All you have to do is watch iconic movies like In the Heat of the Night or Dirty Dancing to understand the consequences of making abortion illegal. Before Roe v. Wade we had lots of abortions in the United States. We caused major portions of our healthcare community to be felons, and traumatized coat hanger-wielding sorority sisters for life because of the consequences of trying to help girls in trouble.
We should more reasonably fight the scourges of sex trafficking and abuse of women, but instead the conservatives have too many of us believing that we will stop abortion by making it illegal. We already know that doesn’t work, but fighting over it keeps us from paying attention to how they’re ripping us off.
Then there’s the favorite issue of gay rights. Is it any of our business what people do in the privacy of their bedroom? Is there any one reading this who isn’t ashamed of something they have done sexually? Why do any of us have to be ashamed of our own sexuality?
The irony is that a recent study revealed that 40% of Americans have experienced anal sex, and yet God has not destroyed the United States of America. What is happening? The conservatives are making us think about something that doesn’t matter so that their smoke-and-mirrors media machine will keep our attention away from what matters to them: the ability to rip us off without interruption.
The truth is that conservatives don’t care about lower taxes for most of us. They just don’t want to pay their fair share. We could solve the Social Security solvency “crisis” in a New York minute if we simply taxed everyone on an equal percentage of our income. But no, if you earn over $106,800, you don’t pay any Social Security tax on the overage. So New York investment bankers with $100 million bonuses pay practically none of their income for Social Security, even though they’ve reaped the biggest benefit from our system of wealth distribution in the United States. How is that fair?
The next time you hear Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, or Glenn Beck shouting about abortion, gay rights, or Social Security solvency, think about how many cigars and yachts you’ve bought for the fat cats! They want you to think those are the real issues, and they are paid handsomely to keep you stirred up and looking the other way!