A Deeper Look at Northam

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A Deeper Look at Northam

by baldilocks

With the news of the last few days being that Gov­er­nor Ralph Northam (D-​VA) dressed up in either black­face or in Klan regalia in a 1984 col­lege year­book (or maybe he didn’t), it’s nec­es­sary to remem­ber that Northam had been in the news ear­lier in the week for a rea­son that pro­duced far less lev­ity.

Demo­c­ra­tic Vir­ginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire Wednes­day after he waded into the fight over a con­tro­ver­sial abor­tion bill that one spon­sor said could allow women to ter­mi­nate a preg­nancy up until the moment before birth — with crit­ics say­ing Northam indi­cated a child could be killed after birth.

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Northam, a for­mer pedi­atric neu­rol­o­gist, […] said that third-​trimester abor­tions are done with “the con­sent of obvi­ously the mother, with con­sent of the physi­cian, mul­ti­ple physi­cians by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe defor­mi­ties or there may be a fetus that’s not viable.”

So in this par­tic­u­lar exam­ple if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would hap­pen, the infant would be deliv­ered. The infant would be kept com­fort­able. The infant would be resus­ci­tated if that’s what the mother and the fam­ily desired, and then a dis­cus­sion would ensue between the physi­cians and the mother.”

This is infan­ti­cide, of course. And, in New York state it’s law.

Since the year­book photo became pub­lic, Repub­li­cans and Democ­rats alike have been call­ing for Northam’s res­ig­na­tion and some are com­plain­ing that peo­ple seem to care more about the old photo than about inten­tional killing of babies. In the case of many Democ­rats, that’s prob­a­bly true. But, tak­ing the two issues together, it seems to me that Northam’s blackface/​Klan get-​ups in 1984 (as opposed to if they were dated, say, 20 years ear­lier) and his atti­tude toward liv­ing beings newly or almost born are part and par­cel of the same mind­set – some­thing I’ve been try­ing to point out all day.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to explain it ade­quately, but I’ll give it a shot.

To some­one like Northam, both blacks and babies in the womb are less than fully human. There­fore, blacks can be car­i­ca­tured using hated stereotypes/​terrorists and are encour­aged to kill our off­spring. One is merely dis­taste­ful and mock­able; the other evil and geno­ci­dal, but they have the same ori­gin: true racism.

I’ve been mak­ing jokes about the black­face thing for a cou­ple of days now because, as my friend Melanie Col­lette pointed out

We have been face-​to-​face many times with white Left­ist hypocrisy and shadi­ness on race. So, that’s how I rec­og­nize the root.

There are many, many more like Ralph Northam, great and small. I don’t care if he resigns or not since he is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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Update: (DTG) Insta­lanche Thanks Glenn Hi folks, read why Northam is chan­nel­ing both Monty Python and Bill Clin­ton and how this story proves the Lord works in mys­te­ri­ous ways. See another rea­son to thank Don­ald Trump and con­sider two thoughts about guns and one about the SOTU.


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by baldilocks

With the news of the last few days being that Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) dressed up in either blackface or in Klan regalia in a 1984 college yearbook (or maybe he didn’t), it’s necessary to remember that Northam had been in the news earlier in the week for a reason that produced far less levity.

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire Wednesday after he waded into the fight over a controversial abortion bill that one sponsor said could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth — with critics saying Northam indicated a child could be killed after birth.

(…)

Northam, a former pediatric neurologist, […] said that third-trimester abortions are done with “the consent of obviously the mother, with consent of the physician, multiple physicians by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities or there may be a fetus that’s not viable.”

“So in this particular example if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

This is infanticide, of course. And, in New York state it’s law.

Since the yearbook photo became public, Republicans and Democrats alike have been calling for Northam’s resignation and some are complaining that people seem to care more about the old photo than about intentional killing of babies. In the case of many Democrats, that’s probably true. But, taking the two issues together, it seems to me that Northam’s blackface/Klan get-ups in 1984 (as opposed to if they were dated, say, 20 years earlier) and his attitude toward living beings newly or almost born are part and parcel of the same mindset – something I’ve been trying to point out all day.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to explain it adequately, but I’ll give it a shot.

To someone like Northam, both blacks and babies in the womb are less than fully human. Therefore, blacks can be caricatured using hated stereotypes/terrorists and are encouraged to kill our offspring. One is merely distasteful and mockable; the other evil and genocidal, but they have the same origin: true racism.

I’ve been making jokes about the blackface thing for a couple of days now because, as my friend Melanie Collette pointed out

We have been face-to-face many times with white Leftist hypocrisy and shadiness on race. So, that’s how I recognize the root.

There are many, many more like Ralph Northam, great and small. I don’t care if he resigns or not since he is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!

Update: (DTG) Instalanche Thanks Glenn Hi folks, read why Northam is channeling both Monty Python and Bill Clinton and how this story proves the Lord works in mysterious ways. See another reason to thank Donald Trump and consider two thoughts about guns and one about the SOTU.

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