Sunday, June 07, 2009


Sometimes, people try to draw me into a debate on embryonic stem cells and whether it is ethical to sacrifice an embryo to make these cells. I always refuse to participate. My answer to them is always the same:

Until this country stops dropping bombs on innocent civilians – men, women, and children – nobody here has a right to speak about the sanctity of human life.

It is absolutely absurd to discuss the ethics of tearing apart an embryo when your own country, on a weekly basis, tears apart the bodies of women and children. Weren’t their lives of value? Weren’t their thoughts and dreams of any consequence? As a rule, this country kills civilians. Innocent people – non-combatants. Iraq, Afghanistan, or to wherever the American monster wanders the end result is dead people. Not peace, not security, not even hope.

The United States is, by far, the largest exporter of military armaments in the world. Yet, Americans have the audacity to speak about preserving life? How ridiculous. Embryos don’t feel and they don’t think and they don’t form memories. But all those dead civilians did - as well as all those who are going to die in the next three years of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

- Just a peasant

Fluorescent image of stem cells from one of my experiments.