These Were Predictable

These Were Predictable

http://thesilicongraybeard.blogspot.com/2012/02/these-were-predictable.html

I.  Remember my musings “Is It Immoral To Kill Bioethicists?”  Following in the downhill slide of Peter Singer at Princeton, these researchers believe infanticide is perfectly acceptable:

Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.”

So if you don’t like the looks of that little bundle of not-quite-joyful enough, or perhaps they cry too much, or they’re defective in some way, real or imagined, you may kill them.  Note they prefer the term “after-birth abortion” over “infanticide” because it emphasizes their view, which is what’s the big deal over the little time between being inside the womb, when abortion is fine, and outside the womb when those pesky moralist say you shouldn’t kill them? They’re just a drier fetus, that’s all.  What’s a few hours between friends?  Or weeks.  Or months.

You might ask “how long do I have the right to kill my child?”:

The authors do not tackle the issue of what age an infant would be considered a person.

Singer says two years, but I’ll cut to the chase.   There was a joke going around that went:

Grandmother 1:  At  what  age is a fetus viable?
Grandmother 2:  When they receive their M.D..

In this case, only when they receive their Bioethics Ph.D. would they say killing them should not be allowed.  Maybe not today, but eventually.  I’m sure.

II.  Occupy protesters, funded and driven by all the usual suspects are announcing their spring rallies and protests, as I predicted last night.

So just who exactly is behind this? The letter contains “signers” that will be familiar to you. Or at least their organizations will. And it’s a buffet of far leftists, unions, and even the communist group Working Families Party. Oh, and of course Van Jones:

  • Sarita Gupta – Jobs With Justice
  • Bob King – United Auto Workers
  • George Goehl – National Peoples Action
  • Ai-jen Poo – National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Justin Ruben – MoveOn.org
  • Mary Kay Henry – Service Employees International Union
  • Van Jones and Natalie Foster – Rebuild the Dream
  • Phil Radford – Greenpeace
  • Leo Gerard – United Steel Workers
  • Daniel Cantor – Working Families Party
  • Bruce Klipple – United Electrical Workers Union

But while Bob King of the United Auto Workers (UAW) is a signer of the letter, might the union be behind it more than it’s letting on? It would seem so. The Daily Caller was able to download a cache of files from the UAW website last week that point to a high level of organizing:

H/T to Forbes as well as that link to the Blaze.

III.  A user on the Occupy Wall St. web page posted what they think the organizations demands should be.  I think it’s educational.  I’m not going to add emphasis because I just don’t know where to start.  The whole thing would be bold italics saying “did you see what they just said?!?!?” Instead, I just lifted in its entirety:

Admin Note: This is not an official list of demands. The user “bchang1987” who posted this speaks only for themself, not the movement. This website would never in a million years endorse a list of demands of the 1%.


Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately.
Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality.
Institute a 6 hour workday, and 6 weeks of paid vacation.
Institute a moratorium on all foreclosures and layoffs immediately.
Repeal racist and xenophobic English-only laws.
Open the borders to all immigrants, legal or illegal. Offer immediate, unconditional amnesty, to all undocumented residents of the US.
Create a single-payer, universal health care system.
Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers.
Institute a negative income tax, and tax the very rich at rates up to 90%.
Pass far stricter environmental protection and animal rights laws.
Allow workers to elect their supervisors.
Lower the retirement age to 55. Increase Social Security benefits.
Create a 5% annual wealth tax for the very rich.
Ban the private ownership of land.
Make homeschooling illegal. Religious fanatics use it to feed their children propaganda.
Reduce the age of majority to 16.
Abolish the death penalty and life in prison. We call for the immediate release of all death row inmates from death row and transferred to regular prisons.
Release all political prisoners immediately.
Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Abolish the debt limit.
Ban private gun ownership.
Strengthen the separation of church and state.
Immediate debt forgiveness for all.
End the ‘War on Drugs’.

It’s just kind of hard to know where to start with that.  The density of that brain would embarrass a black hole.  Yes, it’s “welcome to the USSR” or “Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Korea”.  It shows simply amazing ignorance of the way our country is supposed to work.  But compared even to that stunning ignorance, the stupidity about economics is going to make my brain explode.  It shows amazing ignorance of how any country could possibly work.  It shows stunning ignorance of pretty much everything.

If that were to be implemented, society would be over as soon as it became clear it was coming.  Such things always are accompanied by death camps and purges.

(stolen mercilessly from BS Footprint)

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