a huge fear for my children

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 27, 2007

When it comes to discussion of our contemporary ills, some people have the ability to look behind the shrieking headlines and see deeper causes that elude the rest of their fellow citizens. I found the following commentator particularly imaginative:

As I read the paper and watch my TV, trying to take in the tragedy that has befallen the students, parents and faculty of Virginia Tech, I am feeling sick and in shock. I also feel a huge fear for my children. I know and am reminded that I cannot protect them anywhere.

A fairly conventional opening. But read on:

Maybe I am a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help but look at the history of this kind of violence and link it directly back to the anti abortion movement.


They were the very first people to speak so hatefully and announce with pride their thoughts of justifiable homicide.

Obvious once you think about it. I hear the sound of brows being slapped all across America as the insight hits home. The essay may be studied in its entirety here.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2007 9:41 AM ET USA

    To put it in context, this is: 5.9% (1 in 12) of the world's current population form US abortions only. 12% (1 in 33) of our current US population is missing. This is US alone. Other countries are following this horror, with Mexico the latest and Colombia earlier with Portugal and Italy waivering on the line not to mention other European countries of the so-called Developed Nations. This makes combatant warfare, though still an attrocity, seem small by comparison.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2007 12:05 AM ET USA

    There were 165 wars or tyrannies of the 20th Century which have killed more than 6K people. 5 of these events claimed more than 6M victims. 21 events claimed between 600K and 6M lives. 61 events claimed between 60-600K, and 78 events killed between 6-60K. Thus, 4-5% of all world deaths were at the hands of another. Excluded is the fact that in the US alone, one war, the longest yet, ABORTION, continues to claim a life every 24 seconds to the tune of over 47,000,000 since 1973. Shame on US!

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2007 3:20 PM ET USA

    I do not condone violence as a way to stop abortionists; however, I am puzzled by the statistics quoted by pro-abortionists when they criticize those who commit violent acts against doctors and those connected to their activities. The numbers are very low because good Christians will avoid such acts. What disturbs me is the disproportionate numbers by comparison to those who have been aborted. That ststistic reaches into the thousands!

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2007 3:17 PM ET USA

    Look on the bright side! When I was a child, the convention was one had to look to Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan for heinous behavior. Then we were allowed to consider Soviet Communism as a target even though they had been sheltered by their supporters in the U.S. We were naifs. Evil exists in everyone and it is only grace which allows us to combat it in ourselves and others "..deliver us from evil.." The halcyon days are long gone. We are finally seeing the World for what it always was.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2007 1:51 PM ET USA

    Reading the comments below the essay were enlightening. It is good to remind myself every once and a while of the nature and outlook of those whom I morally disagree with. It is like secretly peering through a window of a neighbor to discover the henious living conditions that others accept without questioning right next door to me. All I want to do is help them up.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2007 11:24 AM ET USA

    Hey, there's a virtual crime wave going on in the "anti-abortion" movement: for every 45,000,000 unborn infants slaughtered in their mothers' wombs, I believe as many as 1 abortionist was killed...and that by a lone gunman. Which only proves just how violent we anti-abortionists (aka pro-life people) are! Now if the rest of Americans were as violent as pro-life people, this country as a whole would have about 6 murders a year--from sea to shining sea.