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Dr. Nucatola and Ms. Hide and the hard law of life

There are many aspects of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" that make it worth reading over and over again. One of my favorites is the structure of the novella and the slow, inexplicable unraveling of events by which the mysteries of the story reveal themselves to the narrator - A lawyer named Gabriel Utterson who tries to grasp the nature of Jekyll/Hyde dualism. Utterson is a fascinating choice for the amateur detective searching for meaning in the exploits of Jekyll (above the law) and Hyde (below the law) and slowly realizing the that the two men were, in fact one - or, as Jekyll writes in his confession at the end of the story the one is, in fact, two.

"I was born in the year 18-- to a large fortune, endowed besides with excellent parts, inclined by nature to industry, fond of the respect of the wise and good among my fellowmen, and thus, as might have been supposed, with every guarantee of an honourable and distinguished future. And indeed the worst of my faults was a certain impatient gaiety of disposition, such as has made the happiness of many, but such as I found it hard to reconcile with my imperious desire to carry my head high, and wear a more than commonly grave countenance before the public. Hence it came about that I concealed my pleasures; and that when I reached years of reflection, and began to look round me and take stock of my progress and position in the world, I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of me. Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame. It was thus rather the exacting nature of my aspirations than any particular degradation in my faults, that made me what I was, and, with even a deeper trench than in the majority of men, severed in me those provinces of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature. In this case, I was driven to reflect deeply and inveterately on that hard law of life, which lies at the root of religion and is one of the most plentiful springs of distress. Though so profound a double-dealer, I was in no sense a hypocrite; both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I laboured, in the eye of day, at the futherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering. And it chanced that the direction of my scientific studies, which led wholly towards the mystic and the transcendental, reacted and shed a strong light on this consciousness of the perennial war among my members. With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."
Abortion today, abortion tomorrow, abortion forever!
Planned Parenthood is a damn near perfect material embodiment of the metaphysical "hard law of life" and it's president, Cecile Richards, would pen Jekyll's words for herself were she to possess the powers of self-reflection required to form the thoughts. The fact that PP has been "caught" discussing procedures and costs for harvesting human organs from well developed fetus/baby remains should shock or surprise no one, but it does because politics (which is a big part of PP's business) is the art of obfuscating the "hard laws" and letting people NOT know - not think. And the problem for abortion champions is that a lot more videos are going to be released to the hoodwinked public and force voters the confront the issue. Even a federal investigation will not keep this evil genie in the bottle and a day of reckoning is coming.

Robert Louis Stevenson was fascinated by the dark, grinding under-world of sin and toil upon which the Victorian garden of earthly delights was sown and tended. He saw a symbiotic (parasitic) relationship between the gritty world of struggle, vice and pain that allowed the harmonious, proper and leisurely to flourish.

Abortion, as a practical matter (and it's sole justification in my view is practical), exists for 4 reasons.

The Light Side

Humans are hard wired to fornicate: This is especially true of young people and that wouldn't be a particularly strong justification for abortion if our mass culture were chaste and circumspect in its sexual license - but it's not. People, especially young people, are encouraged to screw with abandon and let their inhibitions go wherever their libido takes them. This hyper-sexualized ethos is foisted upon everyone by the mediasphere and is especially mendacious toward the young who have little say in how Madison Ave. and Hollywood program their undeveloped and malleable minds. The fact that teens and 20's are constantly encouraged to drop drawers and knock boots and thereby get knocked up is not their fault. I know, I know - personal responsibility, and many young people are well educated in the value of a virtuous life but a much larger segment are not - they have shitty parents and role models who don't understand (or don't care if they do understand) what dangers await their children.

Protecting women from themselves: An argument(?) often used to silence men, like myself, on the topic of abortion goes something like this - "if men could get pregnant then abortion wouldn't even be up for discussion - it would simply be the accepted law of the land, so keep your god damn opinions to yourself. You really don't even have the right to an opinion on the matter anyway." The retort to which (and I don't recommend saying this unless you're prepared to get slapped, kicked or have a cocktail splashed in your face) is, "if men could get pregnant they simply wouldn't have sex for the 72 hours of fertility they would endure each month. Abortion, if it happened at all would be extremely rare." In our family we had (now deceased) a well known OB/GYN who delivered A LOT of babies into this world - he also performed his fare share of abortions and the reason for that is pre-Roe v. Wade he had stitched up so many woman who had mutilated their bodies in attempts to abort their own children. When you're on the front lines you see the devastation of battle waged with coat hangers and other, more primitive weapons used by the troops and the sickening "hard law of life" sinks in.

