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I would have thought that for a person with national political ambitions, languishing in a state senate would feel like exile. But a young political organizer named Barry Sotero, whose “presence” in Springfield, IL for an eternity of eight years must have felt like Elba, showed those with inflated opinions of themselves that state government offered more opportunity than first met the eye.

All you need, beside the outsized ego, is… well, that’s about all you need:

Sandra Fluke has moved on to the general election in the race to represent California’s 26th District in the state Senate, the Associated Press reports.

Fluke finished second in the open primary, following rival Ben Allen. Both will compete in November for the seat being vacated by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D), who’s running for Congress this year.

Fluke came to national prominence in 2012 after testifying before Congress in favor of mandatory contraception coverage. She became the target of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called the then-Georgetown Law student a “slut.”

The attorney and activist, who spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention following Limbaugh’s attacks, briefly weighed running for outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) House seat before deciding to run for the state Senate instead.

That’s the Georgetown Law (and Cornell undergrad) mind on display. Her sister in Socialism, Cindy Sheehan (an ugly step-sister, if I may rudely and honestly observe), shot too high, the California Governorship, but got no closer to that office than her lean-to in Crawford, TX. Sandra knew it wasn’t the office, but the ambition, that defined the office holder—especially when that office represents Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Forget streetlights, pot holes, and pot dispensaries, Sandra Fluke—Senator Fluke to you, Rush—has higher (or lower) aims:

Protect women’s health care rights!

Any day now, the Supreme Court will announce its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The case could have far-reaching implications for whether private companies can refuse to offer their employees’ health insurance with contraception coverage.

Plain and simple — A woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions. No one’s boss should. The stakes are too high for us to be silent.

Please join Sandra Fluke and the DCCC and sign this petition declaring that a woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions.

A woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions.

Agreed. But we’re not talking about setting broken bones or treating breast cancer. That’s health care, and irrelevant to an employer. Abortion and contraception (two radically different things, in my view) might also be health care, but hardly irrelevant to an employer being asked to pay for them. Especially an employer with religious objections. Does a woman have a say in her boss’s morality?

The law has to find common sense middle ground between absurd extremes. Could a Christian Science employer withhold insurance that used medicine? Could an employee require his or her employer to add or subtract certain body parts? To mutilate or decorate those remaining?

It’s dishonest of Sandra to disguise abortion as “women’s health care rights”—hence her bright future in politics. I won’t predict what the Supreme Court will say, beyond guessing that it will be a split decision, with strong sentiments on both sides. One side will “win”, without exactly being “right”.

And Sandra Fluke will have gone from “slut” to Senator (albeit State Senator, in Sacramento) in this great nation of ours. Though the difference is less than you might imagine.

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Dispatches From the Frontlines of the War on Women

Well, girls, actually:

A shocking new video Live Action released today catches the Planned Parenthood abortion business teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.

In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.

In the videos, Planned Parenthood counselors encourage undercover investigators posting as 15 and 16-year-old teens, to engage in the sadomasochistic practices, telling the underage teens “if it’s consensual, it’s OK… it’s totally OK.”

The official Planned Parenthood website lists BD (bondage and discipline) and SM (sadomasochism) under its Sex & Sexuality – “Understanding Sexual Activity — at a Glance” page without any warnings or safety objections: “Here are some examples of less common sexual behaviors: SM (sadomasochism) — the use of domination and/or pain for sexual arousal. BD (bondage and discipline) — sexual role play that includes elements of SM.”

I tend to draw the line at the interrogation practices of Uday and Qusay Hussein. But don’t let me stop you. Susie.

“What we’re about to release shows a systemic, institutional problem in America’s largest abortion corporation,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, stated. “It’s not a matter of ‘don’t judge,’ but rather explicit endorsement of violent and harmful sexual practices to boys and girls as young as fifteen years old.”

The group complains: “Planned Parenthood consistently fights any law requiring parental consent or involvement for minors seeking sexual and reproductive health care, including abortions. PP’s website encourages teens to circumvent their parents and the law.”

“Taxpayers, and especially parents, need to know where their money is going,” Rose said. “This funding is not optional – it’s a compulsory, government-enforced extraction going toward extremely questionable programs and dangerous advice for our nation’s teens.”

