Elizabeth Wright on VFR and Palin
The black conservative Elizabeth Wright agrees with VFR on the devastating effect that Sarah Palin’s nomination is having on conservatism, and particularly on opposition to illegitimacy. She also likes my stand on immigration and race:
Where do you find a white man these days who professes the desire to see his own race prevail in their own lands, instead of taking delight as Western countries are overrun with immigrant invasions?Wright is a very rare black individual who is truly loyal to Western civilization, and thus, rationally and sensibly, wants the historic majority people of the West to remain such.
Elizabeth Wright writes:
Thank you for your comment sent to my blog re my Palin post. And thanks for your clear-eyed consistency on this subject and especially on immigration.LA replies:
Thank you, and thanks for your position on Palin as well. We anti-Palin conservatives are an out-of-step minority. But as I show in some recent posts at my site, our numbers are increasing.September 15
Elizabeth Wright has brought up something that I have thought and wondered many times, that in the zeal of the pro-life crowd to avoid abortion, they have managed to help legitimize single motherhood. Because they had no larger vision of social good, they failed to promote as equal in importance to the choosing of life, the having of husband and father. It used to be said that the pro-life movement cared only about getting the baby born, not about caring for the child later. That is not entirely true, because the pro-life movement does make efforts to provide single mothers with material assistance. But it does ring true in the sense that the movement doesn’t seem to care about the spiritual void in the life of a child who grows up without a father, and about the negative effects of illegitimacy on society as a whole.LA replies:
There you have it. R.R Reno’s article expresses in pure form the mentality that led “Christian conservatives” to gush over Bristol Palin’s out of wedlock pregnancy. If there is to be a movement worthy of the name conservatism, it will have to be created or recreated, because the conservative movement is dead. The so-called conservative movement should change its name to the anti-abortion movement, or “the cult of natalism for the sake of natalism,” or “Christians for illegitimacy.”Carol Iannone writes:
You know, family is what should be emphasized, not preventing abortion alone. The state can provide for single mothers and is doing so in large measure. Or charitable pro-life organizations can provide what a single mother needs, at least to get started. But that’s not what we want as conservatives.Laura W. writes:
Carol Iannone’s excellent statement is reinforced by the public issue of Palin and her infant son who has Down Syndrome. Palin is hailed for giving birth to Trig. It’s unseemly, suggesting that only the extraordinary person would fulfill the first and most fundamental duty of the parent, the obligation to accept with humility and gratitude what God gives us at the moment of conception. That Palin is effusively congratulated for not having agreed to a widely accepted form of infanticide only shows how irreversibly accepted that infanticide has become, and how the effort to stop it fails to look at its larger causes.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 13, 2008 02:25 AM | Send