|Wedge politics reaches new bottom|
Normally it's the Coalition in Australia
who make wedgie politics work for them. The fundamental spits in leftist
ideology can only be papered over for so long, and having leftists run around saying
'we have to put up a united front - by doing it my way' have been both
entertaining and politically expedient for those on the conservative side of
politics. But Tony (no-longer-PM-material) Abbott has started a right-wing
wedgie of his own by his comments on abortion.
Tony ('just-adopt-em-out') Abbott has expressed concern about 100,000 abortions a year in
Australia. Of course he doesn't say how many is the right number of abortions
is - how many abortions should Australian women be choosing to have?
Apparently this is not a matter for individuals to decide, but a matter for
governments to determine - moral elites like former
seminarian Tony Abbott.
If a man woke up one morning to find his body organically connected to another
person who would die if he detached them within nine months, few of them would
feel obliged to remain attached. But somehow when when a woman is involved, her
body becomes the property of The Collective, and she
is expected to make that sacrifice 'for the good of others'.
While chauvinists and
rednecks might regard this as just desserts for supporting affirmative action,
continual male vilification, the Family Law Court, and other
Wimmin!'s rights, the reality is that not all women support such things, and
such punishment by The Collective is just more repression.
A woman's body is not Collective property. It is private
property. And unless she has agreed to contract otherwise, she has a right
to dissociate with other bodies. Including the body of an unborn foetus.
Of course such political
issues will not be decided on any real moral basis, but on political
expediency - it will be based on power broking. And the one thing more scary
than a politician who wants power at all costs is one who
has a true personal agenda to control other people's lives. Tony (punch-drunk)
Abbott is true zealot, and a powerful player in the Coalition.
Is it any wonder that Little Johnny has tried to clamp down on debating the
abortion issue by telling his MPs to be extremely 'cautious' when commenting on
it? The Left, which has
long branded any open debate on controversial issues (such as refugees or the Aboriginal Industry) as
'divisive' and 'damaging to the social fabric', is suddenly all to keen to
bring the abortions out from the back yard barbecue and into the media
spotlight. The Left have finally found a wedge they can apply to The Right of
There have always been funny stories about what goes on in the
seminaries. Maybe that explains why Tony would want to give himself a wedgie.