Unlike the main post for today, we actually do have something for which we can thank God. Obama may well wind up being thwarted in his efforts to gang up on the Syrian government. The reason? Well, he does not seem to have much of a gang in the first place:
Again we are reminded that the "Orwellian twilight of the West" (See Below) is not only fast approaching but is also becoming ingrained into our way of life.
".....A video going around conservative blogs today shows gubernatorial candidates joining pro-choice advocates in a curious invocation at the state capitol on Wednesday. The Iowa Republican has more about the controversial event:
Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates Jack Hatch and Tyler Olson joined 50 pro-abortion activists in an extended prayer for abortion rights during a rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday. The noon event was meant to fire-up liberals prior to an afternoon hearing across the street conducted by the Iowa Board of Medicine regarding tele-med abortions.
They made the unusual decision, for Democrats, to begin the event with a prayer. This was likely in response to a prayer vigil being conducted by pro-life activists at the same time nearby.
Des Moines activist Midge Slater took the podium and spent five and a half minutes thanking God for abortion rights, abortion doctors and taxpayer funding for abortions. She also referred to the decision to have an abortion as “a blessing”.
.......Praising “the blessing of choice,” she went on to thank God for abortion doctors and to appeal that the Lord ensure elected officials continue to afford women the right to terminate.
“We give thanks, oh Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who provide quality abortion care…,” Slater said. “We pray for our elected officials, that they will always support a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions.”......."
Referring to women who, do to being informed by another that Life is sacred and that a loving God does not condone the slaughter of innocents, may have had second thoughts about taking the easy way out:
....."“We pray for women who have been made afraid of their own power by their materialistic religion. May they learn to reject fear and live bravely,” she added.
Yes, of course. The courageous move is to take the easy way out and have an abortion. It certainly couldn't be the decision to have the baby. Could there exist a more clear example of NewSpeak and Doublethink? One should also note the blatant projection in the use of the word 'materialist". The widespread acceptance of living one's life while making no effort to contribute to population growth, as well as the motivation behind many abortionist in the West, is the desire to spend one's wealth on - and have more free time for, his or herself. How many people wind up creating a pregnancy and then react to it by being upset that they may not be able to go to college full time and get that big job? Ergo, abortions are often the prime example of materialistic attitudes in our society. Ms. Slater in keenly aware of this fact, so she projects the blame onto they who accept that people are sometimes faced with responsibilities that may result in having a lower standard of living.
"Obama Blesses Planned Parenthood and Their Work
In the Orwellian twilight of the West-
That quote, taken from Colin McEvedy and first applied to today in this post*, was originally used to describe the societal conditions of the last decades of the Western Roman Empire. When we consider the utter deluge of word-play, making the bad good and vice-versa, to which we are continually subjected, I find that it is more applicable now more than ever.
After praising the staff and actions of Planned Parenthood last month, Obama added a finishing touch that outdid anything that George Orwell could have imagined:
"According to the transcript, Obama concluded his speech by thanking the organization and by invoking God: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America. Thank you."