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"The egg in the lab doesn’t apply. It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant"
To no one's surprise, Alabama's abortion law isn't about abortion at all, but about punishing those who are most vulnerable due to their class and the state's lack of sex education. Disgusting, and even Dreher agrees, which I find hilarious.
Lots to digest here and in the pseudo-response by William James. http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/Clifford_ethics.pdf
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@matt My frustration over this has been building for a while now (as a non-citizen-therefore-non-voter). Recently I've started to blame a widespread lack of abstract "literacy"/willingness to think in the country. No idea how wrong I am and less of an idea w.r.t. solutions though.
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On an individual level, the republican party is a cult of personality, and the democratic party is a cargo cult
The republicans subscribe to the great man theory of leadership. It doesn't what he actually does, they just need an ersatz father to project their castle doctrine fantasy onto.
Democrats believe that if enough people on their side play dress-up and give important speeches and perform the politics ritual they've seen on TV, eventually politics will *have* to happen, right?
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The democratic party's 10-step plan for america:
1. Talk about something bad republicans did
2. Continue talking about thing
3. Continue talking about it
4. Eschew any chance to try to mitigate harm of the bad thing; continue talking about it
5. Ignore literally all other problems while continuing to talk about it
8. Remember the thing?
9. Lose election
10. It's the leftists' fault for splitting the party
The more I listen to and learn about this album the more it grows on me. http://vishkhanna.com/2017/10/17/ep-357-protomartyrs-joe-casey/
Some good stuff in here re: today's prison strike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIqNjC1RKU
If you can't draw a very hard line at isolating children for the crimes of their parents, without due process, with no good way to be reunited, then you have some serious introspection to do. Thank God that the Church recognizes that line. https://oca.org/news/headline-news/metropolitan-tikhon-addresses-president-trump-on-the-separation-of-families
oof ouch owie my sapir-whorf hypothesis http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~gpullum/EskimoHoax.pdf
Been researching legal name changes recently. https://freedom.horse/media/HapCSc1IPXYeuDXXDCE
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