Second rate citizens
I just realized that when I stated in my previous post that a democracy offers equal rights for every citizen, this is not entirely true for Western styled democracies. There is one group of citizens in our society whose basic right to live has been made subservient to another’s right of choice: unborn babies.
To justify this gross horror, these babies have received a different label: they are called fetuses, as if that changes anything about the horrible reality of murdering an innocent and most vulnerable baby. It seems animals have better rights than unborn babies.
I am utterly disgusted by it because it goes completely against my nature and my conscience.
Abortionists call this abomination 'pro-choice' because it has such a positive sound.
But you really should read ‘anti-life’, because that is what it boils down to.
I am truly and utterly shocked that to this day this horror of killing the unborn still finds support in our societies, because it is one of the most inhumane and cruel acts imaginable. The sight of an innocent baby should call forth a desire to watch over that baby and protect it from any harm; that is the most natural reaction for any decent human being. Yet instead, people close their eyes to the beauty of an unborn life and follow the lie of abortionists.
I remember in the eighties the evangelical broadcasting company in Holland showed a documentary on TV about abortion. A real abortion was filmed, and it showed the unborn baby offering resistance, fighting for its life, defending itself against the doctor’s vile instrument entering the mother’s womb. The documentary was so horrible that the evangelical broadcasting company was forbidden to show it again. Yet, all they did was show the ugly reality of a baby murder.
These ‘fetuses’ have a life of their own inside their mother’s womb, did you know that?
Not too long ago a 3-D scan revealed that 12 week old fetuses yawn, rub their eyes, walk around in the mother’s womb (check out http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3846525.stm). Unborn babies even smile and cry, something that 'medical experts' formerly assumed to occur for the first time only some time after the baby is born. So please don’t call them fetuses as if they were alien objects; they are little human beings, most vulnerable, and as such they should have the right to protection in any decent humane society. The right to live -the most basic right of any individual- should not be robbed from this most vulnerable of all human beings.
Call me a 'fetus rights activist' if you like, but I will protest against this barbarism at every opportunity available. Those unborn little babies will find a protector in me, not a predator.
I hope that somehow the silent cries of the unborn also find their way to your heart.
Usually when someone criticizes you it makes you put up your defenses.
But, even though the terrorist in my previous post has his own share of hypocrisy to deal with, his criticism of excesses in our society is well founded. In the guise of freedom children are being seduced away from virtue and self control, and thus robbed of their innocense.
Therefore, it won’t hurt to take a good critical look at ourselves and wonder if perhaps the noun ‘freedom’ has been subject to misinterpretation. The line between ‘freedom’ and ‘license’ is more often than not a very fine and subtle line.
As I said in my previous post, freedom comes with a responsibility to use it wisely. To abuse freedom as a form of license for indulging in sensual gratification and live for that gratification alone, regarding that as the highest good, will inevitably lead to a loss of freedom, because it will turn you into a slave of your need for sensual gratification. It can lead to a complete debasement and loss of our humanity.
Our society has shifted from a Christian democracy to a libertarian democracy, and the values upheld by society at large reflect that shift.
Democracy always comes in a flavor, a set of basic values that the people agree upon. And I can’t say I am very happy with the current libertarian flavor prevailing in our democracies, because it is slowly leading society into a moral swamp where true freedom has been traded in for a slavery of sensual gratification which passes for freedom. Even horrors like the murder of the unborn become justified in the quest for that elusive quality called 'freedom'. Good, wholesome lifestyles are torn down and replaced with ‘alternative lifestyles’. And criticism of those alternative lifestyles is met with hostility and ridicule and childish attempts to drown out the voice of protest and depict the protesters in a negative light.
I have uttered my criticism toward a totalitarian system of Islam, but do not think that I automatically revere the current state of our democracy. There are a LOT of things wrong with our democracy, the most important of which seems to be a lack of understanding what freedom is.
My advice: learn to know thyself, and by knowing yourself, learn the true meaning and value of freedom.