George Will: Historians Will Marvel

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On This Week on ABC last Sunday, George Will gave a concise, and devastating, explanation of what modern liberalism in this country is all about:

This is not about women’s health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. Planned Parenthood cleverly cast this saying, ‘We are in the mammogram business.’ They’re not in the mammogram business — they are in the referral of mammograms. This showed two extraordinary things, George. First, the American left cares about ending wars and they care about poverty and they care about the environment, but they really care about — when they’re not perfunctory — is when you touch abortions. And historians will marvel that American liberalism in the first part of the 21st century is defined as defense of abortion.

Second, all these people describing themselves as pro-choice said it is illegitimate to choose not to be involved in abortion. And a much more important decision politically that was taken this week was the Obama administration saying that Catholic institutions have no choice — and this was applauded by pro-choice people — have no choice but to provide contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization.

Go here to view the video.  Modern liberalism is essentially now a single issue:  the right to kill one’s posterity.  I can think of no more damning indictment of any political movement.

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  1. I think historians will also marvel at the fact that many Catholic leftists, who really do care about stopping wars, the poor, the environment and so on are willing to turn a blind eye to what their secular counterparts REALLY care about. My experience with leftists Catholics has been that they are acutely uncomfortable with the whole topic of and act as if you’ve committed a serious breach of etiquette by even mentioning the topic. They want to forget about that and focus on social justice (which they of course equate with raising taxes).

  2. Donna, the problem here is that Catholic leftists are like most leftists in supporting foreign policy/national security policies that necessitate bigger and bloodier wars under the guise of peace and economic policies that actually increase the plight of the poor. And they are blinded by their own arrogance and self-righteousness.

    As far as environmental issues are concerned, the myth of man-made global warming as being harmful to the environment is just that, a myth.

  3. Greg, I wholly agree with your take on global warming, defense and economics. My point was not that the leftist stances on those issues are correct, but that I think most leftist Catholics good-heartedly and genuinely believe they are.

  4. Lying through her teeth, Nancy Pelosi spoke of: ” quality of thinking”, and “of giving women the right to choose how they (women) will live their children’s lives”…or end their children’s lives. Redecorating the gates of hell, Pelosi, co-opted the most beautiful words and corrupted the words to distort the truth and make them into lies to feed the uniformed minds and hungry souls who listen to hear what they want to hear. I am amazed, I have never heard such grizzly militantcy, absent any form of truth. And when government contraception in Obamacare fails, these women will sue the government for wrongful life and the tax payers will pay and pay…and pay. Pay for your own abortion. Pay for your own contraception. Who gave you the power to take my wallet and penalize me for not handing it over willingly? “the quality of thinking” will not include treason and betrayal to the devil.

  5. Romans 1:28-30

    “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil.”

    Future historians will marvel at how the American people gave up their liberty and property at the prattlings of a man and movement so dull and illogical as are Obama and liberalism.

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