Friday, June 24, 2022

We Have Become Our Own Gods

Roe v Wade, that abomination of a Supreme Court decision which put the opinions of 5 dudes in black robes ahead of the will of the American people as expressed through voting, was struck down today. Awesomeness squared! 

People on Twitter are going bananas, as you might expect.

This comes at a time when I am reconsidering KT's Theory of Everything. If you recall, my ToE said this:

I've spent a ton of time on this blog taking the Secular Left's bait and arguing that America isn't racist. I fell right into their trap. Critical Race Theory (CRT), Systemic Racism, Intersectionality, whatever you want to call it, is nothing more than a diversionary attack. It's designed to protect the most cherished aspect of their lives, sexual freedom.

In effect, the battle is not about racism, sexism, homophobia or any of the other baseless accusations we face. All of that is a defense against the ultimate enemy, Saint Pope John Paul II. He wrote Theology of the Human Person, aka Theology of the Body. TotB is a wholistic approach to human sexuality. It claims that men and women are incomplete in and of themselves, that they are different in kind and ultimately complimentary. Derived from biology and theology, it argues the cases for traditional marriage, traditional sexual morality and a meaning to life. You can nitpick it, but you can't take it lightly. It's a work of genius.

Acceptance of TotB would put an end to the Lizard Empire. Your own particular perversion would be seen for what it was: degenerate. Everyone engaged in acts that violate the norms of traditional sexual morality has a vested interest in defeating JP II.

This tweet, in a thread where I was participating, sums things up nicely.

No one has the right to use anyone else's body to survive. And this is for the women's right to chose whether or not she even wants to create a baby. The baby isn't separate to her. She is making it. She has every right to chose whether or not she wants to create life.

The first sentence is the key point. "No one has the right to use anyone else's body to survive." Biology being what it is, we all start our lives inside of our mothers. It goes further than that. We all use each others' bodies throughout our lives. Children are using our bodies to survive for many years after birth. The elderly are using others' bodies to survive in their dotage. Sick and injured people use others' bodies to survive as well.

I'm not suggesting that the author's ethics have been deeply considered or that they are even self-consistent. What they do seem to be is common. All kinds of ethics have been practiced throughout the ages that were illogical and self-destructive. The Apache, for example, were fine with slaughtering Mexicans, but when the tables were turned, they were scandalized by the results. Ethics do not need to be universal even though they may be perceived that way.

That leads me to a possible extension of KT's ToE. 

I am the final arbiter of right and wrong. Nothing is transcendent. There is nothing above me. 

I need to ponder this a bit more.

He might disagree.

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