Russell writes about the thorny issue of abortion.
My bone of contention comes from the fact that the Parliment on England are trying to force this ammendment onto us, when all 4 churches and pretty much the whole Northern Ireland executive have said leave as is.
There’s are two logical fallacies here, however:
- that any Church should have anything to do with the running of a civil government.
- that the politicians in Northern Ireland have the best interests of humans at heart
I’m strongly Pro-Choice in this matter. It’s not something I choose for myself but until I’m able to carry a foetus to term myself, I’m not going to dictate how others choose to deal with unwanted pregnancies. I’d ask any man who has an opinion to consider not trimming any of his beard, toenails, hair, fingernails (or for that matter, ejaculate) for around 18 years before he considers the effects of bringing a child into the world. And even that won’t scratch the surface.
My question is that, If we have (and its taken a long time to get) our own Northern Ireland executive with representives seated in the main UK Parliment, then why are the English trying to get invloved in our business? and force an ammendment our govenernment do not want?
This isn’t an English/Northern Irish thing. This is the government knowing that if we were left to our own devices our politicians would have us burning books and witches by the tonne. It has been shown time and time again that the political and social development of Northern Ireland is infantile in the extreme, that we permit dangerous memes of ‘difference’ and ‘culture’ which are divisive in our own communities: in short that we cannot be trusted to look after ourselves.
Don’t kid yourself; we don’t have a government. We have a couple of prefects looking after us and the teachers are hanging back to see what level of disaster we can make out of it.
I don’t want to live in a country that prides itself on bigotry and sectarianism but I’ve made my bed here and I’m kinda stuck. Northern Ireland has incredible potential because we have a lot of very smart people (I guess that proves that intelligence is recessive) but very few of the smart, educated people actually vote (and when they do, they don’t vote for big name parties).
The amendment is being forced because the people of Northern Ireland think with their bibles and not with their heads. And politicians pander to this weakness.