Well, AOC-mania seems to be on the wane. Oh, I still see her name/Initials virtually every time I scan the headlines, but it seems to be reserved for the conservative-view outlets quoting her latest foot-in-mouth. She has virtually disappeared from the MSM, and I am not that surprised. Now that media has hung this stone around the neck of their Dem friends, they are trying to figure out how to remove it before the they drown. What I do not for the life of me understand is who thought a not-yet-thirty-year-old should be shoved out front like that? Honestly, from the viewpoint of my more-than-sixty-years she is a child. And yet, the ideas they put her in front of keep moving.
Vermont appears poised to join New York and Virginia in the infanticide business. That little factoid set me thinking about a VDH column from yesterday:
The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement. Malarial swamps can become healthy “wetlands.” Fetid “dumps” are often rebranded as green “landfills.”
Amen to that. He goes on to examine other examples of this phenomena concerning terms like “illegal alien” and “affirmative action.” If you think about it, that is how these states are getting away with this infanticide – rename it “abortion” and suddenly it does not sound quite so threatening. We go to amazing lengths to justify ourselves. Set aside for just a moment the sheer inhumanity of these near-birth abortions which proponents claim would only occur when there were serious medical issues, and consider how often doctors can be wrong. As a nation we struggle so hard to make sure we do not put convicted murderers to death in case “the system” has made a mistake, but how many children will be killed because a doctor made a mistake? But we justify this in the name of a woman’s rights, enabled by calling infanticide “abortion.”