To him who has done the deed of secret murder.Eumenides
We, the fearful daughters of Night,
Fasten ourselves upon his whole being.
Thinks he by flight to escape us?
We fly still faster in pursuit,
Twine our snakes around his feet,
And bring him to the ground,
Unwearied we pursue;
No pity checks our courage;
Still on and on, to the end of life
We give him no peace nor rest.
The Eumenides were the gentle furies and the Erinyes were 'the angry ones.'
Erinye Eleanor Smeal* one of the all time great Harpies of the Feminist Movement, which also happens to be a Moveable Feast on Unborn Children and or a Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Bisexual Sock Hop depending on the DNC's immediate need, is going all megaron beefing about the Stupak Amendment ( a smoke screen that will work against unborn children in the long run) " bans abortion coverage not only in the public health-insurance option but in private plans participating in a new national health-insurance exchange."
Too bad Eleanor.
I am never disappointed in the cold-blooded hypocrisy of the Abortion Crowd. I caught Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards complaining that middle class women need abortions. Really.
Hell, any bored middle class skank can afford an abortion. Abortion is no different to Richards, HBO cast members, or other Abortion Champions than liposuction, botox shots or tummy tux. Abortion is a Woman's Cosmetic Choice!
Trouble is that a child is horribly and very painfully murdered. No Biggie! Love Your Kate Spade's Are to Die For Too! The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants . . . or is it Wants Heart?
Let's hope that the next few weeks leading to the Birth ( that is a woman's reproductive health event that is unencumbered by the slaughter of a child) of Christ and other genuine religious celebrations of human love, justice and kindness ( Hanukkah, Ramadan & etc.) might help more people of good will to want to kick Abortion to the curb for good.
*When the chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation board, Peg Yorkin, and I met Barack Obama, he immediately offered "I am a feminist." And better yet, he ran on the strongest platform for women's rights of any major party in American history. Feminist Karen Kornbluh, the platform's principle author, ensured women's rights, opportunities, advancement, and issues were addressed throughout the historic document.
Never has it been easy fighting for equality and social justice. The politics of Washington, our nation, and our world are tough. We have spent far too many years fighting to hold the ground we had already gained. Now is the time to move forward. We are in one of those rare transformational times in history.
But we are not giving President-Elect Obama a blank check. For our hopes to be achieved, we must speak out and organize, organize, organize to enable our new president's team to achieve our common goals. Ultimately, we must hold our leaders' feet to the fire or, to put it more positively, uplift them when they are caught in the crosscurrents of competing interests.