In the latest installment of what the unprecedented leak of Justice Sam Alito's alleged majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade has wrought, young teenage "activists" descended this last weekend on the residential home of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to protest. With armed guards visible in the background of their display, the young girls wrapped their own hands, smeared their own make-up, splattered their own white pants with fake blood, and taped their own mouths shut.
All of this was to symbolize the "silencing and shackling" of women should the Court actually put an end to the judicially-imposed constitutional "right" to kill unborn children before birth.
There's something particularly shocking about that video. Set aside the costumes, and ignore the bizarre spectacle of the girls holding dolls which inadvertently represented the obvious humanity they wish to portray as mere clumps of cells, and just look at this girl. She's 15. She looks 15. She sounds 15. The voice, the face, the comportment. They all appear somewhere between 13-16.
What a disgraceful commentary on our culture that we have so idolized politics, so deified our own minds, desires, and urges, so ceded moral authority to the passions of youth, that so many young ones find their sense of purpose and enjoyment not in adolescent innocence or mischiefs, but in petulant activism.
That we have raised successive generations to feel their way through life is bad enough. That we have deprived them of the discipline to think critically about issues is far worse.
The tweet itself demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of abortion law in the United States. Roe v Wade represented a nationalized, abortion mandate that took the power to legislate the issue out of the hands of the people. Applying the label "fascist" to those who wish to remove that authority from government and put it once again in the hands of the people is a bizarre take for those whose rallying cry is to "keep your laws off my body."
Beyond that, notice in the first ten seconds of the video the two lead performers in this public drama can't agree whether their dress-up spectacle is "terrifying" or "powerful." Judging by the somewhat paltry turnout at their event, I can't speak to how powerful it will prove to be, but peeling back the layers of what this associated movement is about, reveals a terrifying truth.
The aggressive and provocative stunt at the private residence of Justice Barrett comes just days after a would-be assassin was arrested outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home. Additionally, as reported at Not the Bee, 41 pro-life organizations and churches were vandalized over a recent 40 day span. Meanwhile, the threats have been pouring in from angry, youth-led abortion organizations like this one from "Jane's Revenge":
"We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat. We did not want this; but it is upon us, and so we must deal with it proportionally. We exist in confluence and solidarity with all others in the struggle for complete liberation. Our recourse now is to defend ourselves and to build robust, caring communities of mutual aid, so that we may heal ourselves without the need of the medical industry or any other intermediary. Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions," the group wrote in a recent letter.
Notice the unmasked projection in that statement – accusing the pro-life cause of housing "violent institutions," while at the same time boasting of the joy they find in "attacking."
There was a time when such reckless hyperbole was intentionally employed by emotionally and psychologically mature adults who were merely wanting to use exaggeration to make a point. Today it has become the domain of the young, morally rudderless, and desperate.
I pray I'm wrong, but I'd be shocked if this ends well.