Gloria Steinem’s Final Solution

I had an abortionby Glenn Fairman   6/9/14
Many women have had abortions and I dare say that the great majority of them feel a gnawing sense of loss, if not worse, at having arrived at this decision. But those who evaluate this silent murder as some emancipated badge of courage that flows from an enlightened moral evolution are either pathological to the point of being able to live comfortably without a moral conscience or have sank beneath the depths of human compassion into the realm of naked ideological self-delusion. Steinem, in freeing herself from a civilization’s bourgeois restraints, long ago tossed away her last shred of moral innocence. When she became a poster child for Planned Parenthood’s pedigree of flippant infanticide, she accelerated her Luciferian plummet — and now assumes a form that is as wicked as any brute she ever set forth to engage in temporal battle.

To revel in the satisfaction of killing one’s innocent young: such as when a reptile consumes her own eggs, is not a laudable feminine virtue – nor is its advocacy a praiseworthy human action that merits accolades or emulation. Not too many years from now, when Steinem is withered and incapacitated, will those tiny fingers she once ripped from her life be there to steady her palsied hands and show affection and mercy? Having squandered the most precious gift that weak and finite humans can experience outside of heaven’s bliss, I do hope her precious rights are able to keep out the frigid winds of an impending oblivion.

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17 Responses to Gloria Steinem’s Final Solution

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    The pro-abortion crowd used to pretend to believe that abortion was occasionally a regrettable necessity. This attitude can be justified (Elizabeth’s sister once had an abortion, and she remains a Southern Baptist whose husband is a fundamentalist preacher). But at heart they’ve always been hostile to human life, and a secret (and now increasingly open) love of abortion is merely one aspect of this.

    Incidentally, in discussing this issue many years ago in FOSFAX, the great SF writer Poul Anderson once mentioned a liberal defending abortion on pragmatic grounds (as was done in Freakonomics, which led to a typical contretemps when William Bennett discussed this with a listener to his radio show), and his mental response: “Endlosung.”

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    she has fallen down from her once lofty Feminist pedestal as Lucifer

    A fallen fallen-angel?

    Having attended a plethora of Little League games this last week (I’ve got a nephew in the tournament), it’s amazing to watch these young kids do what they do — doubly so because I hadn’t the constitution to play many organized sports.

    And being of the philosophical bent, once in a while I squint my eyes and imagine what it would be like if one of these tykes wasn’t there, a casualty of that reptilian visage of a mother consuming her own eggs.

    And although I recognize that motherhood and fatherhood are not a piece of cake, that there is a life-long responsibility involved in having a child, there must be also a life-long regret at snuffing them out as a form of casual birth control.

    In baseball, tie goes to the runner. And although I admit it is no walk in the baseball park to have a child, it seems a necessity that the tie goes to the unborn as well.

    I had a male friend tell me once, “When I have a vagina, then I might consider outlawing abortion.” Oh, how we men have become so obsequiously feminized. Such a characterization is ultimately a coward’s philosophy. Imagine saying, “When I have fields of cotton to plant, maybe then I’ll consider the question of slavery.”

    • Timothy Lane says:

      I’ve seen buttons to the effect that if men bore children, abortion would be a sacrament or some such. No doubt this is intended to excuse those liberals who in fact treat it that way (though at the time I saw those buttons they pretended otherwise). Of course, the button-makers ignore (or more likely are unaware of) the fact that (on those few occasions from 1972 to a few years ago when I’ve actually seen a poll on abortion with the results separated by sex) women are actually less likely than men to support legalized abortion. A normal person can easily figure that his has to do with women being more oriented toward nurturing, men more inclined to violence. (Neither of these is an absolute, which Lois McMaster Bujold made a spectacular use of in Ethan of Athos.) But a femocrat can’t permit herself to think that way, so she’s forced into such idiocies as “false consciousness” as an explanation.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Ethan of Athos

        Thankfully I can’t find that book in Kindle format so my to-read list isn’t going to get any more unmanageable than it already is. Here’s an Amazon synopsis:

        Our hero is a quiet, upstanding citizen of Athos, an obstetrician in a world in which reproduction is carried out entirely via uterine replicator, without the aid of living women. Problem: the 200-year-old cultures are not providing eggs the way they used to, and attempts to order replacements by mail have failed catastrophically. But when Ethan is sent to find out what happened and acquire more eggs, he finds himself in a morass of Cetagandan covert ops and Jackson Whole politics–and the only person who’s around to rescue him is the inimitable–and, disturbingly, female–Elli Quinn, Dendarii rent-a-spy.

    • Glenn Fairman says:

      “When I have a vagina, then I might consider outlawing abortion.”

      A proper response could have been: ” That being so, when will you be sponsoring such legislation?”

  3. Pokey Possum says:

    In the illustration above the woman sports a T-shirt which declares, “I had an abortion”.
    I had a tooth pulled once, but I didn’t announce the extraction on the front of a T-shirt.

