Friday, June 18, 2010

Prop 8 Closing Arguments: Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

(Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.)

My reading of Mr. Cooper's final arguments in the Prop 8 trial lead to a couple of interesting conclusions. If Mr. Cooper's reasoning is correct, then:
  1. The brute force of the State should be used to determine who has kids and who doesn't.
  2. All forms of birth control and any non-procreative sex should be regulated by the State, which has the inherent right and duty to regulate all forms of intimacy.
  3. Gay people should not be allowed to adopt or raise our own children. In fact, gays shouldn't be allowed near any children, ever. (There's only one way to achieve that...)
Welcome to The Republic of Gilead and blessed be my fellow Gender Traitors. And I'm not just talking about teh gays. This should freak out anyone who wants to choose what they do with their own bodies.

What do you think?

(Margaret Atwood's book and its cover are copyrighted materials. Originally published by McClelland & Stewart. If you can't find your old copy from college, go buy one now to prepare for a brave, new world.)


  1. Just out of defiance, I will now go put on a pair of pants.

    And I'll *read* something.


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