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year from taxpayers, in the name of so-called sex education and health. Furthermore, under ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood has announced that it will receive undisclosed funds through the $75-million-a-year PREP (Personal Responsibility and Education Program), with 15 affiliates already having received grants.

This is how they talk to 15-year-olds, remember. A little whipping, a touch of asphyxiation—don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Missy.

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The Abortion Industry’s Annual Report

My standard boilerplate introduction: I reluctantly allow for abortion (I could hardly say I support it). The only way I see to respect the conflicting rights to life and womens’ autonomy is to keep abortion (borrowing from the feminists) safe, legal, and rare.

But I won’t accept BS on the topic (unless you consider the above to be BS).

Planned Parenthood is in the business of abortion, and like good capitalists, they want business to be booming:

[F]rom a Catholic or orthodox Christian worldview, Planned Parenthood is a clear blight on society. But I hope this resource will help demonstrate that Planned Parenthood is a blight, even from a secular perspective.

First, the obvious: Planned Parenthood says it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011, and just over 327,000 in 2012. Each one of these abortion grievously harmed a pregnant woman, and, according to my calculations, in 2014 Planned Parenthood will kill more than 153,000 unborn girls.

For a frame of reference, Planned Parenthood will kill six percent of the girls that American mothers will carry in 2014. And this is just the number owned up to by Planned Parenthood, since it counts some abortifacients as contraceptives.

[T]o bring someone around to opposing Planned Parenthood and preventing it from receiving hundreds of millions of your tax dollars, we can get into the legal and ethical violations brought to light by Live Action.

First, a number of clinic employees were recorded breaking laws on statutory rape, and helping people pretending to be a pimp and a prostitute break similar laws about sex trafficking. All of the alleged victims were female.

On at least four recorded occasions, Planned Parenthood employees took money from donors who wanted black babies targeted for extermination. And still other employees were caught on video telling undercover women how to most effectively find out the sex of their baby in order to kill it if the baby was female.

Lastly, employees at multiple clinics were recorded lying about whether women had been harmed at the clinics. All of the clinic employees said nobody had been harmed, despite recent medical emergencies at many of the locations.

So much for “women’s reproductive health”!

GM covers up the extent of its recall problem and it’s front-page news for days. Presidential candidate Barack Obama boasts he’ll ruin the coal industry by himself. But the abortion industry’s chief practitioner, Planned Parenthood, can plot to kill black and female babies—potentially harming the very women it claims to care about—and it’s practically a national secret.

If you don’t give me safe and rare, why should I give you legal?

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Murder is Their Business, and Business Sure is Swell

At least one industry in Detroit is alive: the death industry.

Nearly one-third of all pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a statistic public health officials blame on rising poverty and dwindling access to affordable contraception.

Can we stop here for a second? Affordable contraception? How much does a condom cost? Nothing, if you get it from Planned Parenthood. (They tell us they offer more services than just abortion—here’s their chance to prove it.)

Anyway, back to the jolly news:

While the abortion rate has been climbing in Detroit, it’s been declining in Michigan and across the U.S. “We’re seeing a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace in the United States,” said Dr. Susan Schooley, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.

Funding for family planning and contraceptives has decreased significantly in Michigan in recent years, from more than $5 million in 2006 to $692,300 in 2013, according to the state Department of Community Health. The number of clients receiving free family-planning assistance decreased by about 80,000 between 2006 and 2013.

“Both routine primary care and family planning-specific primary care are not available in Detroit,” Schooley said. “To the extent that a significant proportion of those (pregnancies) are unplanned, it leads to all these decision-making options of which abortion is one lousy choice.”

On that we agree. I do have to wonder, however, how these clients are so engaged with medicine to get their abortions, yet so disengaged when it comes to “family planning”. I guess a city so wasted as Detroit really has been “re-primitivized”—darkened streets, vast tracts of abandoned buildings, a population plummet of almost two-thirds. (Say, you don’t suppose that could be related, do you?) Concepts such as consequence and responsibility seem irrelevant to life on Detroit’s streets.

I just wish the victims of this genocide weren’t disparately born by unborn black children. (Detroit is over 80% black.)

