Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Negative Advantage?

It seems that this election is largely a battle of the neg-ads. From all the commentary we hear, it appears the party with the best negative advertising will win the election. Perhaps we have been wrong to believe that love makes the world go round—forget it, sex does it—any variety. After all, society is suffering from the strangle-hold of heterosex.

No wonder so many of our churches are failing. We have not mastered the art of running down the other churches—we only tinker at it. Obviously we must be more effective at this. We need campaigns and rallies to establish the apostasy of other church groups and damn other religions. Judgment is more effective than love.

No wonder evangelism is ineffective. Who cares about the love of God? Lay much more stress on what miserable sinners others are, and the damnation that awaits them. Only the enlightened few—us—who enjoy God’s favour can enlighten them. And, of course, keep them out of our churches.

Let’s face it, Darwin has already proved that life consists of the survival of the fittest. Those unable to care for themselves are a drain on resources, better used for more constructive results. Let nature take its course on those unable to help themselves. 

Our marriages too, may be suffering from too much tolerance of the other partner. Much more fault finding and female subjugation would make for a calmer life. After all, nature made men stronger for a reason. Service to others is not only self-defeating, it defies nature. A servile wife makes for a satisfied life.

Watching the neg-ads, clearly all the protagonists are deceiving liars, only bent on power and set to ruin Canada. If Harper wins, families will die of starvation while the rich enjoy nirvana. If Iggy wins, we will only earn enough money to pay our taxes. If Jack wins, reckless social programs will bankrupt the fragile economy. Worse still, if Gilles ever became prime minister, he would break up the country. Hmmm, actually . . .

Remember all this on voting day. Maybe we should spoil our ballots and vote for Ghadaffi?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Abortion: The Elephant in the Room

It is intriguing to wonder why we tiptoe around abortion like a sleeping tiger. It continues as major issue facing Canada, typified by the persistent refrain: “I’m fearful Harper/the Conservatives/others will raise the abortion issue.” It betrays the subconscious fear that it remains an explosive issue

It remains so for a reason. Abortion is the number one issue facing Canadians on two fronts. First it deals with human life and death, and second, as long as a large part of Canadians oppose it, it remains an major ethical issue that cannot remain dormant indefinitely.

I recognize the difficult and often dire straits of many who seek abortions and the help they need. Unfortunately, abortion is a short term, counterproductive solution, rather like cutting down a needed fruit tree because it obscures the view. There has to be a more humane solution than simply aborting human life.

Apart from the destroyed life of the unborn child, growing numbers of women—and men—hide their pain following abortion, for guilt often infuses grief at this significant loss. They wonder what their aborted child would look like at today’s age; his eye or her hair colour, and mourn the loss of joy from a lost expanding family.

I can’t help feeling that the venom we direct at pedophiles, beyond their deserved judgment, is a subconscious cultural reaction to suppressed guilt at the widespread termination of children we have been given and rejected.

But the problem has greater reach than the individual. It is not possible to terminate 100,000 human lives a year, consider it acceptable and settled, without consequences. This amounts to about 3.2 million abortions—approximately the population of Alberta—since Canada repealed all laws protecting the unborn in 1988.

This huge loss has impoverished our nation of a complete province of people who would now be serving our nation, expanding our industries and culture, and providing the natural balance between the young and earning and the old and feeble. Now, we need to augment our birth rate, well below replacement value, to ensure a stable or growing population.

I welcome those attracted to our shores because of the opportunities Canada offers. The vast majority seek what we all need: a secure and stable environment to raise their families, most of whom will aid our deficient population because they do not practise abortion.

Abortion and infanticide in China and India have left those most populous nations with a huge imbalance of the sexes. Our supposed mastery of nature may yet turn and slap us in face. Abortion is a negative and destructive mastery. We can have the children nature gives and limit the children we desire, but not make the children we need.

I doubt we know all the ramifications from widespread abortion. Unless we discuss abortion freely and openly to seek all its outcomes, national and personal, we may leave a deteriorating legacy for the children we permit to live.