Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wisconsin Mandates Abstinence Education

On May 23rd, 2006, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed into law a bill requiring sex education teachers to present abstinence as the preferred behavior for unmarried people. The legislation becomes effective on July 1st. Click here for full story from CNN.

Synopsis: The legislation means teachers must emphasize that practicing celibacy sex before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. A spokesman for the governor, a Democrat, said most Wisconsin school districts already take that approach. "The governor thinks that abstinence should be an important part of the message that kids hear from adults as part of their classes," spokesman Dan Leistikow said.

Republican Senator Mary Lazich, one of the bill's sponsors, said sex education teachers can still teach about all other aspects of birth control, but must emphasize that abstinence is the only 100 percent effective method to avoid health risks.


However, Kelda Helen Roys, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin (pictured at left), called the bill shortsighted. "They ignored the overwhelming public testimony, support and expert information about the importance of comprehensive sex education that talks about abstinence as well as contraceptive use," she said. "Abstinence is an important part but it is not the only part."

The birth rate among Wisconsin teens ages 15-19 decreased by 27 percent between 1993 and 2004, from 41 to 30 births per 1,000 females, according to the most recent government survey. However, the overall infection rate of the four top sexually transmitted diseases increased by 3 percent among teens during that time.

Analysis: As usual, the "pro-choice" movement is at the forefront of opposition to such responsible legislation. Kelda Helen Roys falsely implies that abstinence education is a "stand-alone" concept. It is clearly part of a comprehensive sex education plan which identifies the alternatives, but merely presents abstinence as the safest and most foolproof alternative. Or perhaps the pro-choice movement is afraid that abstinence education would lead to fewer pregnancies and fewer abortions. The decreasing birth rate among Wisconsin teenagers indicates they're learning the "mechanics", but the slight rise in infection rates also indicates they need more of the "morality" to handle the "mechanics" more responsibly.

The pro-choice movement does not accept the traditional view that children need to be shielded from the "mysteries of life", to be incrementally introduced to such information only in an age-appropriate setting. Instead, they believe because teenagers are so much more knowledgeable today than in the past, that automatically makes them more qualified for sovereignty over their own lives. But while teenagers are more knowledgeable, they are not necessarily more mature in the emotional sense, since maturity is a product of both knowledge and life experience.

And our teenagers (and their parents) need all the help they can get, since teenagers are subjected to an endless barrage of sexually-provocative messages from the mass media, the entertainment business, and the advertising industry. We see the effects with so many teenage girls dressing like tarts, routinely wearing "low-rider" pants and showing bare midriffs in any public environment, as they are conditioned to believe that this is the only way to attract boys and that they're "uncool" if they don't dress and behave like tarts. MTV's hideous "Girls Gone Wild" videos epitomize this problem. Unfortunately, when young girls behave this way, they also attract more attention from adult male predators who exploit and abuse them. This highlights the greatest value of abstinence education - it gives them the education and motivation to reject the barrage of salacious messages directed towards them night and day.

If Dr. William Pierce's proverbial "Day of the Rope" ever becomes a reality, I might like to send these advertising executives who corrupt our youth in the passionate pursuit of profits up on the scaffold first.

26 comments:

  1. Carl,

    I was wondering if you plan on hanging the advertising executives before or after you help pistol whip and murder their families?
    Did you put that on any paper work when you ran for school board?

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  2. Get real, Judith. No one is actually planning on hanging anyone. It reflects my absolute contempt and disgust with an advertising industry that will stoop to any depth to get our money. Corrupting our youth is unforgivable.

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  3. Oh, Judith, in regards to my school board campaign in 2003, I wasn't as radical as I am now. The most "extreme" group I associated with then was the Council of Conservative Citizens.

    One of the factors radicalizing me whas when Rev Dr. Wiiliam Green shot his fat mouth off and immediately accused Anna Fairclough and Dan Coffey of racism after they fired Elvi Gray-Jackson. If blacks think whites are still racist 40 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, then there's obviously nothing we can do or say to ever satisfy them. Why should we in the white community continue to try? Consequently, it's appropriate to introduce new discussion into the mix.

    Whites have been designated the "bad guys" for over 40 years now, and mainstream conservatism has not only failed to stop it, but, in some cases, aided and abetted it. People like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and William Green don't respect good will; they think too tribally. They only respect unity and strength.

