Hannah and Papa J

Hannah and Papa J

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tomi Lahren vs Moses: a contest in barbarity

Dear Hannah,

Wisdom is a judicious balancing of pros and cons, and the controversy over abortion isn't an exception to the rule. My reasoning against abortions is that I've seen too many pictures of aborted babies. My reasoning in favor of abortion is that I've been acquainted with too many unaborted adults.

Despite this all moral weight here seems to reside in the cons, and the reason we know this is because you can't tell a pro-choice woman that you wish she'd been aborted.  They consider it bad form; and in all my experience dealing with people they consider it a wish they'd been murdered. You would think a consistent response would be a "thank you." We break with our ideals so that they don't have to break with theirs. But they do break with theirs in the objection, and they do it with every ounce of self-righteousness that they'd have had if they hadn't.  The whole thing is backward and it makes you sad for humanity -- or at least for those of us who have to deal with leftists.

Case in point: a few days ago Tomi Lahren, a beautiful blonde woman known only for yelling at liberals on the internet, was fired by her conservative network for supporting abortion.  Despite remaining on the payroll she proceeded to sue Glenn Beck for (please do not laugh) wrongful termination.  We were under the impression that she was pro-choice and we were wrong.  She is only pro-choice if the choice is being made by a woman.  She's against choice if you're a man.  She's against it specifically if you're a boss.  She says she's for liberty when she meant she's against life; and she says you can take a life but only if the life is your child's.  What a world we live in.

One of Moses' most controversial laws (which I am against and which Christians almost never bring up at dinner parties) deals with getting rid of unwanted children.  He says, in effect, that if a child is so rotten that his parents can't stand him they can take him to the council and tell everyone how rotten he is and the council can stone him.  Somehow this seems worse than abortion when it is a million times better.  With abortion you have no idea who you are killing.  In ancient Israel you knew exactly who you were killing and you hate him.  With abortion the child is absolutely innocent.  In Israel the child was probably guilty.  I think they call this an "honor killing."  If this is the case they ought to call an abortion a dishonorable killing*.

That any parent could ever come to this point is a testament to the fairness of Moses' law (I wonder whether it was ever even enforced); and the sentiments of parents for their children are an adequate security for the life of the child.  After all, how many losers have we met in our lifetimes?  The half-wits and sub-humans who grow up raping our women and robbing our friends and rallying for horrible causes, whose mothers still weep for them in court and say that they're innocent?  Millions.  They comprise almost the entirety of our news stories.

We say there are faces that only mothers can love and we're right.  We haven't gone far enough.  There are souls that only a mother could love.  And there are souls that even a mother could hate.  Moses allowed the person who is least likely to kill a child a right to end the matter and save all of us before it got out of hand.  We call this barbaric while letting mothers kill children they are most likely to love.  Now consider all of this and tell me whose head is in the bronze age: Moses's?  Or Tomi Lahren's?

Your father,

*My father refused to fire phosphorous shells on the villainous Viet-Cong because they were sleeping -- he passed the joy off to another yahoo on ship.  How much worse is cutting a poor baby in utero to pieces?  With the former you can compare it to stealing candy from a baby.  But what are you supposed to compare the latter to?

My take on killing the sleeping Viet-Cong is slightly different from my father's, and coincides more closely with the Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz.  In 1967 he was asked what it felt like to take a human life.  His answer: "I wouldn't know.  I've only  ever killed communists."


  1. A lot of pain and heartache -- including his mother/enabler fearing that he might assault her -- might have been averted had that "barbaric" Mosaic law been applied to my uncle.

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    2. I'd not thought of that angle, but....