Countering Anti-Abortion Protesters

We who are ambivalent or Pro-Choice HAVE TO get off our asses and COUNTER-PROTEST.

We have to SCREAM this back to them:

NO it is NOT murder!

YOU are violating the rights of your fellow citizens!

YOU are violating the health and welfare of children by ignoring them after they’re born!

YOU are an accessory to murder by ignoring homeless, hungry, and sick children!

YOU are accessory to murder by ignoring the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children!

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It’s Not About Abortion

Republican Lawmaker(Texas): Jail Time For Abortions Would Make Women ‘More Personally Responsible’ For Sex

It takes two, asshole.

This isn’t about abortion.

Get this thru your heads, pro-lifers. This isn’t about abortion.

It’s about misogyny and the oppression of women.

“Abortion kills babies!”

Fuck you. It does not. It kills embryos that are not sentient life forms and late-term abortions are rare, and if they’re necessary, it’s about the life of the mother or the fetus has life-threatening defects that will cause suffering to it should it be “born” as a live human.

If you cared so much about the life of innocent children, you’d do something about

a) Child rape, which includes porn/trafficking/slavery/prostitution
b) Child abuse–meaning physical assaults and abandonment
c) Child murder
d) Child welfare
e) Child abduction
f) Child care
g) Child education

You’d make sure the government fully funded the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

You’d make child rape/abuse/murder a crime punishable by life in prison without parole.

You’d hold people accountable for the arrest of children (under 17) who have clearly been the victims of law enforcement predators.

You’d make marriage under 18 illegal.  At present, grown men marry 12- & 13-year-olds and the primary excuse (blame) is religion.  It’s not.  It’s pedophilia.  This isn’t 400 BCE or even 1400 CE.  It’s time to stop condoning predation by pervs.

You wouldn’t differentiate the cultures. All children would be loved and protected, not just your precious white privileged.

You’d be against the death penalty.

You’d force the government to boycott any country that condones and perpetuates all forms of child endangerment.

But you don’t.

This isn’t about abortion or the killing of fetuses.

This is about the subjugation, control, and oppression of women.  Period.

FYI:  The government doesn’t pay for abortions via Planned Parenthood.  It’s against the law.  It’s called the goddamn Hyde Amendment.  Look it up, you ignorant shitheels.

Terrorists Are Also Abusers of Women

Jane Harkness (I love that last name–Torchwood and Dr. Who fans will know what I mean) makes a qualified case about terrorism: The men who do it, by and large, are also abusers of women.

It seems to me that the majority of resources intended for the prevention of terrorism should be to stop misogyny and the victimization of women. This deduction is on par with the serial killer triad, which is: Pyromania(fascination with setting fire to things or people), enuresis(inability to control urination during sleep), and cruelty to animals.

If there’s a child over the age of 10 who has been found to participate in all three of these indicators, that child needs to be hospitalized at a critical care facility for the insane. I’m *not* kidding.  However, former FBI profilers like John Douglas suggest that after the age of 12, a future serial killer is born because it is at that age that most children have personality affectations that are difficult to eradicate.  There are several past serial killers who committed murder before the age of 14.

To ignore this triad of symptoms is to be a (usually unknowing, but that’s the point) participant in future crimes.  Our society breeds these people.  It is We who have to put a stop to it and in the meantime, take care of the damaged (and I don’t mean killing them).  Some blame should be on those who created this aberrant human being, but it’s a case-by-case decision because so many families have been abusive for many generations.

It is also likely that many of these children have or will become political and religious terrorists and the abuse of women will be at the top of the list of criminal deeds.  While many won’t have abused their own female family members, it should be noted that most serial killers murder women exclusively.

Taking this into account, the same qualifiers can be a warning for current and future terrorists, except that the qualifier is the abuse of women. Combine that criminal behavior with an extremist philosophy and you have a potential terrorist (IMO, they have already acquired the terrorist moniker since they’ve committed terror on women). It doesn’t matter what skin color they have, what their religion (if any) is, and it doesn’t matter what class they belong to.  They all need to be stopped.

The Evil That Men Do

The Guardian:  “How Trump signed a global death warrant for women.”

