originally posted by: jude11
Why not teach monkeys how to procreate?
Because monkeys don't contribute to society Jude, and the people who have children without that goal in mind are the ones who need to be put to the
fire before they breed.
I get what the OP is saying, but it's not about education so much as it's about being qualified. There is no baby raising handbook. There is no
"parenting 101". You have to wing it as you go. The problem is that some people don't have the mental capacity, or even the empathy towards their
own offspring, to be able to do that.
This is where mental health, genetic and genealogy experts come into play. Take historical facts of the family tree, genetics and how these people
cope with society right now, and figure out from there whether or not they are parent material based on the needs of the society in which they live.
This is a remedy that will work. if it's determined that some people would not be fit parents based on the criteria set by people in the
abovementioned fields, then those are the people who need to contribute to society in ways other than breeding. It's not a crime against humanity to
keep people from breeding when that act does not lead towards the betterment of humanity.
The people who have their own agenda in mind, without regards for other people, will never see it that way and call the measures I just set forth
Draconian or whatever else. Just because China has a one child policy doesn't mean that this proposition is the same. It's not. Have 10 if you
want. Retain the same amount of freedoms. But a population that is qualified to help society progress is a population that is easily educated. Take
care of the first and the second falls right into line. You cannot educate people to be productive members of society anymore. You have to make sure
they're qualified from birth at this point. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but it is.
The panel who determines this should be experts in their field, peer-reviewed and all decisions would be free from any political or religious
affiliation/bias. In short, it would have to be a business decision based on the geographic location/financial need of that location, of the parents
in question. In time, those different locations would meld into one financially, productive and peaceful society, and it would happen for the sake of
it. As it should. Anyone who thinks that politics and religion have the last and final say in ANY culture on this planet are walking around with their
eyes closed. It's all about the money at this point. You want to get back to the good old days where people were more personable, positive and
profitable? You're going to have to set things up in a way that the majority of people will not like.
You're going to have to separate the wheat from the chaff, and in today's world that is going to earn you a lot of enemies. Enemies who either
cannot see or do not care about what these measures will mean to the society in 3 or 4 generations. One hundred years, tops. Do what is proposed here
and I can guarantee you that your great-grandchildren will live in a vastly different society. Much in the way that we live in a vastly different
society than our great-grandparents did. Only these measures are meant to be taken in order for a society to evolve. Not devolve.
If it helps, know that what I just proposed here are not my ideas. I'm just passing them along. Don't shoot the messenger.
The notion that just because people can have babies automatically means that they should, is antiquated. I could go into the worst cases imaginable,
but people will retort that those cases are the minority. I would counter that with the opinion that one neglected child is one too many, and the
ripple effects from just a single negative upbringing is a gift that keeps on giving......... and the argument would rage on. I don't have the time.
But if anyone can think of a way to get American society back on track to where we're not the laughingstock of the world, productive, strong and
enviable...... I'm all ears.