Choice And Freedom Are Somewhat Important
Folks, I gotta say, it hurt my heart to see all those poor folk in my home state of Texas taking such a beating from that Hurricane Ike. What was more distressing was that even after authorities told people, basically, “You will die if you do not evacuate,” some chose to stay behind. And I gotta say, that’s a little stupid.
Look, I know people like to say, “Well, you know, it’s really everyone’s choice if they want to be stupid or not.” But what you may fail to realize is that the state of Texas and the federal government have already said that rescuing people is a necessity. So, now you are potentially forcing their choices, because they’re not going to abandon you. I’m sure there are some that for one reason or another, could not leave, but for those that could and stayed, and now gotta get picked up in buses and helicopters, you know there’s a word to describe you, but I’ll let you come up with it.
People making stupid choices made me think of something else: people not being able to make choices at all. Folks, there’s this lady from Alaska who wants to be vice-president (although I think she actually wants to be president, and may find a way to slip John McCain a dangerous amount of Viagra), and she has a pregnant 17-year-old daughter. The father of the baby, as you may know, is now engaged to the daughter, and now tours with the political family instead of staying at home and playing Guitar Hero, which I understand is a popular game on some gaming device.
I was talking with a spitfire feminist friend of mine, and I noted that conservatives were proud with the daughter’s choice to keep the baby, but of course, they would like to create an environment in which that girl would have no choice but to keep the baby. Not saying whether that’s right or wrong, I’m just saying these people are stupid.
My friend said, “Not only that, but if you’re 17, and your parents have never told you, ‘We will support you no matter what you decide to do,’ and as a minor you have no independent access to health care outside of your parents consent, then you quite literally have no choices. Young women still have very little freedom, even if we claim that they have choices available.”
I should point out that, as far as feminists go, my friend is extremely cute. She was wearing these cowboy boots that just reminded me of back home in Texas. I bet she would look right at home on a horse. Some people you can’t picture on a horse, but I could picture this feminist on a horse, or maybe with an apron tied around her and bustling about in a ranch house.
But anyway, she had some good points, and we need to do more for women, and get them all those freedoms and rights that they would like to have, mostly because they want it so bad.
Just My Thoughts,