    Oh, and if you're staying awake at night worrying about when I'm going to run for election again, I have no further plans to seek elective office, so you can throw away your sleeping pills.

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  4. Come on Carl....do you honestly expect me to believe your load of BS about when you turned "radical"?
    I know you were just probably a swell guy at one time and loved the whole doggone world!
    Yeah right...I know better than that1

    As for posting chapters from the now rotting Doktor Pierce's book of bathroom fantasies, it is exactly how you clowns would love to see the future of the world.
    I read the websites you frequent, hear the remarks made when people think I'm not listening, it's all very transparent. Yes, you do plan on hanging people if you ever get the chance or at least get your mentally challenged followers to do it for you. Smart guys like you never get their dainty fingers dirty, you just sit back and enjoy the show!

    As for staying awake worrying about you running for office?
    Sweet-cheeks, nothing worries me enough to use sleeping pills.
    So put your shirt back on, stop pounding your chest and yelling like Tarzan.

    You wouldn't win this time either.....believe me!

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  5. Judith wrote, "Come on Carl....do you honestly expect me to believe your load of BS about when you turned "radical"?
    I know you were just probably a swell guy at one time and loved the whole doggone world!
    Yeah right...I know better than that"
    =================================
    You're truly amazing! You've never met me, and yet you claim to know me better than I know myself. And you accuse us of being judgmental and stereotypical.
    Physician, heal thyself. You lie about my past simply because the truth would be too much for you to bear. The idea that a white man could wake up to what's going on around him and work to stop the political disenfranchisement of his race does not fit into your pre-conceived worldview and destroys all your pre-conceived notions.

    Realistically, you are no different in spirit than those people on VNN and Stormfront who you so rigorously condemn. You project yourself just as fanatical.

    And of course, your studious reluctance to address the issues I've raised strongly implies you cannot respond to any of them. You cannot justify or defend what Rev Dr. Green did. You cannot justify or defend affirmative action. So you evade any discussion on those issues. You pulled the same stunts on Dave Pringle's website, too, so I'm not surprised. Too bad someone like you, with some obvious intelligence, must wallow in grade-school quality flaming.

    You might also want to consider using the same dictionary the rest of the country uses before posting. There is a slight difference between posting a "link" to Dr. Pierce's book, which I did to drive home a point, versus posting a "chapter", which anyone knows means cutting and pasting an entire chapter, which I did not do. But you "antifas" routinely twist and mangle the English language to suit your purposes. It does not earn you respect. But then again, maybe you're not after respect, because perhaps you haven't learned to respect yourself.

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  6. "You're truly amazing! You've never met me, and yet you claim to know me better than I know myself. And you accuse us of being judgmental and stereotypical."

    You might have met me. Like the song says, it's a small world.
    And you are all pretty much cookie cutter style people so it's easy to figure you out.


    "Physician, heal thyself. You lie about my past simply because the truth would be too much for you to bear. The idea that a white man could wake up to what's going on around him and work to stop the political disenfranchisement of his race does not fit into your pre-conceived worldview and destroys all your pre-conceived notions."

    I never lied about anything. It's all very clear.
    Now....
    Define "white" for me. Define "race" for me.
    And with your last remark I have to say it seems to be you who is judgmental.

    "Realistically, you are no different in spirit than those people on VNN and Stormfront who you so rigorously condemn. You project yourself just as fanatical."

    That would also make you a fanatic? Are you ready to admit that truth?

    "And of course, your studious reluctance to address the issues I've raised strongly implies you cannot respond to any of them. You cannot justify or defend what Rev Dr. Green did. You cannot justify or defend affirmative action. So you evade any discussion on those issues. You pulled the same stunts on Dave Pringle's website, too, so I'm not surprised. Too bad someone like you, with some obvious intelligence, must wallow in grade-school quality flaming."

    I never said whether or not I defended Rev. Green. You brought him up as a reason for plastering the "Turner Diaries" on your blog.
    I say you have been this way for a whole lot longer than you try to claim. I have good reason for saying that too. You are all like that and use the same excuse.
    I say Bull!
    Besides, addressing issues on a third grade level fits most of your readers. Look at sammie and holoheadsurvivor they couldn't argue their way out of a wet paper bag. None of you really answer questions but there is a lot of dancing around them.

