Ben Shapiro Nails Abortion "Identity Politics" Question at UConn
Ben Shapiro recently appeared at UConn to deliver a speech. A speech which, naturally, triggered students who think of themselves as great thinkers. We call this "delusion of grandeur." But as with most Shapiro appearances, the juicy bits lie in the question and answer session.
The full speech is below (including question and answer). The entire presentation is worth the watch, but Shapiro confronting a woman on abortion based solely on her identity (she's a woman in healthcare, he's an affluent, religious white man) is particularly delicious.
BECKY: "As a woman going into the healthcare field, I personally don't think I could have an abortion. It's not the right choice for me. But how do you defend your opinion as a well-off, white, religious man, telling a woman what she can do with her body?"
BEN: "Because evil things are still evil even if I am a well-off, white, religious man."
Abortion, like slavery, was opposed by well-off, white religious men in the North, who had nothing to with the day-to-day ongoings of slavery. A salient point from our favorite speedy-lipped Jew.
What is good and evil in this world is not dependent upon a person's income status, the color of their skin, or religious affiliation. Killing an unborn human being is wrong regardless of what profession you've chosen. Killing an unborn human is wrong regardless of the chromosomes provided to you by your father's sperm. Killing an unborn human is wrong regardless of what you do every Sunday morning, be that joining hands to sing a Jesus song, or slathering your waffles with syrup.
Good and evil are not subject to identity politics. Either something is wrong because it's wrong, or it isn't. I don't need to be an overweight, land-dwelling manatee to recognize third-wave feminism is having a negative impact on modern society. Just as one's religion or skin color doesn't make engaging in pedophilia a moral good. Pedophilia is morally wrong, across all identity and religious spectrums. The same for slavery and abortion. As human beings, we're all allowed to engage and fight against evil. To suggest otherwise, based on sex, color of skin, religion, or income status is, as Ben Shapiro says, sexist, racist and bigoted. The end.