Thursday, September 24, 2009

LGF and the Culture of Death

Excuse me if Charles Johnson's "white supremacist blogger" game is boring you as much as it bores me, but I wish to clarify certain facts. On the issue of teenage pregnancy, my views on the subject are the same as Maggie Gallagher's, as expressed in her 1999 report, The Age of Unwed Mothers:
"What we have called our 'teen pregnancy' crisis is not really about teenagers. Nor is it really about pregnancy. It is about the decline of marriage. . . .
"What has changed most in recent decades is not who gets pregnant, but who gets married . . . The single biggest change in recent decades has been the declining proportion of pregnant single teens who marry."
You can read Gallagher’s entire report for yourself. For decades now, the demographic approach of "white supremacists" (following the lead of Margaret Sanger) has been to promote efforts to suppress the birth rates of poor minorities -- a campaign based on what more properly could be called fear than hate, but it doesn’t matter what you call it. Hate and fear are related emotions, both of which are contrary to my religion
As many authors -- among them Ben Wattenberg and Mark Steyn – have explained, the root of the West’s demographic crisis, crucially relevant to many public policy issues, is the collapse of the birth rate since the 1960s. The West has embraced what has been called a "Culture of Death."

"A culture that no longer has a point of reference in God loses its soul and loses its way, becoming a culture of death."
John Paul II, Jan. 1, 2001

The consequences of this anti-life philosophy are predictable.

"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days . . ."
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

The horrible reality that the abortion rate among black women far exceeds the rate for other groups -- and if you'll read that Fox News story, you'll find you all you need to know about Planned Parenthood's appeal to "white supremacists" -- is an inevitable consequence of our nation's embrace of the Culture of Death.

For the record: I'm against that, too. And I have six children.


  1. "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with
    social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most
    successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
    We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro
    population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if
    it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

    -- Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255
    Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith
    Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in
    Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth
    Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

  2. Those Massachusetts racists are the worst!

  3. A little off topic, but . . .

    While I agree it is generally a marriage problem rather than a pregnancy problem, there is one other aspect that merits mention. I'm going off memory here (hence, no link), but I I remember hearing that an AWFUL lot of teen pregnancies are from fathers in their 20s.

    I'm not talking about 21-year-old dads and 19-year-old moms. I'm talking 27-year-old guys and 16-year-old girls. THAT needs to be addressed, because guys like that sure don't sound like marriage material to me.