Liberals are hypocritical. This much has consistently been observed for decades, as they will claim to be in support of one thing and then proceed to do the exact opposite to what they “believe.” One such example is of Obama’s birthday bash which I talked about last week, as well as the fact that Leftists will claim to care for the environment and proceed to own massive homes and private jets which leave massive carbon footprints.
Similarly, the Left will claim to be in support of the abolition of slavery, and of the people who fought slavery in the 19th century, but will take similar stances as pro-slavery people with regards to the modern-day evil of abortion.
This is the general point that Christian group Free The States recently tried to make at a rally.
The group distributed over 500,000 fake $20 bills with Harriet Tubman’s face on the front and a burning Pennsylvania Hall (the HQ of the Philadelphia slavery abolition movement which was torched by an angry mob just four days after its opening in May 1838) on the back. The tactic was to basically fool people into attending a “put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill” rally, where they would be told certain truths about both Tubman and the fight against our modern culture’s evil: abortion.
Furthermore, the group set up a website called “Tubman20.com” and announced an in-person and livestreamed rally for August 1st at the former site of the Pennsylvania Hall.
At the rally, T. Russell Hunter, a 19th century historian and founder of Free The States, explained to the attendees “that though the abolitionists who opposed slavery are lauded in the modern era, they were loathed by the vast majority of Americans in the decades leading to the Civil War,” according to The Daily Wire.
Hunter explained: “Harriet Tubman is popular today. Her abolitionist friends are popular today. You can watch PBS documentaries about the abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass… But when Harriet Tubman was living in this city, she was an outlaw. People tried to chase her down.”
“Harriet Tubman – and these men and women in the abolitionist movement – rejected all compromise with slavery. They demanded its total and immediate abolition. These abolitionists not only argued that slavery was evil, but they argued that gradual abolition was evil. They spent as much time arguing with moderate anti-slavery gradualists as they did arguing against slavery itself.”
“Here’s the point. Does our culture truly support Harriet Tubman? Do we appreciate people like Harriet Tubman, or do we treat abolitionists of today in the way we treated abolitionists of the past?”
“We find ourselves in a similar situation today among a similar people,” he continued to explain. “Chattel slavery is no longer legal; it has been abolished. The Supreme Court no longer prohibits individuals or states from helping those in bondage. However, the federal government, every state government, and the majority of the population totally, emphatically, and unquestionably protects the Supreme Court-sanctioned evil of our own age… I am talking about the evil of human abortion and the movement to abolish it.”
Unsurprisingly, as soon as Hunter revealed the true purpose of the rally, several attendees began to leave in anger. Hunter used those leaving as a good example of his point.
“Some of these folks that leave, that don’t want to hear us out – they don’t realize that they are treating us just the same way as they treated the abolitionists of an earlier age. They were willing to celebrate abolitionists like Harriet Tubman until someone said, ‘You agree with her then, but you would not agree with her now.’”
“We believe that these children ought to be rescued from being taken away to death. Like her, we believe that we should not live for ourselves, but we should live for others. Like her, we believe in and follow Christ. We believe that He leads the abolitionist cause, and that His gospel is the answer to abortion.”
In an interview with The Daily Wire, he noted that “it was very interesting to note who left and who stayed.”
“Almost all the white liberals stormed off in anger when the rally switched gears. But not a single black person left. Many of them stayed for more than thirty minutes after the rally was over to talk about abolitionism and have me sign their bills. Our message resonated strongly with them.”
“Our culture thinks they like Harriet Tubman, but that’s only because they have created a false, secularized version of her. She was a Bible-quoting, gun-toting, evangelical Christian abolitionist who trusted in God’s providence above all else. Tubman was the furthest thing from a modern leftist.”
“Tubman demanded slavery’s total and immediate abolition. She told Lincoln, ‘Never wound a snake. Kill it.’ She supported nullifying tyrannical fugitive slave laws. She supported immediatism, nullification, and many more of the principles pro-life leaders argue against when they oppose abolition bills.”
“Because of this, we set out to teach the culture about immediatism, nullification, and – most importantly – the gospel of Jesus Christ that animated Harriet Tubman.”
There isn’t a single thing here I could possibly, as a Christian, argue against, not that I would want to anyway.
I don’t know of any pro-life leaders who oppose abolition bills, and certainly, one could not consider themselves pro-life, let alone a leader, if they do. But if Hunter is going so far as to mention that, he probably has someone or some people in mind who fit the bill. Certainly, RINO Republicans who say what they need to say to gain support and then betray the principles they claim to espouse.
