This second quote comes from a novel that I just finished reading, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (there’s a name for you!). In the novel, the action is intersected with reflections of the retired sheriff who figures in the action to some degree. He is looking back upon his life, and wondering how the world had changed over the years he had sought to protect the citizens of his Texas county. At one point in these ruminations on the decline of culture, he reflects upon being at a conference and sitting next to a highly opinionated woman. Here is his report of the conversation he had with her.
“She kept on, kept on. Finally told me, said: I dont like the way this country is headed. I want my granddaughter to be able to have an abortion. And I said well mam I dont think you got any worries about the way the country is headed. The way I see it goin I dont have much doubt but what she’ll be able to have an abortion. I’m goin to say that not only will she be able to have an abortion, she’ll be able to have you put to sleep. Which pretty much ended the conversation.”
Oh, the stark logic of it.