We are a hardhearted people. From southern racists flying confederate flags, notwithstanding the pain this causes black passersby, to the New York Times defending using fetal body parts for experimentation– as if the only problem is one of legal technicalities– we human primates lack empathy.
The gun lobby insists on the right to carry weapons notwithstanding that children are gunned down as a result of easy access to assault weapons. And a Planned Parenthood official is taped eating lunch while casually discussing the dismemberment of unborn children and all the New York Times can come up with in defense of this callousness is that Planned Parenthood isn’t actually selling body parts.
What they do not dispute (because they can’t) is the fact that the tapes reveal a coldness of heart by Planned Parenthood when describing manipulating fetuses during abortions to keep certain parts intact while crushing the head in order to supply big pharma with organ tissue to experiment on.
We humans have a problem: We are apes with a glimmer of conscience. That goes for the self-described enlightened as well as for the far right. As a species we’ve evolved just enough over the last one hundred thousand years or so to worry about the fact we’re just animals who behave like… animals.