It’s another public health challenge for Detroit, which is the most dangerous city in America to be a child, according to a Detroit News study. Published in January, the study found that the death rate for children 18 and younger is higher in Detroit than in any U.S. city its size or larger. The highest number of deaths occur in the first year, most related to premature birth. Homicide is the second greatest cause of child deaths in the city.

Just peachy. Those children who survive until birth will be lucky to live to adulthood. It really is “third world”.

But have you noticed something missing from this story?

Loretta Davis, president and CEO of Detroit’s Institute for Population Health, which administers health services for the city of Detroit including family planning programs, said the increasing abortion rate represents a “public health failure.”

“Somehow, we need to be able to get to these women and girls and reach them in such a way that they are able to make a healthy decision around their sexuality and choose a method of birth control that will work for them,” Davis said.

Have I forgotten my biology, or do women and girls need men and boys to have an abortion (who has babies anymore)? Why are they excluded from this discussion? The article mentions all sorts of medical interventions on women (pills, implants, multiple abortions), yet ignores the cheapest (and safest, I’ll wager) contraception of all (save abstinence), the condom. I won’t dictate personal preference, but if the slogan “keep your laws off our bodies” is to have any meaning, someone has to take responsibility for your bodies. I’d rather it not fall so disproportionately on the black unborn.

PS: Call me what you will, but if you polled the black unborn, I think they’d agree with me.

PPS: I have written essentially the same piece several times before, about the abortion rate among black women in New York City. So, it’s not unique to Detroit. The “third world” extends to a stone’s throw from Park Avenue and the West Village, too.

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Talk About “Bring Back Our Girls”!

These pro-abortion types sure are amateurish:

If what the media publishes daily is any indicator, Americans seem fascinated with killers. We’re confronted with headlines about the likes of Oscar Pistorius, Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias. When the news is slow, Americans can change the channel to procedurals, such as “Law and Order: SVU” and “Criminal Minds.” When the procedurals lag, producers and directors come up with serial-killer-glorifying programs like “Dexter,” which just finished its eighth season last year, or the 2007 mystery thriller, “Zodiac.”

It’s strange to see Hollywood refuse to touch the story of the worst serial killer in America’s history — and to see even an independent filmmaker rebuffed in his efforts to pick up the slack.

Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in 2013 for the murder of three newborn babies, whose spines he severed with scissors after delivery, and the deaths by gross negligence of two mothers. He was also convicted for killing 21 babies in utero — not for murder in these cases, but rather for violating Pennsylvania’s legal-abortion limit.

I see Laurence Fishburne as the evil doctor, with a variety of Hollywood b-list women as the mothers-to-be-not. What starlet would turn down a death scene? What an easy pitch: women come to see ob-gyn for “counseling”, and walk out (if they walk out) with a baggie of baby remains. They can call it “Look Who’s Stalking”.

Or not:

Early this year, “FrackNation” producer Phelim McAleer turned to the website Kickstarter to crowd-fund the Gosnell movie you’ll never see out of Los Angeles. However, Mr. McAleer found out that it’s not just Hollywood avoiding this story: Kickstarter refused to green-light his project unless he censored his description of Gosnell’s crimes.

Why does a story like this — an “if it bleeds, it leads” tale, if ever there was one — cause such unique aversion, to the point where mainstream media ignore it and private companies twist themselves in rhetorical knots to keep it under wraps? Why does even the average American who enjoys “Law and Order” look away?

First, there is the extreme horror of Gosnell’s acts. It is one thing when victims can run or scream for help, as in the Ariel Castro story. Gosnell’s victims, though, had absolutely no chance; they were barely developed enough to scream. These infants were completely at the mercy of their killer, with no escape from the surgical scissors on their necks.

There are also the implications for the “pro-choice” movement. Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the rest try to distance themselves from Gosnell. Yet Planned Parenthood is far more sympathetic to “after-birth” abortion than its press releases would have us believe. Those 21 babies killed — and denied justice through Gosnell’s conviction on a mere technicality — speak to the reality of what abortion is.

This is hard for people to deal with, and it’s understandable.

When people hear that Philadelphia’s “House of Horrors” is the result of a “choice” they’ve been taught for decades to revere, they get sick. Most Americans would rather not think about abortion, and if they do, they want something clean — not an industry that glorifies, protects and covers for Gosnells still operating across the country.

Maybe “It’s Always Runny in Philadelphia”? Title needs work, but the project should definitely be greenlighted.

