I’m publishing this blog out of my normal schedule (yeah, I know, my schedule hasn’t always been “normal”) because today is election day in Mississippi and I’m feeling compelled to blog about one of the items up for vote. Mostly because of some of the spirited debate I read on Facebook. Ha! So, if you’re not from Mississippi, come back next week, as this may not interest you at all. Or, it might.
Proposition 26 reads: “Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof?”
Pure and simple, this is an anti-abortion proposition, not one about birth-control. Many Mississippians are tired of sitting idly by and watching babies killed. We don’t want to be like the “silent Germans” who sat back and watched the Nazis kill millions of Jews. Of course, if you listen to the pro-abortion folks, they are hot and heavy trying to convince the folks of Mississippi that the amendment will take away their birth-control and their right to have it. This is, of course, not true. But you’ve got to look deep and wide to see that because the “NO” propaganda machine is very, very good.
I’ll go so far as to say this: Those who vote “no” on Proposition 26 are little better than the Germans who turned a blind eye on the Nazis. Wow, some of you have your hackles up, now. Good! Let me explain to you what I mean by that.
The Nazi propaganda machine was also very good. To deny that would be to admit ignorance of history—and there is a lot of that running around in our nation. But I’ll assume anyone reading here won’t deny that historical judgment. That the Nazis killed millions of Jews is historical fact. Are we ready to believe that every single German person hated Jews and wanted to see them exterminated? I don’t think so. I don’t think we’re ready to believe that even a majority of them were simply that evil. The Germans are pretty much like people all over the world.
So the Nazi propaganda machine had to convince the general German populace that the Jews were sub-human, less than human, and far inferior to the German people. By thinking of them as less than human, it was easy to mistreat—and ultimately kill—them. Slavery, as much as it is still a healing wound in the U.S., was pretty much the same. Black Americans were considered less than human and that helped give American justification for their poor treatment, which lasted long after slavery was over. American Indians the same: they were called savages, less than human.
You see what’s happening, right? Those who ran those propaganda machines successfully convinced enough of the population that those people groups really weren’t human at all, therefore it was about the equivalent of kicking your dog.
Now, in 2011, the pro-abortionist propaganda machine has done the same thing. They have, for some time, successfully called the baby in the womb “fetus,” “embryo,” “fertilized egg.” These terms all de-humanize what’s in the womb so that we don’t feel so bad about killing it. Plus, this life is inside another human being and therefore it should be her decision whether to kill it or not. The frequent and consistent use of these terms has made unborn babies less than human.
Have you noticed when women get pregnant, people never say “oh! You’re going to have an embryo! That’s exciting!”
Science helps us out here, too. The heart starts beating at about 18 days, much before the mom or doctor even notices it.
So, go ahead. Be a good Nazi, and vote “no” on Proposition 26 today. I, on the other hand and even though some may curse me, will vote “yes” in an attempt to be a voice for those who have been deemed less than human.