More: Young Female Democrats "Perplexed" By Hillary Clinton's Claim That They Should Support Her Just Because She's a Woman | Main | In Heat of the Crucible, Candidates Start Revealing Themselves
February 08, 2016

Doritos Commercial Features an Ultrasound of a Baby, and the Left Loses Their Minds

Yup.

Twitchy rounded up some of the most hysterical histrionics.

This one from NARAL:


Apparently there was also some ad about babies conceived on Super Bowl day. I didn't see it. But NARAL of Ohio did, and they took the opportunity to agitate for IUDs.


These organizations are ostensibly pro-"choice," but they seem hostile to the idea that sometimes people actually want to have children.

There isn't even the "Kids are great, but make sure you want to have 'em when you have sex" sort of caveat.

They're just assuming that everyone should hate children, childbirth, and the continuation of the Race of Man, because obviously.

There's a creepy book called the Conspiracy Against The Human Race by Thomas Ligotti (the horror writer/dark fantasist that True Detective ripped off). He takes the position of extreme philosophical pessimism: That existence is painful and unbearable, and that the proper position towards it is deliberate human self-extinction -- either suicide, or, less dramatically, simply no longer having children.*

The title of his book is a near-acronym for "Cathar." The Cathar heresy is claimed to have posited that we live in the devil's world and that begetting children into it was therefore sinful.

NARAL seems to be objectively pro-Cathar. The idea of "choice" seems written out of their agitation completely; they seem on Ligotti's self-extinction side of things.

Old ideas never die; they just start receiving federal funding.

* The book is nevertheless fascinating for exploring, with apparent seriousness (?), such an outlandish, almost science-fiction idea. It's not persuasive, but it is compelling.

I'm not sure if he means it all seriously. I think he might have had a weird idea in mind: That he would write the world's first non-fiction horror novel. That is, all of the stuff in his book is "real," in the sense that he's dredged up actual quotes and premises from little-known pessimistic philosophers.

His goal, I think, is to construct a cosmological horror novel not from Lovecraft's mighty beings but from real (if little-credited) philosophical ideas.

Anyway, interesting. Very strange.

Update: Commenters are warning me that we don't know what the Cathars actually believed, and the records of their beliefs are provided by their enemies, who I believe included the Inquisition.

So let me walk that back and say that popularly, it is imagined that this is what the Cathars believed, and that Ligotti's title cannot be coincidence.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:26 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Alabaster Jones: "Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at ..."

Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet: "171. * goes to Revelation, checks another one ..."

All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes: "168 When is the next PBS Rape-a-thon? Posted by: ..."

Grump928(C): "[i]When is the next PBS Rape-a-thon? [/i] it ..."

#neverskankles: ""To date, Smiley has received 16 honorary doctorat ..."

Tentotwo: "Was Tavis in the bathroom with Warren Sapp when it ..."

Meremortal: "Does Franken get a 'gift' from Tina, his replaceme ..."

freaked: "'Boss put carrots in her chili' These truly are ..."

Monk: "143 This has nothing to do with political parties. ..."

Diogenes: "Totally off thread but it is chili day at work. ..."

Under Fire: "When is the next PBS Rape-a-thon? ..."

Venus: "Why is anyone buying that an assistant was involve ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64