We had fun with the foolish Vox explaining that animals “in the wild” suffer from being eaten, from disease, from neglect, from the lack of personal recognition, and so forth, but what was perhaps not obvious was that the demand that we step in and do something was perfectly consistent with the Theory of Equality. Accept as a premise that all can and must be Equal, then it necessarily follows that wild animals should be put under the same strictures, supervisions, and burdens of human animals.
Given Reality as a premise, we are forced to conclude that animals eating each other, and we eating them and them sometimes eating us, is because of the nature or essence of the world. It is the Way Things Are and cannot be changed. Indeed, it also follows that it is insane to wish to change it via human efforts. We cannot alter our nature, nor can we alter the nature of beasts. If we could alter our nature, then the result, if such a thing were even possible, would not be human, because, of course, it is our natures which define what it means to be human. And the same is true for other animals.
Equality demands animals cease misbehaving, but since that is a large program, instead look for increasing demands for vegetarian diets. Of course, it remains to be proven, under Equality, that plants are people, too. But it is true that any systematic harvesting of plants causes the death of a multitude of animals. Hence Equality should lead to the conclusion that human animals should cease being. And, indeed, we see such calls. The difficulty is that once we are absent, there will be nobody left to police the animals. This paradox ought to start some interesting discussions among true progressives.
As we all know, the same-sex attracted were unhappy that they could not marry one another. This was because the nature or essence of marriage—holy matrimony, if you will—is constrained to be between just two people, one male, one female, united in “one flesh” toward the final cause of reproduction (just as not all people have two legs, the natural condition, not all marriages produce offspring, the natural condition). The nature of marriage cannot, of course, be altered, just as human nature cannot. But the government, recognizing the earnest and pained calls for Equality, stepped in and created gmarriage so that, currently two, though it is expected to be more, men, or two (or soon more) women could simulate marriage. Equality also demands, and the government is enforcing the requirement, that everybody pretend gmarriage and marriage are identical. This is no surprise, because Equality is and must be an enemy to Reality.
Very well; so much water under the bridge, etc. Now since gmarriage is to be simulation of marriage, in order to be complete, offspring must needs be produced. This is, because of human nature, impossible. But once again the government has heard the pleas and are cooperating with scientists to eliminate, to the extent possible, parents. The nature or essence of parent is the biological mother or father. So if babies are not to be produced by parents, they must come from other means.
Enter “multiplex parenting”, in the news this week and the scientific Equality-driven name for the mixing of DNA from any number of humans, including just one, to create new life—in principle, anyway. The name is Equality-driven because parents can only be the biological mother and father, regardless of what courtesies we extend to some non-parents. The technical term for this marvel-to-be is in vitro gametogenesis. Now whatever the engineering achievement or detriments—nobody expects this to be a flawless process; there will be much “waste”—it is still the case that a human female must volunteer to carry this creation to term. Unless, of course, it is decided midstream to kill it, which a visit to the now well-funded (thanks, Paul Ryan!) Planned Parenthood will “fix”. Regardless, this female might not be the mother, since none of her DNA is required.
Whatever else this process is—and we are edging ever closer to the prophesied Bokanovsky process, about which there is much more to day another day—it is a triumph of Equality.
Incidentally, the Irenist reminds us of this apropos quotation: “Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”
Michael Moore’s a Muslim
Equality demands that all religions are equal. Thus this (possibly Photoshopped) image, presented with comment (why progressives are angrily and defiantly embracing Islam waits for another day).
I’ll vote for that
It’s going to take more than two aspirin
Dr. Church loses final appeal at hospital. Board of Directors upholds physician’s expulsion for telling the truth about high-risk LGBT behavior to colleagues. If you close your eyes, disease can’t find you.