But what this rally demonstrated was the great point of the similarities of both abolitionist movements of the 19th century and of today.
While polls show that abortion is nowhere near as popular as the Left might have us believe, it is still more popular than I would want, and I’m willing to bet that many people would rather keep than overturn Roe v. Wade, as Hunter was trying to point out.
So with regards to the evil of abortion, abolitionists are much in the same position today as they were in the 19th century with regards to slavery.
Federal and state governments support abortion about as much as they supported slavery, and the reason laws changed was because more and more people recognized the evil of slavery, as I believe more and more people will recognize the evil of abortion. Those who argued against slavery were treated with contempt by many people, and attempts at changing the culture were met with violence (as evidenced by the burning of Pennsylvania Hall just four days after its opening).
Similarly, those who argue against abortion are treated with contempt, ironically even called “evil” and “anti-woman” and attempts at changing the culture are met with similar contempt (as evidenced by angry white liberals leaving the rally) and often times violence.
The same people, Democrats, who supported slavery in the past also support abortion today. Only abortion is even more ghoulish than slavery was, as abortion is the specific targeting of human babies for termination. Slaves at least got to live, for the most part. Not great lives, but lives nonetheless. Slaves were not sought out for destruction. Slavery was profitable mostly by the maintenance of the slaves and their numbers. Abortion is profitable exclusively by the elimination of human life.
It might be surprising for some to hear, but there is no doubt in my mind that abortion is a way worse evil than slavery ever was.
In 1860, five years before the abolition of slavery, the U.S. population was a little over 31 million. 3.9 million of them were slaves. So in 1860, 12% of the US population were slaves.
In 2020, the U.S. population was a little over 330 million. There have been over 63 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade. Comparatively speaking, that’s nearly 20% of the current population. More people, numerically and statistically, have been killed by abortion than were slaves at the HEIGHT of slavery in 1860.
Abortion is a holocaust unlike any other. It supersedes Germany’s, Russia’s and China’s. It dwarfs slavery in the U.S., but one would be scorned for even thinking that, let alone saying it.
Even slavery’s purpose wasn’t outright genocide. Abortion is, even if there are those who argue against that.
They will say that babies “aren’t alive”, dehumanizing them like they did black people. They will say “it’s a woman’s choice”, also dehumanizing the babies as though they were property to be kept or tossed. When they inevitably run out of excuses to try and justify the unjustifiable, they switch to personal attacks of “you’re a sexist” or “you’re anti-woman” when abortion leaves many women emotionally scarred and regretting their decisions (not to mention we are at the point where they will argue that MEN can get an abortion, so how is that pro-woman?).
Any possible defense they have for abortion can be used for defending slavery. “What if a rape happens?” “What if it’s incest?” “What if it’s deformed or won’t have a normal life?” “It’s not a baby, it’s just a fetus!”
“What if the slave rapes someone in his freedom?” “What if they decide to have disgusting incestual relationships in their freedom?” “What if they are deformed and couldn’t have a normal life outside of slavery?” “It’s not a human, it’s property!”
The slavers of yesterday are the abortionists of today. They take up similar defensive strategies in opposing abolition in both centuries.
And like Hunter pointed out, it’s largely the white liberals who stormed off. The white liberals, who like to white knight for minorities, are the ones who got offended. The white liberals, who used to own slaves back in the day, are the ones who opposed abolition. Meanwhile, black people, the people most targeted by both institutions, decided to stay and hear the abolitionists out.
Funny how it works, that white liberals make ignorant, bigoted assumptions about what minorities think and want because those are the things the white liberals want them to think and want.
Like their incredulity at how a Latino could support Trump (after all, he was building a “racist wall” and wants to “deport people like me”), they are incredulous at the idea that there are black people who stand against the institution which seeks them out for termination.
They live in their own little bubble with their own little presuppositions about how the world works and how other people think and feel. And yet, they also have enough narcissism and self-righteousness to claim that black people who are conservatives “aren’t real black people” (and will make similar charges of conservatives of other minorities).
At any rate, what Free The States did here is spectacular and their points are well-made. Abortion ought to be immediately abolished and there can be no room for moderation or debate on that front. Slowly getting rid of abortion is as evil as not getting rid of it at all, so the solution ought to be quick and immediate.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
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