April 17, 2008
More on Abortion Artist Aliza Shvartz and Her School
A little background on Aliza Shvartz, the Yale student who is literally aborting babies as her senior art project:
Here's some video of Ms. Shvartz sounding off about "patriarchal, you know, heteronormative trappings" and how we must "dismantle" civilization:
Aliza has a lot of derogatory things to say about institutions. Unfortunately, it is only slightly grown-up versions of Eliza Shvartz who are running most of our institutions — including Yale, which as noted previously, has gone out of its way to honor abortion before:
In commemoration of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the 35th anniversary of which is this month, the Reproductive Rights Action League at Yale (RALY), in conjunction with Yale Medical Students for Choice, demonstrated different abortion methods and techniques, answered questions students had about the procedures and encouraged students to be active in abortion-rights groups during last night’s presentation. The presentation was part of a week-long celebration of the 35th anniversary of the landmark decision.
Medical student Rasha Khoury enthused about how "fun" and "inspiring" the festivities were, and about the "arms and stuff" you could see among the blended baby remains in an abortion device.
Thank you Aliza Shvartz, Rasha Khoury, Yale, and the entire elite moonbat establishment for reminding us once again that modern liberalism isn't just wrong — it is sick, evil, and obscene.
On tips from Lyle, V the K, and John R.
Posted by Van Helsing at April 17, 2008 8:54 AM
Abortion is a sacrament of the liberal left, and a rite-of-passage for a certain type of urban elite woman. The left really is a death cult.
Posted by: V the K at April 17, 2008 9:24 AM
No wonder she has to artificially inseminate herself. She's freakin' hideous.
Now that I have seen her, I am sure upon graduation from Yale that she will not have a problem finding a career in either the fast food or house cleaning industries.
Posted by: UCA at April 17, 2008 9:40 AM
Its about blood sacrifices to Gaia. I wouldnt be suprised if she got pregnant just so the Moonbat Death Cult could have a sacrifice.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2008 9:54 AM
Man is she bitter...she must be from the city though. If she was from a rural area she would have guns and religion to cling to instead of her moonbat art. Yale better get her some help before she goes Cho though.
Posted by: Joe Buzz at April 17, 2008 10:06 AM
Man is she an idiot...she speaks merely to hear own voice. The only way she can gain significance is to parrot infantile applause gathering platitudes and do things that decent people find revolting. The left has destroyed Western "art" and replaced it with a destructive narcissism. I hope her parents are proud of what a half million dollars in tuition has bought.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2008 10:27 AM
Posted by: Beef at April 17, 2008 10:38 AM
Michael Savage refers to major Universities today as "Institutions of Lower Living". I can't think of a better illustration than this deranged idiot.
Posted by: Refuter of Liberal Vermin at April 17, 2008 10:59 AM
Sick, this woman should be thrown in a cage. She is literally getting herself pregnant solely for the purpose of ending its life. That is deranged.
Posted by: Taylor at April 17, 2008 12:15 PM
Wow, I'm like, kinda speechless, ya know? That was sorta the most like, meaningless load of claptrap that I've heard in a long time.
"We need to figure out what it is we want to say, and how we want to say it because that's just as important. It's not enough to have the right to say it if you don't know what you're going to say and you don't know how you're going to make yourselves heard."
To the extent that I'm able to derive meaning from this statement, it seems to apply perfectly to her
Posted by: ent at April 17, 2008 1:55 PM
We need a superhero. The superhero's special power would be to detect anyone who is doing something RETARDED like this, swoop in and scream "YOU ARE A F**KING MORON!!" and fly away, leaving the moonbat stunned.
Posted by: KHarn at April 17, 2008 3:12 PM
The entire thing was a fake. A media prank, and you all took it hook line and sinker.
Posted by: The media is stupid at April 17, 2008 5:45 PM
The entire thing is not fake, it is an exercise in deception. The Yale University Office of Public Affairs released a statement this afternoon.
Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body.
She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.
Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.
This whole lie put forth by Aliza Shvartz is just as believable (or unbelievable) as a crucifix immersed in urine, or a portrait of the virgin Mary made with elephant dung, or an anatomically correct nude Jesus made out of chocolate.
So Mr/Ms "The media is stupid," spare us your pompus "hook, line, and sinker" remark. This whole web of deception is well within the "norms" of moonbattery.
BTW, I love the remark by Yale's OPA: Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.
A senior level art project based on outrageous, offensive lies doesn't trigger any "basic ethical" alarms or bring into question some mental health issues of the student? Go Yale!
