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Elspeth
12-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Sex, Lies, and ObamaCare
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/sex_lies_and_obamacare.html

Before "if you like your plan, you can keep it," the Obama left made a whole spate of false promises in the realm of sexuality.

It's worth connecting the dots between the folly of ObamaCare, an issue for which I wasn't personally on the front lines, and the sweeping folly of sexual radicalism, an issue for which I was...

...When I refer to radical experiments, I do not strictly mean "ligbitist" or LGBT ideology. The Sexual Revolution, no-fault divorce, artificial reproductive technology, commercialized adoption, aggressive abortion funding, egg harvesting, sexual education in schools, transgender locker room access, pornography, and over-reliance on condoms are all part of the larger sexual Hindenburg... that predated and led to the health care Hindenburg.

The specific culpability of the ligbitists lies in the proportionality of their folly....

LGBT ideology was based on the whims of a tiny number of people -- less than 1% of the world population, realistically speaking.

Because this small population could not have sex without some inconveniences (a police raid on a gay bar, ostracism, a guilt trip in church on Sunday, etc.), the ligbitists responded with global overreach and insane prescriptions that have done more harm than good to gays and lesbians (look up HIV rates, domestic violence among same-sex couples, eating disorders, homosexual rape and predation, and so on and so forth), plus foisted a host of horrendous social ills on the 99% of the population that had no, or minimal, same-sex attractions, and therefore had no need of any changes to sexual culture at all.

The purveyors of both sexual radicalism and ObamaCare use litigious public-policy minutiae to camouflage the real issue: the relationship between human souls and their own bodies. There are endless studies, statistics, and personal narratives -- a bottomless well of them -- that can distract politicians, reformers, citizens, and educators with examples (the bullied teenage boy, the president's mother arguing with health insurance companies on her deathbed, the "1,700 rights" denied to gay couples, the pathos of Michael Moore's Sicko).

Amid their distraction, people don't realize that their entire spiritual identity is being transformed.

Is death something to be postponed at the expense of others? Does it make sense for society to shield us against the vicissitudes of the unknown? If we become people obsessed with avoiding pain and fleeing from death, who will we be? The Roman poet Horace tells us, in Ode. 3.2, that "[v]irtue throws open the gates of heaven to those not deserving to die, and directs her course by forbidden ways and spurns the vulgar crowd." From here flows that old saying, "a coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero only one." To build an ethos upon the notion that death and suffering are evils that the state must wipe out, we must rewrite human experience.

These are the real questions that are being debated as we debate ObamaCare. We can't discuss them, though, because we are screaming about the HTML code on a botched website.

See how this rhetorical game works? Busy the public with details, details, then redefine their entire relationship to the physical world. It is tyranny of the pettifoggers....


...You defer the deeper philosophical questions -- such as, "how do I reconcile my urges with the consequences they pose to my social relationships, my obligations to those outside me, and me as well?" -- with something more immediate and numbing: some whiffs from a brown bottle of poppers, a few rounds at the bathhouse, a pep talk on the pages of Advocate, a rally to shut down Catholic Charities adoption services unless they give gay couples babies, and now, and on their terms. If all else fails, find a new person to jump in the sack with. Rinse and repeat until somehow the emptiness in your life is offset with a quest for the perfect orgasm and a photo album dedicated to the baby you trafficked from an overseas orphanage.

All would be fine if the fallout were limited to the person choosing such a dilatory coping strategy. But people who base their social choices on self-delusions destroy people around them. We are social beings, and we end up dragging others into our folly. For the Sexual Revolution to enshrine the promise of guilt-free pleasure, fetuses had to be aborted, shy women were pressured into the arms of seducers, kids were bounced back and forth in divorce court, and children born into unstable familial relations had to suffer the confusion and sense of abandonment in silence, smiling and affirming their parents' selfish choices to keep the charades and fantasies solvent.

...These rare, obscure vignettes presaged the millions of people now who log onto ObamaCare to find that the website doesn't work, the promises were fake, their premiums aren't going to go down, they will have to pay more for less, and won't die a day later than they would have, or be the slightest bit happier, had fanciful utopianists not snagged them in their schemes.

There is a major difference, though, and here the parallel ends. For while kids destroyed by the Sexual Revolution and same-sex parenting might have been a contained population that the left could guilt-trip into silence, the vile blowback of ObamaCare is affecting everyone with the same heartlessness: the apathetic and the engaged, left and right, pro- and anti-Obama, healthy and sick. The ObamaCare pushers learned how to win from their victories in pushing sexual change, but they overlooked the inconvenient fact that health insurance bills come with a clear, unequivocal price tag. The falseness is undeniable...

Novaheart
12-04-2013, 07:27 PM
It's so nice that you have a little friend.

Elspeth
12-04-2013, 10:46 PM
It's so nice that you have a little friend.

Glad you enjoyed the article, Nova.

Novaheart
12-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Glad you enjoyed the article, Nova.

Didn't read it. If Lopez wanted intelligent people to read his stuff he shouldn't have written so much idiotic bullshit along the way.

Elspeth
12-04-2013, 11:21 PM
Didn't read it. If Lopez wanted intelligent people to read his stuff he shouldn't have written so much idiotic bullshit along the way.

Your loss.