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The Sexual Revolution and the Ruthlessness It Justifies

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In The Rage Against God, Peter Hitchens writes:

The delusion of revolutionary progress, and the ruthlessness it justifies, survives any amount of experience. This suggests that terror and slaughter are inherent in utopian materialist revolutionary movements. There will be another of these episodes along soon. What, then, do we gain by rejecting God and worshiping ourselves instead?

Discernment requires that we learn to see how this over here relates to that over there. Hitchen’s words made me think of one “revolution” in particular, and how its progress justifies a kind of “ruthlessness, terror and slaughter.” The revolution is the sexual one, and the slaughter is the millions of unborn, human persons who have been ripped limb-from-limb to keep the revolution going. This goes with that.

Supreme Court Justices O’Connor, Kennedy and Souter have told us that “for two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail.” See Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This is revolutionary language dressed up as social discourse. Our sexual freedom utterly relies on dead babies. The ruthless slaughter is the warp and woof of our sexual licentiousness. Further, says the Court, “the ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” Because we have contraception, we must have abortion. We must have radical, sexual autonomy, and so we must have children out of the way. And we must have this, according to the Court, because “[t]he Constitution serves human values.” Only, some humans must not be allowed to get in the way of those “values.”

The “ruthlessness, terror and slaughter” that the sexual revolution has justified is our continued war against unborn, human persons; a war being waged by those who hold all the weapons against those who are most defenseless. And the war continues in new ways now that we’re providing our girls as young as 12 years old with total access to “morning after” pills that will “take care of everything” should they get pregnant. Only such revolutionaries can boldly praise a woman like Wendy Davis as some kind of heroic figure who ostensibly champions the cause of women by waging a battle in favor of legalized infanticide.

This relates to that. This episode of utopian revolution is not “along soon,” as Hitchens says. It has been in full flower for decades.

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

October 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

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