Author: Xusheng source: Xusheng (official account id:lxlong20) has been reproduced with authorization
In the hot summer, when the melon eaters in the public opinion field were suffering from the heat, the US emperor kindly sent a cool and delicious melon.
Everyone who has been in the melon eating world in the global village knows that the US emperor is actually very good at the melon eating world and often gives big melons. Therefore, many melon eaters feel more and more aesthetic fatigue about the melons of the US emperor. Nevertheless, the melon of the US emperor is not trivial.
In the past, the U.S. government played a major role in delivering melons, especially in the trump era, and often threw big melons out; The U.S. Congress occasionally sends big melons. For example, Ms. Pelosi also throws a lot of melons.
This time the melon was sent to the Supreme Court.
01 flat thunder
The three powers of the US imperialist system are separated, and the executive, legislative and judicial powers check and balance each other. Generally, the US government representing the administration is more domineering, the Congress representing the legislation is more lively, and the Supreme Court representing the judiciary is relatively low-key.
Now the supreme law can’t stand the loneliness and runs out to deliver the melons.
The thing is this: on June 24 local time, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the “Roe v. Wade case”, and abortion for American women is no longer legal.
As soon as the ruling was issued, the whole western world exploded. Note that this is not the United States, but the entire Western world.
Within the United States, Democratic leaders such as President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and celebrity Hillary Clinton have expressed disappointment or opposition.
Pelosi, in her twilight years, expressed in the most vehement terms that the ruling was an “insult” to women and a “slap in the face” to women; “The Republican controlled Supreme Court has achieved their dark and extreme goals, depriving women of their right to make their own reproductive health decisions.”
Biden pointed out directly in his national speech that “the Supreme Court has referred to the state laws that criminalized abortion dating back to the 19th century, which has set the United States back 150 years.”
Politicians from other western countries have expressed disappointment and condemnation.
“Abortion is a basic right of all women. It must be protected. I want to express my solidarity with women deprived of their liberty by the U.S. Supreme Court,” macron said
Trudeau said, “the news from the United States is terrible. My heart is with millions of American women who are about to lose their right to abortion. I can’t imagine your fear and anger now.”
“I have to tell you that I think this is a big step backwards,” Johnson said
At the same time, large-scale protests were held in Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and other cities in the United States. Protesters in Los Angeles also clashed with police.
This situation makes the global gourd eaters excited, as if returning to the exciting moment of the peak duel between Biden and trump in 2020. To taste the subtlety, you need to add some background knowledge.
02 unusual background
Some melon eaters who do not know the truth may think that it is just a bill. Can it be so? Answer: no!
The impact of the Roe v. Wade case, which was born in 1973, was regarded by Americans as “equivalent to the second civil war”. As we all know, there was only one civil war in the United States, which was very tragic and bloody. As a result of the civil war, blacks theoretically gained the same political status as whites.
So how can the “Roe v. Wade case” be so highly regarded by Americans?
Decompose the “Luo v. Wade case”: Luo, the name of the person; To sue; Sue; Wade, name; Together, one person sues another.
Specific historical events occurred in 1972:
1. Two young Texas feminists, Sarah WITTINGTON and Linda Coffey, tried to challenge the abortion policy at that time.
2. They chose a 21-year-old woman who wished to have an abortion, alias Jane Rowe (her real name was Norma McAvoy, a low-level waiter. She was poorly paid and had no fixed place to live. She got pregnant unexpectedly but did not have the ability to raise children, so she had to choose abortion as a last resort).
3. Wade was a prosecutor at that time, a conservative representative and guardian of the abortion ban.
4. Rowe sued Wade, saying the abortion ban violated personal privacy and human rights.
5. In 1973, the supreme law of the United States ruled that the Texas abortion ban violated women’s “due process rights”, confirming that women have the constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion or not without state law interference in the first three months of pregnancy.
——The essence of Roe v. Wade case is to confirm the legalization of abortion in the United States: in a narrow sense, it is a “milestone” case of women’s rights and interests in abortion; In a broad sense, it is a “landmark” case in the history of the feminist movement, which gives women the right to have children or not.
