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Pictures of Unwanted Children

From: sky []

Sent: July 27, 2014 3:43 PM


I’m against 2nd and 3rd trimester abortion. You show pics of all stages. Why not show pics of abused and unwanted children? Of course in a perfect world all unwanted pregnancies would result in adoption but we don’t live in a perfect world. Look up and show pics of unwanted and abused babies and children.

Dear Sky,

You’re right. This is not a perfect world and there is no end to abused and unwanted children. Abortion will never go away, and legislation would not make it go away. It may make it harder, but it never stopped it. But the fact of the matter is, children are abused even when they are loved and wanted. It is also true that human trafficking is second only to drug trafficking. Some of those children are sold by their parents, and some are abducted. The reason those pictures haven’t been shown is because the topic is and always was prenatal termination.

What you have brought up is another subject entirely, but it will be addressed and your suggestion is deeply appreciated.

The Ed

Abortion Quotes Update

From: Sarah []

Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2006 6:27 PM

To: Subject: Abortion Quotes

Hope this letter finds you well.  I hope you remember me- I was the contributor to The Impious Digest who sent you the abortion quotes.  I just wanted to tell you I have finally moved my site to its own domain. The previous addresses no longer work. My new site (which is much expanded) can be found at Feel free to copy any of the quotes there if you like.Hope you find the site to be of use.Sarah

Anne Rice Expressionism

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 02:46:07 -0800 (PST) From: jessica johnson <> Subject: Anne Rice Expressionalism To:

Although I have not read all of her books, I feel that Anne Rice has a genius creative streak. Her vampire series as you know have made tons of money and people continue to buy her books every day. As for the German art, I’m not sure that this is every Germans’ outlook on her books. I admit they they are off the wall sometimes. But what it really comes down to is preference. I think the idea of a vampire searching for God is int

riguing, the idea that vampires were created when a malevolent spirit enter a human body, that they have emotions and a conscience appeals to some and not others. if you have read a book where a vampire goes down on a menstruating women please let me know so I can stay away from it. It is tasteless but other than that I love her books. Her writing style allows you to almost feel the joy or sorrow or anger of the character.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Jessica Johnson

Dear Jessica,

I guess Rice is an acquired taste (pardon the pun). It’s hard reading any writer who can devote two pages just describing what kind of suit a character is wearing. As for the horrific art featured in that article, it’s anyone’s guess where it came from.  It was on some German site, and somehow, that didn’t surprise me. Anyway, it was all tongue in cheek.

The Ed

May is Not Hitler

From: “Theodoor Westerhof” <> To: <> Subject: May is not Hitler Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005

“We Americans, before we wax too smug, have not escaped from the besmirching distinction of ranking as the world’s most successful practitioner of genocide. What our forebears did to the Indian Hitler could not do to the Jew– wipe him out to the point of near literal extinction. It’s a harsh assertion but true. In fact, Hitler was fascinated throughout his life by the genocide of the American Indian– particularly as portrayed in the “Old Shatterhand” novels of the German writer Karl May.3

“Wroteth thou Mein Kemf? amateur.”

Hitler was twelve years old when he was first introduced to the popular series. The first was A Ride Through the Desert, and it left a profound impression. He would read Karl May by candlelight, and even under the moonlight with the help of a large magnifying glass. The protagonist, “Old Shatterhand”, was a white American warrior with a lust for butchering Indians, or “Redskins”, as he called them. Usually it was the wicked Ogellallah Indians who roamed over Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. Like Hitler would later emulate, after every slaughter Old Shatterhand would proclaim “I am great, I am marvelous!”. Indeed, Hitler became Old Shatterhand and exceeded his brutality a thousandfold, and even during his last days in the bunker he could still be found reading Karl May. Sometimes he would even refer to the Russians as “Redskins” before surprised generals.

Most significant of all, however, is that like Old Shatterhand; Hitler loved to misquote the Bible to prove he had a right to kill “inferior races”, and he was perpetually at war with them.”