    Abortion. It is a subject that ignites passions: where life – and all the depth and breadth and fullness the word entails – hangs in the balance, and wherein morals seem to conflict with rights. Under the glaring spotlight of truth, one cannot stand solo on her tilting platform of “women’s rights” or “women’s health” without feeling convicted, so she must gather a crowd to stand with her. It doesn’t matter, really, if the crowd believes exactly as she does, or even what their motives are, so long as they provide a bulwark to buffer the blows and a growing fan base to embolden her performance.

    I saw this in action in my little tribe of junior high girlfriends. We were of the kind and gentle type – usually. Two girls, however, harbored a dislike for another girl outside of our group who lived in the neighborhood of one of my friends. Whenever we had a slumber party (remember those?), they would sneak out to throw rocks at her house. But they insisted we all go together. And I went. I didn’t throw rocks, but did enjoy the excitement of the guerrilla tactics we employed, the whole while exclaiming, “that’s not nice” and trying to get them to go home. I later received a written award from them for the innumerable times I stated, “That’s Not Nice”. They thought it was funny. Though I voiced my opposition, I effectively supported their actions by “standing with them”. In hindsight, I would have been more effective in thwarting their schemes by separating myself from them.

    We who oppose abortion must speak against it, but are our proclamations of “That’s Not Nice” enough? We amble among the mingled herd (social circles, churches, clubs, families) neighing our opposition. Yet we are still part of the herd, lending to the illusion of safety in numbers.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      We who oppose abortion must speak against it, but are our proclamations of “That’s Not Nice” enough?

      My brother, whom you know, delivered to me a nice diatribe a few months ago. It was about the distinction between pro-life and pro-abolition.

      In essence, he said, there are a lot of people who proudly and loudly wear the “pro-life” label. But they’re not necessarily pro-abolition of abortion.

      You speak honestly of one of your past sins. And we’ve all done something as stupid. And it is stupid, Pokey. But you’ve formed a conscience since then and a backbone. And that’s what we all need to do. I’m still forming mine. Compared to what any of us do, we could all do so much more.

      And it’s so easy instead of doing more to just wring one’s hands over this and over that and declaring “I’m on the side of the angels.” Or, in your words, “That’s not nice.” I remember the time when I was in 5th or 6h grade when a retarded boy (or at least a little slow) started going to the school. And in the playground one day (and probably more than on this one day) he was being picked on by three or four big kids. I didn’t join in. Nor did I encourage the kids. But I did stand back and silently watch.

      A kid can perhaps be forgiven for his cowardice. But not an adult. We have to face down evil and be willing to take our lumps from doing so. Had I had it to do over again, I would have come to the kid’s rescue and kick one of those big kids in the balls.

      There’s no doubt that man is naturally a herd animal. And to some extent, this is good. Anarchy is no panacea, despite naive libertarian leanings toward such. But consider what makes us today different from people living in more barbaric parts of the world. It’s not because some people are poor. It’s not because of their geography. It’s because of their values. And values come from what we believe. As Mr. Kung might say, values come from one’s culture.

      And what we have today in the West is the poisonous Left trying to change the culture, and they’re willing to sacrifice unborn babies in order to do so. They sprinkle their intentions with the rhetoric of “care for the environment” or “care for the poor,” but we’re talking about a people and a movement — from top to bottom — who are narcissists, at best, or worshippers or Moloch, at worst.

      It’s not bad to have a sort of collective mind burned into a culture — if that mind is good. It’s how we pass on our wisdom. It would be a pain if our children had to start from scratch and figure everything out for themselves. This leaves culture, as a repository of information, open to both good change and plundering by those who manically desire to enlarge themselves by forming you (and I) into likeness of themselves (the very essence of the Left, if you ask me).

      I think this psychological element is what drives many of these people to be the busy-bodies that they are. Sorry if I offend anyone, but I’m guessing that 9 out of 10 of the people who seek public office would be better served visiting a psychiatrist’s couch.

      But at the end of the day, as people — if we are to be people and not blind cogs in an unthinking machine — we must own up to making our own evaluation of things. “Going along to get along” is perhaps what ants or termites do, but humans have the capacity for so much more. We can be noble.

      In the movie, “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” the Pope has this conversation with Michelangelo upon reviewing The Creation of Adam for the first time:

      Pope Julius II: Is that truly how you see Him, my son?

      Michelangelo: Yes, Holy Father.

      Pope: Not angry, not vengeful, but like that? Strong, benign, loving?

      Michelangelo: Well, he knows anger too, but the act of creation is an act of love.

      Pope: You must have had an easy life, my son that you can picture Him like that.

      Michelangelo: Well, I’m grateful for His gift to me.

      Pope: The most perfect of gifts. If I had to choose my life over again I think I would choose to be an artist. What you have painted there, my son, is not a portrait of God. It’s a proof of faith.

      Michelangelo: I hadn’t thought that faith needed proof.

