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Critical Socialist Theory

Yes, I know, the title is ambiguous. So is Critical Race Theory. But both titles have a common denominator: both require a measure of explanation, which is better implied rather than explicit.

To begin with, socialists are big on indoctrination. If they could indoctrinate babies in the womb, they would. The earlier the indoctrination of children, the better. If it were possible to indoctrinate babies beginning at the second trimester, socialists would do that. For them, voting is not just a political function, it’s a solemn mission.  In a communist nation, you are born and die a communist. Voting, if any, is a charade. 

Socialists justify socialist indoctrination by correctly noting that children subliminally acquire social characteristics from those around them. For example, children gather that boys and girls differ in terms of dress, hair accessories, gifts (e.g., guns or dolls), and even different vocal tones and facial expressions directed at either a boy or a girl. So, why not inculcate children with attitudes and mores that resonate with socialist tenets? For example, why not force a child to share a gift specifically meant for him alone? The lessons for the virtues and drawbacks of altruism can wait for a time when it is not traumatic for the recipient of the gift to hand it over to someone else…even for a moment. 

In the adult world, socialists are big on avarice. They demand that the wealthy must pay their fair share of taxes. Exactly how is a ‘fair share’ determined? The phrase, ‘Robber Barons’ is still alive and well, one way or another.  Is that fair?  That expression is particularly ludicrous when it is articulated by mega film stars, professional sport celebrities, and major political officials. 

Critical judgments based on ‘groupthink’ is anathema to intelligent judgment. Ironically, although the Internet and other information sources are at the pinnacle of human communications, the North Star of Truth still resides in individual judgment. That has been and will always be so with or without artificial intelligence.  

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“My Body My Choice”

That slogan is powerful, effective, and certainly reasonable. But those attributes are diluted by the time that has passed after that instant when sperm and egg have united to create a human being. That timeline is the critical factor which justifies the Rowe/Wade solution for the abortion dilemma. My use of the word ‘solution’ is predicated by the following reasons.

To begin with, the natural distinction for three semesters is key to humane abortion. As I highlight in my previous article on abortion (titled, Abortion) miscarriages occur naturally (a.k.a., spontaneous miscarriage). Although most women are deeply upset by a natural miscarriage, they usually have no reason to blame themselves for it. And, of course, when a miscarriage had been induced, there is little – if any – reason to regret their decision to not have a child. Of course, in that instance “My Body My Choice” is also unquestionable, second to none, including her partner and certainly not by law.

Abortions are practiced by several animal species. Their abortions are instinctive and have no moral or religious ramifications. Human abortions are not instinctive; they are intentional. Therefore, human abortion is at least one of the primary controversial issues, if not the primary political issue at General Elections. As far as I know, no controversy is more contentious than abortion in the United States.

Yes, I’m aware of the widely diverse suppositions of what it might feel like at the cusp of life or death. I don’t attempt to determine what those last moments may be like for the baby, especially because flesh, suction cups and–I suppose–the urgent need for air cannot be known by anyone other than the sentient body within another body–even if only in some subconscious state of being.

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