An old white guy recommends taking American tax dollars to
go to primarily black countries and finance the extermination of their future
Colonialist? Imperialist? Racist? It would sure seem that
way. And in a media culture that currently prides itself on its wokeness, the
poor sap who suggested something so ignorant and so offensive should expect to
be exposed and buried.
Unless that old white guy is a notoriously hypocritical
socialist Senator from Vermont named Bernie Sanders, that is. In that case,
everyone in media yawns and starts talking about President Trump’s sharpies.
Of the myriad examples of profound media bias that have
already surfaced in the 2020 presidential election season, surely the
contemptible silence of the mainstream press in the face of Sanders’ call to
exterminate black kids for the sake of the planet is the worst.
If you missed it, and given the paucity of coverage you
could be excused if you did, the appalling suggestion came during CNN’s absurd climate townhall.
A teacher in the crowd named Martha Readyoff asked a question of Sanders that
was stunningly dimwitted in its premise:
READYOFF: Good evening. Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?
Again, it was a breathtakingly ignorant question. Claiming
the planet is incapable of sustaining the population growth we are experiencing
is unsubstantiated conjecture at best, intentional conspiracy theory based fear-mongering
at worst. All quantifiable indicators, including the global poverty rate
decrease, improvement of living conditions, decline in malnutrition, etc. tell
us the precise opposite. So no, this isn’t an issue that is “crucial to face.”
It’s not an issue at all. But Bernie is
always excited to jump on the next radical policy proposal that comes down the
pike. So he waded into the whirlpool of
SANDERS: Well, Martha, the answer is yes. And the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions…So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support.
Now remember this is the same Sanders who not only opposes
the Mexico City Policy, but also opposes the 1974 Helms Amendment. In other
words, the Vermont socialist is so dedicated to the extermination of foreign
babies that he opposes a common sense law forbidding the practice that has enjoyed
bipartisan support for 45 years – almost as long as aborting kids has been judicially
permitted in the United States.
We know that progressives and socialists like Sanders want
to use the climate change issue to deprive the third world of the ability to
industrialize and lift themselves out of poverty. That’s despicable enough. But
to go from support for the passive extermination of foreign kids by locking
them into poverty to support for the active extermination of foreign kids by
American-financed abortion would be newsworthy in a sane culture.