by Datechguy | August 16th, 2012
The Doctor: You need to get me out of the Pandorica.
Rory: But… you’re not in the Pandorica.
The Doctor: Yes I am. Well, I’m not now, but I was back then. Well, back now from your point of view, which is back then from my point of view. Time travel, you can’t keep it straight in your head.
Doctor Who: The Big Bang 2011
The logical circles that some on the Pro-Abortion side wrap themselves in make the Paradoxes from Doctor who look like a Kindergarten Primmer.
The latest one that is getting a whole lot of attention is one of the silliest pieces I’ve read in a long time on the subject.
An abortion would have been best for me because there is no way that my love-starved, trauma-addled mother could have ever put me up for adoption. It was either abortion or raising me herself, and she was in no position to raise a child. She had suffered a traumatic brain injury, witnessed and experienced severe domestic violence, and while she was in grade school she was raped by a stranger and her mother committed suicide. She was severely depressed and suicidal, had an extremely poor support system, was experiencing an unplanned pregnancy that resulted from coercive sex, and she was so young that her brain was still undeveloped…
The world would not be a darker or poorer place without me. Actually, in terms of contributions to the world, I am a net loss. Everything that I have done – including parenting, teaching, researching, and being a loving partner – could have been done as well, if not better by other people. Any positive contributions that I have made are completely offset by what it has cost society to help me overcome the disadvantages and injuries of my childhood to become a functional and contributing member of society.
What a collection of logical fallacies let’s list them.
The first logical fallacy of the piece is of course if this person actually believed this the piece we are reading would be part of her suicide note rather than an attack on those who support life.
The second logical fallacy is that she is denigrating all she has done, assumes that none of her students have been inspired. It is for the people whose lives she has touched to decide if her life had a positive effect on them.
But the biggest, the funniest, and the most ridiculous logical fallacy produced by this piece is not in the piece itself but is in the comments.
Read comment after comments complementing her on the article, and saying how brave she is, how good her point is, how important this opinion is to the cause. Do not these people understand a basic fact:
— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) August 15, 2012
Every single complement, every single cheer and every single point proves her wrong and labels those who champion both abortion and this piece for the fools they are.
All of this is fun of course but there is a much darker side to this issue, because this piece also harkens to a darker time in history and a philosophy that the left does it’s best to ignore.
The author of this piece argues that the cost to society in getting her to the point where her piece is in the Guardian far outweighs any benefit she might have produced thus she should have been aborted.
A society that took her seriously would be sterilizing the poor the disadvantaged, the handicapped, in fact we would be eliminating all these people from the population. After all society can do so much better if it didn’t have to carry inferior races the burdens of the disadvantaged.
I would like to think this woman and the people praising her don’t understand what this means…
…but I’m a real sucker.