Thinking ahead…Looking back


Twenty-five years ago the Supreme Court declared that women don’t have the right to bodily autonomy, and that States are free to prohibit abortions from the moment of conception. This was followed soon thereafter by allowing States to prohibit any form of birth control. The burden fell most heavily on poor women who lived in Republican-controlled States. Women of color bore the brunt, if you will, of the ensuing population explosion.

A quarter of a century ago, a large faction of white Americans believed that minorities were trying to take over the country by weight of sheer numbers. The Dobbs decision turned this fear into a reality. The birthrate for minorities jumped significantly in 2023 and has climbed ever since. Meanwhile, the birthrate for white, suburban-class families either stayed the same or decreased slightly. By 2040 these unwanted minority children were old enough to vote. Now, they represent a demographic of such proportions that the most extreme gerrymandering is unable to dilute their influence at the polls.

The minority has become the majority, and the pro-life faction that opposed every measure to care for these “Dobbs Babies” are finally losing their advocates on the Supreme Court and in Congress. The demise of the United States as a “Christian Nation” is at hand, due in no small part by white evangelical Christians getting everything they wanted.

Two Big Lies

Big Lie #1:

Four commercial jet liners crashed on dry ground, all in the same day, and vaporized. Not enough pieces were recovered from any of the aircraft to piece together the jetliner. Engines, landing gear, seats, luggage, etc. vanished.

Big Lie #2:

The 2020 election was stolen through election fraud committed in several states. No trace of the fraud could be found.

The divisions:

Some people rejected both big lies.

Some people accepted both big lies.

Some people accepted Big Lie # 1 and rejected Big Lie #2.

The similarities behind both Big Lies are striking. In both instances there was precious little evidence to support the Lie. And in both instances, millions accepted the Lie and rejected any contrary explanation.

There is a passage for those who accepted the first Big Lie but condemn others for accepting the second:

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:1-5


Seizing an opportunity to greatly increase its membership, the head of the TSA labor union is floating a proposal amongst Congress to fund airport-type checkpoints at all public schools. “That way,” a spokesperson commented, “No one gets in without their backpack scanned and undergoing a full body x-ray for weapons.” She acknowledged students would have to show up for classes at least two hours ahead of the start of the school day, but added it’s a small price to pay for their safety and security noting that there have been no mass shootings past the security checkpoints since TSA began enforcing airport security in the wake of 9/11.

If the security checkpoints at schools takes hold, the union plans to expand its scope to include shopping malls, Walmarts, grocery stores, movie theaters, places of worship, and freeway on-ramps.

Republicans Reportedly Working on Gun Proposal

In the wake of multiple mass shootings several unidentified Republican members of Congress are meeting in an undisclosed bunker to craft a solution to stop the carnage in America’s streets, schools, cemeteries, homes, houses of worship, and places of employment. According to a leaked version of their proposal, Republicans are crafting a $2 billion bill to arm every American citizen over the age of 18 with an AR-15 and 1000 rounds of ammunition of their very own.

The draft recognizes that currently only deranged, mentally ill people are arming themselves to the teeth with assault rifles and committing mass murders. By arming everyone, Republicans figure to even the equation by providing lethal firepower to all “responsible” citizens. The group acknowledges that Congress is unable to pass any law restricting gun ownership and thus the only solution is to allow citizens to take the law into their own hands.

The enclave hopes to push the bill through this winter’s lame-duck session of Congress in time to ship assault rifles to every household for Christmas.