Friday, November 14, 2008

How can you see anything other than a baby?

Okay, I will admit this one right up front: I'm pro-life. I am a big fan of babies. All kinds of babies. I am also a huge fan of special people put here by God to remind us of our own humanity.

I really don't understand the whole pro-abortion crowd and their positions. I am also at a complete loss over the "choice" thing. It is pretty much malarky.

Now give me a chance to state my positions clearly and carefully. I might not be the kind of pro-lifer that you are used to.

1. Malthius is wrong. This is not my opinion. It is a verifiable fact. Let's us be clear. He might have had a valid point if he wasn't so full of shit. Take the USA for instance. If we divided up the whole population of our country into little "families" of four AND gave each quad a 1/2 acre and a house, we could fit the whole population into Texas and South Carolina.

Anyone who argues that we are overpopulating the planet is looking in their own city backyard and coming to the wrong conclusion. The planet isn't overpopulated. The planet is ignorantly organized. Why do we have to pile people into areas that can't support them? Las Vegas is a horrible place to have us crowd into. We need to reorganize rather than kill off population. The loss of one person is a failure of everything the US stands for. Location, location, location! And organization, organization, organization!

Unless I have read the figures wrong, the state of California can feed our whole nation. And our whole nation can feed the world. That is the root of Malthius and this shows he was WRONG!

Now, here is the problem: people are selfish and small minded. But that is not a reason to start killing them off. Rather, we need to find a way to feed and clothe the world and then look for a way to make a buck off the deal. (See the order! Right now, we are trying to make a buck and then feed the world. Wrong answer!)

2. We can love our planet without killing it. We need to organize our actions carefully. There are lots of really sharp people with cool ideas. Let's get off our duffs and do something.

3. If you, or someone you know, doesn't love their babies, give them to people who really do want to love them.

Americans would NOT be spending millions on babies from other countries if they could adopt right here. Waste, waste, waste. If you want to save the planet, STOP wasting resources first and then let's talk.

4. When has a woman's body really been her own? Why should a woman's body be her own? A man who can be drafted clearly understands that his body is not his own... for the greater good! Oops! I think that is the basic problem. I would hazzard a guess that pro-abortionists do not see anything like the greater good. There is the good for myself and then the greater... forget the rest of you. Me, me, me.

Okay, that might be a no-win situation for us. I believe in the people, as in "We the People of the United States of America, in order to form a more PERFECT union..." Pro-abortionists don't believe in "We the People." They reject the first three words of our Constitution and only look at the parts that they like.

Maybe I am just full of it. Maybe I don't have a clue. But call me a Liberal. Anyone who rejects the greater good is rejecting our Constitution and our nation. I would call that Conservative and not Liberal.

Okay, sue me. Isn't that what Conservatives would do? A Liberal would try to save the world. And babies in the womb are in the world. But then again, it is location, location, location!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What is Race?

A bit of a while ago, I came to the realization that Race was an arbitrary category of humans that really doesn't make any sense.

If you don't understand what I mean, let me clarify. Supposedly, there are three (3) races of humans: Negroid, Caucasoid, and Mongoloid. Now here is where we immediately hit a problem! What are Native Americans (or American Indians)? Are they negroid? defines Negroid as being "Of or being a major human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as brown to black pigmentation and often tightly curled hair and including peoples indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa."

It continues to define Caucasoid as being "Of or relating to the Caucasian racial classification." Notice too that does not feel compelled to explain what "the Caucasian racial classification" actually is.

And lastly, it defines Mongoloid as being "Of or being a major human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as yellowish-brown skin pigmentation, straight black hair, dark eyes with pronounced epicanthic folds, and prominent cheekbones and including peoples indigenous to central and eastern Asia."

One definition added American Indians to the Mongoloid race while another did not. And what about the people in western Asia?

My favorite group that seems to defy explanation is Asian Indians! The folks from the southern part of the Subcontinent are sometimes darker than those classified as Negroid. And the people from the north can look Caucasoid. So, where does that put them?

And then we have Black Americans. This is a group of people who were taken from different parts of Africa and enslaved here in the United States and elsewhere. Are they African? I would go so far as to claim that they aren't sure where they are from. Not one of them can point to their ancestors and say "I am Ibo. Or I am X!hosa." They are Black Americans. Have they become a new people because of the change? What about someone who grows up in one place but is in fact from another? What are they? Curious. I wish I understood the world better.

Just posing questions

This blog is about all those Troubling Questions that wander across my brain every now and then.

Okay, I will admit it, my life is filled with questions. If I know the aswer, I will provide here. If not, I would love to hear what ya'll think about my questions and what possible answers there may be.

My questions will cover everything from simply to complex. I will be thinking about everything from the weather, to the economy, to our society, to ethnity, to anything that pops into my brain.

So, now on with the questions.