    "You might also want to consider using the same dictionary the rest of the country uses before posting. There is a slight difference between posting a "link" to Dr. Pierce's book, which I did to drive home a point, versus posting a "chapter", which anyone knows means cutting and pasting an entire chapter, which I did not do. But you "antifas" routinely twist and mangle the English language to suit your purposes. It does not earn you respect. But then again, maybe you're not after respect, because perhaps you haven't learned to respect yourself."

    If you look at the bottom of the webpage you posted the link to, it says "CHAPTER 22" on one side and "CHAPTER 24" on the other.
    That means the link you posted is "CHAPTER 23".
    What does any of that have to do with dictionaries or mangling the English language?

    I'm also not sure what your definition of "antifas" is but I'm far from being left-wing, communist or any other ideal that it might conjure up.
    Can't stand the bastards actually.

    Respect? I think you have the word respect confused with grovel.
    I seek no "respect" from you.

    Goodnight!

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  7. Anchorage activist,

    As you and I know, blacks will always be tribal, so will jews, and so will everyone else. That's the way of the world. The jew media has given the world a variance from nature in some cases, but this variance is as artificial as judith's sleeping pills.

    One of the things that bugs me about these so called "right wing" jews--jews like judith, for instance--is that they try to capitalize on the population's rejection of political correctness, hoping to establish a rapport with gullible, judeo-Christian tax slaves by tapping into their innate sense of racial consciousness. Yet this rapport never reaches its full fruition, because even "right wing" jews are terrified of that. That's why Hebes like Michael Savage and Sean Hannity stop light years away from pontificating on the realities of race. The jewish "right wing" is the wing of a Red Herring, forever shadow-boxing with the jewish "left wing." Nice to have options, huh?

    judith snivels and whines about the remarks of frustrated Whites who are being dispossessed in the land our forefathers' explored, settled, fought and died for. Yet, with typical jewish hypocrisy---Jesus Christ would have told her to take the plank out of her own eye---she cries and bewails any perceived loss of land in the only country to which she is loyal: Israel.

    Indeed, she is quite the Pharisee. judith is a member of a terrorist organization calling itself the jewish defense league, responsible for dozens of murders, assassination attempts, including the attempted murder of a U.S. Congressman. Yet she has the "chutzpah" to bitch about the day of the rope, a ficticious story which predicts that one day the melting pot will boil over.

    She will never be a Michael Levin, a Norman Finkelstein or an Israel Shahak.

    She will never contribute anything to your blog expect jewspeak, lies, slander, hypocrisy, distortion and distraction. She is incapable of addressing any issue on its merits, although she's quite crafty at running her jewish lips until the point you were trying to make is long forgotten. Bitch, bitch, bitch, nag, nag, nag, snivel, snivel snivel, rag, rag, rag! Call it the judith filter.

    You know, you can still allow the voice of opposition on your blog without her. I'd just block her IP if I were you. Let her act out her phobia of Europids somewhere else.

    I never understood why Pringle tolerates that loathesome hag. In fact, I don't read his blog anymore for that reason. I'm quite sure that's the reason why judith posts on WN boards and blogs, hoping to sicken everyone away.

    I like your blog personally, Anchorage Activist. I seldom post but I read it because it has relevant information about Alaska. But I'm not going to read your blog in the future if you permit that shrew to continue posting. I read in order to stay informed, to learn, and with any luck to enjoy myself. I don't like being annoyed and disgusted by losers like judith.

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  8. Jesus was a Jew. He taught people they should sell their coats and buy a sword.
    Until all the fruitcakes got a hold of his ideal he was a typical Jew of his day.
    So hatchet jack you need to read just a bit more and shut up until you do.
    Carl can stop me from posting on his blog that his is choice.
    I will still be out on the net posting my thoughts and ideas none-the-less.
    It won't break my heart there are plenty of nit wits to go around.
    And Jack...you can read the same thing he posts on the ADN website. It's pretty simple really!
    You aren't much better than the liberals who preach freedom of speech....only when it suits you.

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  9. Hatchet Jack - Your point is well-taken. However, if I impose an IP-ban on her, I will be descending to her level. Judith may annoy and disgust us, but symbolizes what we're struggling against better than anything Edgar Steele or Jared Taylor writes. She epitomizes what we're up against. Besides, if Dave Pringle, Alex Linder, and Don Black tolerate opposition, it's difficult for me to justify departing from the example.

