Meganomicism, Part Two: The profit-making, non-profit monopoly of Planned Parenthood
By Michael Moriarty
Hmmm … yes, it is all that and more. It's a kind of church as well.
It is also a perfect microcosm of Meganomicism.
It is the densely fertile seed of all the dreams of Meganomicists, men rather like Bill Clinton, Ted Turner, George Soros and Bill Gates, visionaries on a global scale.
It is their way of not just curing hunger, the population problem and crime but also of assuring a voting bloc, a Progressive constituency - one that particularly entices the ambitiously "influential" into its fold - collecting all of these "Progressive human beings" under the Third Way Wing of Liberal Global Initiatives.
Recent 2007 tax disclosures by Planned Parenthood reveal that one third of its income as a charity comes from the government … and with a yearly income of roughly one billion dollars and a yearly, net profit of about eleven percent – $ 115,000,000 - it is Meganomicism's ideal of a profit-making, non-profit church, one worshipping the God of Science rather than any of those antiquated, non-Progressive misinterpretations of the Bible.
As I've posited in the first installment of this editorial series, Meganomicism requires the interrelated trinity of government, business and religion.
"What", you might ask, "is religious about Planned Parenthood?"
It is the "sacredness" of a woman's rights over her own body, her holy freedom to dispose of her own gestating infant, that liberty imbuing her with the divine power of life and death over another human being. That the "human being" is her own child … well … as they say, "It's not really a child yet."
Most of us know that abortion is not exactly a tonsillectomy … but Planned Parenthood thinks we will outgrow these adolescent and very un-Progressive attitudes … and platitudes.
"What," asked former Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, "is this love affair America has with the fetus?"
Dr. Elders is an African-American talking about something that to her mind is a lower form of life … a sub-human … a zygote actually.
I know racism is a bitter pill to swallow … but why take it out on the kids?
Oh, well … with abortion, to my mind, the most important issue on the election table, and one that will cut mortally at the center of America's hoped-for recovery, until Roe v. Wade is over-turned, America will limp … economically, militarily and spiritually.
That, of course, really does not upset the seasoned Meganomicists. They have been "globalized" years ago. To be merely "national" and not "global", at least to a Meganomicist, is prehistoric … a virtually post-modern madness. Between Ted Turner's worldwide news network, George Soros' life rafts to the former Soviet Union and his generous contributions to Barack Obama's Presidential campaign, Bill Gates' world monopoly in software and Bill Clinton's "Global Initiative", these four Meganomicists represent a sizable corner of the global market of influence. They actually represent the nation of "Meganomania", the one more euphemistically referred to as "The Planet of Progressive Thinking".
One thing they all agree on is the absolute necessity of abortion; and the same people will want gun control until their political, intellectual and spiritual enemies are as helpless before a Progressive government as gestating infants are before the hypothermic needles of abortionists.
I don't believe there was a more permissive President to burgeoning monopolies and monopolists than President William Clinton. He had become the best friend of "Biggest Business". The faint threat of an anti-trust suit against Microsoft was obviously parried by a conversation between the President and Mr. Gates on a golf course.
Now that is Meganomics: Government, business and the American religion of golf … all rolled into one.
As for the keystone to what gave this unholy trinity its permission and permissiveness, the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, I suppose if America could live for 89 years with legalized slavery, it could certainly last that long with legalized abortion. Perhaps even longer … there being no unsightly, public auction of human souls – as with slavery – abortion is a perfectly, legally, tastefully silent auction of gestating human souls to oblivion.
With Planned Parenthood as the defining creation of American Meganomicism, we will eventually see how all of this unbridled greed and unlimited access to money, power and influence would never have been made possible without an end to the Golden Rule and the Commandment, "Thou shalt not kill".
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact email@example.com.
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