Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Alternative Media Omits Info Like Mainstream Media for Profit and Politics

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Abortion ;/ Spiritual Tyranny

Many celebrity hosts and speakers in the alternative right media movement have become just as biased as the mainstream media itself by omitting facts and skewing information to fit a predetermined outcome.

The alternative right has a narrative to call into question anyone’s morality for opposing their pro religious, pro life stance. Margaret Sanger is a eugenicist! She and Hitler gave each other awards and honors and pixie dust! Yes, there have been bad people in the world but demonizing everyone for mistakes of a few does not make reality go away.

Religious rights and abortions top the list of misinformation and disinformation categories worshiped and maligned by said commentators who spin a narrative of human suffering and tribulation if the right does not get its way.

The right alternative news would have listeners and readers believe that Christianity is somehow being stifled and attacked because ministers are not allowed to politicize their sermons. What would be the need? Why do ministers of a faith need to patronize politics? Aren’t pastors supposed to be preaching the good word? Where did Jesus allow that type of vanity in his church?

Does this mean churches are now going to begin paying taxes like all other types of businesses? That would be the free market solution.   

The right believes that if ministers are allowed to preach about politics from the pulpit that that would be in accordance with their rights to freedom of speech, yet these proponents of a religious free for all fail to realize that the government cannot make any laws for the establishment of any religion.

So if one religion is allowed to preach politics from the pulpit… ALL religions including Islam and the Church of Satan will also be given the same allowance. Will the Christian right be able to handle the equality?

The right alternative media has to learn that their view of the world is a narrow plank for us to walk on. Jesus! God! Satan! are great dynamics to direct fear into the hearts of their listeners and create a low information voter fan base to hang on their every word, but that also makes the right alternative media as ridiculous as their “liberal” media counterparts they so love to criticize.  

Take for instance the topic of abortion. The way the right alternative media spins the medical procedure, women in the U.S. would have to be slutty murderers having three or four abortions each at the seventh month plus mark every year, which is silly and divisive. The solution of course, they offer, is that we need religion and a father figure to tell us how to run our lives.

That is the problem with religion. That is the problem when media outlets preach instead of bringing their listeners and readers factual information. Facts are more than mere statistics that can be misused and misrepresented. Information like that becomes a weapon instead of an agent of enlightenment.

Women have seen at the hands of religion, and especially Christianity in the West, the negative impact of blind obedience. The Salem Witch Trials and various offshoots of the command and control operation have caused so much harm that their religious atrocities are still felt even today. The trials saw 200 people accused and 20 killed. Innocent victims of hysteria to silence women, acquire their estate holdings, and discredit women herbalists and midwives as agents of the devil.

The witch hunt continues…

Politicians and the Church go hand in hand to commit such violent crimes in order to control every aspect of a woman’s life. The current witch hunt has been women’s reproductive health. Without proper medical procedures, many women would be dead from complications attributed from pregnancy. Oh wait… with increasing regulations to cut these vital medical services off from women… women are dying at embarrassing rates here in the United States.

WHO statistics on the matter are clear. The world has a maternal death problem faith cannot hope to solve:
In 2015, an estimated 303 000 women will die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. In addition, for every woman who dies in childbirth, dozens more suffer injury, infection or disease.
The majority of maternal deaths are due to haemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, and eclampsia (very high blood pressure leading to seizures), or from health complications worsened in pregnancy. In all these cases, unavailable, inaccessible, unaffordable, or poor quality care is fundamentally responsible. Maternal deaths are detrimental to social development and wellbeing, as some 1 million children are left motherless each year. These children are more likely to die within 1-2 years of their mothers' death.
Women need not die in childbirth. We must give a young woman the information and support she needs to address her reproductive health needs, help her through a pregnancy, and care for her and her newborn well into childhood. The vast majority of maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to quality family planning services; skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth and after delivery; or post-abortion care and where permissible, safe abortion services. Increased attention for women living in conflict situations, or under humanitarian crisis is needed because a working health system with skilled personnel is key to saving these women's lives.

In the United States, the numbers are logged by the CDC's Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System. A stark reminder that even in a First World Nation, the U.S. is behind on maternal care. One death is one too many.

Read America's Baby Catastrophe for details on how America stands in maternal care versus the rest of the world as well as Maternal Deaths in Childbirth Rise in U.S

The right alternative media cries about the 11,000 late term abortions that the CDC lists in its statistics, but refuses to tell its readers why. Because if you omit vital information, then telling your version of the story becomes truth. An omission is a lie. The alternative right media has become an old hand at creating these false pretenses to justify spiritual tyranny.

If you would like to learn about what is and is not religion or politics about abortion, then please read a doctor’s point of view: Donald Trump Confuses Birth With Abortion. And No, There Are No Ninth Month Abortions.

A critical pro life argument is that women are having late term abortions because women are sluts and murderers and have no moral authority to guide them. Let’s deal with what the aforementioned doctor states instead of patriarchal superstition:
Some of the 0.3 percent of abortions after 21 weeks will be for personal reasons. Often these are called elective abortions, but I don’t like that term. Usually this happens when it took too long to find a clinic and raise the money. These abortions happen before 24 weeks. There is no ninth month action here either.
Late term abortions usually happen because of what Christian lawmakers have done to demonize and politicize abortions to the point where women are unable to find appropriate healthcare or to have the money to pay for one during the first trimester. You can thank religious politicians for making the 0.3 percent of abortions in this scenario possible by regulating clinics and women’s healthcare to the brink of extinction.

But no alternative right media host or celebrity will tell you that their pro life restrictions on abortion caused the problem they rail against in their op-eds or shows. It is too easy to blame women instead of their own short sidedness.

The Christian establishment and its media mouthpieces are again carrying on the age old tradition of witch trials. This round seeks to eliminate necessary health benefits to women’s reproductive care in order to control conception, pregnancy, and birth. Their continued hack job interference is leaving over 300,000 women dead and 1 million children motherless in this world.

Is that their god’s plan?

Controlling what is misunderstood by unqualified preachers and media celebrities has become big business for the right alternative media at the cost of women’s lives and children’s mothers.

Maybe the right alternative media movement should step away from their pedestals of self righteousness. The next time the alternative right press have the ear to a certain Republican Presidential Candidate they should do the smart and mature behavior and tell him to leave women’s health to the professionals.

The Christian right is killing women. That is not preserving life. That is not keeping the family together when the mother is dead and the babies die within a few years because of maternal death. Men of the cloth are not women’s health experts. They are not experts in anything but a dusty old tome.

And these religious men want political power too?

The extreme right, religious view is not sanity when it comes to women’s reproductive services. All this pro life arguing is for command and control of women's lives. Why else would radio hosts, celebrity speakers, and articles written to attack a medical procedure be this much fodder? Without proper women's health services that include contraception and abortions, the pro life brigade is actually killing women with an increasing amount of maternal deaths. 

It is not skewing the statistics for money, preaching to a fan base of like minded individuals, or writing articles for product placement. It is simply irresponsible to politicize women's health issues for religion and profit. That is why Christian pastors, ministers, and preachers have not earned the public's trust to receive blanket authority to politicize any topic from the pulpit. Religion and politics do not mix: women somehow always get burned at the stake. 

When is humanity going to put women and children first and finally say: men masquerading as god need not apply.