Friday, March 25, 2011

Bravo To The Culture Of Death

You've got to hand it to them. Every now and then, the Death Merchants of the world come up with something so refreshingly honest that it deserves our applause. Let's face it, there aren't a whole lot of folks out there who are willing to just go Margaret Sanger and speak their minds about what's really driving the contraception and abortion movements in the world.

Beyaz, a birth control pill, has decided to go all-in in promoting their message:

It's all about selfishness and greed. Babies are bad. Things are good. Of course, we've known this. To see it so blatantly admitted on such a large scale by the manufacturers of such products is pretty amazing, though.

It's also very sad that society has deteriorated to the point where a company can feel comfortable hawking their wares with basic message of "Greed is good." Any time you see clips of Michael Douglas making this statement, it's used as an example of excess and evil. If it means the destruction of life, that makes it not just ok, but praiseworthy.

Evil times.


Atticus said...

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

But we've known that for quite some time, haven't we? How sad to see these young women and reflect on how difficult it was for my dear spouse to have children.

Marx saw it 150 years ago. A terrible man, historian, economist, but a diagnostician of genius.

But take heart, it's only the gates of hell with which we contend and somewhere, out there, a new Benedict, Bernard, Columba, rises to do fresh battle with the beast, the beast who seduced so many of our very own Churchmen.

Philip Rieff has written the obituary for modernity in "Charisma, The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us." It's worth a read.

"Religious man was born to be saved, psychological man is born to be pleased."
— Philip Rieff (The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud)

From Charisma:
This is simply to say what Søren Kierkegaard said more than a century ago, that all inwardness is lost. From the extraordinary way in which Max Weber, among others, canned charisma for us, I have learned that I am opposed to all therapies. The therapeutic is that terrible beast who has been slouching toward Bethlehem.

Rachel Neil said...

Just remember always that your life is always worth living.