Disturbing honesty from the left on abortion

by Sara J.

This morning during Glenn's interview with Senator Rand Paul, Glenn discussed an recent article on Salon supporting Roe v. Wade on it's 40th anniversary. Glenn referred to the article as "absolutely incredible," because of its honesty on the issue. The writer of the article not only admits that she knows an abortion does end a life, she thinks that perfectly fine. Why? Because, in her opinion, not all life is equal.

Unhinged honesty… That's the only positive aspect to this Salon article titled, "So what if abortion ends life?". The piece, written by Mary Elizabeth Williams, centers around her believe that yes, abortion ends a life, and that's a-okay.

"I believe that life starts at conception. And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice."

Williams claims that the anti-abortionists have "co-opted" the word "life". Ironic considering she admits that life does begins at conception; therefore, "life" is what abortion opponents are fighting to protect. While the left may wish the issue of abortion is centered around the woman, those who oppose abortion don't hate women. They are fighting for the rights of an innocent human life, therefore "pro-life" is hardly a straw man. She might have a point if pro-lifers called themselves "anti-murders," but that's not the case.

Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms.

If by "carefully couched in other terms," she means relabeling the right to life to a mere "choice", then sure. To those who were taught about the birds and the bees, and are aware of the many forms of birth control, the "choice" to evade pregnancy should happen before the creation of life (obviously rape is a different situation -- not a situation that removes the equality of life, but one where choice is violently eliminated).

While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too thorny to even broach.

The writer also seems to be under the impression that the argument against is because of pro-life advocates. The fight for life is a reaction to an attack on life — in this case the most innocent of life. The right to life is not only one of the most basic tenants of our founding documents, it's the most basic of human rights the left loves to claim they're fighting for. Calling abortion rights advocates "pro-choice" isn't something abortion advocates had to scramble for. It's a deceitful term used to make women feel like someone is trying to take away their rights when they're fighting for the right of a child to be born.

Honestly, how "pro-choice" is someone who supports the removal of the most basic human right known to man? In her own words this writer says, "I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life."

The right to life is such a strong tenant of this country that it caused America to go to war with itself in order to put an end slavery. And if there weren't such strong defenders of life and equal rights segregation would still exist, women wouldn't have the right to vote, and WWII would have likely had a much different ending.

Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.  

Given the honesty in the statement above, the next appropriate question would have to be…when does a human life attain the same rights as those of us lucky enough to have been born? Once your an adult, living and working on your own? Until then are mothers free to kill their children? It's unlikely she feels that way.

She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.

Most would agree that the woman is the boss in this situation, and unless her pregnancy was the result of rape, she made the decision on "her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health," when the child was created. The child is merely a product of how responsible she was with "the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her" …if you know what I mean.

When we try to act like a pregnancy doesn’t involve human life, we wind up drawing stupid semantic lines in the sand: first trimester abortion vs. second trimester vs. late term, dancing around the issue trying to decide if there’s a single magic moment when a fetus becomes a person. Are you human only when you’re born? Only when you’re viable outside of the womb? Are you less of a human life when you look like a tadpole than when you can suck on your thumb?

The honesty in this article, which while frightening, should be appreciated by those fighting for life. It draws a brand new set of "semantic lines in the sand." (A set that was already established in our Constitution.)

Is all life equal?

In her own words, Ms. Williams considers pro-lifers are "wing nuts" who intimidate the left away from these conversations. Equal rights have been fought for by wing nuts in the minority of an issue before -- wing nuts like Martin Luther King, Jr. That's pretty good company.

While attempting to defend Roe vs. Wade, this article makes abortion completely illegal and unconstitutional. This article comes just shy of calling abortion killing for circumstantial convenience.

Americans have the right to life. Pro-lifers should be celebrating and sharing this article. While Williams may think she has done the left a great justice by finally removing the straw men in the pro-choice "when does life begin" argument, what she's really done is exposed all the disturbing truths about abortion. The revelations that cause many former Roe vs. Wade supporters to become pro-life — the things that make the light-bulb turn on and cause you to realize an unborn child is in fact a life. 

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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