REBLOG: Cognitive Dissonance Replies To The Brave Anon #RonPaul Bot
nobody cares about your fucking uterus. get over it. Ron Paul is not taking away anyone’s right to reproductive freedom. This country is fucked in so many ways and you can’t look past a wedge issue like this that will NEVER effect anyone directly.
Response by cognitive dissonance to the wildly courageous “Anonymous”:
I care about my uterus and the uteruses (uteri?) of others. I also care about our rights to have a family (or not) when we so choose. This country is fucked in a lot of different ways. Why add to it by making safe, legal abortion no longer safe and no longer legal?
And yes, he would take away reproductive freedom. He’s written and co-sponsored bills to do just that - from defunding Planned Parenthood, to outright banning abortion. Of course, there’s other reasons why Ron Paul is ridiculous. Here’s a laundry list, complete with links. But reproductive rights? That’s something he should be entirely familiar with, considering his job as an OB/GYN. He should be familiar with the complications that can arise when reproductive rights are denied.
And it will never affect anyone directly? How about me? I want to avoid pregnancy, and yet still enjoy sex within my heterosexual, monogamous marriage. (You know, the kind the GOP supposedly likes, and encourges.) So Catholic roulette? That method (rhythm method) has a high rate of failure when a person’s menstrual cycle can’t be tracked well.
So let’s pretend I’ve become pregnant. Oopsies! Well, there goes the likelihood of law school. But whatever, it’s not like I should be educated anyhow, right? And then, in about the fifth month of pregnancy, I begin bleeding uncontrollably. And that doctor looks at me and says, “Sorry, I’m going to let you bleed because I don’t do abortions.” Typically, he’s supposed to call someone - Typically, he’s supposed to call someone - but that doesn’t always happen. And under President Ron Paul, the conscience clause states he doesn’t have to save my life. Because his own reasons.
Don’t believe me? This already happened. Not to me, but to another woman who barely survived. A historical overview of abortion is here.
Your attitude of “nobody cares” leads to headlines like this:
Read Mrs. Jones’ story here. Or Susannah Lattin’s story. Or look at the picture of Geraldine Santoro face-down and bloody after dying on the floor of a hotel after an illegal abortion. (Warning: The photo is graphic).
Or let’s go global. Did you know abortion is more common in countries where it is banned? From Time magazine:
About 47,000 women died from unsafe abortions in 2008, and another 8.5 million women had serious medical complications. Almost all unsafe abortions were in developing countries, where family planning and contraceptive programs have mostly levelled off.
But who cares? They’re just women. We’re all just a bunch of whiny bitches who don’t understand the genius of Ron Paul, right? These are not wedge issues. You want to talk about personal liberty? How about liberty to choose when to raise a family? How about the rights of people to keep government out from between our legs? Come out from behind your gray box and defend your heartlessness.
In summary, fuck your “nobody cares” sentiment and fuck Ron Paul.
The only time the GOP and the christian right are not contradicting themselves is when they are sleeping. That is assuming we’re not referring to a Congressman who is cheating on his wife or having a secret homosexual encounter with an under age Congressional Page.
Remember, remember the “5th of November, 1872 – Women’s suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.”
November 5, 1872 - Susan B. Anthony votes and is later arrested.
“Two of the most important lessons that we can draw from Susan B. Anthony’s experiences are to understand the effects of prejudice and to appreciate the courage of acting on one’s convictions.”
—from the website ReadWriteThing.org
If this message doesn’t apply to #OWS I don’t know what does - the prejudice conferred by having money, by having certain religions, by believing that power over people makes you a more worthy individual…and the courage of acting on one’s convictions EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW IN THE SHORT TERM YOU CAN’T WIN, THAT THE LAW (AND THE MACHINERY THAT DELIVERS IT) IS AGAINST YOU.
No greater message than this, right now.
Shirley Chisholm; now that woman was a portrait in courage and perseverance. I was 11 when she ran for president, and I wanted her to win because she looked like NO ONE in my world and you could tell, just tell, that she made sense in the same way my grandmother made sense.
Lots of people in my world said horrible things about her like they did MLK and MalcolmX and the Kennedy family. I think the contrarian in me wanted her to win just for the cussedness of it.
I remember those days where hate was so outspoken and common it didn’t even slow you down. I don’t have much to say about that except that it scared me. I couldn’t figure out why one person was mad at another person who had never done anything personally wrong to the first person. I still don’t get that…generic?…hate.
I was always a misfit. Still am. I guess the difference is I don’t care anymore.
On this date - November 5th - in 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman ever to be elected to the United States Congress. Her words still ring true today: “At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” Thank you, Ms. Chisholm, for leading the way!
In 1972, when Shirley Chisholm ran for President, I was 9 years old. I wanted her to win, because she looked like my art teacher, Mrs. Douglas. I know that’s a goofy reason to want someone to be President, but I *was* nine at the time!
Alabama brings back slavery for Latinos
So, here is how it goes. First, the state passes a harsh immigration law. Then, it detains large numbers of immigrants. Third, private prisons (LCS, CCA, GEO) receive fresh inmates. And finally, the artificially created labor shortage is supplied by the new inmates. Does this sound like modern-day slavery to anyone?
The rest of the country can only look in shock and dismay, as once again, Alabama, a state renowned for its historical role in racism, segregation and slavery, leads the nation into another round of shame.
so, let me get this straight
they come, they work, get paid chicken shit
they get arrested, put into private prisons, forced to do the same kind of work they were doing, only now they dont get paid and they’re in shackles?
sounds like it to me
This is exactly how Black people were re-enslaved after emancipation. EXACTLY.