Deja vu all over again
Alabama’s passage of a virtual ban on abortions calls to mind the exquisite tensions which incubated the American Civil War during the 1830’s-1860’s. We see, for example, many of the same states which committed that treason, engaged in a similar expedition against a compelling majority of Americans now. Just as black Americans were held in legal bondage as property (livestock) prior to the passage of the 13th Amendment, so female Americans have been held in de-facto bondage as property (livestock) with few distinctions between them.
A brief glance at history shows us that in pre-colonial England, the historical inequalities of income and wealth led to a huge population of poor persons who were deemed, as would continue here, to be human waste. Over time, there was less and less room for this waste and tensions increased leading to their abysmal treatment by their own countrymen. Then, voila! The American colonies opened up providing a massive dumping grounds for England’s human waste. The aristocracy merely acquired vast tracts of land and then transported their human waste to America where they could be exploited as de facto-slaves to work the new lands for the profit of their continued masters.
Among these white slaves, women were valued as especially desirable property because they could be bred to produce more labour. Even the wives of the prosperous men were so valued because children were valuable from an economic point of view. While the Thirteenth Amendment passed by a hair’s breadth, the Equal Rights Amendment never did; thus, American women have always been subjected to the indignities and humiliation of their de-facto ownership by men. Among enlightened polities, women have achieved considerable dignity and rights of citizenship; however, among the more degenerate of jurisdictions, little such progress has been made.
Roe was the analogous event to the Compromise of 1850 which provided only temporary relief of the exquisite stress of slave and non-slave cabals but which failed to prevent the catastrophic conflict. Abortion is the defining issue of our time and now metastasizes as the state of slavery did over a century ago. It is therefore incumbent on the constitutionally enlightened majority to isolate the continued malignant owners of women from every aspect of American life — by land, by sea, by air and by economic means.
In Harper Lee’s American masterpiece, ‘Mockingbird’, we see the naked exposure of degenerate racism is all its splenetic hate. What is brilliantly subordinated to the main thesis is the plight of the ignorant young woman who is owned by her ignorant, backward, racist father. Alabama redux.