Saturday, October 24, 2015

#1500: Mark Crutcher

Marcus Hotchkiss Crutcher III is an anti-abortion activist and the founder and president of Life Dynamics Inc. (LDI), most famous (perhaps) as the guy behind the documentary “Maafa 21”. In founding Life Dynamics, Crutcher said that he wanted to fill gaps left by other pro-life organizations, in particular through “counter-intelligence or intelligence-gathering”, i.e. data gathering on abortion-providing facilities and pro-choice organizations. This has led to several publications, e.g. in Citizen (a publication of Focus on the Family and The Christian America. You can sort of imagine how his data gathering process works, and you’d be pretty much right.

For instance, Crutcher promotes the idea that legalized abortion is a big racist scheme to kill black babies. It is, in fact, unlikely that he actually believes this, but it does give him the resources for some ridiculous rhetoric: “We’ve been the victims of a lie in this country that abortion was legalized in order to advance the cause of women’s rights. The reality is that abortion was legalized as an instrument of eugenics and black genocide, and Planned Parenthood continues that today,” and supporting Planned Parenthood is accordingly “is no different than supporting the Ku Klux Klan.” (After all, since Crutcher is a wingnut the statistical correlation between numbers of abortion and poverty is conveniently overlooked.) At least he tries (but fails) to take the moral high road on racism: blacks are still not free and “they’ll never be free as long as abortion remains legal, because it was created as an instrument to get rid of them to begin with.

It’s the same level of intellectual sophistication with which he reacted to the election of Obama in 2008: “… soon the most powerful political office in the world will be handed over to an avowed socialist. This morning, in some fetid corner of hell, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joe Stalin are toasting each other.” Distinctions and definitions, Cruthcer – not your strong suit. “Besides being a Marxist, Barack Obama is the most rabidly pro-abortion, morally defective and completely unqualified person to ever be given the keys to the Oval Office. This man is thoroughly evil, and I have little doubt that we are likely entering into the most dangerous period in the history of our country.” What qualifies Obama as a Marxist, you ask? Oh, the same as always: Marxist = socialist = liberal = evil = non-religious (there is “no such thing as a ‘pro-choice Christian’”) = Muslim = people Crutcher disagree with. Yes, they. It’s all they, and they are in a conspiracy against Crutcher and those who agree with him.

He doesn’t like stem cell research either, and is as tactful and accurate in his criticism of stem cell research as usual.

Diagnosis: Rabidly crazy dingbat. Dangerous.

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