Sunday, September 03, 2006


Leftists might be best defined as people who want to predetermine outcomes - they don't trust the marketplace, or individuals; they want the state to pick winners and losers. (If that's too oblique, then read two books by Hayek and call me in the morning!)

The ultimate outcome which a Leftist can control is LIFE AND DEATH. And when presented with this choice, the Leftist almost always come down on the dark side:
they favor abortion on demand; they favor euthanasia, and they favor life sentences for convicted MURDERERS.
Recently, Leftists in Massachusetts argued in favor of euthanizing/murdering a little girl who was in a coma as a result of child abuse. The Left argued - as they did in the Schiavo case - that she was "virtually brain-dead". People who wanted her to live won the legal battle. And now she is continuing her remarkable comeback. MORE HERE.

Also in the news this week is a new practice made available - RIGHT NOW - to people undergoing IVF, (but it could just as easily be made available to people conceiving naturally); it's called PGD - pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and it amount to SCREENING a propsective embryo/family member for potential diseases before implantation. EXCERPT:
[Critics say that...] It raises the specter of eugenics, they say, in the most personal terms. “It’s like children are admitted to a family only if they pass the test,” said Denise Toeckes, 32, a teacher who tested positive for a BRCA mutation. “It’s like, ‘If you have a gene, we don’t want you; if you have the potential to develop cancer, you can’t be in our family.’ ”

Other critics oppose preimplantation diagnosis on the grounds that it could be used to select against homosexuals, women or people with disabilities. It reduces people to their genes, they say, and paves the way for the pursuit of children designed to suit parental ideals and for discrimination against those born with perceived imperfections.
I think this is an apt description. This is eugenics, and it's amoral at best.

[ASIDE: Why does the Left consistently come down on the dark side!? Why do they favor euthanasia and abortion and appeasing the enemy!?

It's because they are moral relativists: lacking any belief in any universal truth or in universal and innate/God-given human rights, they have nothing that they feel is worth fighting for - or dying for --- OR EVEN LIVING FOR. Most Leftists just want third-party pay/universal healthcare, third-party pay retirement, and the right to have sex with anything that turns them on: whether it's the same gender or underage.

This moral relativism is, IMHO, a result of post-modernism. Post-modernism was an overreaction to WW1: confronted by that war's horrific casualties, post-modernists rejected nationalism, colonialism, capitalism and the West. This was when intellectuals began to become fixated with anti-West/anti-bourgeoise ideologies: Dadaism, Surrealism and Marxism. And it reignited their fixation on "primitive" culture and the Third World; they began to romanticize both, just as they demiograted traditonal Western values and mores. It's why the Left aggrandizes the murdererous thug and totalitarian Che.

Post-modernism and its concommittant moral relativism are currently predominant only because the Left has dominated the MSM and the Academy - and the perennial bureacracies within US State Department and the CIA - since the 1930's. This is why we must end the domination of the MSM over the newscycle, and why we must bring political parity back to the Academy. Only after the Left's stranglehold on these two organs of propaganda is ended will Leftism be relegated to the ashheap of history where it belongs.

Why am I so sure that Leftism will then vanish? Because without their stranglehold on the MSM and the Academy they will be forced to compete with post-Marxist/POST-post modernist philosphies ON AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD, and they will certainly, absolutely lose that competition.]

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