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I AM LIVING IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS TRULY GONE INSANE

Forty percent of the citizens in this country will now vote for a party that stands behind a law that says a woman raped by a serial killer must carry the resulting pregnancy to term. A woman raped by an escaped mental patient must give birth to that baby. A woman battered and raped by her genetically defective uncle must give birth to that child. Even though fetal anomalies are detected in every case, these children of rape must be born. Even in the case of anencephalic fetuses these children must be born. So says the Republican Party. So says the Religious Right. So say far too many of the righteous “Christians” of this country.

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No consideration of the ensuing life-long nightmare forced upon these mothers of the unwanted is given. No consideration given to the anguish of their spouses. Is this not insane? I would like to pose a question to any of these righteous white Christian men who would deny a woman an abortion in any case;

How would you feel about it if your wife, your mother, your sister, or your daughter, were raped by a black man? Even a black man who wasn’t insane?

And I would ask this same question of any righteous Christian black man whose dear wife or daughter was beaten and raped by a racist yahoo of a white man. Most definitely insane.

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How any of these men could wrap their minds around seeing any woman in their life forced against her will to bring this unwanted child into the world eludes me. How they could rationalize it escapes me. How they could say it makes any sense at all is beyond my understanding of what crazy is.

It is insane. I am living in a country filled with insane people.

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21 thoughts on “I AM LIVING IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS TRULY GONE INSANE

  1. Yes it is crazy. However, unwanted babies can go to married couples that cannot produce children.

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    Posted by Americaoncoffee | May 3, 2022, 10:24 pm
    • Really? Even microcephalics? Down Syndrome babies? Babies with neural tube defects? Hemophiliacs? Babies with Polycystic kidney disease, Sickle cell disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Thalassemia? These newborns are not only unwanted, they have been sentenced to a very difficult life by people whose only thought about them is that they be brought into this world. Yes, there are wonderful, giving people who will take them in, but we are not talking about these people, we are talking about these children. Children whose quality of life will be severely compromised. Will they be made fun of? Made to feel inferior…Different? Will they be bullied in school? Will they even go to school? Get a job? Get married? Live a fulfilled life?
      And this, in a country whose medical system has been seriously damaged by very people who want these damaged children to be born to these damaged mothers. If this is not insane, then I need to know what it is. Thanks, and continue…

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      Posted by barkinginthedark | May 4, 2022, 1:06 am
      • There are people with a great capacity for live and nurturing. We should never forget those who want to be angels of God at doing humanitarian deeds. Miracles do happen through faith and live. God is watching and testing us.🙏

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        Posted by Americaoncoffee | May 4, 2022, 1:22 am
      • “God” is also “watching” the slaughter in Ukraine. ‘God” also “watched” the Holocaust, the genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Zaire, Croatia, Darfur…Well, the list of atrocities and horrific disasters “God” “watched” is endless. Miracles? Testing us? Preach!

        Again, you miss the point…and I wonder if you and the other Godly “nurturing” sheep in the flock miss the point on purpose. We are not talking about “angels of God at doing humanitarian deeds,” we are speaking of the damaged infants, mothers, and significant others impacted by a cruel, insane act. An act based purely on religion, a hypocritical, selfish misguided medieval fear-based belief.
        As NARAL writes;
        “It’s pretty hard to call yourself “pro-life” when you’re actively working to:
        Imprison or execute women who access safe abortion care. Tear babies away from their parents and lock them in cages, with no plan to reunite them. Silence doctors and strip reproductive healthcare away from millions of low-income people. Stand by while the maternal mortality rates skyrocket and women—especially Black women—die in childbirth.
        Deny affordable healthcare coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Cut programs that feed hungry kids. Block access to HIV testing and treatment across the globe. And incite far-right violence with lies about abortion.” Did they leave out the forty years of bombing Planned Parenthood clinics?
        Pretty “Godly” “Pro-Lifers” are, aren’t they? So very “Christian” is their movement.

        Here is a disturbing fact for you from writer Jonathan Perloe;
        “Roe v. Wade does not take a position one way or the other on the morality of abortion. It merely says the Fourth Amendment right to privacy prohibits the government from interfering with a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body.”

        Do I sound angry? You bet I am. Humanity has been cursed by the belief in the infallibility of the church. Damned by religion which is untethered to any fact and reality, and glorifies ‘faith’ as its children are molested by their clerics, and used as cannon-fodder during their great “crusades.” The sins excused by religion are endless.

        And if there is such a thing as “God,” and she is “watching,” when will she stop the current slaughter in Ukraine? Can’t she tear herself away from her wife to do something about the barbarism? Or, more importantly, is this another in the litany of her many, many cruel, unhinged “tests”? Continue…

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        Posted by barkinginthedark | May 4, 2022, 3:52 pm
      • No I am not missing your point. I am saying that the present system of life is damaged from our inheritance of sin. No matter how man tries to live in perfection, he / we still bear the inheritance of sin. Sin us all in the mix of our lives. So we try and vindicate and relieve our frustration and end up playing God. War is a sin, abortions and all murders are sinful. There are penalties for seen and we all have to pay (see Genesis 3:16-19 ) We are going to die, be judged by God and given a new, everlasting life in heaven or hell.

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        Posted by Americaoncoffee | May 4, 2022, 4:06 pm
      • Man did not “inherit” sin. Man is an imperfect creature that rose out of the primordial swamp. Man will shortly, in the scheme of things, become extinct. His religions and his “God” will die with him because “God” was invented/created by man, not the other way around. We are our own “judges.”

        The Aboriginal peoples saw “God” in nature. “God” was a tree, a river, the rain. “God” was tangible, “it” could be touched, felt, seen.

        As for hell, hell is here and now. Heaven is my girlfriend’s kiss.

        I cannot respond to you any more. I do not enjoy dialoguing with people who do not deal in facts and have no proof of what they are saying – and who believe in fairy tales. thanks, and continue…

        P.S. I wonder how you would feel if a law was passed mandating that all men must have face tattoos? Just asking.

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        Posted by barkinginthedark | May 4, 2022, 4:21 pm
      • Blessings to you during these end times. If you pray purely and innocently to God, he will give you the wisdom and understanding to know his will.

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        Posted by Americaoncoffee | May 4, 2022, 4:35 pm
  2. Crazy beyond belief.

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    Posted by leggypeggy | May 3, 2022, 5:26 pm
  3. This country “has truly gone insane” since Trump came on the scene and made Trumpism the new standard of accepted behavior and mendacity….aided and abetted by the cowering and cowardly Republican Party. Abortion issue aside, I have lived through a lot of ugliness in my long life, but I never thought America would sink THIS low.

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    Posted by mistermuse | May 3, 2022, 4:58 pm
  4. Slavery, wars, atomic bombs, Vietnam, JFK, MLK, electric chairs, gas chambers, lethal injection, pharmaceutical companies, travel to the moon, mars and beyond, cameras, recordings, shootings, walls, abortion, yes, no, computers, police, Army, oligarchs, you name it, now you see me now you don’t, welcome to the U.S.A the year 2022…

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    Posted by transtime | May 3, 2022, 4:50 pm
  5. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, we’ll be back to women dying from back street abortions. I agree that this country has gone insane.

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    Posted by Liz Gauffreau | May 3, 2022, 4:48 pm
  6. I’ve nothing to add other than I’m sickened.

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    Posted by SusanR | May 3, 2022, 3:48 pm

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