You Americans should read the books readily available in about 30 languages (including Hebrew and Spanish) before spouting such nonsense about May’s books. First, no normal person would call them the “Old Shatterhand”-novels (to set them apart from the Kara ben Nemsi-novels, excepted of course). That would be like calling the books about Sherlock Holmes the Watson -novels.

The main protagonist is Winnetou a Mescalero-Apache, but that is not as important as the fact that Old Shatterhand was a White (+) German (-) Writer/trapper-type (-)  with a horribly pacifistic attitude (-) and membership of the Mescaleroes. Old Shatterhand is a bit of a boaster, sure. But  slaughter? Brutality?  Loving to misquote the Bible? (You are talking about a writer of Ave Marias) Killing for racist reasons? Perpetually at war with them? You have not even read a single chapter of those books, they are available on-line, you know. Ogellallahs are better known as the Ogellallah Sioux, Custer, mind.

You are talking about a character liked by Albert Schweitzer and by Albert Einstein, along with millions in Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Israel…


Dear Theodore,

I don’t see the quotation from Christian and Jewish Genocide above as implying Karl May is Hitler. It does imply Hitler liked to emulate his characters, but also says he liked to misquote the bible. In fact, if we were to accept Hitler’s reading of the Bible, Jesus blessed his gassing of the Jews and was delighted to reincarnate as Hitler himself.

In other words, the quotation is pointing out Hitler’s knack for completely misreading or perverting books and scriptures for his own ends.

Personally, have I read Karl May’s books? No. But I would love to and if indeed they are online I want to read them. You raise a good point and I don’t think the author’s intention was to imply Karl May could be compared to Hitler. What is true, however, is that killing for racist reasons, and the practice of genocide, did exist in the Old West in America- not the Old West in Germany. The genocide of the Native American may not exist in the books of Karl May, as you say, but in the cold reality of American history, it is denied by no one; not even the most shameless apologist. The concentration camps built in the 19th century to segregate the Native American still exist, and are still populated today; they are called Indian reservations.

The Ed

Coconut is a Nut

“NARAL sayeth ‘abortion art safer than childbirth’. But behold, so is shooting a baby in the face. Maketh this a fair fight?”

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 13:49:57 EDT Subject: abortion To:

Ok that Coconut chick is a nut. I think she needs to get her facts straight. And that any abortion is still an abortion and your still killing a baby. It’s been scientifically proven that a fetus is a living thing from the time it is conceived. So people need to quit playing God and start taking responsibility for their actions. It’s not the babies fault that the female wants to sleep around and then look for an easy out when she gets knocked up. Abortion should not be used as birth control. And it needs to be stopped.

Amanda , TN

Dear Amanda,

More here…

Stamped Idiocy

i am not sure what triggered your reaction to vincente fox’s support of the new stamps to be released. what is portrayed by the images on these stamps is an extremely popular cartoon in latin america that in no way is made to portray black people. with my mom being from ecuador, growing up with these cartoons and while being in ecuador myself, the clothing that is worn by the monkeys is regular attire in latin america. the elderly woman is in fact dressed like an elderly mexican woman who is going about her chores, or at least how they typically dressed in the past. how do i know? because my grandmother dressed in clothing almost identical to the woman in the stamp, and the boy is dressed in clothing that is worn in just about any country on earth. what DOES make these stamps look racist towards black people is the black stigma produced by american culture. if you want to bash someone over this whole ordeal, it should be the history of our fine country that was formed on the backs of the countless oppressed people whom are still being held down by society. when you look at the stamp with the elderly lady, and their distorted faces, you know what comes to mind? blackface. why? no, not because the stamps were made out of blackface images. because blackface is part of american culture. the cartoon characters are innocent portrayals of latin americans in the form of monkeys.

if you dont agree, thats fine. just giving you another view from someone who seems a little more certain about the history than a person who is so quick to call vicente fox a son of a bitch.


Dear Mo,

So you assume this perspective came from someone who wasn’t of Mexican heritage? Wrong. I am, and that’s why I was furious. It’s an ass-backward and racist portrayal of blacks- period. When I was a child, my mother often took me to Mexico to get in touch with my roots, and the first thing that struck me as I read the comic books in the waiting areas was the racism I saw in certain comic books like Mermin. It is an ignorant portrayal, because the black population Mexico is virtually nil, and only someone unfamiliar with black culture would appeal to it. Like here in America, such racism takes root most deeply in areas where no blacks exist.

