posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 03:44 PM
"Eugenics" sure has a bad connotation because of those danged Nazis, but if people would just take an objective look at it, eugenics is something we
all do when selecting a potential partner for child-rearing. We try to get the best mate we can -- the healthiest, the best looking, the most
financially stable, etc. The large number of ugly, stupid people in the world can certainly be attributed in some part to people not being nearly
eugenically selective enough. Also, in the old days of arranged marriages, nobody seemed to mind the local "matchmaker" pairing people up according
to their individual traits for the benefit of the community. The notion that the important decision of mate selection should be left up to the
bubble-headed 19-year-old girl is actually pretty frightening.
If were up to me, Enkidu Hitler, I would take advantage of the latest technology to temporarily sterilize anyone of breeding age, male and female,
until they were old enough, and could prove that they were emotionally and financially capable of raising children. Then we could unhook them and let
them go at it at least until they proved themselves again incapable of handling the responsibility.
But of course the minute you start talking about curtailing anybody's reproductive rights, people get all wound up and bent out of shape (probably
due to the winding). Suddenly you're every kind of fascist Hitler demon imaginable. The religious will tell you it's against the "be fruitful and
multiply" edict from their Grandpa in the Sky, even though every fruit farmer will tell you that unless you periodically trim your trees and vines
way back, the fruit you get will be crummy. So you immediately have the Conservatives on your case. The Liberals might be a little warmer to the
idea, if it didn't seem so fascistic.
Hey, a lot of stupid people don't even like to spay and neuter their pets, because it's "not natural." So it might be a little difficult to
convince them to keep little Bobby and Suzie sterile until they have enough sense and financial resources to raise their kids properly.