Thursday, April 19, 2007

Rights, Right, and The Right

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we weigh the human race in the balance and find it wanting!

We at "The Gods Are Bored" do not believe in abortion. Said it before, say it again.

However, we at "The Gods Are Bored" are not Supreme Court justices. Or the government. We only answer to ourselves and our gods and goddesses. Isn't that how it should be? Like, do you really want me to come into your house and re-upholster your furniture to suit my tastes?

Okay, I'll get serious for a minute. Do you (and that includes you men out there), do you want the government to tell you what you can and can't do within the boundaries of your skin? I don't think so.

Overturn Roe v. Wade, and you stomp on the rights of 50 percent of the population. You also create a public health crisis.

It's Murphy's Law at work when the worst president in the history of America gets not one, but two vacancies on the Supreme Court while he's blundering through his two terms. (Will these eight years never end?)

On we go. Keep turning right.

Let's take a peek at the people who have connived to load the Supreme Court with justices who want the government to control all ovaries. Ack, phooey. Let's not, okay? The Soviet Union was full of people like that, and look what happened to it.

But it seems to us here at "The Gods Are Bored" that if you're going to call yourselves "Right to Life," then you ought to be protesting in front of gun shops as well as abortion clinics. Guns kill people. They kill children, for the love of fruit flies! Where's the moral outrage amongst the Christian Right about that?

Thirty-two students gunned down on a college campus, and not one politician or Christian Right minister has called for a halt to the sale of automatic weapons. Okay, I'll compromise. A halt to the sale of automatic weapons to people who can intimidate the likes of Nikki Giovanni. She ain't easily shook, friends.

EXHIBIT A: Poet Nikki Giovanni threatened to resign from Virginia Tech unless The future murderer was removed from her class

"Right to Life," indeed. They ought to call themselves Right to Selectively Choose Some Lives While Letting Others Crash and Burn.

I guess that wouldn't fit on a sign.

Restrictions on personal health care issues ain't right.

Am I right?



indifferent children said...

It's Murphy's Law at work when the worst president in the history of America gets not one, but two vacancies on the Supreme Court...

Sounds more like Loki than Murphy. Of course Kali is having all of the fun.

Anonymous said...

hi, aj
i'm not allowed to have political opinions.

Rosie said...

You are on a major political roll, Anne! You are, of course, right.

I'm in favor of a tit-for-tat sort of thing. Every right we get taken away, we get to choose something to take away from or impose upon them.

Interrobang said...

We at "The Gods Are Bored" do not believe in abortion.

I assure you, it undoubtedly exists.

You may not believe that you yourself personally would ever have an abortion (although I wonder about that, given the horrific stories of needed medical terminations I've heard of), but you must admit, that's an entirely different thing. :)

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Dammit, interrobang, you stole my line.

That was damned near word-for-word what I was going to say, minus the horrific stories, seeing as how I've not spent much time conversing with OB-GYNs.

Chas Clifton said...

"sale of automatic weapons."

Would I be spoiling your fun if I pointed out that automatic weapons have been heavily regulated since 1934?