    Judith - I will not ban you outright, but you have persistently misused your freedom of speech and abused my hospitality by outright lies, slander, and defamation. For the sake of people like Hatchet Jack, I cannot permit it. Consequently, I will delete any of your future posts in which you defame, smear, or slander individuals in my opinion. I don't care if you want respect or not - you will observe basic civil courtesies here or you will be censored. Your constructive participation is welcome - your flaming is not.

    Happy Memorial Day to all. Regardless of what we think about how, when, and where our troops are employed, let's remember their service.

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  12. Judith - I deleted your last two posts.

    The first post you asked the question whether or not my good wishes applied to all veterans. You know damn well it does. You did not ask that question as an honest seeker of information, but to flame. Every one of your posts in this thread has been a flame. Also, I think it's inappropriate to politicize veterans on Memorial Day.

    In your second post, you once again called me a liar. Until I prove to you otherwise, you are not to question my personal integrity. You can question my ideas, but my personal integrity is strictly off limits. I have at no time questioned your personal integrity, to my knowledge.

    If you post responsibly, your comments will remain. If not, they will be deleted. Period.

    This will be the last time I will explain my policy to you. If you subsequently post irrespionsibly, your comments will be deleted without any explanation from me.

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  13. Anchorage Activist,

    Thanks for your feedback and disciplinary measures.

    Personally, I think that Don Black, Alex Linder and David Pringle err in allowing the enemy to post on their sites. The enemy has the advantage of the entire mainstream media. We have only alternative media. If the flow of information in our media wasn't encumbered by distractions, it would have a greater impact. People can see how rotten the enemy is with their own two eyes through personal observations and experience; or, they can reach these determinations after cumulative reading of selected articles that are archived on our sites and forums. Those who are unpersuaded by what they see with their own two eyes, and world events as seen through the paradigm of White Nationalists, will not be won-over by taking notice of fanatics like the jdl stooge in question.

    Right now this war is fought through the presentation of information. The enemy doesn't give us a fair interview or audience: yet we are beguiled into extending this benefit to the enemy out of our own sense of fairness. Right now, we cannot afford to extend to the enemy the very benefits that they deprive us. They have the entire mainstream media to vocalize their distractions and lies without using our own sites as a soapbox for jewspeak. In short, I think this sense of fairness is misplaced and the undistracted flow of information should have a higher priority.

    But I can't tell Don Black how to run his board, or Alex Linder, or David Pringle, or anyone else for that matter, including the author of the AlaskanPride blog. All I can do is express my feelings and opinions on the subject.

    I'm happy that you will no longer tolerate the lies and slander of that nut case, or anyone else who resorts to jewspeak polemics.

    Enjoy your summer while it lasts!

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  14. I'm wondering what Jack thinks of abstinence?
    Is it wrong to suggest cheating on your spouse to have children from multiple partners?

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  15. Judith,

    The subject matter of this article involves legislation requiring teachers to explain the benefits of teenagers abstaining from sex. These laws had as their object the prevention of STD's and irresponsible child birth.

    What does this article have to do with the breach of marriage vows or polygamy?

    More distractions...

    Unlike the Jewish patriarch, King Solomon, I don't have thousands of concubines bearing my children. One is enough for me.

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  16. Jack - Thanks for your feedback. I can understand why you would want to cut off the opposition altogether, since the mainstream media seems to be closed off to us altogether. However, since several "anti-racist" blogs like History Mike and Nikki's Nest permit WNs to comment as long as they stay on topic and observe reasonably civil rules, I think it's only fair if I allow the opposition the same opportunity. I'm just astonished at Judith's obvious hatred of me - I've never met her, don't personally know anyone named Judith. I personally don't hate her because I don't know her. Oh well. Perhaps I now understand why even the SPLC considers the JDL a hate group and has a little tag next to Fairbanks on their hate map of Alaska.

    I think Judith's last remark may have been about the Fundamentalist LDS group led by Warren Jeffs, which has been the subject of considerable discussion on VNN, much of it favorable. Those who support it believe it would seriously up the birth rate amongst whites. However, Jeffs group reportedly kicks 13-year old boys out of the compound and sets them off on their own. In addition, plural marriage is still against the law, and if they're collecting public assistance under those circumstances, they're stealing from us just as much as illegal immigrants do when they come here and accept public assistance. The other Fundamentalist LDS colony, up in Bountiful, Canada, conducts itself more responsibly.

