Worst Birthday Gift Ever

My full post on Facebook was: “Thanks, Supreme Court…worst birthday gift ever.” They struck down Roe v. Wade on my birthday.

I’m not sure what’s worse—that, or potential justices lying to Congress saying that they’d never do it. And it seems, constitutionally, there’s nothing to be done about it.

At least on that level. If they’re kicking it downstairs and want to make it a state’s right issue (which is kind of ridiculous on one level; don’t we all live in the UNITED States of America?), we need to keep state politicians out of the decision-making process. They seem to not be concerned with individual rights.

My new rallying cry is: “I refuse to live in Gilead,” the fictional theocracy of The Handmaid’s Tale. One of the touchstones of the Netflix series is the hypocrisy of the rulers. This of course extends into our reality as conservative politicians want to establish the Christian version of Sharia law while simultaneously denouncing the non-Christian version.

We have a long fight ahead of us against these Christians who want to bring about the end of the world so Jesus returns. If they did an honest self-assessment, they’d realize he’d want nothing to do with them.

And a quick apology for the slightly scattered nature of this blog post. It’s very early in the morning, and I’m supposed to be retired and sleeping late! These damn doctors appointments…

Published by stephenschrum

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; interested in virtual worlds, playwrighting, and filmmaking. Now creating a podcast called "Audio Chimera."

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