I am not joking. Whether it is lies about healthcare, or lies about how economies work, or lies about whether we can afford to provide certain goods and services necessary for life to our population, lies end up with dead people, every time. Sometimes they’re big lies, and then we end up with a lot of dead people. And sometimes they’re smaller lies, but still with plenty of potential to kill people.
So, anti-abortion activists edited together footage from Planned Parenthood clinics with footage from elsewhere to make it look like Planned Parenthood was selling baby parts. This is, of course, a lie, as has been validated by multiple fact check organizations which have viewed the entire video and validated that the fetal tissues are in fact being provided at below cost to research organizations, and thus cannot by any means be sold. Not that this has stopped the anti-birth-control types from embracing the lie, complete with fancy professional-quality signs and all:
The thing is, lies have consequences, and dead people is one of the usual consequences. If Planned Parenthood is defunded, for example, many poor women will lose access to reproductive health care such as prenatal care and there will be women, or babies, who end up dead because of that. Or sometimes the dead people die more directly. Like that asswipe Robert Lewis Dear Jr., who apparently uttered the words “no more dead baby parts” as the excuse for why he shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people including a police officer who responded to the shooting. According to at least one witness who passes the protests in front of the clinic on a regular basis, Dear was a regular participant in the protests. This claim is now being validated with security camera footage in order to validate the witnesses’ testimony, but the reality seems clear now: three people, including a cop who was anti-abortion and was a co-paster at the church that Dear attended, are dead because of a lie.
And people wonder why I don’t like lies and liars? I don’t like lies and liars because I don’t like dead bodies. Period. And if that offends people, well, I have to wonder about those who are offended, because they sound like the kind of people who, like, get woodies the size of friggin’ pine trees about the thought of dead people and should be shunned as antisocial and evil. Yet paradoxically, we have multiple liars of that sort running for President as Republican candidates this year. Rather than being shunned, their success at lying convincingly is being celebrated by their party base. Mark my word: If one of these liars are elected as President, there will be many, MANY dead bodies. Because that is always the result of lies by those with power. Always.
And if that’s what you want — dead bodies — you’re reading the wrong blog. Try stormfront.org or join ISIS. The end.
– Badtux the Grim Penguin