Julius Streicher strikes out
Planned Parenthood's campy and scurrilous Choice Chick video has been coming in for some well-deserved abuse in the Catholic blogblatt. As a desultory student of political caricatures, I find it wryly amusing that PPF's hate-mongering should falter on the question of race. One of the monsters pictured in the cartoon is an anti-choice hydra draped in judge's robes, from which the heads of Antonin Scalia, William Rehnquist, and Clarence Thomas issue snakily. Justice Thomas, whose own siblings called him "America's blackest baby," presents an ideological dilemma for PPF: how do you make him hateful without incurring the charge of racism? They decided to render him unrecognizable: a thin-lipped man scarcely distinguishable in skin tone from his kindred villains. This poses an interesting question about reverse racism: if your inhibitions will not permit you to despise a man as he is, can they permit you to respect him should he come to believe what you want him to?
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Posted by: Fr. William -
Aug. 24, 2004 12:39 AM ET USA
Diogenes, thank you for making the connections so clear. I would hope that the orthodox Roman Catholic bishops would heed your thorough research, and stop the "inbreeding" (promotion) of buggary-prone bishops. And pray that the Holy Father and the orthodox bishops can remove such men.
Posted by: -
Aug. 19, 2004 8:48 PM ET USA
I don't get it. Everybody knows that Margaret Sanger and her cronies founded Planned Parenthood to limit the births of "inferior" people including "imbeciles" and "negroes." The "interesting question" makes no sense...everybody knows that Planned Parenthood's original and ongoing goal is to limit the black population. There's no "reverse" racism about it. PP is "forwardly" racist. Let's do our homework, shall we?
Posted by: -
Aug. 18, 2004 12:37 PM ET USA
Too ironic! Planned Parenthood owes it murderous existence to the Supreme Court. Now, they are afraid that the same court might drive them out of business. If only their fears were warranted. But, sadly, three doesn’t make a majority. Look at the bright side, though, PP members can purchase eternal damnation for only $10—John Kerry had to use a “crisp” $20 bill.