History Repeats Itself; BTW- Rape Is Rape, Asshole

So.  I awoke at five am this morning will a chill on my naked body.  The Squirt was curled with her back against my my crotch as I lay semi-fetally on my side.  The other miniature puppy in my life, Yoda the goat dog, was plastered to my ass with his nose wedged between my legs.  It was his breath tickling the hair on the backs of my knees that woke me.

We had a wonderful, soaking summer rain yesterday evening and that brought the overnight chill .  It was 53 degrees on the thermometer when I took my coffee out to the portal.   Squirt and Yoda sat beside me on the old sofa cushions laid beside my chair for their comfort.

Squirt’s teeth were chattering like one of those sets of wind-up denture toys.  “Arreglar nosotros un chocolate caliente, ass-ss-ho-ho-hole, we’re fr-freezing nuestros bailes y Vigina off,” she told me.

“I’m sorry you’re so cold, little darling.  I’ll walk over to The Pantry for your hot chocolate.  Try to keep your little tooter and the goat dog’s empty scrotum warm until I get back.”

My two half Chihuahua puppies’ are going to have an adjustment to make to our colder environs here to the high desert of New Mexico.  Squirt has already demanded a new fur coat and suede leather booties and Yoda wants a yellow rubber fisherman’s outfit like the guy from over to the Ace Hardware.  I’ll see if Gram and Aunt Hilda can get the outfits sewn before winter hits.  Otherwise I’ll be lugging the two of them around like twin papooses.  Papoosi?

Walking over to the Pantry, I got to thinking about this asshole from Missouri with the “legitimate rape” comment.  I’ve heard all the banter from both sides of this situation and as a victim of a “legitimate rape”, I want to say that I’m almost angry enough to go over to Missouri and knock the piss out of that pious shithead.  This is one of the few times in my life where I feel the not-so-soft fire of violence burning in my belly.

Rape is rape.  There is no way to legitimize it.

But what has me even more concerned than the stupid anti-women sentiments of this Christian asshole is what I perceive to be the end game the Republicans are after with all of their abortion rhetoric.  Here’s how I’m seeing things today:

This is one of those dealios wherein a group use the technique of “Gradual Erosion of Resistance”.  That’s where you identify a long term, big picture goal and then begin the systematic erosion of the resistance using the “First in your face-then compromise, repeat” tactics.  Outlandish statements and claims are made to cause a loss of focus on the real issues.  The best historical example I can offer is Hitler’s program for the eradication of the Jewish race.

First he made ridiculous claims about Jews–Jews are stealing from the common German people, Jews are evil, Jews are blah, blah, blah.  Then, he set about to identify Jewish homes and businesses so that common Germans would know where they were.  Then a few were arrested on spurious charges and things progressed to where they ended.  Harsh rhetoric and confusing contradictory claims start the process.

The big picture goal here is to eradicate women’s rights to abortion.  The objective is to gradually erode women’s abortion rights, and the method to be used is to make so many stupid, ignorant and extremely outrageous claims and proposals that they can get the conversation off the big picture, and on to the extremes.  Then, in an effort to compromise, the opposition (women) will give up some small part of their abortion rights.  Once the first chunk of rights is removed, the very foundation of those rights is shaky and more easily removed piece-by-piece.

This current bunch of baloney is doing just that.  We’re arguing over the definition of legitimate rape and going through all the possible permutations of just what that giant flaming asshole meant, and all the while we debate it the actual issue at hand is in the waste basket.

The abortion issue isn’t about rape, for shitsakes, the abortion issue is about ABORTION!

Who gives a shit why a woman wants/needs an abortion, it’s her fucking right to make decisions for her own body.  The fact that she was impregnated by a rapist is a totally separate issue–it is not germane to what her rights are vis a vis a visit to Planned Parenthood.

But the right-wing Christian politicians are using these kinds of issues to beat and batter the rest of us into a willingness to give up just a little something on abortion rights just to shut them up.  In Texas and several other states, that little something has been enacted already.  The “sonogram” laws are those first steps.

Wake up America.  Wake up women.  You can’t keep electing these extremists to positions of power.

Which reminds me.  Did I tell you that it was 53 degrees in Santa Fe this morning?

Manana, y’all.

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4 Responses to “History Repeats Itself; BTW- Rape Is Rape, Asshole”

  1. Squatlo says:

    The GOPstapo just released their party platform in advance of this month’s convention, and in they’re calling for a Constitutional ban on abortion, making it illegal to have or perform one. No word on how many years in prison they think is appropriate for a woman who defies their edict. Probably longer than the gestation period, I would think.
    The dim bulb in Missou hasn’t really lost any ground in the latest polling numbers, still neck and neck with a sane candidate.
    Even though the Repubs and the conservative super PACs have told him they won’t aid his election, he’s insisting he’ll soldier onward for Christ and Amurka. But… on the way home from the dump I tuned in to see what Rush was up to, and he’s urging Todd Akin to ponder the future of America if Obama wins, the Senate stays in the hands of the heretics (that’s us, Mooner!), and the House falls to Democrazies. Now that Rush is pulling him off stage with a long handled hook, look for Akin to bow out?

    One thing’s for sure: Will Rogers never met Todd Akin. Now there’s a man you could fail to like…

  2. Anne says:

    Akin’s comments absolutely enrage me. For the life of me, I do not understand why Missouri still rallies behind him. I do not understand why Fox News isn’t pointing out his total jackassery. I do not understand why any woman on the planet would support him. It boggles my mind that an anti-intellectual, Bible-thumping f*cktard like him sits on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology. So much wrong… so wrong…

  3. admin says:

    Anne. Just spent some time over to your place and I have but one thing to say. Wow! Very well written and terrific thoughts.

    Akin only voiced the Republican platform on the issues of rape, incest and abortion. Makes me wonder who/whom they are protecting.

  4. Anne says:

    Thanks, Mooner! I just discovered your place, and I like what I see here, too. I’ll be back.

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