Sunday, April 4, 2010

Maafa 21: anti-abortion propaganda bait and switch

(Pronounced Ma-afa)

The following DVD, Maafa 21, was given to me by a card carrying member of the "Obama is Satan" club.



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Propaganda:

Definition: information that is designed to mislead or persuade

Synonyms: advertising, advertising, agitprop, announcement, brainwashing, disinformation, doctrine, evangelism, handout, hogwash, hype, implantation, inculcation, indoctrination, newspeak, promotion, promulgation, proselytism, publication, publicity

Antonyms: truth
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The ending line (before the preacher’s rant) of the movie gave it away:

“As long as abortion remains legal, the Maafa cannot end.”

In word, in deed and in timing, pitch perfect propaganda.

Yet the time it took for those words to come out of that man’s mouth, is the time it took to throw the entire two hour history lesson I had just received, out the window.
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You can argue the conspiratorial racist history and inception of Planned Parenthood all you like, but at this point, for some people, their services are vital. But exposing Planned Parenthood’s past was never the point of the movie, attempting to “secularize” the issue, was. A common political tack: Guilt by association (much of the anti-gay industry is built on this premise).

It was designed to appeal mostly to people of faith and those sympathetic to the cause, who may be on the fence about abortion. In this case, demonize Planned Parenthood’s sordid past in order to depict abortion and birth control as tools of genocide--and voilĂ , elective abortion = racial genocide.

The producers of this film, exploited the very history of the exploitation of blacks, in order to blur the line between genocidal intentions and abortion itself. It was never about eugenics, as the back cover of the DVD suggests:

Black Genocide in 21st Century America

They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.

But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not particular about how it might be done.

What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don't think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, and it's happening right now.
The back of the DVD cover also leads one to the Maafa website, where you can find that quote, as well as, after a little digging, this (PDF):

The claim is that the abortion issue is about privacy, and women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.

But that’s just marketing hype. In reality, it was EUGENICS that drove the legalization of abortion. And now, a stunning new movie lays it all out with incredible documentation.
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The film is called Maafa 21 and it exposes a plan to create “racial purity” that began 150 years ago and is still being carried out right now. It’s about the ties between the Nazis, the American eugenics movement and today’s “family planning” cartel. It’s about elitism, secret agendas, treachery and corruption at the highest levels of political and corporate America.
The rest of the Maafa 21 website seems a bit coy in revealing its anti-abortion agenda, unlike its producers, Life Dynamics Incorporated--who’s website was curiously NOT listed on the back of the DVD jacket. Even the LifeDynamics hyperlink on their YT trailer page only leads to their YT video library.

Something to hide, perhaps?

“This is the mindset that is behind everything that Life Dynamics does. We are fighting to return full legal protection for every unborn child, from the moment of conception. Because of this our motto is, "Pro-Life: without compromise, without exception, without apology."
As I said, that last line gives it all away:

“As long as abortion remains legal, the Maafa cannot end.”

A more productive and success oriented approach might be to suggest the end of unwanted pregnancies. It’s not a secret that abortions occur regardless of legality--and often with fatal consequences. But who cares about those lives, right?

That last line, and the rhetoric of every anti-abortionist that I’ve ever heard, is not at all interested in preventing the reason for abortion, but in controlling, via religiously influenced BIG government, what women do with their bodies. Misogyny at its best.

-The anti-abortion movement, as far as I have seen in my life, is intent on illegalizing not just abortion, but birth control of any kind, as well as comprehensive sex ed---all of which lead to more unwanted pregnancies, which then lead to more abortions.
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Again, from Life Dynamics, the producers of the video:

This is the mindset that is behind everything that Life Dynamics does. We are fighting to return full legal protection for every unborn child, from the moment of conception. Because of this our motto is, "Pro-Life: without compromise, without exception, without apology."
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I take it that that means “Life begins at conception,” which means that a new eternal soul is created upon conception?

Unfortunately, no anti-abortionist that I’ve seen interviewed has ever explained it like that. It would offer their “secular” audience the reason why anti-abortionists are so fervent about their opposition. Not that they would change that many minds, but it would plant some seeds of respect for their position/beliefs. Until, that is, that extra support finds out that they are also against all birth control and sexual education (sans ignorance only abstinence only education). Not to mention the resounding call for BIG government to implement this religious supremacist master plan.

“We are fighting to return full legal protection for every unborn child, from the moment of conception”

-Am I to understand that an eternal soul is created at the very moment that the lucky sperm fully penetrates the egg?

-Why would God need humans to create souls?

-How can a physical act create something non-physical?

-And if physical conception is required to create a new soul, how then did Adam and Eve come about?

And what about spontaneous abortions and miscarriages, which amount to about 20-50% of all pregnancies?

What happens if the zygote (fertilized egg) fails to adhere to the uterine wall as it often does? Where do all those eternal souls go?

Why isn’t the anti-abortion industry doing all it can to ensure that these eternal souls make it to term? Funding research to preventing spontaneous abortions and miscarriages is something practical that can be done right now, but why aren’t the leaders of the anti-abortion movement doing this? Are they that unaware of reproductive facts? Or are they intentionally keeping the focus on late term abortions that people can emotionally identify with for the sake of fundraising purposes?