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Baby Boob Job Will Live!

We’re delighted to hear that the Big Brother baby will be a little brother (or sister):

Josie Cunningham, the notorious NHS boob job mum, has decided not to abort her unborn baby in her quest for fame.

The 23-year-old caused outrage last week when she claimed she would undergo the procedure in order to appear on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother.

“But I have four endorsement deals in the pipeline including one for a dating site and there are other TV opportunities coming in too.

“I’ll still do whatever it takes to achieve my goal and being a mum isn’t going to get in my way.

Cunningham made the decision to keep her baby after she felt it kick for the first time.

The former escort is unsure who the father of the baby is but claimed one candidate – an unnamed Premier League footballer – had offered to pay for the abortion privately.

What possible “goals” could she have after being an “escort” and receiving free knockers courtesy of the UK taxpayers? The girl thinks big (in more ways than one). We’re certain that the 23-year-old mother (going on 43 from the looks of her) will make a lovely…mother.

At least she chose real “reproductive health”, and not the euphemism peddled by the pro-abortion crowd.

PS: If the baby has such a big kick that it changed her mind, my money is on the “unnamed Premier League footballer.”

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We Get Results

Yesterday, we learned and reported that the state of Oregon was burning dead Canadian babies (technically, “fetal tissue”) that Canadians could not be bothered to burn.

That ends today:

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987.

They are shocked—shocked!—to learn that they may have been burning discarded human tissue for more than a quarter century. What did they think, that the baby rattle and Tickle-Me Elmo doll in the fuel were made of quarter-sawn oak?

Kristy Anderson, a British Columbia Health Ministry spokeswoman, told The Associated Press that regional health authorities there have a contract with a company that sends biomedical waste, such as fetal tissue, cancerous tissue and amputated limbs, to Oregon, where it’s incinerated in the waste-energy plant.

Did they not read the contract? Of course they did. They just saw nothing wrong with the practice (though, reportedly, those living around the plant were queasy about what came out of the smokestacks).

In the future, Oregon, do with the “biomedical waste” what other cultures do with it: make sausage.

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Burn, Baby, Burn Indeed!

Remember the story we had a few weeks ago about British hospitals burning aborted babies to heat their buildings? A lot of people were justifiably upset.

I hate to bring it up, but:

The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.

The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.

The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”

We burn dead babies only in strict adherence to the laws and regulations. Good to know.

A 2007 article about the Marion waste-to-energy facility that appeared in the Willamette Live — ironically titled “Burn, Baby, Burn” — stated that at the time the incinerator burned about 800 tons (1,764,000 pounds) of medical waste per year.

Locals at the time protested the “importation and burning of medical waste,” expressing concern about breathing “toxic emissions.”

What kind of monsters are we?

PS: Aggie sent me the link. She was busy with something else, but wanted us to get this up.

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His Name Was Cole, Not Coal

You can practically hear the mind of the eco-leftie whirring and clanking: what is the net carbon (baby) footprint?

In what seems like a scene from a bad horror movie, a new report from the United Kingdom shows that over 15,000 aborted or miscarried babies were incinerated alongside garbage, and two hospitals even used fetal remains in the incinerator used to heat the hospital.

The National Health Service, the single-payer healthcare provider in the United Kingdom, immediately put a ban to the practice of burning fetuses to heat a hospital.

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

Another ‘waste to energy’ facility at Ipswich Hospital, operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.

Parents of miscarried babies were not given options as to what would happen to the remains of their child.

Technically, “cremation” is not a lie.

Does anyone disagree with me that this is the sort of thing that is likely to happen when we outsource our morality to our government? I sure hope the state-run hospitals didn’t say something like: “If you like your dead baby, you can keep your dead baby.”

Even my minimally-developed sense of decency forbids me from writing anything further.

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Pro Choice, As Long As It’s Hers

Maybe opposing abortion on the campus of UC Santa Barbara is like shouting fire in a crowded theater:

A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.

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The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday by The College Fix.

The confrontation took place at the coastal, public university’s “free speech” area, a heavily traversed part of the quad.

She had me at “pornography and sex work”, so I swung by her webpage (swinging dude that I am).