What is the Global Gag Rule?  The rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy, requires NGOs to certify that they will not perform or promote abortions anywhere in the world as a condition for receiving US family planning funds. Every Republican president since 1985 has implemented it. But Donald Trump has adopted a stringent version of the rule, under which NGOs that refuse to sign will be refused all health assistance, including for HIV, primary care, nutrition, tuberculosis and malaria programs. As much as $8bn in US funding could be affected – money that developing world health budgets can ill afford to do without.

 

Look at those callous, malicious faces in the picture from the article. You see, *this* is why each one of them deserves punishment. Whatever manner that takes, I’m good. Do evil, it will visit you in return.

To Those Who Think Women Are Already Equal

(based on assumptions made after women were *allowed* to vote, wear what they want, say what they want, have whatever job they want)

1.  When a married couple files jointly, the IRS doesn’t use both social security numbers. They *demand*, by their rules, that the man’s number be used. His is the first name, the *primary* name, and the woman’s is the second, and thus part of the man’s filing. It is thus, less important.

This is not for simplification or for some ham-handed method of “ease of identification” nor is it used as part of an easier filing system. It is used because we live in a patriarchal society that is fundamentalist where men are considered the higher position in the joined arrangement (marriage).

2. When women marry men, they are expected to take the man’s name. This is due to a system called Patrilineal, where all inheritance and ancestry is viewed only through male lines. This system comes hand in hand with Patriarchy. Even if the woman keeps her last name, she is still seen as Mrs Male Name.

I can’t help but wonder how the IRS rules are implemented under same-sex marriage, but it doesn’t really matter.  Someone is placed in a higher position (in charge) than the other.

3. Patriarchy/Patrilineality and Matriarchy/Matrilineality are systems of inequality because they favor one gender over the other. As long as those systems are in place, genders will never be equal.

There are some Native American tribes that split this down the middle. Positions of leadership were Patriarchal but inheritance and ancestral identification was Matrilineal. Men led the tribe but the women owned the property. Unfortunately, those tribes were murdered to such an extent that it can be filed under genocide.

However, one must consider that our current system of democratic government–representation–can be traced specifically to the Five Nations of the upper east.  While people think we got it by copying ancient Rome, the only part of that system that was copied were the names “senate” and “senator”.  But this is neither here nor there.

Women are automatically second-class citizens in a Patriarchal society. In the age of extremism, abortion *&* birth control are being eliminated in ultra conservative states.  Women are under attack by being told that they have no control of their own reproduction.  Restrictions are masked as “pro-life”, with a morality that is forced onto everyone by those who believe abortion is murder.  One must understand that this has nothing whatsoever to do with the so-called “life” of fetal embryos.

Pro-life is an oxy-moron as well as a lie because concern for the life of that fetus ends when it is born.  You cannot delineate a life inside the womb to life outside of it.  Anti-abortion is *only* for the systematic control of women.  This is proven by the addition of birth control.  Anyone who feels it necessary to include birth control with their attempts to control the abortion of fetal tissue is revealing themselves to be misogynistic control freaks who believe women are *property*.

Women are one half of the human race.  We are not the property of the human race.  We belong only to ourselves.

Trying to Correct the Uncorrectible

There’s this pastor (Protestant: evangelical Christian) who has decided that gays aren’t evil.

Upworthy’s A pastor shares the exact moment he changed his mind about the LGBTQ community.

While Ryan hadn’t been hostile toward the LGBTQ community before, now he admits his lack of attention to the subject helped create a culture of fear surrounding homosexuality and the church.

Since Ryan announced that EastLake would be an open and affirming church, hundreds of people have left the church. But Ryan stands by his decision.

“I don’t care if the Bible says, ‘Gay people suck,’” he says. “I have lots of things I disagree with about the Bible.”

Note: hundreds of people have left over relaxing view of LGBTQ people. Aren’t they supposed to “love everyone” because “Jesus” told them to?  Of course not. Because “he” never “said” that.

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Anyways, while his opinion of gays has changed, Pastor Meeks still believes gay people will go to hell.  He’s just decided to be nicer about it so they’ll follow his god’s laws.  Those laws that say:  here’s how to hate and fear everyone who isn’t you, here’s what you eat, here’s when to eat it, here’s what to wear and how to make it, here’s what to grow and and how to grow it, here’s how to slaughter animals to a specific god and for a variety of reasons, and here are all the animals and people you have to hate.

