Sunday, February 28, 2010

Trent Franksly Uppity Arrogance

Arrogance and Ignorance go hand in hand ~ Metallica, Holier Than Thou
So, in a week which saw Republican Jim Bunning tell poor people to fuck off and die and Republican Steve King embraced Domestic Terrorist Joe Stack, Republican Trent Franks choose to top off Black History Month by declaring, "far more of the African American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by the policies of slavery."

Now, is it that these 3 are indicative of the 21st Republican Party or are these 3 racist flabby, pasty white, old, out-of-touch millionaires merely disconnected from society?

Well, it's one in the same. The Republican Party has thrown all in on the Racist Class Warfare because they feel no compunction at having the indelible watermark of Kleptocratic Dominance stamped upon them.

As to Franks and abortion, during a discussion I had with my friends Queen of the Harpies and Ran, Queenie mentioned that prior to modern techniques for safe abortions, people compensated for pregnancies with child abandonment (foundlings) and infanticide, often through exposure. Think of the gang of pickpockets in Oliver Twist and Rome's mythical founders Romulus and Remus.

Today Americans, who don't read, view child abandonment as a terrible crime because they aren't used to shortages of food and the threat of slow starvation for an entire family and automatically assume their 2+ children will prosper and grow to adulthood. But throughout most recorded history children who couldn't be cared for mostly due to a paucity of resources were often abandoned.

But, such historical context is impossible for an uppity ignorant Republican like Trent Franks. Franks views himself as a member of the Master Class, better than the lowly middle class and poor and far more advanced than those in the black community for whom he is so contemptuous. So, from his perch as a rich slave holder Franks knows what's best for his children.

I nearly forgot my own personal views. Abortion should be as Bill Clinton phrased it "safe, legal and rare". There can be no debate when the life of the mother is in danger or when the child is untenable but no woman should feel constrained by the legal system. But, abortion wouldn't be as big an issue if the Republicans weren't bipolar about sex education. They want less (or no) abortions yet they don't want realistic sex education taught to teenagers. It's almost as if the Republicans had two minds but that's impossible since Republicans and their followers have no minds let alone hearts...

9 comments:

TRUTH 101 said...

Abortion exposes just another of countless republican hypocrisies. They proclaim to be for freedom and no government interference, yet they want to stick their grubby noses into every decision they can.

Grung_e_Gene said...

TRUTH!!!! Long time no comment! Glad you're still fighting the good fight. Of course the Republicans are Hypocrites but it's a testament to the collusion of the media, the ineptitude of the Democrats that blatant and recent Republican chicanery and outright lies are forgotten and they stand a chance of regaining power.

And republicans are only against Government interference when it hampers their agenda otherwise they gladly use the full might of the Federal Government to enforce their bigoted views and religious beliefs to accomplish their goals of theft and murder.

TRUTH 101 said...

You do such a good job covering the issues I haven't been able to justify a comment Gene. I don't do superfluous man.

Jolly Roger said...

I hate to come to Trent's defense, but I feel I must.

Look at the guy. His parents were obviously people who shared a surname (and a household) from their birth. I get a little squeamish picking on the genetically-disabled.

TomCat said...

Gene, there is something to be said for abstinance. Ig GHW Bush had remaained celebate, think of all the misery we could have been spared.

Grung_e_Gene said...

TomCat you have to push the celibacy plan back to Prescott Bush or further for Americans to have been spared the Bush Grand Design Legacy of Steal Money and Kill Americans.

Elizabeth said...

Abortion (along with infanticide and child abandonment) is as old as the human race.

If Republicans were really concerned about lowering the abortion rates (especially among minorities -- yeah, right), they would indeed made sure everyone had easy access to contraceptives -- and, moreover, as such "champions of life," they would be equally interested in making life livable for the already born. That would involve implementing such dreadful provisions like universal health care, free or at least affordable higher education, decent wages and working conditions, etc. You know, all that nasty commie stuff. Yet somehow that's not what they are interested in.

BTW, I think it should be KKKleptocratic Dominance.

Elizabeth said...

P.S. The word verification that just popped up after I sent in my comment is

repug.

The Bloggergods are watching. ;)

Grung_e_Gene said...

That would involve implementing such dreadful provisions like universal health care, free or at least affordable higher education, decent wages and working conditions, etc... Yet somehow that's not what they are interested in.

This is spot on Elizabeth. ***** 5 Stars for your submission.