Another thought on the “anti-abortion movement isn’t racism” idea

So, I posted this yesterday, but I had another thought.

https://herereadthis.blog/2022/05/16/what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-evangelicals-and-abortion-the-washington-post/

We have to be careful not to hide racism under race-neutral language. The article gives a detailed history of the “conservative”* movement’s evolution through the 60s and 70s (as opposed to Weyrich choosing to focus on abortion only in 1978 because he couldn’t focus on segregation), but, still, to assert that racism is no component of the anti-abortion movement is wrong. As the article does state.

*”Conservative” in quotes because “conservatives” are really just unprincipled racists, sexists, fascists and nationalists. Actually, the more I think of it, maybe that’s what they’ve always been? Sorry, friends who think you’re principled conservatives, I think you’ve just been fooled. Possibly by yourselves.

What everyone gets wrong about evangelicals and abortion – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/05/16/what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-evangelicals-abortion/

This is the stuff they’re talking about: https://herereadthis.blog/2018/06/29/on-racism-and-the-pro-life-movement/

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/anti-abortion-white-supremacy/

And this: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133/

Not sure how I feel about it, specifically, but… I know how I feel in general.

Propaganda as confusion

‘We Can Only Be Enemies’

«Putin’s famed propaganda system has always been less about ginning up enthusiasm and more about spreading doubt and uncertainty, proliferating so many versions of “the truth” that people feel lost and turn to an authoritarian leader to guide them through the murkiness. »

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/putin-war-propaganda-russian-support/629714/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4#:~:text=Putin%E2%80%99s%20famed%20propaganda%20system%20has%20always%20been%20less%20about%20ginning%20up%20enthusiasm%20and%20more%20about%20spreading%20doubt%20and%20uncertainty%2C%20proliferating%20so%20many%20versions%20of%20%E2%80%9Cthe%20truth%E2%80%9D%20that%20people%20feel%20lost%20and%20turn%20to%20an%20authoritarian%20leader%20to%20guide%20them%20through%20the%20murkiness.

Abbott: Texas may challenge requirement to educate undocumented kids

https://herereadthis.blog/2022/04/17/america-wasnt-a-democracy-until-black-americans-made-it-one-the-new-york-times/

And the beat goes on:

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2022/05/04/gov-greg-abbott-supreme-court-case-requiring-education-undocumented-children/9652463002/

Has NOTHING to do with the expense of educating immigrant kids.

According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are 133,000 or so school-aged kids of unauthorized immigrants in Texas. Out of 5.4 million kids in school. So that’s less than 3%.

This is (one of the reasons why) we love Ukraine so much:

«”If you are left alone for only a very little longer—perhaps another four or five of your centuries—you will have discovered the phase drive for yourselves.”

“We will have?” Sir George blinked in astonishment at the thought.

“That is our belief. And it is also what makes your species so dangerous to the Federation. Compared to any human institution, the Federation is immensely old and stable—which is another way of saying ‘static’—and possessed of an ironbound bureaucracy and customary usages.”»

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Abortion

So… I only have 8 followers who aren’t bots or SEO scammers, so this won’t make an impact, but… the supreme court and the right aren’t coming for women’s rights. That’s a side effect. The real goal is racism and not having to send white kids to school with Black kids, where they might learn Black people are humans, too. It’s a smoke screen, always has been, and will continue to be so. Watch for further rulings from this same court on charter schools, separate-but-equal, etc. The right has their conservative court in place because the center-left only ever focused on the person at the top (the presidency). They still are, with criticisms of Obama, and probably Clinton, if I keep reading.


The time has come for me to start unfollowing people who retweet tweets dumping on Obama or calling for restructuring the court or overriding the filibuster NOW, when the horse has left the building. That time has long past, and those “solutions” are useless poses. Those folks have nothing to add to the conversation.

(What it’s time for is grass roots engagement, both persuasion and GOTV. *Both.*)