Therefore, the case has become the most influential milestone judgment in modern American society. From this point of view, it is not too much to raise the “Roe v. Wade case” to the height of “equivalent to the second civil war”.
In this case, the Supreme Court overturned the “Roe v. Wade case”, which is equivalent to indirectly depriving women of their reproductive rights. This is understandable in the west, which believes in “human rights” and “freedom”.
In order to more accurately describe the impact of this ruling, here is a brief review of the history of anti abortion in the United States.
From the colonial period of North America to the early 19th century, abortion before fetal movement was a common thing in life. People accept abortion at the beginning of pregnancy, and the law does not prohibit such behavior.
At that time, modern specialized medicine had not yet sprung up, and women tended to deal with it at home or ask experienced people for help. The most widespread method of abortion: drinking a mixture of aloe vera, peppermint oil and Sabina mongolica juice to stimulate the body and cause abortion.
There have been several anti abortion waves in American history.
03 anti abortion game
The basic logic of anti abortion:
The fetus is also human!
Not because a person has only existed for a short time,
Temporary residence in the womb deprives them of life.
According to this logic, abortion is equivalent to murder!
This logic comes from religion and ethics. Theoretically, there is no problem. Behind every round of anti abortion, there are also profound social factors.
The first anti abortion wave in the United States took place in the 1920s and 1940s of the 19th century. Ten states passed laws that made abortion a legal offence. Historical background at that time:
1. In the years after the independence of the United States, the territory expanded wildly; By the 1840s, it was basically finalized; The vast territory continues to open up wasteland and is seriously short of manpower.
As for the process of American territorial expansion, I have described it in American history. Here is a picture below.
2. Since the 1920s, the democratic republican party founded by thomasjefferson has defeated Hamilton’s Federal Party, and has covered the sky in American politics. Hamilton established the gene of American capital society, but he was defeated by Jefferson and lost his life.
That was the most wonderful power struggle in American history. For details, please refer to my book “the United States: Imperial gear”.
The Republican Party followed Jefferson’s idea of “building a country through agriculture”. The Chinese people who have experienced thousands of years of farming civilization are very clear about this concept, because the demand for “people” is very strong.
Large tracts of territory that need to be pioneered, coupled with the concept of “building a country through agriculture”, have created the social foundation for the first wave of anti abortion in the United States. However, because the social structure of the United States is still relatively loose, it is impossible to form a strong social force. Therefore, anti abortion is just a little rumor.
The second wave of anti abortion movement in the United States appeared in the mid-19th century.
As we all know, the United States broke out an extremely fierce civil war in the mid-19th century.
After the four-year civil war, more than 3 million people from the federal army and more than 1 million from the allied army participated in the war. At that time, the total population of the United States was about 30million, equivalent to one tenth of the population involved in the war.
Considering that the soldiers are all adult men, including parents, spouses and children, at least more than half of the families are directly involved in the war, and almost all the families in the allied countries are involved in the war.
More than 700000 people were killed and more than 400000 injured by the two sides in the war. The total casualties of both sides exceeded one million, nearly 30% of the total number of people participating in the war (greater than the total casualties of all American wars since then). These do not include the civilian casualties in the war.
The population of the United States, which was originally sparsely populated, became even scarcer after the loss of a large number of young people due to the civil war.
Against this background, the United States set off a second wave of anti abortion movement. The promoter of this time is the American Medical Association. They lobbied the States to pass the law banning abortion.
Through decades of development, especially after the civil war, the tentacles of capitalism extended to every corner of American society.
With the support of capital, the strength of the Medical Association has grown unprecedentedly.
Coupled with the help of the religious field.
The anti abortion campaign was an unprecedented success, and abortion was outlawed across the United States.
However, with the rise of comprehensive national strength, the United States began to deploy globally after it ascended the hegemony. The education level of women has greatly improved, and they are becoming more and more important in the workplace.
According to the statistics of scholars:
In the 1970s, the college enrollment rate of white women increased by 57%, and that of black women increased by 112%.
