Black Democrat in Alabama Circa 2019 or White Democrat in Alabama Circa 1940?

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Black Democrat in Alabama Circa 2019 or White Democrat in Alabama Circa 1940?

When I read the story about the Alabama Demo­c­rat Rep­re­sen­ta­tive John Rogers was that a Catholic who is per­son­ally pro-​life was say­ing this:

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said. “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the elec­tric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

It reminded me of a moment in what Stacy McCain called “The Bat­tle of Fitch­burg” when Planned Par­ent­hood moved in. I was talk­ing to one of the per­sons work­ing on the build­ing where they opened sug­gest­ing that these guys were prey­ing on the Span­ish speak­ing folks many on assis­tance who were increas­ingly liv­ing in the city. To my shock he expressed an opin­ion that if this got rid of some of the “Span­ish” it was fine with him. Despite being in my mid 40’s at the time I had never in my life heard such a thing as the open sug­ges­tion that the dis­posal of poor minor­ity chil­dren was a fea­ture rather than a bug. That this was the goal of Planned Par­ent­hood was accen­tu­ated by their recent move from main street to the build­ing hold­ing the local food stamp office.

That brings me back to Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rogers.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rogers rep­re­sents Birm­ing­ham Alabama (Iron­i­cally the home of EWTN) where he was born in 1940. This means that unlike the stu­dent snowflakes at elite $70K a year uni­ver­si­ties who con­sider hear­ing any opin­ion con­trary to their’s oppres­sion and racism he would have 1st hand expe­ri­ence with the real thing

He would have seen and expe­ri­enced actual, Jim Crow straight up racism, both in cul­ture and in law. He would have been old enough to have spo­ken to actual slaves or their chil­dren and known what real oppres­sion was. He would have heard peo­ple unabashedly and with­out shame make a pub­lic argu­ment that blacks,were infe­rior to and of less value than whites, par­tic­u­lar if they were poor. For him the state­ment “Black Lives Mat­ter” would not be a twit­ter hash­tag but a ques­tion that was for open debate in the cul­ture around him.

To hear such a man make the a util­i­tar­ian argu­ment that to restrict abor­tion, a pro­ce­dure over­whelm­ingly deployed on the off­spring of black and “His­panic” women, sim­ply means you are bring­ing peo­ple into the world that you will have to incar­cer­ate or exe­cute, essen­tially that those black and “His­panic” chil­dren were des­tined to be crim­i­nals prey­ing on soci­ety who would have to be elim­i­nated, an argu­ment that would have not been unusual to be made by a Demo­c­rat in the Alabama Leg­is­la­ture in 1940 is sim­ply incred­i­ble and leads to a pair of incred­i­ble and uncom­fort­able conclusions.

  • The fact that a black Demo­c­rat is defend­ing abor­tion based on eugen­ics and is not being con­demned nation­ally by Democ­rats and or activists con­clu­sively proves that abor­tion has reached the level of a sacra­ment to their party and that no prin­ci­ple trumps it.
  • The fact that a black Demo­c­rat rep­re­sent­ing an urban major­ity black dis­trict is defend­ing abort­ing blacks and His­pan­ics before they become crim­i­nals prey­ing on the com­mu­nity sug­gests that the biggest threat to the lives and prop­erty of the minor­ity com­mu­nity that he rep­re­sents means he knows who is prey­ing on his com­mu­nity and it’s not a bunch of racist white cops.

If you told me any­time in the 20th cen­tury that I would see this deep into the 21st I wouldn’t have believed you.



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When I read the story about the Alabama Democrat Representative John Rogers was that a Catholic who is personally pro-life was saying this:

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said. “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

It reminded me of a moment in what Stacy McCain called “The Battle of Fitchburg” when Planned Parenthood moved in. I was talking to one of the persons working on the building where they opened suggesting that these guys were preying on the Spanish speaking folks many on assistance who were increasingly living in the city. To my shock he expressed an opinion that if this got rid of some of the “Spanish” it was fine with him. Despite being in my mid 40’s at the time I had never in my life heard such a thing as the open suggestion that the disposal of poor minority children was a feature rather than a bug. That this was the goal of Planned Parenthood was accentuated by their recent move from main street to the building holding the local food stamp office.

That brings me back to Representative Rogers.

Representative Rogers represents Birmingham Alabama (Ironically the home of EWTN) where he was born in 1940. This means that unlike the student snowflakes at elite $70K a year universities who consider hearing any opinion contrary to their’s oppression and racism he would have 1st hand experience with the real thing

He would have seen and experienced actual, Jim Crow straight up racism, both in culture and in law. He would have been old enough to have spoken to actual slaves or their children and known what real oppression was. He would have heard people unabashedly and without shame make a public argument that blacks,were inferior to and of less value than whites, particular if they were poor. For him the statement “Black Lives Matter” would not be a twitter hashtag but a question that was for open debate in the culture around him.

To hear such a man make the a utilitarian argument that to restrict abortion, a procedure overwhelmingly deployed on the offspring of black and “Hispanic” women, simply means you are bringing people into the world that you will have to incarcerate or execute, essentially that those black and “Hispanic” children were destined to be criminals preying on society who would have to be eliminated, an argument that would have not been unusual to be made by a Democrat in the Alabama Legislature in 1940 is simply incredible and leads to a pair of incredible and uncomfortable conclusions.

  • The fact that a black Democrat is defending abortion based on eugenics and is not being condemned nationally by Democrats and or activists conclusively proves that abortion has reached the level of a sacrament to their party and that no principle trumps it.
  • The fact that a black Democrat representing an urban majority black district is defending aborting blacks and Hispanics before they become criminals preying on the community suggests that the biggest threat to the lives and property of the minority community that he represents means he knows who is preying on his community and it’s not a bunch of racist white cops.

If you told me anytime in the 20th century that I would see this deep into the 21st I wouldn’t have believed you.


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