Survivor's tale

Anyone born after January 22, 1973 is a survivor, of a culture saturated with the abortion mentality. They know that…

On a radio show the other day, while I was on for the hour doing news analysis, the
host and I were talking about abortion law and where it may be headed,
calls poured in from listeners, mainly about the increasing power of
pro-abortion politicians. One gentleman called in to express gratitude
that we were talking about the particular subject we were on, because
he had personally been impacted….no, devastated….by the prospect of
abortion. He was conceived out of wedlock back in the late sixties, and
with voice breaking, told of his grandfather probably saving his life
by insisting that his mother not come home unless she had the baby with

He was clearly traumatized, and he’s now an adult, roughly the age of Barack Obama.

Jesse Jackson used to be pro-life,
and though he gave many reasons relating to the Gospel and human
rights, he said it’s also personal for him, because he was born out of
wedlock. What happened to turn Jackson and others to support abortion
later is between them and their God. But for Jackson, and Obama, it’s
particularly baffling how they either miss or disregard the connection
between abortion and slavery.

And the holocaust, actually, as some young people are pointing out
in a new film showing how interconnected these human rights violations
really are. And clearly so.

It’s brilliant in its simplicity and clarity. Even in the title: Volition.

Volition places its central character, who goes unnamed,
in the historical contexts of what the filmmakers clearly believe to be
three of the greatest human rights violations in history: the
holocaust, slavery, and abortion. In each the protagonist is placed in
a position of some authority, with the promise of more to come: in the
first, we find him in the role of a Nazi who is being considered for a
promotion; in the second, a respected American physician who has
travelled to Africa and studied the blacks; and in the third, a
promising medical student on scholarship whose girlfriend is pregnant.

The premise is as clever and well-executed as it is effective. It
purpose is clear: by placing the same figure, presumably with the same
sort of upbringing, and the same genetic and temperamental
predispositions, into the crucible of extreme historical times that
demand a response, we may observe his choices, or, in other words, we
may try his “volition.” 

As the synopsis of the film states, “Throughout history, men have
been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for
them to conform. This film explores the hope that lies behind every
decision made in the face of adversity; the hope that is buried in the
heart of those that look beyond themselves and see something bigger
worth fighting for.”

It’s about time.


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