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August 17, 2019

Can You Pronounce Counterproductive, Boys and Girls?

Filed under: Culture,Politics,Reason — Steve Ruis @ 10:43 am
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Ole Steve King (R, Iowa) is in the news again, this time endorsing rape and incest as part of an anti-abortion crusade. This is yet another example of the incredibly counterproductive efforts of conservative politicians.

The gauze has been removed from our eyes, if indeed there were any left, to now clearly see the racist and misogynist roots of the American conservatives in general, and the GOP in particular. Possibly because they have become experts in getting voters to vote against their own interests, they have been working very, very hard against their own interests, too. Here are a couple of examples.

These knuckledraggers have been working feverishly to make abortion as impossible as they can make it. They have put restrictions on abortion clinics, thereby driving so many out of existence that in some states one cannot be found. They have been pushing more and more anti-abortion laws in the states and are angling to get the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court expunged or severely amended. These efforts run counter to their racist roots, however. Anti-abortion efforts means that more black and brown babies will be born than white babies as black and brown people have higher birth rates. (I looked them up; I did not just assume this fact.) More black and brown people will mean more black and brown potential voters and eventually the end of white supremacist politicians. These idiots, were they true to their racist roots, should be falling all over themselves to provide government paid abortions for all black and brown citizens as their racism trumps their abortion objections (pun intended).

Conservatives were appalled when college age youths were running amok opposing the Vietnam War. How dare they! They were still wet behind their ears and were not paying deference to their elders. Abominable. Consequently, conservatives, using bogus arguments (nobody even fact checked them!), got federal bankruptcy law amended to disallow student debt to be discharged under bankruptcy. This combined with federal funding guarantees of student loans has led to an immense amount of student dept piling up . . . more than credit card debt in this country. In this manner college students and college graduates are chained to the status quo by their debt. They can’t afford to “stick it to the man” if that would mean losing their job. So, that settled their hash!

But, the student debt crisis has produced a decline in homeownership, marriage, and childbearing rates among the young. The mostly white college-educated young are having fewer children (because of economic insecurity) and avoiding homeownership as an unaffordable excess, and therefore don’t see marriage as having any advantage over shacking up. So much for encouraging “positive family values” that the GOP is so enamored with.

So, these racist idiots are encouraging more births of black and brown babies and discouraging the births of white babies, diminishing their own political futures thereby.

Is there no one in charge of the American conservatives? Oh, Trump. I guess that explains a great deal. The lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

Postscript For the younger generation, the title is a hearkening back to Mr. Rogers, a television personality focused on teaching children.

 

 

13 Comments »

  1. Anti-abortion efforts means that more black and brown babies will be born than white babies as black and brown people have higher birth rates.

    HA-HA-HA! It would serve them right! In any case, it’s just one more example of how short-sighted these lovers of “Christian” values are. All they care about is putting their religion into the home and heart of every human being on this earth. (Good luck with that!)

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    Comment by Nan — August 17, 2019 @ 11:22 am | Reply

    • Anything that will get the votes to keep them in power is cultivated, whether it makes sense or not. Their actual motives, however, are not what they appear to be on the surface.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 17, 2019 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  2. “Anti-abortion efforts means that more black and brown babies will be born than white babies as black and brown people have higher birth rates…More black and brown people will mean more black and brown potential voters and eventually the end of white supremacist politicians. These idiots, were they true to their racist roots, should be falling all over themselves to provide government paid abortions for all black and brown citizens as their racism trumps their abortion objections (pun intended).”

    This comment would probably get you a standing ovation at a KKK rally. You ought to be the keynote speaker at the next gathering of White Supremacists. You’ve done an excellent job exposing how racist minds think.

    If the idiot GOP were true to their racist roots, they would legislate like Democrats.

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    Comment by John Branyan — August 18, 2019 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  3. It doesn’t seem like the student loan bankruptcy change was a well thought through punishment for the Vietnam war era protesters since the student loans weren’t anywhere as big as they are now (as older people like to point out, you could pay for college with a part time job). In a sense, those who passed this law as a punishment really punished their own kids and grandkids.
    As for the current students, I doubt that those thinking about coming out to a protest or not considr their student loans a decisive factor – those as concerned about their future would be focusing on their studies, not protests, anyway. I think YouTube and Netflix (and the Internet in general) and computer games have a more powerful impact on protest attendance than student loans.

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    Comment by List of X — August 19, 2019 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

    • Since the feds establishment of guarantees for student loans have escalated the cost of college a great deal (we all saw what no risk loans did for the housing lending market), the bankruptcy ban works in combination with that other action. Since the ban was passed based upon the bogus argument that myriad students were running up student debts and then filing for bankruptcy to get it discharged and since there was no evidence then, at all, for that happening, either the legislators were incredibly stupid or duplicitous. In all fairness, I believe it was the latter.

      On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 3:31 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 20, 2019 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  4. […] in point, this article. The author intended it to be a jab at the hypocritical idiocy of Republicans. It is indeed a biting […]

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    Pingback by When Someone Says They’re Racist – Believe Them. – John Branyan — August 19, 2019 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  5. How do you feel about being pro-choice now that you realize you are enabling white supremacy?

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    Comment by dpmonahan — August 20, 2019 @ 8:55 am | Reply

  6. I am pro-choice because I believe in self-determination. I don’t see how that enables white supremacy? My argument above is that the white supremacists are disadvantaging themselves by being anti-choice.

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    Comment by Steve Ruis — August 20, 2019 @ 8:58 am | Reply

    • “My argument above is that the white supremacists are disadvantaging themselves by being anti-choice.”

      Yikes.
      You owe it to yourself to re-read that comment until the light comes on. It’s a deeply racist sentiment and unless you’re intending to come out in favor of white supremacy, you’ll want to retract it.

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      Comment by John Branyan — August 22, 2019 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

      • No, it is not a racist comment. It is not my endorsement of anything they believe in, it is simple a statement that their actions run counter to their stated goals. Gosh, did I need a trigger warning for people sensitive to such comments, like you?

        On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 3:37 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — August 23, 2019 @ 11:49 am | Reply

        • Yes, it is a racist comment. Your inability to understand that fact in no way diminishes its truthfulness. Pretending that I’m somehow “triggered” by your inept interpretation of your own statements only serves to make you look more foolish.

          I’ll try again. This time, I’ll break your logic into its component parts.

          “It is not my endorsement of anything [Republicans] believe…”
          You are affirming, again, that you are philosophically opposed to the Republican position. You do not endorse anything they believe.

          “…it is simply a statement that [Republican] actions [anti-choice legislation] run counter to their stated goals.”
          You are affirming that the Republican goal of white supremacy would be better served by pro-choice legislation.

          So…you do not endorse anything the Republicans believe while simultaneously claiming that Republican activity is in opposition to racism and white supremacy.

          Can you connect the rest of the dots from here?

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          Comment by John Branyan — August 23, 2019 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

          • John, he is an atheist, and as such he is a master of logic. Surely he is operating on a level that you, with your puny mind hobbling on the crutches of faith, cannot comprehend.

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            Comment by dpmonahan — August 23, 2019 @ 1:21 pm | Reply


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