Okay, it's time for me to come clean. I've been hiding something. Most of you won't like it.
I have become numb to the abortion issue.
Yes, there, I said it.
No, you didn't correctly see what I said. Either that, or your brain didn't process it correctly. I did not say that I no longer take a stand on abortion. I didn't say that I no longer care about the almost-moms or the never-to-be-children. I said the issue itself has made me numb.
Why discuss the issue? No one listens. (I'll bet that at least half of you have stopped reading already, simply because you "know what's coming next.") Everyone walks into the discussion knowing that they are right, and that the opposition is wrong. All for morally-correct reasons, depending on your definition of morality. All depending on what you define as a right, and who has that right.
I could shock you by presenting a picture of an aborted, post-birth baby. It will make a great visual affect, and take hold of you for mere minutes.
But then, like everything else that shocks you, you will see it, again and again, and become desensitized to the image. Just like you did to Columbine, just like you did to 9/11, just like you will to Newtown. Some of you might have an epiphany, but most of you will go on with your lives, as if nothing here affects you. Unless it's "for the children". Then, you'll stop listening to reason, and go all in for whatever our glorious politicians are selling. Get out the little violins, please, the politicians are acting on behalf of "the children". Ironic, isn't it? But I'll get back to that later.
I could pull the Rahm Emmanual slogan, and say, "Never let a crisis go to waste," or go all Alinsky rules-for-radicals on you. But I won't; look at the establishment's response to the Occupy movement to see how well that went. They figured out an effective approach to Alinksy-type protests: let them peter out or self destruct. I could go all Cloward-Piven on you, but our federal-government loving Statists on both sides of the aisle have already succumbed to that one, so why belabor the point?
Overpopulated demographic? Too bad, so sad. Wrong political view? Take 'em down. Active dissenter? No longer any need to plead "enemy of the state". Economic problem for the state - wipe out whole wards of the inner city. Pre-existing condition that will never be cost-effective to cure? Good bye. Mentally unstable adult? Not any more.