Well,here I am. In accordance with the rules of this community,I will state my positions on the following issues:
Abortion:I believe that late-term abortion is infanticide. I strongly disagree that a child is just a fetus until it is all the way out of the womb. When my sister was pregnant with her first child,Ashley,her daughter would react to stimuli outside the womb. Certain music would relax her while other types of music would make her grow relatively still. I would often read to my sister and talk to her during this period,so much so,that my niece arrived into this world knowing what my voice sounded like. I am of the scientific belief that when a developing fetus reaches a certain point of neurological development that cognition starts and it therefore ceases to be a mere mass of tissue. Rather,at this stage it becomes a self-aware person that can feel pain. There is no way that I can logically support late-term aka partial birth abortion.
OTOH,the farther back in the development cycle of the fetus,the less queasy I grow about abortion. I have a hard time scientifically justifying that a fetus is a person at the moment of conception,as there is no neurological development. And while my religious beliefs lead me to believe that at this point it is a person with a soul,I don't really try to challenge abortion at this stage because of the science involved. Also,I don't like the idea of a woman who has gotten pregnant by being raped being forced to carry a child,although I wouldn't ask her to choose abortion,either. In such a situation,I basically leave it up to her.
Political Affiliation:I consider myself staunchly conservative. Anybody who's ever read my journal can see that. However,I refuse to join any political party. I voted for Dubya,yes. But that doesn't mean that I won't criticize him when he makes what I consider to be a mistake. And I also reserve the right to praise a Democrat on those rare occasions when I see them acting out of logic,rather than emotion. I put America's well-being before any politician's agenda.
Death Penalty:Some people are monsters encased in human flesh and deserve to die,simple as that. I dislike seeing my tax dollars go to feeding and clothing a serial killer or a convicted child molester. Send them to death row,I say.
Stem Cell Research:Adult stem cell and umbilical cord stem cell research is fine. Stem cells harvested from aborted fetuses is dangerous,however. We run the risk of creating a system where women are encouraged to get pregnant for cash and then have the fetus aborted purely for stem cell research. I don't want to see fetus farms spring up. I know that it's a form of capitalism,yes. But even capitalism shouldn't be given that much leeway.
Same Sex Marriage:In my opinion,if a same sex couple can find a church that will marry them,that's their business. I just don't want the government to legally recognize such a thing. Heterosexuality is the highest form of human sexuality that there is. I say this,not from a religious point of view,but from a scientific one. Only a man and a woman can produce a child together and a child can grow up to be a highly valuable member of society if raised right. If the government legally sanctions a same sex relationship,then they are effectively saying that their form of human sexuality is the equal of mine. I find this illogical and insulting. And once a government legally recognizes one illogical thing,it becomes easier for the government to legally recognize other iloogical and more bizarre ideas. What starts to happen at that point is a form of cultural erosion as all kinds of time-tested traditions are swept away. Don't get me wrong,however. Even though I don't support same sex marriage or civil unions,I do not hate gays and lesbians. I refuse to persecute them or deny them employment or other rights that are logically acceptable to all Americans. But I cannot support government recognized same sex marriage on any grounds.
Other Personal Information:As for my real name,you don't really need to know that. You'll never actually meet me in person. Feel free to just call me Aldous or Al or Uncle Al,if you like. I want to maintain my anonymity. As for my age,I'm in my mid-thirties.
I hate Islamic terrorists most of all. I'm not talking about moderate muslims,mind you. Just the ones who think killing "infidels" is a perfectly justifiable and moral thing to do. And as for the moderate muslims,I wish they would renounce their muderous brethren the world over and cast them aside.
The kind of person I love the most are those who love and support me. This actually covers a wide variety of people,even those who I have never actually met. Firefighters,for example,support me and mine,so I support those guys right back.
My favorite celebrity is Dr.Michael Savage,host of the Savage Nation radio talk show.
My biggest dream is to become a successful novelist. I'd love to see a book that I've written be made in to a movie. Even more importantly,I want to find the right woman,marry her,and start a family.
As for religion? I was raised Catholic. Became a Wiccan in my adolesence. Found Wicca lacking and now I'm a Protestant.
Well,that's it for my first post and who I am. If any of you look at my journal,understand that it is satire and that I'm much more civil outside of The Uncle Aldous Orwell Show. My journal is simply my place to vent and cut lose,end of story. Anyway,nice to meet all of you.
Uncle Aldous Orwell,aka evilwhitemale