    I suppose plural marriage, being illegal, could be considered adultery in the moral sense, but not in the criminal sense, since there are no criminal laws against adultery.

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  17. You never had the pleasure of reading Jerry Abbott's piece suggesting that if there ever becomes a need in the future that white women should have sex with other men besides their husbands to ensure they get pregnant?
    And Jack didn't you know King Solomon was actually some white guy from Europe. Just ask one of the psychos from groups like the aryan nations.
    And since you mentioned it, the Mormons were ran out of town for their marriage practices not that many years ago. Why do you think they live so far west?
    And this post will be gone in two seconds.

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  18. One more thing Carl! I'm not affiliated with the JDL.
    Times change and things change.
    Y'all need to keep up!

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  19. Anchorage Activist,

    I understand your feelings about opposing views. I also figured that judith's question was baited. When she mentioned Jerry Abbott's article, that confirmed it. Incidentally, I wholesomely enjoy Jerry Abbott's articles. He has a good handle on the cosmos.

    By the way, the reason why judith hates you is because you are a Goy.

    Judith,

    What do Mormons and identity Christians have to do with this article?

    Once or twice I've visited the jdl blog and I've seen you listed on it as a contact for the Alaska chapter of the Jewish Defense League. Perhaps your affiliations have changed, but obviously you haven't, unless you've become a bigger extremist than before. Have you become too extreme for the jdl? Too extreme for the murderers you used to keep as company?

    Regarding the Aryan Nations, touche! Point taken. Personally I stay away from those Christians. For one reason, I am disgusted by your Torah. Racial separation is fine. I never had a problem with Jews separating themselves and rejecting assimilation. But the whole idea of it being okay to charge interest to a Gentile/non-Jew/non-Israelite (whatever), but it being unaccceptable to charge interest to a Jew/Israelite (whatever), is sickening. Commandments to kill every man, woman and child of a particular race of people, and even slaughter their livestock, is repulsive to me. This sort of hate lingers on throughout your Torah, and in the writings of your Talmud, and in the actions of more than a few Jews influenced by it. Why any White European would want to believe they are an Israelite and observe your hateful religion is beyond me. Very few Christians accept "identity" Christianity. The ones who do are drawn to it because Judeo-Christianity leaves a lot of questions unanswered. After further consideration, most identity Christians become atheists, partly because this religion also leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but also because they become disgusted with themselves for becoming a "Jew."

    If you are shocked by Whites wanting to increase their birthrates, surely you must be shocked by the Jews who want to do the same thing. Or is that only okay for Jews?

    http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=9010

    Do you have anything else irrelevant and distracting to add to the commentary on this article?

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  20. So you think it's OK to have sex with multiple partners because that is exactly what Jerry suggested in one of his articles.
    That would defeat the whole purpose of Carl's rant here.

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  21. judith,

    I have no idea what article you're talking about. You will have to provide a link. Based upon what limited information you have supplied, Jerry's articles are not relevant here.

    The majority status of White Americans has been declining for the last half century, from being 90% of the population to being roughly 65%. Despite this, Whites have a relatively low birthrate, lacking the encouragement and incentives to procreate that Jews presently enjoy. This may be because more Whites, influenced by Judeo-Christian morality, feel an inhibition to breed like rabbits, be it with more than one partner or out of wedlock, or possibly it's because we have the limited foresight to wait until we are sufficiently able to provide for our children. The latter is true in my case, and true in my own father's case, and true in the cases many responsible White people.

    Irresponsible childbirth, and the STD epidemic, is more prevalent in blacks than Whites. For instance, Blacks are 14 times more likely than Whites to have HIV/AIDS. Blacks also make up an exponentially higher number of the cases for syphilis and gonorrhea. Both blacks and mestizos are prime examples of irresponsible child birth: their offspring is often a burden on society, usually in the form of public assistance and judicial/correctional system costs.

    You live in Anchorage, judith. It's a multi-racial cesspool, a violent place. You should know the score. Legislation aimed at curtailing STD's and irresponsible childbirth is just PC language asking non-Whites not to get "jiggy with it." It doesn't really affect White people on a micro level.

    The larger picture of a low White child birth, a picture of concern to White Nationalists, is a different matter all together. The same picture is shared by Jews who are concerned about their own birthrates, but this too is irrelevant to STD's and irresponsible childbirth. Unless you can show that Jerry wrote an article advocating the spread of STD's and irresponsible childbirth, it's irrelevant to article here.