Imagine my disappointment:

Areas of Study:

Pornography; Sex Work; Black Film, Popular Culture and Art; Feminist & Queer Theory; African American & African Diaspora Studies; Visual Archives; New Media; Ethnography; Oral History

Education:

PhD. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora
M.A. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora)
B.A. Emory University (History)

Dissertation: “A Taste for Brown Sugar: The History of Black Women in American Pornography.”

Do all those institutes of higher education demand their degrees back when they see how she spells? Do California taxpayers care that their money pays her salary? And where can I get a copy of her thesis?

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Mississippi-on-Hudson

Remember that we reported on the number of abortions among black women in New York City outnumbered the number of births?

Amateurs:

Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white.

Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010. During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State.

But you know what?

THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS!!!

Although black abortions comprised 72% of the total abortions between 1995 and 2010, in some years the percentage was higher. In 2009, for example, the percentage of black babies killed by abortion in Mississippi in relation to the total was 76.8%. In 2007, it was 77.8%; in 2005, 77.2%.

The population of Mississippi for 2012, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, was 2,986,450. Among that group, whites comprised 59.9% or 1,788,883 persons. Blacks comprised 37.4% of the population, which equals 1,116,932 persons.

So, barely one-third of the population accounts for three-quarters of the abortions. Hoo-boy.

You know how Michelle Obama and her ilk are always talking about “food deserts”?

Why doesn’t she call for an “abortion desert”?

The pro-life movement has pointed out for years that the abortion industry, including the Planned Parenthood abortion business, targets black women and Hispanics. The way in which it targets black women in more apparent today after a news report shows almost three-fourths of abortions in Mississippi, where a majority of residents are white, are done on black babies.

According to a Life Issues Institute study, 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion centers are located in minority neighborhoods.

To paraphrase the great bank robber Willie Sutton, that’s where the pre-natal babies are.

Margaret Sanger would be so proud. Her “Negro Project” (I did not make that up) is right on target. And that target is on really cute, fat, jolly, cuddly black babies.

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I’m Black, Don’t Abort Me

When I saw the title of Eugene Robinson’s column, “I’m Black, Don’t Shoot Me”, I immediately flashed to the title above, inspired by the story we posted yesterday that more black babies are aborted than born in New York City.

But I was too late:

According to the latest Justice Department figures, blacks make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but represent 50 percent of homicide victims. Moreover, black offenders kill 90 percent of black murder victims. And in the vast majority of interracial crimes, the victim is white and the perpetrator is black. In 2008 there were about 520,000 interracial violent crimes reported, and 82.5 percent were black-on-white, while just 17.5 percent were white-on-black. Messrs. Robinson and Coates would have us believe that black people in America should be more fearful of the Michael Dunns and George Zimmermans than of fellow blacks. Which is preposterous.

What these crimes statistics don’t show is how early the black-on-black violence begins. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has just released a report showing that more black babies in the city are aborted than born. In 2012, there were 6,570 more abortions than live births of black children. The other groups studied—whites, Asians and Hispanics—all had more live births than abortions. Blacks are 25 percent of New York’s population, but the black babies aborted were more than 42% of all abortions.

Perhaps that might interest black liberals who want to downplay black-on-black violence and lecture us about the value that whites place on black lives.

I’m neither black nor a social scientist, but let me pretend. If I’m black, I’m supposed to feel the shame of slavery, a century and a half after it was abolished. It was the white man’s crime against my great-great-great-great grandfather and grandmother that defines who I am today. Any crimes I may commit or failings I may suffer from can be blamed on a poor self-image born of bondage and dehumanization.

Let’s say that’s true.

If I’m so sensitive to atrocities against people five, six generations removed from me, how can I be deaf, dumb, and blind to what my own mother is doing to me today? What kind of self-image does mass infanticide instill in a young man or woman? To be a black baby in New York City today is have overcome the longest of odds. You can’t see many of your kind around, and it’s only a matter of time before you find out why. Your unborn siblings were “mistakes”, “inconveniences”, as casually discarded as they were conceived. Congratulations, that must make you very special.

Maybe… I’m just thinking out loud here… but maybe the genocide committed by black men against black men (see above) might be an aftershock of the infanticide committed by black women (and their partners) against black babies. Where better to learn the low value placed on life than with the mother’s milk?

I may not make a convincing black person, but I can pass for a PhD in social science!

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