The Dark Side

Mud People: Scratch the surface of any abortion advocates skin and you'll get logical, heartfelt variations on points one and two as justification for unrestricted "choice" with regards to abortion. They might throw rape/incest or spina bifida into the mix to spice things up but it pretty much comes down to "we're going to have sex and we want the option of a scrape job if our birth control doesn't work." But keep digging down to the bone and you'll get to "also, it's a great way to cull 'unwanted children' from the population." When 1%er, NPR loving, "progressives" gather at the local country club that's hosting a Planned Parenthood event with guest speaker that's what the lily-white audience knows - they don't think it mind you, few of them let the thought bubble up into their consciousness for obvious reasons but they know where Planned Parenthood operates and which ethnicities a disproportionate number of their customers represent. On about the same day as the sting video of Dr. Nucatola was released a mother of 2 (formally 4) named Mitchelle Blair was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against her children so disturbing that it just about brought Judge Dana Hathaway to tears at sentencing - You can bet that the judge went home that day and wrote a fat check to Planned Parenthood.

What to do?

Witches And Warlocks: Let's face it folks, there are some people who should not breed and raise a carbon copy of themselves to be released on a pleasant and prosperous world. They know this themselves and channel their self-loathing into personal conduct and political action. We all know that person who's had (or paid for) multiple abortions (a form of last gasp birth control) and their life is always a train wreck on a personal level - usually their politics is too. Digging through the layer upon layer of bad ideas these people have to illuminate the tragedy of callously terminating a human being is an affront to their sense of personhood and power - and it is the power (in a world were they are so powerless) that drives their allegiance to abortion on demand. A demand that must be met at all costs because they say so. One can discuss the soul deadening effects of abortion on people or the culture at large, but these subjects of the machine are so far gone that only the very few ever find their way to freedom and until they do it's better that they kill themselves (which is what they think they are doing with abortion).

But like slavery before it, even with Constitutional protection, the practical benefits of abortion are about to be usurped by technology. The days of freewheeling abortion on demand are numbered and you can see the panic setting in with each passing day as new sting videos are posted on the internet. Planned Parenthood is in the cross hairs not just because they perform abortions and other non-parenthood services focused on body image, masturbation, trans identities, STD's and the like, but because they are a Federally (i.e taxpayer) funded phalanx of the Democrat party. They are the Hilton Hotels of abortion clinics - well managed, nationwide, comfortable and legitimate (for lack of a better word). They aren't the Four Seasons and they aren't the Motel 8 (both of which also exist in the abortion facility metaphor I've worked up) but they do butter the bread of one political party with fetal tissue and green backs. It won't be enough to save them and at some point PP will have to change their business  model to actually helping people plan for parenthood. There are 5 reasons why this is so:

The power of the image: 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions are a barbaric procedure what with the sucking out of brains from the head and clipping off of limbs to make extraction less painful (for the host) it's all pretty mortifying. With the advent of ultrasound imaging (which will only improve with time) it's impossible not to identify a 2nd trimester baby as human and this has already moved public opinion away from abortion on demand.

The Modern Prometheus: Harvesting body parts from dead babies, even with the "parents" consent, and selling them, even if done indirectly, will not fly in a God fearing country. There is no way the public will be bullied into silent compliance and turning the blind eye once these videos of PP doctors haggling over the price of liver get distributed and seen by the general public.

CRISPR/Cas9: The ability of "parents" to genetically modify their child in utero will force people to confront the issue of when life starts and who, exactly, has a choice in what does or does not come out of the womb. It won't be the parent who corrects a cleft pallet using genetic modification that brings down the house of cards but rather that alternative mom who decides she wants to have a fuchsia skinned child with yellow eyes and a tail and that her "right to choose" must be respected.

Vasalgel: Foolproof male birth control (and believe me, it will have to be fool proof) is on the horizon and it's going to rock Planned Parenthood's world. Vasalgel is just one of several promising birth control solutions for men, but it is the best named because if there was ever a gel that would make women a vessel of men then Vasalgel is it. We will see how important "choice" is to Cecile Richards when she's doing the begging and not the choosing.

The rise of AI: The machine is one - not two and if it follows Asimov's Laws it will not be capable of bifurcation regarding the morality (or lack there of) of abortion. It will not recognize the practical benefits, personal or political, of abortion on demand but will instead, sacrifice itself to preserve life and that means robots shutting down abortion clinics across the fruited plain.

And so abortion will end, not with a bang but with a whimper and life, beautiful life, will go on.


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