Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Great Unrepresentative Canadian Wish List

Oh, what a joy it is to watch the media fumble over the CBC's experiment on Facebook to have Canadians issue their wishes for Canada.

As I'm sure you've heard, the #1 wish is to abolish abortion in Canada. This quote for the above video just cracks me up: "[The #2 wish for abortion to remain legal in Canada] hasn't proven as popular on Facebook, and that has pollsters scratching their heads. Environics Research stopped asking about abortion seven years ago, because they say it's just not on the political radar."

What? You mean not everybody has bought into the accepted viewpoint? How did they miss that?

Ah, but it's explained away by saying that it's not a poll, it's an experiment on what social networking sites can do. And those damned pro-life bloggers! Can't they keep their opinions to themselves? Don't they realize the Internet should only have one kind of offensive smut on it? Yes, of course. So the Wish List has really only demonstrated that pro-lifers are more organized than pro-aborts. Or at least, that they have more like-minded friends.

That stands to reason; the social circles which the pro-aborts frequent have had their numbers thinned over the past few decades, after all.

Although I think if there was some way to involve the spiritual realm and obtain votes from all the babies aborted since 1988, when the Supreme Court of Canada struck down all federal law restricting it, the margin between first and second place would be more than a mere 16%.

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