Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Culture of Death

You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today. But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off.
— the Virgina Tech gunman in a video describing why he would go on his shooting rampage.

The Court’s defense of the statute provides no saving explanation. In candor, the Act, and the Court’s defense of it, cannot be understood as anything other than an effort to chip away at a right declared again and again by this Court—and with increasing comprehension of its centrality to women’s lives.
— Justice Ginsberg, in the dissenting opinion to the Supreme Court's upholding of the ban on partial-birth abortion.

Both the shooter and abortion rights advocates claim victimhood status — although they are responsible for great slaughter. As was seen during the bloody liberal revolutions of the past two centuries, self-proclaimed victims often became the greatest of victimizers.


  1. For some time I had been suggesting to Gerald Augustinus of *Closed Cafeteria* blog that he should come to St. Louis to photograph the Cathedral Basilica. He's coming in October, and asked me to also let him know of surrounding churches and shrines that he could include. I've given him a short list, but I think you're better qualified where he should go.