Greenwald: Puppy Killer Reynolds Also Eats Muslim Children
In Glen (GiGi) Ellison Ellensberg Ellers Greenwald’s latest foam specked bit of outrage slobbered in the direction of this post at Instapundit, as usual GiGi tries to hide the facts in too many words for anyone to bother reading:
Glenn Reynolds points to this article from The Independent which reports that a "leading Islamic doctor is urging British Muslims not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella because they contain substances making them unlawful for Muslims to take." Reynolds’ response:
JUST THINK OF IT AS EVOLUTION IN ACTION
I don’t think there is any evolutionary theory that celebrates or finds purpose in the death of children as a result of stupid actions taken by their parents. This just seems instead like a good excuse for pointing out how primitive Muslims are and how they deserve death (what else does it mean to say "Just think of it as evolution in action"?).
Actually, Reynold’s noting the item is far from celebrating it, but given what evolution is, it’s laughable that Greenwald lacks enough insight to understand that any actions, stupid or otherwise, by parents are by definition built in to any working theory of evolution. But GiGi saves his real obfuscation for an attack on the Right:
But beyond that, one does not need to go searching for isolated British Muslim doctors in order to find examples of the lives of children being endangered due to the religious beliefs of adults. Merck, among other pharmaceutical companies, developed a highly effective vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) — by far the leading cause of cervical cancer in women — but an entire American political movement called "social conservatism" has been desperately trying to prevent its widespread approval — or at least persuade parents not to have their daughters vaccinated — because HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and they therefore believe that a vaccine will be seen as an endorsement of premartal sex
But what are the groups really fighting?
Because the vaccine protects against a sexually transmitted virus, many conservatives oppose making it mandatory
That’s right, it’s called choice. Funny how the Left hates the word in any context other than abortion. Taking a political position against the government mandating that your children are subject to a mandatory vaccination linked to preventing a sexually transmitted disease for which you don’t believe they are at risk is a far cry from advocating a boycott of vaccinations meant to fight common diseases to which children are exposed every day.
But then in
Ellison’s Greenwald’s world everyone is doing the Bosanova and routinely getting boinked on some beach in Brazil. So, it’s little wonder he more than many people would be worried about sexually transmitted disease.