They must despise their fundraising audience.

Further, The Catholic Church abolished limbo a few years back, but to my knowledge, hasn’t replaced it with another place for these aborted souls to go.
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There is a reason some of us refer to the “pro-life” movement as “anti-abortion,” or “anti-choice.” In my opinion, they are actuality pro-death.

-Support of the unnecessary Iraq war, which has resulted in tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of deaths.

-Neglect of the 40, 000 already alive people that die of starvation and preventable diseases every day.

-Support for the Bush administration’s ravaging of funding for low income children. (It was a real “treat” to hear republicans on the House Floor decry funding to enforce “dead-beat dads” to pay their alimony to mom‘s with kids.)
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Again, why aren’t they funding research to prevent spontaneous abortions/miscarriages with the millions upon millions they rake in each year? Think of all the liberal$ who would actually support that cause?

It seems clear to me that credibility and solutions are at the bottom of their priority list.

Ask your abortion leaders those questions, I would LOVE to hear their answers.

Once again, the point, even if this eugenics conspiracy is as true as they say, we have a Planned Parenthood right here in Caucasian conservative central, should they too be shut down on the basis of unrelated genocidal intentions?
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I had an idea the other day that religion is mostly for the faithless. Only someone who doesn’t believe in God would need to be reminded of its existence, or need “His” book to remind them that there is life after death.

Anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia, anti-stem cell research, these are all symptoms of the same disease: Fear of Death--or more accurately, the suppression of the fear of death.

Terri Schiavo lived for 13 days after being cut off from all food and water. Essentially, she was tortured to death. Not because she was euthanized---as per her wishes---but because the anti-euthanasia rabble refuse to allow for any legal means of dying humanely.

Faith, eh?

It seems to me that they are against anyone being euthanized, et al, because they are afraid of being reminded of death.

In that context, those who proclaim the loudest of their belief in God, and life after death, are the most terrified of death...thus the need to scream about it.
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I highly recommend this article:

Anti-Choice Doc[umentary] Aims to Link Reproductive Rights to ‘Black Genocide’
By Michelle Goldberg
March 9, 2010

It digs into the misuses of what was presented to be factual history and makes it clear that Maafa 21 was designed as a piece of propaganda. Worse, inherent in its design is the exploitation of the exploitation of racism.
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Update: 4-6-10, 3ish AM

For the sake of disclosure, I’ve just been informed by a poster that Michelle Goldberg is biased.

One of the websites the poster lead me to included this video of Michelle talking about the importance of taking a more expansive and global look at reproductive health, and the unseen connections that exist.

6 comments:

Gena G. said...

I tell you this is a very debatable issue and individuality should be given priority.

Emproph said...

Princedon Cryo is where your link leads?

Not a good starting point for a debate.

Anonymous said...

So you attack the film as "Propaganda" written by anti-abortionists and respond by referring to a New York Times "Propaganda" hit piece written by pro-abortion author: "Michelle Goldberg" who was a featured speaker for Planned Parenthood and has received funding from Planned Parenthood to promote her book. One as opened minded as you would assume that an article written by a Planned Parenthood funded author and speaker would hardly be fair minded "rebuttal", or perhaps your journalistic talents did not extend to "investigating" pro-abortion people? Of course not, you are pro-abortion and might I say, doing exactly what you accused the anti-abortion people of doing. SMART !

A simple google search will prove my FACTS, allow me to help your "investigation" into all this "propaganda" :

http://michellegoldberg.net/news.html

http://orangejuiceblog.com/2009/10/author-michelle-goldberg-to-keynote-planned-parenthoods-2009-annual-luncheon/

Emproph said...

Anon, I appreciate relevant criticism. If you find an error in my logic, reasoning, facts, or even from those I link too, please feel free to point them out. I will do my best to investigate them and make changes if necessary. Accuracy is important to me.
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Ms. Goldman is biased, so be it. The fact remains that you’ve refuted nothing of what she or I have said.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that a lot of opinion is written in your article, I cannot dispute the "facts" since none were stated or sourced. In contrast, the film Maafa21 has lists and lists of "sources" ranging from books, to government documents, libraries, original pamphlets, original writings, and actual video/audio listed in the credits , not to mention the documents and sources they show on screen all through out the film.

I do respect your openness to dialogue however, it must be commended.

Dave Wasser said...

I just heard about this film myself, and was intrigued. I started doing some research and soon came to see there's a hidden agenda. You do a good job of exposing the logical fallacy that the film tries to foist on uncritical viewers.

@Anonymous--Your criticisms, delivered as they are with slurs and insults to the owner of this blog, reveal the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of your position. No one with a reasonable and legitimate viewpoint needs to resort to hysterical namecalling. Similarly, no one with a reasonable and legitimate viewpoint needs to play fast and loose with Logic and Truth. A lie will always be found out.

As to the shrill insistence that "a simple Google search will prove my FACTS," it's worth pointing out that every lie is based on facts. Facts in and of themselves are nothing; the Truth lies in discerning a right, fair, logical arrangement of the facts. I'm convinced that this kind of sloppy thinking and uncritical acceptance of anything that appears to be authoritative is our country's most dangerous weakness.