Sandra Fluke and Monica Lewinsky
This week’s token leftist paraded her message of vast depression and oppression on behalf of seemingly every woman in the U.S., but Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student, didn’t just receive the mandatory time slots on bastions of credible news sources like The Ed Show on MSNBC and NBC’s “Today” show, she was granted a unique platform in front of which to spew her venom for personal responsibility: a congressional committee.
Her claim that it costs many of her fellow law students up to $1,000 a year for birth control is either blatantly false, or outlandishly ridiculous. As Jimmie Bise tweeted, “either her argument is crap or she’s having sex with anything that can’t outrun her.” Condoms are $7 a box, pills can be bought for $20 a month. The amount of sex that Sandra Fluke must be having to necessitate $1,000 a year in contraception makes one wonder how she manages to actually attend law school. Either Fluke and her fellow students are, er, indulging themselves five times a day every day of the year, or she’s lying. The smart money is on the latter.
That’s all well and good. Fluke is an entitled liberal, which is both emblematically typical and essentially required for one to be a liberal in today’s American political landscape. The real problem is that the cost and affordability of birth control is utterly irrelevant to the discussion about who should pay for it.
Fluke attempted to create a narrative of emotional anguish for her distraught peers in law school who simply cannot afford adequate birth control for their apparent ceaseless sex-capades. “I’ve seen the pain in the faces of my classmates around campus because they can’t afford birth control” she cried before the House committee whilst reaching for false emotion and fake tears. A hack, obviously.
But this isn’t about Sandra Fluke. It’s about the mindset she represents.
The smoke has yet to clear on the accusation from many on the right whether Fluke is a paid liberal activist, a “plant”, or not. It doesn’t really matter. Her talking points represent a very real attitude quickly manifesting itself into mainstream American thought process: that a person literally deserves the resources of another.
This, of course, is the entitlement and dependency culture on which the Democratic Party has rallied around, encouraged, campaigned, and insisted. President Obama has long since completely given (albeit only paper thin) charade of individual responsibility and personal conscientiousness as a staple of anything save individually filling out government assistance forms and personally voting for Democratic activism.
Fluke is not the torchbearer of health care “rights” and women’s plight, but rather she is this generation’s Monica Lewinsky; wishing her sexual activity to be supplied by the government, and thus necessarily the taxpaying citizens.
As is the case with every leftist demand on government, Fluke and the faction of blindly socialist-groveling adherents want what they want, and they want it for “free.” They call it a women’s health issue and subsequently accuse any who oppose monetarily supplying condoms or contraception for the entire western hemisphere to be waging war on women.
The outrage over Rush Limbaugh’s comments regarding Fluke are 1) largely fake and manufactured and 2) entirely selective. For proof of the first, Google “slut walk” and see that the very name Rush used to describe Fluke is flaunted proudly by those claiming to be offended. For proof of the second, read Tommy’s post on the very convenient fit the left is throwing over this whole overblown thing.
This is not hard to follow. The left wants something – something they want others to pay for. If you don’t want to pay for their every inkling? Then you’re a hate-monger, misogynist and racist just for fun.
This isn’t health care, but subsidized sex. Not sincere activism, but contrived disingenuous deception. Not a fight for essential rights, but rather to decrease the rights of others. It was probably Astroturf, evidenced by an apology call from the President of the United States based on something said on talk radio.
It was Occupy Wall Street in front of a congressional committee.
Monica Lewinsky got her literal sex from the government, free of charge. Sandra Fluke and those who pull her puppet strings want the same thing. We can’t let them have it.