From 1950 to 1970, the number of white married women working tripled.
By 1970, 43.3 percent of American women of appropriate age had joined the labor force.
American women who suffered from unequal treatment gradually became an important force in social economy and politics, and they began to seek their own equal rights.
In this case, the conservative forces in the United States have been greatly impacted.
In particular, the rise of feminism and global trends of thought has led to the rapid growth of liberal groups, making anti abortion groups synonymous with conservatism.
Therefore, after the 1960s, the abortion reform movement promoted by liberalism became increasingly high. The National Women’s organization, established in 1966, promoted a wide range of women’s equal rights movements, and they loudly called for the legalization of abortion.
Roe v Wade
”It was a great victory for liberals and feminists. This victory has lasted for nearly 50 years, and the change comes from Trump.
Today, trump has become a ghost over the United States and even the whole west.
04 phantom trump
When Trump came to power in 2016, he was regarded by the media as a black swan. But in the course of American history, it is actually the counterattack of American conservatives.
Trump, known as the “king of understanding”, has a mantra that “no one understands America better than I do”.
Trump’s life is colorful:
Born in the third generation, he is proficient in doing business.
They can engage in real estate and new media.
The level of picking up girls is excellent, but the children are well educated.
He often runs the train with his mouth full, but attracts a large number of supporters.
He never had any experience in politics, but he became the first plain president of the United States all the way.
The United States is an open country, but the religious thoughts of the middle and lower classes in the United States are very strong. This group is Trump’s supporter. They put a certain religious color on trump. Looking at the picture below, it seems that it is the practice of witches. In fact, it reflects the religious ties between trump and his supporters.
According to the conservative thinking, trump wants to bring the United States back to the isolationist state before World War II. During his term of office, the frenzied “retreat” was proof.
If Trump’s approach is followed, the United States’ decades of globalization layout will be destroyed. Therefore, not only American liberals oppose trump, but also Western allies oppose trump.
In the duel between trump and Biden in 2020, Britain, France, Canada and other countries were all on Biden’s side. So in the 2020 election, Biden and trump will win unprecedented high votes. Although trump lost, he also won more than 70 million votes (this figure will win an overwhelming victory in any US general election except 2020).
Although trump failed, his supporters did not change. Trump is still the biggest threat to the Liberals in the United States and the West as a whole. He is a ghost hovering over the United States and the West.
Now that the US mid-term election is coming, Biden and Western politicians are most afraid of Trump’s comeback.
“Legalization of abortion” has become an important battlefield for the duel between Biden and trump, which has been completely politicized. Biden and his allies strongly oppose the overthrow“
Roe v Wade
”Important reasons for:
1. Trump supports overthrow“
Roe v Wade
”And use this as a warm-up for the mid-term elections.
2. Many Justices of the Supreme Court were appointed by trump, and they led the overthrow together
Roe v Wade
3. At this time“
Roe v Wade
”It will make conservatives more arrogant, and it will be a major blow to liberals.
05 big game
To better illustrate the problem, let’s take a look at the following chart, which shows the attitudes of American people of different sects and ages towards abortion.
It is easy to see from this picture that the anti abortion group is the middle and lower classes of white people. This group is a typical trump supporter with strong religious beliefs, older age and conservative ideology.
After the overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case, the political map of the United States became clear.
According to the British guardian, more than 20 states in the United States may ban the right to abortion after the “Roe v. Wade case” is overturned.
The red states clearly prohibit the right to abortion at the same time when the “Roe v. Wade case” is overturned; These states are Republican ticket holders.
The Yellow states may try to ban the right to abortion after the overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case; These states have a high probability of going Republican.
In the blue states, the right to abortion is protected by law; These states are democratic territory.
In gray States, the right to abortion is not affected; These states also support Democrats.
After the overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case, conservative forces will rise and Republican supporters will increase. It is for this reason that Biden, the Democratic Party and the entire western political community will face great enemies. They fear that trump will make a comeback, or that a man like trump will win the election.