Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Fog of Olde Texas


Mist, gentle rain, and the fog of war against our old enemy, The Weather. It's like Aberystwyth in June or Oxford in July but no, this is Texas. Not that I'm complaining, it's good to get some Skywater. Speaking of which, they say that if you collected all the rain that fell here you'd have enough water to last the year. So word to the wise, build cisterns for when the grid goes down and civic infrastructure with it.

In other news, the most popular Administration in the history of popularity's promised to "codify Roe v. Wade," thus making access to abortion the "law of the land" and the potential for SCOTUS to overturn Roe moot.

Gerard V. Bradley, a legal prof at Notre Dame, gives an excellent analysis at First Things, you can read the whole thing here. A snapshot:

If the Court were to recognize the unborn as the persons they are, then all the problems Roberts catalogued would disappear. For when the unborn are counted as “persons” equal to others, the universally applicable legal norms about justification and excuse would pertain to them too. In a certain sense, it would be business as usual; abortion would scarcely be a special case at all.

Let's see how this plays out and in the meanwhile, pray that the wickedness comes to an end. As it is, we have a group of vehemently anti-life politicians in control of our country. For them, the right to kill your child in the womb equates to sexual equality, and with it money and votes, a level playing field in the workplace between men and women. 

With abortion, both sexes are free to pursue careers and economic independence without all those inconvenient babies. And what are you worth if you're not out in the workplace earning money? 

Nothing, obviously, said no Marxist ever.




LL said...

The party of killing babies has a lot of love for the practice. What more can I say of them?

LindaG said...

Been praying every day. God is still in control. I can't see his plan but it is there.
God bless.

Jim said...

I'm sure Moloch is pleased.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Were Orwell alive today, he might define the current buzz words, unite!, unity!, as "submit and shut up".

LSP said...

They're really given to it, LL. Does that make them the Party of Death? I'd say so.

LSP said...

Linda, pray hard!

He has this but we have to live to it.

LSP said...

Mr. Jim, he most certainly gloats and guffaws at the unholy spectacle of the thing.

LSP said...

WSF, Orwell was an Etonian Socialist, not unlike today's #MillSoc. This, I think, is a strike against him. Saying that, he sure saw into the heart of the Bolshevik Beast. I guess he knew it, from within.

Wild, wild west said...

LSP, that beast did indeed nearly eat Orwell as a member of the International Brigade in Spain. He wrote about that bit of inconvenience, including some messmates who weren't as lucky and were eaten all up, in Homage to Catalonia.

Any of that mess of the Spanish Civil War ought to scare the bejabbers out those hell bent to give CWII a whang hereabouts - on both sides. Mrs. and I went to Spain a few years ago. Bad juju. Did a walking tour of the CW activity in Barcelona led by a history prof whose grandparents were active participants. Very bad juju there amongst the various factions.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wow! I didn't know that about Orwell.

LSP said...

WWW, there's far too much talk of war on both sides of the equation. Which is absurd and dangerous, imo.

But speaking of Spain, I knew a guy who'd fought in the IB and then joined the Navy to fight the Hitlerites. He was in UK subs after Spain. I asked him, stupidly, "Wasn't that scary, being so far underwater?" He answered, "Not really, no further underwater than a rating in a big ship, typically."

Respect. He was hard, in his 50s. No wonder.

My generation's been spared that kind of thing, and I hope this continues. Fond imagining.

LSP said...

Yep, all true, WSF.