Aspie with Attitude

Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sperm Donation: Just What It's Meant To Be

In L.A., it's hard to spit without hitting a comic, an adopter, or some woman who's used a sperm donor. And so, I haven't written much about the whole thing lately. Btw, I know many an adoptee or sperm-donor-created comic who is trying to turn tragedy into comedy by standing in front of people and working out issues for laughs. It's really a pretty good way of dealing with losing a parent or parents, considering the options. But the truth is that between adoption and sperm donation, many of us are losing our genetic heritage, and suffering because of it. Nonetheless, the elite want this kind of genetic confusion, or else it wouldn't be celebrated in all kinds of magazines and newspapers all over the world. Try printing an anti-adoption article in your local newspaper; let me know if they'll print it.

Nonetheless, every once in a while, we see some kind of article that touches on the bad stuff about adoption or sperm donation or such. This particular article, for instance, tells about the problems of sperm donation. But it does not say that women should be smart enough to avoid anonymous sperm donation altogether, which would put these places out of business. No, that would be against the genetic confusion that so thrill the elite. It is only in such a state of familial confusion, without natural family to help, that people will be thrilled to turn to the state for help. And that's where the elite really thrive: Getting people to turn to the government instead of their families for help.

Therefore, the government wants not to end sperm donation, but to regulate it, to control it a bit more. Ah, yes, more government control on something that's going to affect generations of children, many of whom will never find out one whole side of their family.

Critics say that fertility clinics and sperm banks are earning huge profits by allowing too many children to be conceived with sperm from popular donors, and that families should be given more information on the health of donors and the children conceived with their sperm. They are also calling for legal limits on the number of children conceived using the same donor’s sperm and a re-examination of the anonymity that cloaks many donors.

One wants to say that if donors are dumb enough to give away or sell their sperm and if a woman is willing to have her child lose one whole side of the family, well, then let them go ahead. But then again, it's not either of these adults who will suffer, but the children that they spawn. And their children's children. And their children's children's children. And so on.

The Open-Minded

I know that I haven't written as much on my Thinking Mama blog as I have the others, but frankly, I read so much about the government's taking away of our freedoms and our money and I am personally experiencing the latter, that I feel as though, sometimes, it's no use to even write about things anymore. Adoption will continue as long as people envy the babies of others. Forced taxation will continue as long as people are brainwashed to believe that they have no other choice. I love Ron Paul, but he's one man. How much can he do?!? The most I can do, really, is to teach my children the truth and help them to learn to think for themselves, which includes looking at all sides of an argument, as I used to encourage my students at North Carolina State University to do.

And yet, every once in a while, I can't help but open my freedom-loving mouth when someone mentions how wonderful the FDA and EPA are, especially when I am having to drive over one hour to buy the raw cow's milk that God and nature intended us to drink--this milk is illegal to buy where I currently am. And the government goons are treating it as though it were meth and raiding stores, even in California, where it is supposed to be legal to buy.

So, I made a comment on this guy's FB post. His name is MW and he wouldn't have done well in my NCSU freshman English class. He was obviously a little taken by what I wrote, questioning the FDA and EPA. I'd love to write exactly what I wrote, but he not only defriended me, he made it so that I can never find him; therefore, I don't see my original post. Such is the post-Oprah world in which true deep thinking and debating has been replaced by name-calling and all the other cheap shots of argument that would drive Aristotle crazy these days. Here is MW's first response to me, which I was able to copy from my e-mail:

"Duped and taxed to fund these agencies"? Tricia, ALL government functions are provided by tax dollars. And yes, they are "all about" safe food and medicine, and clean air and water. EVERY regulation is aimed AT MAKING US SAFER! The rest is Tea Party bullshit! There's a reason you paint with a broad brush, yet give no specifics! Are there too many regulations? Probably. Are some more harmful than good? Almost certainly. So it is with all things created by mankind! We are not perfect, nor are the things we create. If perfection is your standard, then we will always fall short. But clean air and water, and safe food and medicine are the REASONS we live longer, and are healthier than any generation before us. There's not even a sane counter to that argument. The LA skyline is visible BECAUSE THE FREAKING AIR IS CLEANER! Nobody who's ever cracked a science book, and no one who visited there in the '70s and again today could deny that. No sane person could deny that USDA inspection results in safer food...meat that isn't spoiled, vegetables that aren't contaminated. We can shop in confidence that our food IS nourishing, because, by law, the labels clearly list what is inside...every ingredient, and it's nutrutional value. That is what government is for! Establishing standards for things like food and drug safety, clean air and water...building roads and bridges...sending police or the fire department when we call 911...providing a safety net for the poor, sick, and and women in uniform fighting those who would harm us, to keep us safe and secure. These are the functions of government. What has government done for us? Oh, not much. Broken the sound barrier, split the atom, sent men to the moon and spacecraft to the edges of the universe, photographed echoes of the Big Bang, created the internet, cured diseases like polio, made possible technical advances like personal computing and microwave ovens from space-related research, built infrastructure that makes it possible for farmers in California and Iowa to grow crops sold in supermarkets in Maine and North Carolina, mapped the human genome, constructed a power grid across the entire country, not just the most populated parts, protected humanity from Facism, Communism, and Terrosism, made it possible to affordably send a package or document from any point in the US, to any other in the world, and other advances too numerous to count. And of course government has made some enormous blunders along the way. There is good and bad, strength and weakness, in every human endeavor."

And then, he wrote this little gem, which also came in my e-mail. He has evidently written me off as spam, so threatened is he, I suppose, by an opinion that is different from his. Note that he, unable to fathom that I may be thinking more or less for myself and not associated with any particular -ism, i.e., conservatism, liberalism. His brain really wants to place me in a category, however, and he placed me with the Tea Party folks, although I've never been to one of their meetings and don't fully know what they're all about. I imagine that they are just as corrupt as the others, however. Anyway, here 'tis:

"And to conclude...buh-bye, nutjob! How'd you squeak past? Be seein' ya'..>NEVER!"

What argumentative prowess, indeed. It's no wonder that raw milk raids are okay with people these days, even though 100 years ago, they would have been unheard of, as most everyone drank raw milk, or country milk, and if you bought it from a clean dairy, it was never contaminated. People are so very busy with the liberal/conservative dichotomy these days that they don't see the very freedoms that are being taken from them each day, with their taxpayer money paying for those very things.

Many thanks to Karen DeCoster, btw, who is not at all afraid to write about the FDA or the EPA, for keeping me abreast of what's happening with raw milk. I also wrote a bit about this on my Comic Mom blog.