Thursday, 6 January 2011

Politics: Of Stupid

Americans just can't seem to be able to stop conducting silly pro-life/pro-choice debates...

As The Economist beautifully points out, these debates are really about issues that "were really settled by about 1977", and "ought to be obvious to any mature adult". Yet, especially pro-life Americans just aren't able to think clearly and keep their mouths shut. At least to them it should be amply clear that telling people (at a cost of billions!) to keep their stuff (i.e., zips) shut just doesn't work. Amazingly, really, especially when confronted with cold figures which keep shouting that "American way" in this particular instance just doesn't work. To put it very briefly, Western European teens start shagging at exactly the same age as Americans, have access to exactly the same medicine and technology as Americans, and yet they end up having abortions 3 to 6 times(!!!) less often - and it's not even that the birth rate in Europe is soaring. But, the "moral" "majority" (because they're neither moral nor a majority) just keeps ploughing on, to the detriment of their own kids.

Good luck, America...