Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Immodest Proposal

No doubt you've heard of, watched, or read of the latest paragraph in the Nancy Pelosi Catechism: federal funding of state-sponsored contraception as a way to cut costs. Well, obviously paying for something new or more is counter-intuitive to saving money-- unless of course it prevents those expensive commodities (I think we call them, uh, children...) from existing in the first place. From This Week, last Sunday (comment is in the first 60 seconds):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsqqb3u48l0&feature=related

Incidentally, you might remember Jonathan Swift's satirical work, A Modest Proposal in which he suggests cooking and eating children as a way to fend off the economic plight of 18th century Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

The difference: Swift was writing clever satire and was simply an author making a point; Pelosi is deadly serious and is Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America. And a Catholic.


4 comments:

Serviam! said...

From Wikipedia:

Eugenics was an international scientific, political and moral ideology and movement which was at its height in first half of the twentieth century and was largely abandoned with the end of WWII. The movement often pursued pseudoscientific notions of racial supremacy and purity.

Its advocates regarded it as a social philosophy for the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of certain people and traits, and the reduction of reproduction of certain people and traits. Today it is widely regarded as a brutal movement which inflicted massive human rights violations on millions of people.


Apparently not widely enough.

Joshua 24:15 said...

Here's a somewhat related story. The Japanese are not reproducing fast enough so companies are letting them go home early to... well, be fruitful.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/26/canon.babies/index.html?iref=newssearch

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Is it really fair to show that picture of her? It is VERY funny... but she's not an aesthetically ugly person (thanks, probably, to botox and surgery). She just has ugly opinions and ugly ideals.

Joshua 24:15 said...

Yes, it is very fair.