Shaking my head here at this Corner post on our tax dollars funding strip club visits and porn purchases:
According to a New York Post investigation, government officials have been turning a blind eye while some welfare recipients have been getting an eyeful at New York strip clubs and adult video stores. From January 2011 to July 2012, the Post found that dozens of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards were used at a number of bars, liquor stores, tobacco shops, X-rated video stores and strip clubs to withdraw cash from approved ATM machines.Bad enough. But this:
Cato senior fellow Michael Tanner put it perfectly: “This is morally scandalous. I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”I know libertarians are totally okay with porn and strip clubs (despite the inherent objectification and degradation of women, and the inevitable leakage of the former into the lives of children), and I've stopped assuming that conservative commentators will be willing to condemn sexual vices. But declaring poor people not responsible for their own behavior is the "perfect" response to this? Come on.
Along those lines, Wesley Smith sees an effort "definitely underway" to normalize pedophilia. Bottom line:
No “conversation!” No debate! Having sexual relations with children treats them as mere objects, a good definition of evil. If this view ever enters the mainstream–and that seems closer–we are on the road to cultural death.Yesiree. In other news, the predictions of rampaging hordes of unattached young males made by Mark Steyn and others may be coming true in India:
Growing evidence suggests that in countries like India and China, where the ratio of men to women is unnaturally high due to the selective abortion of female fetuses and neglect of girl children, the rates of violence towards women increase. “The sex ratio imbalance directly leads to more sex trafficking and bride buying,” says Mara Hvistendahl, author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. A scarce resource is generally considered precious, but the lack of women also leaves many young men without marriage partners. In 2011, the number of cases of women raped rose by 9.2 percent; kidnapping and abductions of women were up 19.4 percent.What Steyn wrote in 2008:
By midcentury, when today’s millions of surplus boys will be entering middle age, India and China are expected to account for a combined 50 percent of global GDP. On present trends, they will be the most male-heavy societies that have ever existed. As I wrote in my book America Alone, unless China’s planning on becoming the first gay superpower since Sparta, what’s going to happen to all those excess men? As a general rule, large numbers of excitable lads who can’t get any action are not a recipe for societal stability. Unless the Japanese have invented amazingly lifelike sex robots by then (think Austin Powers’s “fembots”), we’re likely to be in a planet-wide rape epidemic and a world of globalized industrial-scale sex slavery.He told you so. Have a lovely day.
Update: Planned Parenthood is proud to announce more abortions this year than last:
Parenthood Federation of America's latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011.Aren't you proud that you get to contribute to that through your taxes?
That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds.
The 333,964 abortion Planned Parenthood did in fiscal 2011 is an increase of 4,519 from the 329,445 abortions it did in 2010, according to a fact sheet that Planned Parenthood published last year.
Over two years, Planned Parenthood says, it has aborted 663,409.
The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.”
The report also shows that Planned Parenthood’s total assets top $1 billion dollars, specifically $1,244.7 billion.
“We are so proud of the year’s many successes, and deeply grateful for all the partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff and friends who helped make them possible,” states the report's introductory letter, signed by PPFA president Cecile Richards and Cecelia Boone, chairwoman of the organization.
Steyn: There Were Thirteen Men and Me, the Only Gal in Town . . .
Michelle Malkin: The real war on women: Gendercide on both sides of the pond
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