A whole new twist on the meaning of Political Science:
If you are a Vietnam War veteran and have a child with a recognized birth defect your child may be eligible for certain VA benefits. But if and only if you are a Woman Vietnam Veteran.
Under the Clinton administration, the Veteran’s Administration recognized spina bifida in the children of Vietnam War veterans as linked to Agent Orange exposure. But how? The birth defect spina bifida was clearly named and described in medical literature published well over a century ago. The use of herbicides in war dates only to the 1940’s or the middle of World War II. Agent Orange is of an even more recent vintage, so spina bifida clearly predates Agent Orange. Where then, is the scientific cause and effect?
The VA subsequently added a whole laundry list of birth defects they associated with Agent Orange exposure and made them eligible for compensation as well. This nullifies any scientific credibility in the study of the effects of Agent Orange. They just threw science out the window. As of this writing, the VA backed off on any causality claims regarding Agent Orange and these additional birth defects but still clings tenaciously to the original spina bifida claim.
According to the Official U. S. Government website, the following is a list of compensable birth defects currently recognized by the Veteran’s Administration:
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Congenital heart disease
Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot)
Esophageal and intestinal atresia
Hirschprung’s disease (congenital megacolon)
Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis
Neural tube defects
Syndactyly (fused digits)
This is not about children, nor is it about the human tragedy of birth defects. This is about power and status. The issue clearly pertains exclusively to American Vietnam War veterans. All around the world, and on a daily basis, there are children who are born with birth defects. As they are foreigners, virtually all of them fall outside the scope of this U. S. Government program. In fact, most American children born with birth defects are not recognized or even considered by the program. And there exists a further subset of children that are specifically excluded from the program by nothing more than the misfortune of having been born to a male Vietnam War veteran.
The Clintons are feminists and that made the Clinton Administration a feminist cult administration. Some would argue that Hillary Rodham Clinton was the de facto President; the true power behind the throne, and if you understand the sin of Adam (the origin of sin) you see this as so.
At the time this issue first came to light I wrote a letter to the Milwaukee Journal, asking several pointed questions about it, but, of course, they never published it. Feminists have long argued for sexual equality and yet this program, clearly and obviously sexist, compensates only the children of women Vietnam veterans. Where is the equality in that? I further posed the question: what are the odds of a female Vietnam War veteran being impregnated by a male Vietnam War veteran; and if that be the case, is their child thus ruled ineligible for VA compensation?
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a self-loathing, man-hating, status seeking, power grabbing, man’s-college-degree-trapped-in-a-woman’s-body. In other words: normal. She is a woman with an ego. The human ego is not altruistic by any means. The ego really can’t stand equality – it must dominate. This VA program reflects her thinking. She doesn’t give a hoot in hell about the children. Most are excluded. She claims to be for the veterans but appeals most parsimoniously and absolutely exclusively to her feminist power base.
As a top cadre if not leader of the feminist cult, and currently Secretary of State, she is properly addressed as Madam Secretary. Secret is the root word of secretary and madam carries the unfortunate connotation of the keeper of a House of Prostitution. In her hop-scotch travel around the world it is her not-so-secret desire to cram her cult down everyone’s throats just as it was done here in the USA. She really wants equality with no one – she just wants to be on top.
William Jefferson Clinton, Hillary’s throughly whipped and hen-pecked hubby, also has a status seeking ego. The libido is both an extension of and exception to the ego. Unable to dominate his wife and satisfy his libido at home he sought his comfort elsewhere on many occasions and perhaps at every opportunity. He wasn’t lying when he said he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky because they were, in point of fact, acts of sexual perversion. Bill Clinton was also a Draft Dodger.
What we have here are two status seekers. Their egos relentless. But real life sometimes limits what the ego is allowed to achieve.
“…why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”
Biologically, as much as she would like to, Hillary can never achieve the status of being a real man. Bill the Draft Dodger, on the other hand, can never hope to achieve the status of being a war veteran.
(We can’t attain the status but we have the power, so let’s kick those veterans in the balls.)
In sum: If you served in the military in Vietnam and you have a child with a birth defect and also unfortunately own a pair of testicles, you and your child are SOL as far as this program is concerned.
Between Vietnam veterans, both male and female, the sole criterion by which these benefits are either dispensed or denied is the ownership of a pair of testicles. I cannot make it any plainer then that.
I believe in succor for those in need, especially for children, but I am neither king nor dictator, so I by myself can do nothing to right this wrong.