Friday, August 9, 2013
Diabolical Family Planning, Part I
I’m trying to tie together a few Vortex episodes along with a Disney propaganda film from the ‘60’s to make a point here about the value of the family, and the desirability of letting God choose family size.
The August 5 Vortex episode was entitled “Obama- The Great Destroyer of Families”. I’d like to make a few comments on it. See the script here.
In this episode, after acknowledging that Obama “holds nothing sacred except that which is evil”, Michael Voris goes on to say (all emphases mine):
But perhaps the most dangerous thing he has done – IS doing – is the total economic restructuring of the once most powerful economy in the history of the world. Not because money matters more than life or sexual morality, but because when you force, bend, twist, and mutilate economic realities, they have a “back up the chain” reaction with families, and [with] people’s abilities to have and provide for their families.
…Economies follow human life cycles, not the other way around. Ah, but in Obama’s case, he is attempting, with a large measure of success, to affect the human life cycle by screwing up the economy.
Consider his lie about taxes. On the campaign trail – each election – he said no one earning under $250,000 will pay any more in taxes. Then on January 1st of this year, the average full time American worker saw $40 more dollars yanked out his check than the year before; and last time I checked, the average American worker was not making above $250,000.
After providing some statistics, Voris summarizes by saying:
So what is the trend here – a smaller percentage of people working over all, and of those who are working, less and less full time jobs available. Something is rotten in the economy. And when you factor is that even many of the full time jobs that people secured were steps down from their previous jobs in terms of pay, hours and benefits – you can begin to see how the way is being paved for a total transformation of the economy.
Less and less people able to work the jobs they want and NEED. How come you never hear THIS story from the social justice squawkers in Catholic circles. Isn’t the dignity of man as worker a foundational concept in the Church?
… The Church upholds the family – the traditional family. Yet many of the heads of these households aren’t able to find either work or the necessary work to sustain their families. And as most people know, financial stressors are the leading cause of fights and arguments and lack of peace in the home. If you back Obama and call yourself a Catholic – consider what your vote for him has done to harm, hurt, and break apart the traditional family. The man supports evil – not only in the obvious forms of sodomy and child murder and contraception, but also – at the same time – by using his power over the economy to cripple families.
The destruction of family life was the very first goal of both the communists and the Nazis when they each came to power. If the state can get control over the family – it’s lights out.
Now consider this video – a propaganda piece created by Disney in the 1960’s at the height of the “population bomb” scare. LifeSiteNews ran it on August 2. I do not have a script for this video, but it is worth watching in its entirety to get the full effect.
A few points worth noting in the video is the message that families with few children means a “better” life for everyone – for the children, the parents, for the world! Having more children, the film tells us, means that the population is “out of balance”; there are too many people and not enough resources. The families with more children won’t have enough to eat, the family ox will starve and not be able to pull the plow, and mom will be ever so much more tired and cranky because she has to work so hard. (Eyes rolling.) And it is everyone's duty to do their part so that the world won't be overpopulated, and we will all live a life worth living. Blech. (If you believe any of that, please visit the Population Research Institute's educational video page and watch some of their videos.)
From “LesFemmes” blog:
And then consider the inherent racism of this video which was made during Paul Ehrlich population bomb hysteria period. A bunch of white elitists make a film showing a Hispanic couple labeled as "everyman." Then consider that most Hispanic countries are majority Catholic countries. This film was shot across the bow to the Catholic Church which encourages generosity in life giving. The battle has always been between the culture of death and the Lord of Life and His Church.
To me, the callous dismissal of potential children is…unbelievable. But then, really, many people have this attitude when they use birth control; they are not thinking about the life that didn’t have a chance – only that they will have a better life for themselves and their “existing” children if they limit the number of souls who come into their families.
LifeSiteNews also has made available an excellent paper, “The Inherent Racism of Population Control”, which you can view here.
A LifeSiteNews article also notes Robertson’s comments that:
“That's the big problem, especially in Appalachia. They don't know about birth control. They just keep having babies.”
“You see a string of all these little ragamuffins, and not enough food to eat and so on,” he said, “and it's desperate poverty.”
“I'd say yes, birth control is absolutely an important thing for people to use,” he added, saying contraception “is a very important part of humanity.”
Michael Voris responded:
Imagine calling children – Reverend Pro-Life – calling children ragamuffins – those unwanted, can’t-be-afforded children, disposable, should-never-have-been-born creations of Almighty God.
See, Mr. Robertson isn’t really pro-LIFE. He’s pro-BIRTH! As is everyone in the prolife movement who wants conceived children to be born, but allows for conception to be denied and blocked and hampered. How can you call yourself pro-LIFE? You aren’t.
Robertson also said that “birth control has always been permitted” by Protestant ecclesial communities, but this is patently false; only since 1930 have any Protestant groups condoned the practice. Michael Voris calls this
…the Protestant poison of birth control that huge numbers of Catholics have unfortunately consumed as well. As long as the pro-life movement is really nothing more than the pro-birth movement – you can expect the killing [abortion] to continue.
Further rebutting Robertson’s comments was the Vortex episode of August 8 entitled “Ragamuffin Response” (go here for the video and link to the script). Voris quotes from a comment left on the CMTV Face Book page:
And her comment is especially worth listening to – because she was one of those ragamuffin children. Her name is Ruth:
“Well, as someone from Appalachia and the tenth of 11 children whose parents' income was below the poverty line, I have to say most people are clueless when they talk about this.
"Ragamuffins" indeed! My parents had hoped for 12 children and the final child miscarried. Mom had ten in her family and Dad had 12 in his. No one starved to death. No one was cold or even hungry. The only ones who ever had trouble with that has been the current generation and only those that have cut themselves off from their Catholic faith and family.
While my family income was poverty level, we were working poor with 12 hour days and with farming abilities that we used well. Our work ethic was excellent. All 11 children in my family are college graduates – most with advanced degrees. Poverty is not an issue about a large number of children – we worked together for the good of the family.
True poverty is NOT about a lack of money. It is about a lack of (example of) work ethic, a lack of education (or lack of valuing education), a lack of family connections – broken families (no one to catch you when you fall), a lack of charity (charity should start with the family), a lack of the ability to work due to addictions (drugs and alcohol.)
Children in a stable, loving family are a way OUT of poverty for the whole family. I have seen it over and over here. Families more easily fall into poverty when there are few children.”
Ruth’s picture is a far cry from the depiction in the Disney propaganda film! And it is a far cry from some NFP advocates who insist that births must sometimes (often?) be limited so that the children “already born” can be cared for and educated properly.
What have the culture of death forces been doing over the last 50 years? They have been promoting “family planning” in one form or another. At the end of the Disney film, the woman asks whether “family planning” is “acceptable”, and whether others are using it. I suspect this is a veiled reference to Catholic Church teaching on artificial contraception. At any rate, she is assured by the narrator that there’s a method that is right for everyone. Ha! This sounds suspiciously like an ad for birth control that has appeared in our local newspaper:
Manipulation of the economy. Population control. Family planning. Culture of Death.
Really, our Church needs to do a better job of educating the faithful on these issues. And frankly, I do NOT think that means teaching NFP (surprise!).
Stay tuned for Part II, hopefully tomorrow.