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Gothic Angel

SUSAN B. KOMEN v PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Posted on 2012.02.03 at 10:48

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ehowton
ehowton at 2012-02-03 19:05 (UTC) (Link)
I love how you approach this with a completely logical frame of mind...
It is, simply put, my greatest strength. And, my greatest weakness.

I wonder how much of this was legitimate, protective thinking, and how much of it was driven by the needs of one lady to support her own political agenda.
Why do the two have to be mutually exclusive? If I am legitimizing myself, I'm going do so in my best interest, hence voting. Not everyone agrees with me politically, but my aims may be different than yours, so we're going to each attempt to get our own candidate in office. That being said, I do have a future post deconstructing "If you don't vote you can't bitch about it" as a strawman...stay tuned!

Anyway, your point about "supporters who came out on behalf of SGK, stating that now that they'd pulled PP funding, they'd start donating again. Then there are supporters on behalf of PP, who said they'd pull their donations" is very much on my next topic list, that being, "Offense." Each party you've mentioned has their own reasons for participating - or not - we don't know those reasons, so we can only do what is best for us, or how we feel, without judging others.

But yeah, there is probably not an "easy" answer to this, but I often feel, only by divorcing ourselves emotionally from it, can it truly be solved. And you're right, that's not always the best approach.

Thanks for the talking point!
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ehowton
ehowton at 2012-02-04 04:25 (UTC) (Link)
Social responsibility, yes. And what great works! But at what point does the Foundation no longer get to control its own interests? I guess this is where we talk about either the opportunity for others to pick up the torch and carry on - or - upon who's shoulders the responsibility now lie, in this imperfect world?
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