Bernard Madoff’s $50 Billion Ponzi Scheme Saves Lives
By: Jim Byrd
The phrase from John Milton’s Comus,”Was I deceiv’d, or did a sable cloud/ Turn forth her silver lining on the night,?” has evolved into an oft used American idiom: “Every cloud has a silver lining.” This phrase is used to assuage the trauma of one who is on the receiving end of a tragedy. Rarely does this phrase bestow emotional easement, yet there is always a silver lining from a tragedy if sought.
Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion ponzi scheme is an ongoing catastrophic financial tragedy for all who trusted him with their money, including his very sister–who lost millions of dollars. Yet there is a silver lining to this colossal financial con committed by Madoff– the untimely demise of the Picower Foundation. Madoff managed their assets, and thus the foundation died by ponzi. The Picower Foundation has made many wonderful and charitable financial gifts that supported the advancement of medicine and education. Many a person has benefited from their financial contributions, and many a person has died from their financial contributions. Unfortunately for infants, a sizable amount of their financial support funded reproductive rights litigation for the benefit of The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the perpetually anarchistic organization, the ACLU, and their Reproductive Freedom Project. The Picower Foundation was one of the largest funders of abortion and pro-abortion groups outside of the U.S. government’s generosity-which, incidentally, has contributed hundreds of millions of taxpayer’s money to Planned Parenthood. This silver lining should result in reduction of the deaths of thousands of unborn infants due to the lack of funding and the resulting lay-off of abortion advocating staff.
Planned Parenthood, a Picower benefactor, so far, has been the first to show the strains of the financial impact of the rapidly dissolving abortion funds. They announced the lay-off of 20% of their staff. Planned Parenthood is a service industry chain. They are a business, and their business is performing abortions. Abortions are their product. Not only are they the largest facilitator and performer of abortions in the U.S., a large part of their business model is the covering up of child rape.
Lila Rose has performed many a sting operation against Planned Parenthood, which led to the exposure of the pervasive immoral and criminal environment at Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood employees have advised a child, as young as 13, how to cover up their pregnancy stemming from statutory rape committed by an adult male through the miracles of abortion, and given detailed instructions on how to facilitate their adult impregnator’s avoidance of prosecution through a series of orchestrated lies and deceit.
An organization called Life Dynamics has performed the same sting many times against Planned Parenthood. Through recorded conversations with a Planned Parenthood office, 91% of the Planned Parenthood offices advised the child how to conceal their rape and pregnancy from their parents, law enforcement, and authorities in general. The following is a telephone transcript between an actor posing as a 13 year old girl and a Planned Parenthood office:
Child: “I’m going to be 14 later this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?”
Planned Parenthood: “We won’t tell your parents.”
Child: “Okay. But would you tell anybody besides my parents?”
Planned Parenthood: “Huh? Nope. It’s confidential. You can come in, and you don’t need a parent’s permission.”
Child: “Oh, okay. My boyfriend said that he would pay for everything. Would that be all right? It’s just we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything?”
Planned Parenthood: “Yeah, but just don’t talk about his age.”
This wonderful display of adoration and stewardship of this nation’s children is funded by your tax dollars and the Picower Foundation.
Another prominent benefactor of the Picower Foundation, the ACLU, maintains its role in the abortion industry with the same level of consistency as all endeavors they pursue in the courts, or in Congress: potentially irreversible devastation to morality, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S Constitution.
They are currently involved in the perpetuation of abortion and the abolishment of the sacred tenets of Christianity at the Congressional and Executive level. Their Reproductive Freedom Project is a blitzkrieg against the Catholic Church and all faith based organizations’ refusal to allow their hospitals to perform abortions or sterilizations. Catholic hospitals, and others, are exempt under Federal Refusal Clauses from performing or discussing procedures they deem immoral based on their religious or moral beliefs. The Refusal Clauses became prevalent after Roe V Wade to protect faith-based health care providers from the clutches of amoral liberals.
Congress will address the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) soon after Obama takes control of the Executive Branch on January 20th. FOCA is extremely important to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU as it will eliminate the last obstacle keeping the government for forcing all health care providers to perform abortions on demand or face the loss of all federal funding. Barack Obama stated during a campaign speech at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser for his benefit, “The first thing I’d do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.” Considering Obama’s seemingly pathological predilection for the wanton eradication of fetuses at any stage of development, and his resume of being aggressively pro-abortion and pro-infanticide during his tenure as a State Legislator in Illinois, it would hardly seem plausible that he would change his mind on the issue–especially since it was his highest priority, even as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars raged, and the economy was in a tail spin. Plus, Obama will also more than likely use the substantial monies his campaign received from Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, pro-abortion voters, et al as a divining rod for guidance.
An interpretation of the language of the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project they used to make their plea at a Congressional hearing is in order. The careful and tactful wording of abortion proponents must be annotated with an authentic meaning without the camouflage of benign and misleading language:
“The law should not permit an institution’s religious strictures to interfere with the public’s access to reproductive health care.”
Authentic meaning: there should be no laws to prevent a medical facility from being forced to perform abortions on demand from the public without punishment, regardless if the institution views abortion as murder.
“We reject the imposition of religious doctrines on those who do not share them, especially at the expense of the public health.”
Authentic meaning: regardless of what religious protections the Constitution’s 1st Amendment affords, and the establishment clause’s restriction pertaining only to the Federal Government, if certain segments of the population, and the ACLU, do not agree with your view, you must forfeit all rights afforded to you by the Constitution.
There is a need for protections for…”reproductive health, patient autonomy, and gender equality.”
Authentic meaning: abortion seekers and purveyors of abortions need protection from those who will not perform abortions, no person should be held to any standard other than the ACLU’s, and gender equality certainly must mean that a man has a much a right to seek an abortion for himself as a woman.
What is the potential impact of FOCA if passed by Congress with Obama’s cavalier signature making it law? Will it increase abortions to a wholesale level by forcing faith-based hospitals to perform, in their belief, infanticide, as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, et al hopes? This scenario is not very likely. Two probable scenarios could arise out of FOCA becoming law: a zero impact in the increase of abortions, as the faith-base hospitals have threatened to close their doors rather than be a co-conspirator within the abortion confederacy; and/or a dramatic decrease in available health care in general–especially for underserved areas of America.
An aside: Obama will be hard pressed to implement his socialized medicine program with one-third less hospitals to work with, indeed.
Catholic Church bishops have warned of “devastating consequences” to the U.S. health care system if Obama signs FOCA into law. Obama, the liberals in Congress, and the ACLU and Planned Parenthood could quite possibly be the masterminds behind the closing of one-third of the hospitals in the U.S. This is what it equates to if the Catholic Church closes all of its hospitals, as it stated it would do rather than be forced to perform abortions. The result would be exponentially worse for the underserved areas with little to no access to free or affordable medical care in the area, since this is the sector of society primarily served by the Catholic Church’s hospitals.
So, Mr. Maddof, since there are approximately 1.5 million abortions performed each year in the U.S., perhaps your criminal actions have serendipitously saved a portion of the anticipated 1.5 million abortions estimated in this new year, 2009. All thanks to the financial hardships you have caused for the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and The Center for Reproductive Rights’ quest for abortion on demand at any and all medical facilities in the U.S. Unfortunately, the principle beneficiaries of your actions have yet to be born, and since you will no doubt be pining away in Federal Prison as they make their journey though life, I thank you on their behalf. And perhaps the Republicans, and some Democrats with moral aptitudes, will find a way to terminate FOCA in at least one Chamber of Congress before it falls into the all too eager hands of Barack Obama.
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.