It’s said by some that the reason Leftists did much better-than-expected in the recent midterms is because Leftists value “choice” – as regards abortion. They value it so highly that they’re willing to sacrifice everything else to protect it – including the freedom of others to choose not wear “masks” or be forced to choose between “vaccination” (sic) and economic and social exclusion.
This shows us, of course, that it isn’t really about “choice.” It is about abortion facilitating choices the Left likes – and wants to disconnect consequences from.
The chief choice being the right to have as much thoughtless, consequence-free sex as possible. Which – ruefully – is a right. As regardless the thoughtless sex. In the same way that a person has the right to drink as much alcohol as they like. A right being simply an acknowledgement of respect for a person’s – here it comes – right to choose.
But what of the consequences of our choices? Do we not have an obligation to accept them?
The Left thinks not. At least insofar as regards abortion.
The Left seeks unlimited abortion because it seeks unlimited irresponsibility. Not merely to act – and not just as regards sex – but to be freed of the consequences of actions, generally.
To have sex – promiscuous or not – is the real choice at issue. (The Left parries this using the technique of positing exceptions to disprove the rule, citing rape and incest – refusing to concede the fact that most abortions are performed on women who weren’t raped or the victims of incest; i.e., on women who chose to have sex and thus risk becoming pregnant.)
Before it became acceptable – to say nothing of legal – to simply vacuum out the consequences of that choice and wash it down the sink – people tended to think more carefully before choosing to have sex.
There was certainly less promiscuous sex.
Sex, in other words, had more meaning than it does for animals. As it should, for humans.
Boys understood they’d be held accountable for getting a girl pregnant and for that reason ought to be careful about getting a girl pregnant – if they didn’t want her to be. If they didn’t want to assume the responsibility of caring for her and the baby.
Now that abortion has become a kind of after-the-fact birth control, boys (and men) are greatly freed from worry about being held accountable for choosing to have sex. With the inevitable result being they often choose to have as much of it as they can with as many women as they can. And many women do the same.
Is this a good thing for women?
Is it a good thing for men?
It is one of the many ironies of the thing that the thing which ostensibly “freed” women also freed men . . . to use women. Who often find themselves discarded by men after having been used up by the men they’ve slept with, who have moved on to the next woman. And the one after that. Men being more biologically able to do this than women, whose usefulness (and value) to men as wives – as mothers – declines the more they are used.
Until, one day, they are used up.
Both sexes are egged on to use each other. So-called “swipe” culture being perhaps the most damning evidence of the fact. Everything reduced to how he – or she – looks. How willing they are. An object – to be used. And used, in turn. Jordan Peterson observes that this is the very definition of psychopathy.
The most intimate thing a human being can do with another human being reduced to the basest form of physical gratification, almost like going to the bathroom. With the other person as the toilet.
Once used, it is left behind. Abortion provides the way to just flush the problem away.
Something else has been left behind, too. Not just the life created – and treated as disposable – an inconvenience standing in the way of the next bathroom break.
This is what we’re really talking about, if we’re honest with ousselves.
And that is something most Leftists rarely are.
“Choice” is a dodge, as evidenced by the Leftist’s abhorrence of the thing when exercised legitimately – including full acceptance by the asserter of any consequences – as in the case of a person asserting their right to choose not to have their body violated by a needle injecting a substance into their body. Here, there is no question of anyone else’s body – yet the Leftist will shriek in the face of the person asserting that right to choose – and with the same fury they will defend their right (as they see it) to abort the life developing within their body.
So that they can continue to exercise the “choice” to not be accountable – even to themselves – for the choices they have made. So that they are free to continue making the same choices, over and over again.
To use – and to be used.
Like a public toilet.
But what is the fate of a society that values such choices? That insists not only that people have the right to make bad choices but that these choices ought to incur little, if any, consequences – or even chagrin?
Such a society becomes . . . psychopathic.
Is it not diagnostically accurate? Our is becoming a society no longer capable of defending itself against insanity, which is a broader definition of psychopathy, because it is losing the ability to discern the insane from the not.
The insane cannot distinguish objective reality from fantasy. The psychopathic can but don’t care. Or do, but only when it challenges their right to make any choice they like – freed from any meaningful consequence that arise from having made it.
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