Thursday, July 31, 2008

Outrage

Virtually every group in the population is less angry in 2008 than in 1996 -- those making more and those making less than the average income; college-educated and noncollege-educated folks; men and women.

Only one major group in the population has gotten angrier: people who call themselves "very liberal."

Where's the Outrage? Really. - The Wall Street Journal

This jibes perfectly with what I see around me and especially on the web. The farther left people are, the more outraged they seem to be about... well, nearly everything. I can't count the number of extreme-left blog comments I've read which exhibited such spittle launching outrage that I felt the need to wipe my face afterwards. Not so much from the right side of the fence though.

 

 

But reading on in the Journal I ran across another article that added to my weekly outrage quotient.

The Bush Administration has ignited a furor with a proposed definition of pregnancy that has the effect of classifying some of the most widely used methods of contraception as abortion.

Treating the Pill as Abortion, Draft Regulation Stirs Debate - The Wall Street Journal

Just about any time the Republican party says anything remotely involving reproductive rights I get pissed off. At least with abortion I can understand the argument, even if I don't agree with it. But this is just ridiculous. Would the world really be a better place with a lot more unwanted children in it?

1 comment:

nicki0731 said...

Whenever I hear people complaining about tax burdens and welfare abuse I usually respond that giving ALL women affordable access to birth control would go a long way. How different the world would be if men could bear children...