posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 11:12 PM
a reply to: candlestick
I will admit when I was younger I harbored thoughts like these on occasion. But there are logical inconsistencies in this darwinist approach.
Antibiotic overuse is not a symptom of an over zealous medical system, it is due to an inadequate medical system. When doctors have 10 minutes per
patient, sure, give them some antibiotics and see if it sticks. A friend of mine who worked in the Philippines told me they pop antibiotics like
candy but they have virtually no access to health care.
Who decides who's smart enough to live? The guy who writes the test? What type of intelligence we talking about here? What about savants who
can't tie shoes? The mechanic who can't balance his checkbook? The chef who can't spell?
Would Stephen Hawkings be on the kill list? He is far too feeble to deserve to live. What about my mother/sister/daughter/son/wife who is in an
accident and requires lifelong outpatient care?
And weeding out? Science seems to work in the most mysterious ways. Most discoveries; philosophical, scientific, religious, et. al. come from
hardship. The scientist working on cancer might discover eternal youth.
And finally, WHY? What the heck does it matter to you if there are 10 children in the local community living in bubbles due to inadequate immune
systems. Why do I care if people are on respirators for 10 years in the hopes they come back. I would bet it's economic (hahahah, see that pun) and
you don't want to pay. I got news for ya, you're not! The economics are an extension of the political system that values stuff over people. There
are plenty of resources out there, enough dirt in my yard to mix a lot of cement, garden a lot of vegetables, put up a lot of bouncies for local
children. Scarcity is a symptom of an inefficient economic system and a tool of the owners to keep the non-owners begging. There are plenty of raw
materials, plenty of people unemployed or underemployed to care for the sick and make lots of pills and oxygen machines and build care wards and
phones and xboxes.
But it would be far easier to let people die or actually kill them than to fight for reasonable and compassionate answers to what should really not be
a issue at all.