Posts Tagged ‘ABLM’
by Patti Shanley
The international population at Purdue is one of the largest at any university in this country. The students who saw GAP will return home with more than a degree.
Sad Song. Song, from China, struggled to put into English her reaction to the horrifying pictures of tiny, aborted babies.
“Is real?” she wanted to know. She knew about forced abortion in her homeland, but this was the first time she had actually seen abortion. She experienced that crucial moment of cognitive dissonance when truth shatters through a long-held belief. With her head shaking, fighting back tears, all she could say was “No! No! No!”
Unimaginable and unbelievable. “This is not legal in this country, yes?” Two international students were having a hard time believing abortion is available on demand, without any reason. He could only stare, and she was almost in tears. I explained the importance of graphic images in reform movements, and that we want people to see the horror of abortion so they will never accept injustice as a choice. The students had heard of forced abortions in their own country, but could not imagine voluntary abortions. When I told them there were about 3,300 each day, the young woman cried out in disbelief.
Disgusting. Reactions from other international students were similar, and after three days at Purdue, it was painfully clear that this country is in trouble. Although students from other countries were shocked and disgusted at seeing the truth, American students and faculty called us “disgusting” for showing the truth. They tried to defend decapitating and dismembering tiny, innocent human beings. “You people are disgusting,” one faculty member hissed as she walked by. No, abortion is disgusting.
Patti Shanley is a CBR partner and volunteer from Raleigh, North Carolina.
by Jacqueline Hawkins
There seem to be two groups of black students who come to see our ALL Black Lives Matter (ABLM) signs, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists and the I’m-just-here-to-get-my-education (IJHTGME) students.
The BLM activist students lose their minds, but the IJHTGME students absorb ABLM like parched sponges.
When BLM students see us use their slogans to expose their own hypocrisy, they blow a gasket. At Purdue University, the BLM students (mostly women) pulled out all the stops, trading in their dignity to become out-of-control, stereotypical caricatures of black women. There was wild neck rolling, finger wagging, fist shaking, and nearly unintelligible shrieking and cursing.
According to one of the BLM students, only white people could be racist because they had power; black people had no power so they couldn’t be racist, only prejudiced. Armed with their own delusions, they spewed putrid racism for all their peers to see (and cower from).
BLM students are used to behaving like this with anyone and everyone. They do this because it usually works to get them their way. But it doesn’t work with us, and before long, they tire out. The shrill screaming and wild body movements gets exhausting. They lose their voices. They get cricks in their necks.
But despite all the theatrics, the giant display is still there, exposing abortion and the damage it does to Black community.
So they disappear, and in their places come the quiet sponges, many of whom readily accept the comparison of abortion with Jim Crow and slavery. They are shocked to learn about the racist origins of Planned Parenthood and the way PP is suppressing the Black vote. Not everyone is convinced, but most are willing to listen with open minds, and for that we praise God.
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.