How about that xanga?
Not pro-choice, not pro-life, just pro-silence on this matter.
There was a time when I cared about this. I really did. I had an opinion of my own and everything. I would offer this opinion to others and in turn they would share their contrasting viewpoint with me. We would engage in a civil exchange of ideologies and then go skipping through the park together while singing koombaya. If you listened close enough, you could hear Louie Armstrong’s It’s a Wonderful World playing in the distance.
That was then, this is now.
Now it’s gotten to the point where I just don’t give a crap anymore. When I heard the news about Dr. Tiller I had no reaction. A few people shunned me for my apathy towards the matter and I replied, “Dr. Tiller wasn’t my doctor. Where was he when I fractured my ankle? Where was he when I was little and I had asthma attacks? I don’t know that fool!“
I am completely desensitized! In fact while we’re at it, here is a list of things I officially don’t care about due to overexposure on xanga; Abortion, John and Kate Plus 8, fat chicks, skinny chicks, burqas, ish sites, people hating on the ish sites, and TheTheologiansCafe (the plugz did it to me Dan).
Seems we cant go more than a week or two without something cropping up about abortion around here. Seems like we have a full blow up about it once a month. Not all of them are as big as the current Dr. Tiller fiasco, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying. The abortion craze picked up steam during the election and it hasn’t slowed down since.
It’s not that this isn’t an important issue. It is. It’s just that we’ve effectively beaten it into the ground. I firmly believe that everything that can be said in favor of or against abortion, has been said on xanga. The inspiration for the post may change (This week it’s Dr. Tiller, next week it may be something Obama does.), but the meat of the post remains very much the same.
This is the crazy thing about all this. With all of these facts and stats going back and forth, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone stop and say, “Hmm. I had no idea that was the case. I think I just changed my mind on this whole abortion thing!” This isn’t Juno people. Nobody gives a crap if babies have fingernails! Conversely, nobody cares who has to take care of that baby you don’t want.
There are so many things in this world to talk about. If you really feel the need to brush off last month’s abortion rant and play a game of MadLibs with them (I was really outraged by what insert controversial figure said about abortion today. Doesn’t he know that this will only make the pro-lifers/choicers look good?), then by all means go ahead. Just know that eventually you will be doing to abortion what the mainstream media has done to Brittney Spears.
(Note to Dan: Read the tags)
(Note # 2 – Abortion MadLibss here)