"I don't think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body." --Joe Biden, 1974
Your Obedience Is Prolonging This Nightmare
by C. A. Matthews
I participated in one of the thousands of Protect Roe v. Wade/Pro-Choice protest rallies held across the US this past Saturday. Our local outing was well-attended. Both the signage and the chanting protesters were creative and colorful. Passers-by honked their car horns and gave everyone a smile and a thumbs up. It's good to know that many Americans won't take this possible abridgement of their rights to privacy and bodily autonomy lying down.
The saddest part for me was that some in this loud and boisterous crowd seemed oblivious to how and why the Roe v. Wade decision will be overturned. They seem content with supporting the corrupt status quo that created this dilemma in the first place. Whether this is intentional or unintentional makes little difference. The oligarchy that actually runs this country relies on the ignorance of the masses to promote their own purposes.
For every witty "Think Outside My Box" protest sign I spotted there was at least one sign proclaiming "Vote Blue in 2022 to Save Roe v. Wade." For every "My Body, My Choice" button there was a person carrying a clipboard, trying to sign folks up to become registered Democratic Party voters.
Excuse me? The Democrats have been in power with a majority in both legislative houses of government during the Clinton, Obama, and now Biden administrations. They have done nothing to codify the Roe v. Wade ruling into federal law at any time in almost fifty years. What makes you think they're going to change their stripes now?
Well, I guess Biden can point to the ill-timed attempt to codify Roe in the Senate this past week, but wouldn't you know it--it failed. That mean ol' senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, voted against it. What party does Manchin belong to? Why, he's a Democrat. He's also the head of many important Senate committees.
And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was out campaigning this past week for a vocal anti-abortion member, a Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas. With these high level party examples of Sen. Manchin and Speaker Pelosi, why of course you would expect the Democrats to be the savior of Roe v. Wade. It makes perfect sense!
I got this bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you if you believe that line of bull hockey. No kidding. You can trust me. You trust the DNC, right?
So, you can understand why I'm very worried that we are going to return to the good ol' days of back alley abortions and women bleeding to death trying to induce one at home. If seemingly intelligent women at the rally actually believe the lie that either faction of the establishment (or either one of the "wings of the same bird") is going to protect a woman's right to choose, then we're destined to live in the world of The Handmaid's Tale.
I covered the whys of the duopoly's love affair with keeping Roe v. Wade only a ruling and never a law in last week's blog, so I won't repeat myself here. But I will repeat that this "magical thinking" that either the Democrats or Republicans give a hoot about you or your rights above their bottom lines is just that--foolish and nonsensical. You have become a part of the problem by not questioning their misinformation campaigns (also mentioned in last week's blog). You have become blindly obedient to following their directives. And, in doing so, you have become a part of this nightmare.
You're prolonging the misery of millions of Americans by mindlessly giving your time, money, or vote to either faction of the duopoly. Nothing will change if they remain in power. Nothing. You will never sleep well at night knowing a woman's right to choose is safe unless you elect and appoint persons to government who have nothing to do with the current system that produces "lesser evil" candidates. You just won't.
All the magical thinking in the world can't make politicians (who make a good deal of money on the side doing what they're doing) change. You have to "think outside the box" of voting either Democrat or Republican if you want them to stay out of "your box" and not take away your right to abortion care if and when you need it.
Luckily, there is one American political party that fields candidates that don't accept corporate bribes--uh, lobbyists' money--and also have it written into their platform that abortion care is health care and that all Americans have the human right to health care. It's the Green Party US. Here is it in black and white: https://www.gp.org/the_real_difference
Attend all the Protect Roe v. Wade rallies you like, but never forget that voting "blue no matter who" just keeps this nightmare going and going and going…
P.S. Same goes for endless wars for oil/natural gas. Voting "blue no matter who" got us into the current proxy war. (Update: The US has just invaded Somalia as well.) You have to admit that the "Orange Man" isn't in charge anymore, so we can't put this war on his tally, long as it is. The Democratic Party (including the supposedly progressive "Squad") are pro-military-industrial complex and pro-war, as every single one of them voted for the $40 billion package to Ukraine. Biden is admittedly anti-abortion as the earlier quote attests.
By listening to the propaganda from the "Ministry of Truth" (Disinformation Governance Board) that told you to "vote for the lesser evil" Biden, you installed Evil 2.0. And nothing has fundamentally changed, has it? We're still living in a nightmare. Until you decide to step out of line, that is.
Thousands in US March Under "Ban Off Our Bodies" Banner for Abortion Rights https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-abortion-rights-activists-start-summer-rage-with-saturday-protests-2022-05-14/
The Ministry of Truth v. Roe v. Wade https://continuousrev.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-ministry-of-truth-v-roe-v-wade.html
How the Democrats Are Culpable in the Erosion of Abortion Rights
Mass Protest Is Rising. Can It Confront Global Capitalism? https://truthout.org/articles/mass-protest-is-rising-can-it-confront-global-capitalism/
Obama and Liberals Killed Abortion Rights https://www.blackagendareport.com/obama-and-liberals-killed-abortion-rights
Nancy Pelosi is Still Supporting Henry Cuellar, the Only Anti-Abortion House Democrat https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nancy-pelosi-is-still-supporting-henry-cuellar-the-only-anti-abortion-house-democrat/ar-AAXeoRX
The Bizarre, Unanimous Democratic Support for the $40 Billion War Package https://popularresistance.org/the-bizarre-unanimous-dem-support-for-the-40b-war-package-to-raytheon-and-cia-for-ukraine/
Seen on Twitter:
Never forget, literally every reason you are suffering right now, Joe Biden played a part in creating it over the last 5 decades.— citizen uprising (@cit_uprising) May 13, 2022
Hard to believe that after all the countries the US has invaded, the Dictatorships it has supported, the Coups it has orchestrated, and Leaders and innocent civilians it has murdered, that our citizens still fall for this talk about fighting for Freedom and Democracy— Black in the Empire (@blackintheempir) May 13, 2022
"Thanks for the $40 Billion Joe" pic.twitter.com/2zaNgiDOYf— No Retreat No Quarter (@ChrisSVige) May 11, 2022
Stop normalizing Nazis at home and abroad. It’s getting people killed.— Ryan Knight ☭ (@ProudSocialist) May 15, 2022
#FoodShortageJoe will lead to a summer of food riots— #GayUnemployedWaiter (@PaulSorrentino3) May 14, 2022
There is a kind of poetic beauty in the way the US empire was birthed onto the world stage by a nuclear blast and will probably die in the same way.— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) May 14, 2022
I'll believe it when I see it. Dems never met a corporate lobbyist with a suitcase of cash they didn't like. #capitalismkills— C.A.M.@ TheRevolutionContinues.com (Pls read & RT) (@cynthianna3) May 14, 2022
Imagine still thinking voting Blue fixes things— Pineal Podcast (@Pinealpodcast) May 14, 2022
It's possible to not be a Putin puppet and be against the criminals running this country risking WWIII so they can steal another $40 billion from us and more.— Black in the Empire (@blackintheempir) May 15, 2022
Everything bad that was supposed to happen if Trump got re-elected is happening under Biden (but worse) because this is how the duopoly works. The people and planet always lose and Big Business and the ruling class always win because they own both parties.— Ryan Knight ☭ (@ProudSocialist) May 16, 2022