Posted by: Lyle at April 17, 2008 7:12 PM
What ever happened to our best and brightest learning about Differential Equations? Creating a solution to our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? Curing cancer? Isn't that what an elite education is supposed to do - train people to prosper and benefit society at the same time.
Despite Yale being private, the still receive our tax dollars. For some reason, companies still consider this school on a resume to mean a lot. For how much longer after this nonsense?
Posted by: mandy at April 17, 2008 8:37 PM
Chock one up for the Orwellian memory hole: the youtube video where she rants about free speech has been removed (by her!), and a pamphlet from her high school that had her photo in it has also been removed. It seems anyone who had official ties with her is scrubbing their web site in hopes of avoiding some kind of a STD, no doubt.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2008 9:01 PM
Since the video was pulled, I didn't get to hear her call to "dismantle civilization." All I know is, most of the moonbats who want to dismantle civilization (at least the ones on college campuses) wouldn't last two minutes in a truly anarchical world.
Posted by: PabloD at April 17, 2008 10:43 PM
PabloD, Today is your lucky (or unlucky, however you may view it) day. Through a technological glitch, I retained the video they deleted. That's the good news. The bad news is, I cannot save it. It is merely in my cache. So, I played it, and I transcribed it. I am pleased to present to you the most vapid, empty set of words ever strung together in run-on sentences. The thought that this chick was valedictorian of her high school, and is a senior at a major university is mind-boggling. It sounds closer to drivel that would come from a drug-laden junior high school student.
So, without further ado, here it is:
[speaker: Aliza Shvarts steps up onto a group of soap boxes to speak]
So empowerment is important, and this man has a point. We have an institution that infringes upon the rights of the individual; that’s really what’s at issue here. We’re talking about privacy of your own personhood. Privacy of your own selfhood versus the hegemony of power that surrounds us. Speech is a tool against that power, and it’s really one that’s kind of dwindling fast.
This is kind of an aside, but I just kind of wanted to say something about it. It’s really funny to me and I think it’s like a good metaphor about how, you can give people these boxes, and you can give them the right to speak, but you can’t make them make themselves heard. You know when people get up and just talk really quietly? None of us care. None of us hear them. Right? And that’s a problem. It’s a problem of sort of institutionalization. We’re used to things being marketed toward us. You’re used to someone getting up here, making grand gestures and getting your attention. And, you know, we’re conditioned that way. And why are we conditioned that way? And, you know. I think it’s already been touched upon, but I’ll just reiterate: Because we have this huge [expletive removed] institution telling us that’s what power looks like. That’s what empowerment looks like. It’s these patriarchal, you know, heteronormative trappings of a voice; of a right to speak. But really, I think we should think more about it. And I kind of got up here before, and talked about feminism, and sort of thinking about these larger issues, and what I’m really talking about –and what we’re both talking about—is sort of the right of your own personal self-expression. The right of your own selfhood, you know. And you...you got up here and talked about that too, you know? We’re all people. We all have interior spaces in our mind. And the only way we can ever express that is by externalizing it in speech. And you know, there are powers that want to stop us. There’s an institution around us, and we’ve all become used to sort of using those trappings of the institution to express ourselves. Using their language to put our thoughts in; which is wrong. This is where creativity comes in. This is where art comes in. This is where politics comes in. Strangely: The creative art. I think we need to sort of think about how we should really use new tools, innovate, express ourselves, because we’re all individual, unique people. Strangely, even though we all kind of look the same, and talk the same these days, and are told what to do by everybody and we follow like this man said: Like sheep. We need to stop being sheep. We need to figure out what it is we want to say and how we want to say it. Because that’s just as important. It’s not enough to have the right to say it if you don’t know what you’re going to say, and you don’t know how you’re going to make yourselves heard. This is a problem with feminism. This is a problem with queer rights. This is a problem with racism. This is a problem with every “ism.” You don’t have a language. They’ve taken language away from you. They’ve made it their own. You only have the institution. You have to work actively, creatively, innovatively to dismantle it. Complacency is over. Think. We need to think more creatively about this. I think this is the realm of art. I think people have to be like…stop being so dismissive about what art is; it has to stop hanging on the wall. It has to be something lived, breathed, every day. [end]
If all that made sense to you; if it inspired you to greatness, go check yourself in at the local mental psychiatric unit.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 18, 2008 3:14 AM
They’ve taken language away from you. They’ve made it their own. You only have the institution. You have to work actively, creatively, innovatively to dismantle it.