      Pope: Not if you’re a saint…or an artist. I am merely a pope.

      Michelangelo: Thank you.

      Pope: The new-made Adam. And this is how you see man — noble, beautiful, unafraid?

      Michelangelo: How else should I see him?

      Pope: As he is…corrupt and evil, his hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation. Your painting is beautiful, but false.

      Michelangelo:: I cannot change my conception.

      Pope: You’ve taught me not to waste my time trying to change your conceptions. How did you arrive at this?

      Michelangelo: Well, I thought my idea for the panel was that man’s evil he learned from himself not from God.

      Pope: Yes.

      Michelangelo: I wanted to paint man as he was first created — innocent, still free of sin, grateful for the gift of life.

      Pope: The gift of life. Recently, I have prayed for the gift of death. Like most of my prayers, it went unheard. God sometimes appears to be deaf. Perhaps I should’ve been an artist then He would’ve listened to me as He appears to have listened to you. You make a better priest than I do, Michelangelo.

      Contrast that with some dumb-ass wearing a t-shirt proudly announcing she had an abortion. This is man running away from his noble impulses, and trying to make his degeneracy noble by declaring it so boldly and openly, as if because a bad thing wasn’t hidden it was no longer bad.

      We cannot be fully human without a bit of artfulness in our outlook. Creativity is an important path out of the blind, dump, rote road of the low animal. An inherent part of Western culture used to be to follow this path. We can call it “individualism” or something else. But no man can be a man by getting lost in the herd. He has a higher calling, no matter how elevated it may feel to join this political cult or that political cut, many which promise a deep meaning for life but are false gods. And now the forces of the Left grip us tightly and mean to throw us down into the mud. And I say [expletive deleted] ’em.

  4. Glenn Fairman says:

    Words of sober truth, Pokey.

  5. David Ray says:

    Gloria Steinem is stupid, pampered and weak.

    When told that lowering firemen standards would require victims to be literally dragged, she argued that there would be less smoke inhalation if one is dragged on the floor. (A man needs a vain bitch like a fireman needs a lawsuit.)
    She’s pampered and coddled so fiercely that it speaks for itself. How many times has she been given “woman of the year” for her courage at yet another cocktail party?
    She’s a serious light weight. Phyllis Schlafly single-handedly shot down Steinem’s only baby – the ERA amendment.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      I once saw the point made that Phyllis Schlafly is exactly the sort of woman the feminists claim to revere. But she doesn’t agree with them on key issues (such as abortion as sacred ritual), and in any case the femocrats actually prefer to play victim rather than celebrate accomplishment (sort of like militant blacks’ reaction to people like Clarence Thomas).

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      In Steinem’s brand of feminism (if not ultimately in all brands), there is a deep hostility toward men.

      As we all know, men can be pigs. And all men need to be domesticated to some extent. As Thomas Sowell says, “Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” So although I’m a big proponent of old-fashioned male masculinity, and a big enemy of the feminized girly-man, I’m not against the needed tender influence of women upon men (and of big brothers and fathers upon young men as well).

      But feminism propels itself (much like Islam) on the fumes of supremacy. It’s not enough for women to be equal (as problematic as defining that can be). They must be better. They must be, more importantly, better men then men are at being men. And this has entailed for the feminist an inbred hatred of their own kind.

      Motherhood is regularly dismissed and belittled by feminists. And the fruit of motherhood — children — are worse than belittled. The slaughter of these unborn children is celebrated like some dark sacrament.

      The rank-and-file women have stood by and accepted this (and somewhat moderated it when put into practice) because of the power gains made by the modern woman in the business and political world. They’ve made their pact with the devil, so to speak. And if Dennis Prager is correct, they’re paying a high price for it as manifested in widespread depression. Maybe at the end of the day, many women aren’t happy trying to deny themselves and instead trying to act like men.

      That said, many of the women (and men) have made peaceful accommodations with feminism, making it less destructive and less adversarial between the sexes. Good people can take even bad things and make them workable, more or less. Most of the people I work with in business are women, at least at the level where I interact (purchasing and such). And I think most women have adjusted to the routine: Their job is to have a “career” while the kids (if they have any at all) are shuffled off to daycare and school to be babysat.

      And that’s been an okay arrangement for the women, and often serviceable for the kids. But the generally untold story is the marginalization of men. Men are being outlawed. They are being indoctrinated at an early age to be shameful of all their natural impulses. They’re being turned into girly-men and/or men who remain adolescents well into their 30’s. We’re not only sacrificing children to the idol of feminism. We’re sacrificing men.

      And the feminists cheer this aspect.

      • Pokey Possum says:

        Hurray for manly men! In my opinion, the most manly men are Godly men.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        This is why I refer to them as “femocrats”. It reflects their demand for supremacy (though not, regrettably, their extreme androphobia).

  6. Paul B says:

    A question that stops the Gloria Steinem types in their tracks every time: “What if your mother had decide to abort you”?

    All comments above are thought provoking and well said.

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