the right to choose, but everyone I have ever known who has availed themselves of that right (and one girlfriend had had multiple abortions) has done it out of convenience.

    Alan Keyes once said " if we aggrandize our self-fulfillment to the extent that we are willing to kill our offspring, that is the extreme case of the self-centered and egotistical and self-worshipping concept of freedom I think is being promoted in various ways in the society"

    I am not one to tell people what to think, but I hope they at least consider very carefully what right it is they are fighting to protect.

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    1. Larry, very wise interjections to this conversation. The most hard core anti-abortion people I know are women. It's an interesting perspective to consider whether one would wish they had been aborted instead of allowed to experience the life that they have lived. I suppose a few might argue that they wish they would have but then I think that argument would be negated by the fact that they are still alive to answer the question since suicide is as much of a choice as abortion.

      There are right choices and wrong ones just as there are differences of opinions about a whole range of subjects.

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  18. Sixgun McItchyfingerFebruary 7, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Lee, you have certainly been trying some new ideas and approaches with your writing lately, and I like it. This is clearly satire; as you said in one comment-reply, the themes have been visited before... you just putting these ideas together in your own way and words. Satire is meant expose the folly of certain ideas or beliefs, in this case through taking them to their logical extreme. I liked it. Keep mixing it up!

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    1. Six person, Thanks for that encouragement. Satire and humor seem to be only the domain of certain sides of an issue according to some people. The conservative side seems to take most of the battering of brutal humor while the right is often more playful and calls for more contemplative introspection--or at least that's how it seems to me. Hate, vitriol, meanness, and name-calling seems to be a specialty of liberal left leaning circles, but I think that's the nature of the beast (and I think "beast" is an appropriate term here).

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  19. Lee, you succeeded in sending cold chills racing down my back. Yes, I can read between the lines, but there are people out there who really think this way, and that is terrifying.

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