Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Like so many farm animals

The underlying and unifying theme of the entire Republican agenda can be summarized as: what this country needs is more cheap labor. But seldom is the point made so brazenly as when Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer was quoted in the Hartwell Sun: “[Senator] Schaefer said 50 million abortions have been performed in this country, causing a shortage of cheap American labor. ‘We could have used those people,’ she said.”

Oh, yes, we could have “used” those people—as sacrificial coal miners, or as infantry in our wars without end, or as wage slaves kept in perpetual poverty by the new plantations like Wal-Mart, or as underpaid household help. Yes, the rest of us deserve to have the services of “those people,” don’t we? How dare those selfish hussies deprive us of our servant class!

Breathtaking.

(Thanks go to Jesus' General blog.)

Followup, April 7, 2006: The news article in Hartwell Sun’s website has been scrubbed. Be assured that the quote in this post was a straight-up cut-and-paste from the original article....

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