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The shitheels writing the Books of Moses while pretending to be Moses were seriously fucked up dudes.  Why am I saying “dudes”?  Because there are four different sources to those books of Moses (documents called “J”, “E”, “P”, and “D”) and those people writing them did so several hundred years after those so-called events happened and they wrote different versions of the same events.

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Regardless, we still the problem in believing in a book that has cost MILLIONS of lives, and that’s a low number, especially if you take seriously all the tribes that “Israel” slaughtered for no other reason than a) they had nothing better to do/felt threatened for no good reason, or b) this so-called god told them to do it. That so-called god of the Old Testament murdered millions by flooding the entire planet because he suddenly got a bug up his ass for those millions not worshipping him. Well, if he was really a GOD, then he simply could have changed everyone’s minds instead of pointlessly slaughtering them. Which goes to show you how spectacularly fictional the Old Testament is.
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Humans have this need to make sense and meaning out of their lives and basic Pagan religion is the result.  On the other hand, “Religions” based on the Pentateuch/Torah/Qu’ran/New Testament are based on books whose authors were nothing more than authoritarian nutjobs equal to Jim Jones.
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Buddha is the exception, but combine Buddhism with authoritarian regimes (pre-1960s China, Far East countries like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc., ancient Japan) and voila, murder. Hinduism is an offshoot of Buddhism (determined by archaeological study of migration patterns) which turned into a polytheistic religion, but Mahatma Gandhi was forced to fight for the right to live independent lives and the reason that happened was due to British colonialism, and other countries pulled the same shit due to an authoritarian belief which centered on following the “corrected” Bible, which “told” them to convert every single non-believer.

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(I should also add that “Pagan”, Hindu, and Buddhist “religions” don’t feel the need to “convert” non-Pagans/Hindus/Buddhists.)

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Currently, we in the U.S. have factions who are ready, willing, and able to slaughter tens of thousands of lives (particularly black and gay) and they “blame” (my word) their need to do this because the Bible tells them to do it. Well, pardon me, but …


a) Christians have nothing whatsoever to do with the Old Testament so whomever they’re following to justify killing gays, it isn’t Jesus.
b) Christians are confused because they don’t know who to worship: Jesus or Yahweh/Elohim/Jehovah. In order to call yourself a Christian, you HAVE TO pick Jesus.
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Every single book in the Bible/Torah/Qu’ran is vehemently anti-woman. To single out half the human race for slavery and oppression is a heinous act and deserves no respect. Period.

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So while this pastor aims to be a bit more egalitarian toward his fellow humans, he still follows a book that subscribes to murder, rape, and slavery.  I’d admire him more if he chose to be an atheist in order to treat everyone as he would like to be treated.

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Lastly, does my being Wiccan say I’m a hypocrite?  No.  What I believe is for me alone.  I despise those who oppress and enslave and murder and I try not to do the same to others.  Does that mean that my “goddess” is no more real than the authoritarian male gods?  Yes.  She is simply my interpretation of nature, which rules all.  And you cannot deny that nature rules us all without looking like a complete moron.

UN Whistleblowing

Kathryn Bolkovac (and Wiki’s article)

Remember all those news stories about UN Peacekeepers committing rape and murder and involved in sex trafficking during the 90s and 2000s?  No?

I do.  You perhaps do not.  Why?

Because

a)  Peacekeepers are immune from prosecution.
b)  Military Industrial Complex will lose money if their private contractors are held responsible.
c)  The victims are women and girls.  Who gives a shit about them?
d)  The Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) refused to accept this film as a nomination for Best Picture.  If they had, more attention and subsequent worldwide outrage would have been achieved.  However, there are financiers who are involved in “Hollywood” (Steve Mnuchin anyone? He financed a lot of movies, including Jurassic World–and the MFer is now in charge of our treasury) who also have a stake in sex trafficking’s money-making operations and they aren’t about to risk a light shone in their direction.

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e)  Barack Obama​ was directly responsible for criminalizing whistleblowing, despite a law that protects them.  Because of his influence, The Whistleblower was forcibly downgraded as an inferior film that no one should believe.

Because the Military Industrial Complex is so vast and corrupt, it is impossible for the UN to change, to remove immunity for criminals under their direct authority, and for their internal investigative efforts to achieve SQUAT.  When they breathe fire and aggressively condemn a country for human rights abuses, tell them that they’re no better than a contaminated government whose hands are dripping blood.