chang50 wrote:Can anyone remember the flak Piers Morgan got for being emotional in the gun control debate?Yet here we have on this page alone two blatant appeals to emotion from FT and patches,the first an untrue generalisation,the second a threat in response to a non-existent position.This is a highly controversial topic but come on lets try and approach it dispassionately without resorting to ad hominem attacks and strawmen.
Haha, too bad you don't understand. I state no threats at all, only merely mention the consequences of Mets position. He thinks it would better the world, he couldn't be further from the truth.
BBS wrote:Seems like mushy stuff--the origin of rights, that is.
I suppose, if one thinks rights come from a piece of paper or from a God. But you and I are wise enough to know where our rights come from. Our rights come from the battlefield.
What would inspire men to rise up and fight? To demand and secure their rights as they see them, even using violence and waging war?
Killing their newborn sons and daughters would be a good catalyst.
So let us suppose for a moment that Mets is the King of the World and decrees that the killing of a newborn is no longer murder. The punishment for the unsanctioned killing of a newborn would be punishable akin to at most manslaughter. Likely less than that.
And also, Mets orders that all newborns borne with any disease or marginal to serious impediment should also be terminated. You children at 10 months who develop Juvenile diabetes even. Downs syndrome and all other manner of diseases.
Then Mets orders that all newborns of crack addicts, drug abusers, alcoholics, mentally reduced parents and all such undesirables shall have their newborns killed or mandatory aborted. Those of wealth need not fear.
And then there is also that, isn't there? Those who are too poor in Mets judgment, their babies will be killed. The poor women will have their babies aborted whether they want to or not. Only the right people, with the right wealth, the right education, the right conditions, will be allowed to breed.
Imagine the world, full of rich snobs all arguing about who will have to do the shit work because they'd murdered all the poor, the uneducated.
Imagine the anger that is brought forth at such injustice.
Where would it lead to?