One thing that went unnoticed this year is just how extreme the Republican field was. It got lost under Trump, whose bombastic personality stole the show from the rest of cardboard cutouts on stage. That’s unfortunate, because none of the people who stood on that stage were anything close to being decent human beings.
Not even Marco Rubio — especially not Marco Rubio. And as a demonstration of just what we’re missing (don’t worry; if theofascist Pence gets anywhere near power, it’ll be even worse), Rubio said on Saturday that he doesn’t think women who are infected with Zika should get abortions — even if there’s the chance that they’ll give birth to severely microcephalic infants.
“Err on the side of life”
For the pro-lifer, the quantity of life is far more important than the quality of life. They seem to abide by Stalin’s apocryphal quote: quantity has a quality all of its own. Given they’re fanatical collectivists who practice a form of radical communism so extreme even Pol Pot wouldn’t touch it only lends credence to that assessment.
One gets the feeling that the favorite form of life for a pro-lifer isn’t pretty flowers or adorable kittens, but aggressively malignant cancer. It best fits their ideology, at any rate. After all, like cancer, they sure as hell don’t seem to care what their victims think.
As Rubio deftly demonstrated on Saturday, when he announced that, if it were up to him, women who were infected with Zika — you know, the virus that causes microcephaly in infants if the mother is carrying it and has a rare chance of causing Guillian-Barré Syndrome in adults; — wouldn’t be allowed abortions.
Zika is spread via mosquito and by sexual contact with people who’ve had the virus. The particular mosquito that it uses to spread is a very common one — and it’s also the same one that causes Dengue fever, Malaria, and other mosquito-borne diseases.
“I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws. And when you present it in the context of Zika or any prenatal condition, it’s a difficult question and a hard one,” Rubio said, speaking to POLITICO. He added:
But if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of life.
Obviously, microcephaly is a terrible prenatal condition that kids are born with. And when they are, it’s a lifetime of difficulties. So I get it. I’m not pretending to you that that’s an easy question you asked me. But I’m prolife. And I’m strongly prolife. I believe all human life should be protected by our law, irrespective of the circumstances or condition of that life.
He’s not interested in protecting human life. If he wanted to protect all human life, he’d talk about banning things like smoking and drinking. He’d talk about passing laws that restrict the amount of junk food that people eat to prevent heart disease and cancer. He’d make Bloomberg look positively libertarian.
If he truly believed all human life should be protected — and make no mistake, this slimy, lying sack of dog excrement does nothing of the sort — then he’d be promoting a nanny state the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
What he’s interested in is feeling like a hero. He’s more interested in being a martyr. He noted that when he said he understood “a lot of people disagree” with his view. He isn’t interested in anything short of scoring points with his constituency, a group of people so desperate to hide the racist origin of their faith that they invented, whole cloth, the personhood of fetuses for the only cause of making themselves seem like “good guys” by trading “pro-segregation” for “pro-life.”
Unfortunately, their idea of “good guy” means fetishizing fetuses and forcing women to carry microcephalic fetuses to term, regardless of life quality — which, really, doesn’t sound like much of a “good guy,” does it?
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