    You spend WAY too much time trying to undermine the only race of people ---the White race---that sends billions of dollars every year to your tribe in Israel. That money doesn't come from Mexico. It doesn't come from Africa. It doesn't come Asia. It doesn't come from the middle east. It comes from Europe and the United States. It comes from White people, the most philo-semitic of all the people on this earth.

    Here you are, clutching at straws, trying to link the irrelevant to the relevant, in effort to establish some far-fetched incongruity that exists in your mind mind alone, hoping to undermine White people. In reality, you are cutting off your nose to spite your face. You are trying to strangle the goose that lays the golden eggs.

    In the end, you will have nothing but your own hatred.

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  22. Spare me the hatred accusations, coming from your ilk that is laughable.
    As for Jerry Abbott (David Wayne Sims)...why don't you email him and ask him yourself.
    He claims a hacker ruined a number of his posts including that one.
    The whole idea behind his article was that if there was ever a race war blah blah blah and the white race needed to reproduce to keep from dying out, women should be willing to sleep with any sperm donor that could reproduce children. Even if she was in a marriage. Especially a marriage where the husband was infertile.
    April Gaede jumped on the bandwagon and posted that she agreed with good old Jerry. The brood mare of the NA...LOL
    So you can write that pig while you are at it and ask her.
    So much for your so called white morals, huh?

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  23. judith,

    Again, this article is about unmarried "teenagers" abstaining from sex in order to avoid STD's and irresponsible child birth. This article isn't about some illusory rant calling for hightened procreation of Europids in the event that extinction is an immediate danger (a phantom article to which you cannot even provide a link).

    You might want to consider going to Home Depot and investing in a Dewalt 18v cordless drill in order to fix the screws that are loose in your head.

    Also, you're wasting your time trying to leave perverted comments on my blog. I moderate my comments to screen out mentally insane people like you. I won't even bother telling Carl what you called him on my blog. Regarding Holohoax Survivor, you are incorrect about his last name. I know him well, and I also know Anti-Semite Sam well too. After speaking with him about your comment, he laughed and said "that crazy woman is stalking the wrong man."

    Judith, you can stalk them to your heart's content, but you really do not want to find either one of those two guys. Trust me.

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  24. Oh....I think Jerry's article would include teenage girls considering they are of childbearing age. And if someone like Jerry is so concerned over keeping the "white" race from going extinct age is not going to be a factor.
    I think you understand that quite well! Like I said, write him. I'm sure you being the important person that you are his email address should be in your address book.
    You can look at Pringle's blog and see what he says about selling attractive women for the cause.
    He said it about the two broads doing the news cast with "Walt" and the Gaede twins.
    Like I said before, you have no morals!

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  25. Jerry Abbott5/14/2008 6:53 PM

    I'm Jerry Abbott, here to answer Judith.

    I can think of two of my website essays that address my concern that White women aren't having enough children to secure the future existence of our race. Here are the links:

    jabpage.org/posts/nokids.html

    jabpage.org/posts/needtodo.html

    My highest moral priority is the future existence and advancement of my race. I've no higher value whatever. I'd die to gain that value. I'd kill to gain it. Yes indeed: I'd condone rape or adultery or pregnant teens, but ONLY IF THE ALTERNATIVE WERE EXTINCTION.

    Survival trumps all other moral considerations. It comes foremost in any proper moral system. No freedom, and no right, can have a higher priority because neither rights nor freedoms have any value to the dead.

    Of course, it is only the most desperate times that call for the most desperate measures. Needless recklessness is not a virtue. And it would be wise for our race not to place itself, or to have placed itself, in a position from which its future survival demands actions that would be inexcusably rash under other circumstances.

    Judith's mockery of my position is simply an appeal to the polite hearer's distaste for messy action or unorthodox behavior. Polite hearers are funny creatures. If you put them in a tight spot, they will do what they must. But if they hear that someone else has done so, they will be horrified and quick to condemn, being SURE that "something else" might have been more appropriate to do, more conventional, and, oh yes, more polite.

    Perhaps if you keep ramming a polite hearer into tight spots, alternating with having them watch others in similar difficulties, they will add things up, will come to understand what Thomas Jefferson meant when he said "The law of self-preservation is higher than the written law." But it might take a while, since politeness in our times is buttressed by a herd instinct that has been perverted by political correctness in the media.

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