I remember one image in one comic book, a mock ad, of a sleeping black man leaning against a trash can. The caption read something along the line of “Trash belongs in its place.” At the time, I couldn’t have been more than five. But it sickened me. The Mexican broadcast media is little better. Indigenous people are generally portrayed as simpletons, whilst soap operas and news broadcasts feature light skinned people almost exclusively. Check out a Mexican soap opera. All the characters look like Anglo kids, you will be hard pressed to find one female protagonist that even resembles the typical brown-skinned people representative of 90% of Mexico. Now, Mexico does have areas where light-skinned people dominate, like Zacatecas, but this isn’t representative of the nation.

Mexico can never hope to retain first world status while embracing racist ideology like that promulgated by the stamps, which sanctions bigotry with state approval. The movers and shakers of the world now include more black people than Mexicans.  Vicente Fox shouldn’t have allowed the stamps to print. He did, and now he has to face the music. He is a stupid fucking prick. The Secretary of State, Condaleeza Rice, is black. How can he possibly hope to have good relations with America when he insults our highest representative, this by implying he knows what is offensive to blacks, and she doesn’t?


Joe McCarthy Can Have My Babies

Lee Paquit in happier times with Joe McCarthy.

Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 19:38:13 -0700 (PDT) From: Lee Paquet < To: Subject: Open mind? Joe McCarthy……

Hello. I just read your bitter diatribe against Ann Coulter and Joe McCarthy. Why do you continue the lies against them? The evidence Ann cites in her book is there for all to see. Your satirical renditions of Limbaugh and Coulter were NOT funny. I excerpted the following from a speech, including publications backing McCarthy’s efforts to publicize Communists infiltrating our government. Sorry your guys were wrong back in the 40’s and 50’s.

Joe McCarthy Was Right Submitted by Don Capron

Joe McCarthy was right. Now that I’ve grabbed your attention, let me tell you why. For fifty years I trust there isn’t an educator in either the academy or high schools who hasn’t failed to castigate Joe McCarthy as a hate-monger, liar, destroyer of careers, and someone who routinely accused innocent people of wrong doing. McCarthy’s detractors, Communists, and Soviet sympathizers never anticipated two things: One, the Venona intercepts and their subsequent release; Two, the collapse of Communism and the opening of Soviet files.

From 1943 until 1980, unbeknownst to virtually everyone, the National Security Agency intercepted every Soviet message going from or to the United States. It was not until 1994 that their existence was even acknowledged, and 1995 when the first 1,400 of 240,000 intercepts were released to the public. Their content was damning and supportive of the contentions of not only McCarthy but Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, Hoover, and others. The collapse of Communism opened files of not only internal Soviet spy documents but also gave the FBI, CIA, and American scholars access to the files of the American Communist Party that had been hidden in a Russian warehouse since 1950. The cat was out of the clichéd bag.

Was Robert Oppenheimer, the Director of the Atom Bomb Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, a member of the Communist Party? Quite emphatically, no! His wife was. His brother was. His mistress was. As were many of his closest associates at the University of California. In addition, Oppenheimer was one of those scientists in the 40’s who thought that all scientific information should be shared universally for the good of mankind. Were any of the aforementioned exposed by McCarthy? Not one. He’d been too late at the spy discovery game. After all, Alger Hiss got Richard Nixon the Vice-Presidency. White had been shifted to that historical ashbin where failures are allowed to “resign” to, the International Monetary Fund. Hiss, unquestionably the most brilliant of the rising stars at State at the age of 43, in 1947 became the head of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace; a position usually held by a senior citizen with insufficient retirement funds.

Hiss had gone to Johns Hopkins, Harvard Law, and had clerked at the Supreme Court for Felix Frankfurter. They all had impeccable credentials. It was one thing to catch a handful of Communists outside of government, as in the case of the Rosenbergs. It was quite another to expose the dirty secrets of the 1930’s and 40’s. That was McCarthy’s sin.