“Minority Manipulation” and U.S. Empire: A Mother’s Day Meditation

May 7, 2022 — The Day before “Mother’s Day”

The confirmed rumor that the Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe versus Wade has set those who support feminist civil right into accelerating conflict with the “right to lifers.” The latter constitute a minority of the U.S. population, though the U.S. Constitution’s distribution of political power allows them to impose their religious beliefs on the majority. The story of how so-called “democracy” became a matter of “minority manipulation” starts with a national constitution entirely written by men, many of whom not only owned slaves, but felt free to impregnate them whenever the mood struck them. That those who oppose a woman’s civil rights depend on their nostalgia for the political power of the “founding fathers” says everything about their ideological imperatives.

The hypocrisy of almost all “right to lifers” is monumental in its historical scope. The fact remains that those who supported the bombing of villages in Laos and Cambodia during the U.S. Vietnam War make up a sizable contingent of those opposed to Roe Vs. Wade. This political faction sees no contradiction whatsoever in their ideology. American empire and the evisceration of women’s civil rights go hand in hand. I have no doubt that conservatives would love to keep these issues separate, but I for one cannot accept the feasibility of pretending that life is precious and must be honored in every form when those opposed to abortion and birth control have signed off for decades and decades, with no compunction whatsoever, on a military budget devoted to killing children.

Do not pretend otherwise.

How many of those who oppose abortion have spoken up in any way whatsoever about the recent cold-blooded execution of children by one of American’s “allies”? If you want to believe that a fertilized egg inherently deserves the full protection of every government’s legal resources, then the U.S. Constitution gives you the right to mount arguments in favor of your cause. Please don’t insult me, though, by being utterly indifferent to the murder of children by military forces whose prowess depends on money derived from taxes you have paid.

For you to become vehement about the rights of the unborn and then pretend that you are not complicit with the murder of several dozen women and children in Mandatah Village in Afghanistan recently only demonstrates that your so-called idealization of human reproduction is only about the patriarchal control of women’s lives. As for the collateral damage generated by the billions of dollars of military aid given to countries such as Pakistan, you are more than happy not only to pick up the financial tab, but the moral one as well.

If you are against abortion, you could begin to convince me of your sincerity by getting on an airplane and figuring out some way to restore Qudratullah’s world to him. While en route, you might want to ask yourself how many people people in the U.S. lost 27 family members in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Imagine such a family in the U.S. and what you would be willing to do on their behalf. Then once you get to Afghanistan, do the same for Qudratullash. I know I am asking a lot of you, but you have asked me for even more: to believe that you really care about the lives of the unborn when those who have been born have deliberately been targeted by those you have funded.

Why are expenditures so high for military in Pakistan?


“The personal is political” has been a slogan of those on the Left for several decades. On a personal level, I have always been dismayed by the presumptuousness of conservative. I recall driving past a church that featured the pro-life retort: “Be glad your mother chose life.” It was hard not to laugh at such a fine example of dark humor. The insinuation that you should remember that you wouldn’t be here on Earth if your mother had chosen to abort her pregnancy is pathetically self-indulgent in its sentimentality.

“Be glad my mother chose life”? I prefer William Butler Yeats’s translation of some lines from “Oedipus at Colonus.”

“Never to have been born is best.
Never to have drawn the breath of life;
never to have looked into the eye of day.
The second best is a gay goodnight
and quickly turn away.”


“Against abortion? Get a vasectomy.”

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”

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