Monday, April 14, 2008

The hidden consistency in the inconsistency

I've noticed that the people who tend to be pro-choice on abortion tend to be anti-choice on gun ownership.

See, abortion is something that you might disapprove of, but you should let people make up their own minds. But owning a gun? Well, that's something that we can't trust people to make choices on, because sometimes some of them make wrong choices.

When it comes to abortion, personal autonomy trumps human life. But when it comes to guns, personal autonomy goes out the window. Suddenly human life supposedly trumps personal autonomy. Why the sudden flip-flop? Why do personal autonomy and human life switch priorities all of a sudden? It's not consistent.

I've seen a consistency though. It's ensuring that the meanest mother*****s are at the top of the pecking order. It's ensuring that the weaker person stays weak and defeseless. Fetuses are inherently innocent and defenseless, so they make prime targets for bullies. But an armed citizen can be disarmed and rendered defenseless. If the meanest, most evil people are to triumph, the innocent have to be kept at their mercy. And that means they have to be kept unarmed.

I don't think that this is the conscious intent of the people who support abortion but oppose self-defense. The point is that we war not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. And those spiritual beings no doubt have a vested interest in seeing the meanest, nastiest people rise to the top. And they can't do that if the weaker people are no longer defenseless.

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Anonymous said...

The reason that many of us support the continued legalization of abortion but not gun control is not because we want the biggest, nastiest people to stay on top. It is because of how far we believe the government should intrude upon personal rights. If it has no control, we get anarchy, too much and we get tyranny.

For most of us on the pro-choice side, into the body is too far but into the gun box is not. I hope that clears things up.

Christina Dunigan said...

But if some baddass rapist climbs through my bedroom window and wants to violate MY bodily integrity, I'm suposed to just lay there and enjoy it, I suppose? What, having abortion available to un-rape me makes it all okay?

I don't think it's the PEOPLE who want the mean to gain more power. I think that there is a diabolical intelligence that has somehow managed to convince people that defending yourself is a heinous crime against humanity, but killing your offspring (as long as you stamp them when they're small) is perfectly okay.