I wasn’t going to talk about this, because nobody likes writers to talk about politics. Especially not politics that somebody else might not agree with.
But I’m kinda tired of being told to sit down and shut up by people who haven’t turned their brain cells to ON, or who are too busy in their lives to form their own opinions about what’s happening in the world today, and so let someone else do it for them.
I have been taken to task for adopting the term War on Woman, as inaccurate and insulting to people who have been in Actual, Real Wars. You know what I’m talking about — the kind with guns and bombs, where real people really get maimed and killed.
The War on Women is nothing like a real war, of course. No one has ever bombed an abortion clinic*, or shot and killed employees of abortion clinics**. No one has made it legally OK for doctors to lie to patients about their medical conditions***, thereby putting real lives in danger. Those would be acts of war — acts of terrorism — but of course, they haven’t happened here.
If there were actually a War on Women, there would be a concerted public relations effort to demonize, ridicule, and belittle the enemy. Say, if a woman got up the courage to testify before Congress in support of an issue the. . .I guess we have to call them The Good Guys, if the war is on women.
So, yeah, if a woman testifies before Congress in support of an issue that The Good Guys don’t support, then the public relations machine would go into full swing and assault that woman’s character for three solid days, not only in an effort to demonize, ridicule, and belittle her, but to also demonstrate to the enemy what will happen to them, if any more of them dare to stand up and speak out. You might call that terrorism. Mob rule. War. But of course it never happened here.
So, let’s be clear. In my opinion, there is a War on Women going on right now in the United States of America. People are dying in this war. People are being terrorized, in this war. It is, in fact, a Real War, where real people are getting killed and maimed, and it counts just as much as any other war, even if the victims in this war are only women.
Comments have been turned off, because this commentary is not about abortion, or how liberals are mean to conservatives, or why using tax dollars to pay a college co-ed to have sex is wrong. It is a statement of my considered belief that there is an on-going War on Women in the United States of America.
*Pensacola Florida, January 1, 2012
***Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Utah, Idaho, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South Dakota (under discussion in Kansas)