Scary Spin Doctor…

31 Aug

Living in an age where racism and bigotry have seem to have been given new life in the United States, I’m consistently terrified by the anti-intellectual movement, as I am also tired of the inflammatory co-opting of language, such as the very inflammatory “pro-life.”  I’m sorry, but most people that are pro-choice are also pro-life.  Call it what it is: either one is anti-choice, or pro-choice.  Moving on, when and how do we stop spin doctors such as, Charles Krauthammer?  I know this will come as surprise that he is a white, middle aged heterosexual man.

2 Responses to “Scary Spin Doctor…”

  1. jenny August 31, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    “either one is anti-choice, or pro-choice”

    very good point, michael. i think of it this way: people prefer simplicity and want everything to be black or white, right or wrong…and people don’t like to be wrong. if you are pro-choice and i’m not, one of us has to be wrong and i don’t want it to be me–so i do everything in my power, often including violence, in an attempt to make you change your mind and justify my position. the same people who claim to be pro-life are the same people who quote “judge not” when they do something they feel guilty about.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 31, 2010 at 6:59 am #

      Jenny, this is so beautifully phrased. Thank you for this addition. I had to laugh at myself because you were far more articulate than I.

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