What she's parroting there is standard cultural marxism, the Gramscian concept of cultural hegemony. This is what has been driving the left for decades; the idea that the institutions of society are a hegemony that enslaves us by creating within us a false consciousness. The Gramscian project (or "political correctness" as it gets called in the mainstream) is attempting to dismantle that largely imaginary cultural hegemony to create a vacuum into which marxism can rush.
Generations of students have had their heads filled with this bilge. She's not being the least original (though she's been taught to believe she is; they are very good at convincing the acolytes that they are "individual thinkers"). Millions of people have been working for decades now to bring this about. The posts on this blog map their success.
Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at April 18, 2008 5:39 AM
The Gramscian project (or "political correctness" as it gets called in the mainstream) is attempting to dismantle that largely imaginary cultural hegemony to create a vacuum into which marxism can rush.
Ian, I'm very glad you mentioned this. A great tragedy for the west is that many people do not know about Gramsci and the Frankfurt school. The only way to win is to know one's enemy. We cannot tell people often enough that this nonsense is part of a plan to dismantle Western society. They hope to replace it with either anarchy or Marxism but we all know the vacuum will likely be filled by Islam.
That is the problem with radical egalitarians, they are great at tearing things down. Expecting that they can build something meaningful on the ruins is absurd. Look at the French revolution and the May 1968 Paris riots and what did not arise in their wake. If such nonsense goes unchecked, France of today is the entire Western World of tomorrow.
Irony of it all is, without the liberties of the West, such anti-western movements would never arise. The social order they pine for can only exist on college campus in the West and Hollywood (I suppose this explains why many become professors or 'artists' of some sort). Kind of like how if women in the west didn't enjoy such a privileged position historically, they never would have invented the social cancer that is feminism.
Posted by: mandy at April 18, 2008 8:15 AM
"Kind of like how if women in the west didn't enjoy such a privileged position historically, they never would have invented the social cancer that is feminism."
EXCUSE ME! Just take a minute to read this over again and realize what total and complete bulls@#t this is. Women are still suppressed in SO many ways and feminism, last time I checked, is about the EQUALITY of the sexes. It has no malice or evil agenda. Those who use the term "feminsim" to evil ends should be seen clearly as separate from the movement itself. Islam is different than fundamentalist Islam and feminism is different than self-destructive and offensive art. Choose your words carefully mandy, and take a second look at the feminist movement, because you have entirely missed the point.
Posted by: Angel at April 18, 2008 4:26 PM
Angel, when was the last time you saw a woman denied basic health care because she is considered "property and lower than a dog" (Women in Afghanistan know this at the hands of the Taliban), or maybe you know someone who has been stoned to death because they were gang raped and dared to "report their shame" to police. There are of course all the "honor killings" that have been reported in the news as well. My biggest gripe with the feminist movement is they were slow to even speak out against these things. I know what mandy was saying, women in this country do enjoy a more privledged and equal position than most othere women, in other parts of the world. You are entitled to your opinion about feminism but I find it completely disrespectful to refer to someone else's opinion as "complete bulls@#t". I think you need to learn to communicate your opinion without being so caustic to others.
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at April 18, 2008 5:35 PM
Women are not suppressed in the West at all. Men and women are different and so society reserved and expected different thigns from them.
Feminism is a Marxist movement that gives rights to women, sure does, but it also removes accountability from them. I don't believe women have ever been drafted yet.
I'm an American woman. Our culture is biased in facor of women. I know this to be true from every experience I have ever had with American(world's best) men.
Posted by: mandy at April 18, 2008 7:47 PM
A few somewhat connected comments:
I agree with mandy. The only way you could argue that only women are oppressed is if you ignored the plight of men, like that Hillary Clinton quote about women being the primary victims of war. Phyllis Schlafly argued against the ERA because equal rights would have been a step back in the status of women.
The current idea of the oppressed woman can be traced back to Engels who argued the women was the proletariat and the man as the bourgoise capitalist since the man took ownership of the woman's labor (the children and whatever housework she does). This ignores the obvious fact that the woman takes the man's labor as her own and marriage is better seen as an economic transaction.
Posted by: Arthur at April 19, 2008 2:07 AM
The more I know about the feminist movement, the better I like lying in a pit of rattlesnakes. I used to be a card carrying member of NOW, years ago, until they really started showing their Marxist, anti-America side. The things so many of their leader espouse I find purely offensive. I agree with mandy 100%. They are a bunch of frustrated, hateful feminazis trying to impose their illogical views on others.
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at April 20, 2008 9:01 AM