Mark Steyn’s post, although depressingly post-apocalyptic, is still a joy to read

Here are some gems from Mark Steyn’s post about Sandra Fluke’s vision of a binary America, one that has abortioned women frolicking freely through fields of flowers, and another that has them barefoot, pregnant, wrapped in a burqa, and hiding in the kitchen.  You’ve got to read the whole thing, though.

Sandra Fluke is one of them. She completed her education a few weeks ago — at the age of 31, or Grade 25. Before going to Georgetown, she warmed up with a little light B.S. in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell. She then studied law at one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation, where tuition costs 50 grand a year. The average starting salary for a Georgetown Law graduate is $160,000 per annum — first job, first paycheck.

So this is America’s best and brightest — or, at any rate, most expensively credentialed. Sandra Fluke has been blessed with a quarter-million dollars of elite education, and, on the evidence of Wednesday night, is entirely incapable of making a coherent argument. She has enjoyed the leisurely decade-long varsity once reserved for the minor sons of Mitteleuropean grand dukes, and she has concluded that the most urgent need facing the Brokest Nation in History is for someone else to pay for the contraception of 30-year-old children. S


Sexual liberty, even as every other liberty withers, is all that matters: A middle-school girl is free to get an abortion without parental consent, but if she puts a lemonade stand on her lawn she’ll be fined. What a bleak and reductive concept of “personal freedom.”


But, as it stands right now, a Cornell and Georgetown graduate doesn’t understand the central reality of the future her elders have bequeathed her. There’s no “choice” in the matter. It’s showing up whatever happens in November. All the election will decide is whether America wants to address that reality, or continue to live in delusion — like a nation staggering around with a giant condom rolled over its collective head.


For one thing, it’s a striking feature of the Age of Perfected Liberalism that modern liberals talk about sex 24/7 while simultaneously giving off the persistent whiff that the whole thing’s a bit of a chore. Hence, the need for government subsidy.

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  • Bob Agard

    Thanks for linking to Steyn. Remind me never to piss off Mark Steyn! I linked to him and you here:

  • Bookworm

    Thank you for the link, Bob.  I always appreciate them.

  • Charles Martel

    I sometimes wonder what Sandra Fluke’s parents think of her. Are they proud that she has announced her fornications to the world and demands public subsidy for them? Do they kvell that after 25 years of schooling, their smart daughter’s purpose in life is to replace “Cogito ergo sum” with “Futuō ergo sum?”
    I also wonder if there is a Catholic remnant left at Georgetown that is pissed off at how the university has slipped into such a casual worship of sex in every form save the sacramental.  
    The really sad thing here is that Fluke, for all her supposed intelligence, cannot see how thoroughly and devastatingly Steyn has fisked her and her ilk.