…and it’s this one, from an Arizona 25-year-old who had been looking forward to a “hot girl” summer:
“I feel like women have to be more careful and more selective now in who they have intercourse with. If something happens with your birth control or your condom breaks, this potentially could be a partner stuck in your life forever because now you have to raise a child together.”
Amazingly, this isn’t the dumbest or even necessarily most offensive of the quotes from those interviewed in “Sorry, Summer,” an outrageously contrived lament authored by Times reporter
1. It perfectly illustrates the callousness and casualness with which many women shrug off the nascent life an abortion sacrifices in order for them to seek random, careless and promiscuous sex without consequences.
2. The statement shows how an insulted peer group and echo chamber can make one comfortable revealing ugly and self-centered attitudes that should trigger examination, doubt and self-reflection.
3. Her feared consequences are simply not true. Abortions will be available for the foreseeable future. Unless she eschews other options, like adoption, she will not be forced into having a “forever” life partner she doesn’t want.
4. She will need to take more precautions than she apparently had been taking, and that she should have been taking anyway.
5. In other words, she still has many, many choices. And if she’s devoted to killing her fetus, she can still make that choice as well.
This, I believe, is a typical participant in the current pro-abortion freakout. That was not the reason she was featured, however. It was because she doesn’t expect to have “fun” this summer.
One piece of illumination from this garbage article is that the Times really is joining the media effort to knee-cap Joe Biden. Representing everything in the U.S. as going straight to Hell (See #5, here) was part of the mainstream media’s “Get Trump!” strategy, and now it is using it on Joe.
As for the rest of the “Sorry, Summer” hysterics, fools, a emotional cripples, we have….
Timothy Hale, the 29-year-old hairstylist and freelance photographer, who is worried about monkey pox. The disease appears to be especially likely to be contracted by gay men who are, like Sarah, indiscriminate in their intimate encounters. He’s also worried because Clarence Thomas’s outlier Dobbs concurrence suggests that he’d like to reverse Obergefell, the SCOTUS case that declared that states could not ban gay marriage. Those who pay attention have known that for seven years. Those who understand the law, the Court and the relevant opinions know that Thomas’s dream has as much of a chance of coming true John Lennon’s.
- Laurel Niedospial, 37, a stay-at-home mother in Oak Park, Illinois, is now afraid to go anywhere in public because of the July 4 Highland Park shooting. “Even now going to the beach just feels so exposed, and with two children of disparate abilities, my biggest fear is that I wouldn’t be able to save them both,” she tells the reporter. “There’s no vacation from our reality.” Right. All those beach shootings. The Times and its cohorts have turned the woman into a fearful, sniveling agoraphobe. Nice.
- Becca Near, 31, who works in development for the St. Louis Zoo,is similarly irrationally terrified of her children being shot: she worries about snipers. She’s also convinced that St. Louis is going to be “too hot” this summer, unlike all those other summers when the temperature topped 100 not infrequently.
- I think my favorite might be Reginald Ajaa, 34, a health care administrator and TikTok influencer in Los Angeles. He’s upset that travel is too expensive: he had two trips planned with his fiancée: one to Dubai and one to Cancún, Mexico. But when he went to book tickets, he decided they were too expensive. I know it always ruins my summer when I can’t get to Dubai and Cancun.
- Or maybe my favorite tragic story is that of Whitney Claflin, 39, a painter living on the Lower East Side of NYC who now vapes with Juul since she quit smoking cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration announced a sales ban on the device in June, so her summer is just ruined. Never mind that an appeal is underway and the product is still on shelves, probably for months or longer.
Clearly,was stretching especially hard with this one.
What’s going on here? I think it is likely that the Times is pivoting to try to ramp up fears and anxiety, but in its favored directions. Restrictions on “choice”! Pandemic(s): Mask up! Better get ready for the next lockdown and mail-in ballots! Climate change! “Do something” about guns!
I admit, the travel costs bit and especially the vaping don’t fit; they were also the most absurd of the “Everything is terrible!” complaints—except for
Pointer: Other Bill