Monday, August 13, 2012


Like many Americans, I have a few television shows that I watch regularly. And like most Americans, that means that I make these shows a priority. I wouldn’t call myself an addict or obsessed or anything too extreme, but I make sure that the family is done with dinner and dishes in time for the show.
My family’s top show is The Closer produced by TNT. The show stars Kyra Sedgwick as Chief Brenda Johnson of the LAPD. Like most crime shows, there are dead bodies and bad guys and guns and general excitement, excitement that has made this show a highly-rated one.
While watching, with many other Americans, the highly-anticipated last six episodes of The Closer, I was struck by how fiercely the characters fought for life. These fictitious law enforcers made every effort to not kill bad guys, to make deals with them so that victims could be saved and death row could be avoided. Now, I recognize that these are made-up stories written by people who want their show to succeed, but they also have an agenda; they are promoting their ideals whether we are aware of it or not.
Let me bring in something seemingly unrelated, and I promise to tie them together. I am taking a business course right now from a Christian organization. The book we are reading is explaining the single-generation mindset of our economic system’s founder, John Maynard Keynes. Keynes was a homosexual who had no thought of the next generation; hence, our “have it now, pay for it later” generation and ensuing economic struggles. The author of the book points out the connection between our economic situation and our morals. Abortion is the epitome of single-generation living. Abortion thinks only of the here and now, not of the future. No wonder our economy is so bad and our nation is on its knees.
So let’s go back to The Closer and let’s tie these two concepts together. Ironically, like the ultimate problem is solved, this connection was made most clear to me in the finale of the show and in the premiere of the follow-up show. As Chief Johnson moves positions and Captain Raydar steps up, my conclusion was revealed. Capt. Raydar focuses on getting criminals sentenced, and the first sentencing she does puts a prisoner away for life instead of the death penalty. But one of her subordinates complains that she settled for his conviction instead of his execution because it saved the city money. Let’s think about the parallels in this fictional television show and the very real state of our nation: life and death come down to economics. What saves us money now? Putting criminals in jail instead of executing them. What else saves us money now? Aborting our children instead of raising them. What is more expensive long-term? The caring for of life-long prisoners. What else is more expensive long-term? Depression, breast cancer, difficulty carrying a full-term pregnancy, suicide, and all the other risks increased by abortion; this is not to mention a diminished work force, and let’s not even get into the culture of death pervading this nation.
**EDIT: What really gets to me is the fact that in today's society, life and death are decided by economics. How has it come to this, that we value life based on revenue? In a sad, sardonic way, our society is consistent: we abort our young and euthanize our old because it is more "economically feasible" to have them die. Have morals become so far removed? Or is our deception that complete?**
If you’ve read a few Bound4Life posts, I’m sure you’re familiar with all the ways Planned Parenthood deceives and bullies organizations into continual funding. I am not ignorant of the link between our nation’s moral compass, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and our national economic crisis. I would simply like to point out yet another connection, drawing from our entertainment sector, and I would like to encourage you to pray, even more fervently, for our nation.
Jesus, I plead Your Blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America!

please tell me what you think of this post! Give me everything-grammatical, content, point, details. Was I clear? Do I need more? Less? Please, tell me your thoughts! Thank you!


  1. This is really well done, truly. I only have a couple of points. First, sentence structure.

    "Depression, breast cancer, difficulty carrying a full-term pregnancy, suicide, and all the other risks increased by abortion, not to mention a diminished work force, also not to mention the culture of death pervading this nation."

    This is just one sentence and it's REALLY long. Try...

    "Depression, breast cancer, difficulty carrying a full-term pregnancy, suicide, and many other risks increased by abortion. Should I also mention a diminished work force?"

    The last part of the sentence is vague and used too often. Maybe bring it back to the ironic point that you watch crime shows (you and me both) even though you are fully aware of American death culture (briefly expand on what that means but don't dwell on it).

    I like how you bring the show into it, but people will bring up "compassion". Euthanasia is ethical people will say and they will also mention the "life of the mother" and rape and incest. I understand the arguments but you need to mention this view point, acknowledge it, but bring the focus back to economics. Let economics drive your point. It's a very important issue, in the larger issue, that needs to be addressed.

    1. Thank you for these comments!!! I will make some more adjustments later today and probably ask you to read it again :) you're the best! :D

  2. Certainly great connections. I read for theme and thought you tied together three things very, VERY well. Can't say I read for grammar and that stuff, but I believe Catherine covered those bases! :) Thanks for the post!

    1. Thank you, Victoria! I was hoping that I made a point and had somewhat of a call to action, even if it's to be more aware. Thank you for your comment and your encouragement! :)