posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 11:13 PM
I'm sure there are many people who will go along with the idea of DNA sampling kids and everyone else. They will just because they want to express
control over others or because of a holier-than-though attitude they foster. Such people are very dangerous and the policeman who has put forth this
idea is very dangerous too. This idea will have been discussed/debated beforehand and will have now been said publicly only to test the water and
Does anybody actually know what constitutes a crime? Dictionaries will give many similar definitions but try to define "crime" without a
dictionary. What constitutes a crime against you, against society, against your neighnour? The words "crime" and "criminality" (as commonly
used) are abstractions based on arbitrary reasoning of courts, government and society as structured by their civilisation (think historically). It
wasn't so long ago that someone would be locked-up for onanism (self-abuse) or imprisoned for blasphemy and other "crimes" that concerned no
actual, physical harm, intimidation or lessoning of life quality to others. It's still the case today even though today's "crimes" are different
to those of 10, 20, 30, 100 years and more ago. The meaning will be different in the future too.
I'm sure there are many modern "crimes" that you don't feel apply to you or that you don't feel are real "crimes." I feel the same way myself.
Just try to explain to a judge or policeman the reason you feel like that...they have a job to do and they will do it whether they agree with it or
not because the responsibility is deferred elsewhere i.e they are absolved of the guilt of any wrongdoing they feel.
Society can suffer hysteria and as such can be very fickle at times. Hysteria is one of the driving forces behind society's quick changes: some of
them good, some of them bad. This hysteria is usually called a "knee-Jerk" reaction.
Because neither YOU nor I can choose society's definitions of "crime" and "criminality" nor the punishments merited we all need to be careful
about how we are tracked and who we let track us.
DNA is no simple matter. How long before our DNA can be sampled from a distance (without physical sampling)? How long before our presence can be
monitored through remote DNA sniffing? What if a component of our DNA becomes illegal? Many will say that the DNA that causes homicide, bestiality
or rape should be excised of the human genome but to do that would make us less than human. Some people murder to self-protect, some rape to
procreate, some have intercourse with animals for who knows what reason (possibly to show dominance or to prevent rape of another human). The point
is that nature made us as we are for a reason and it isn't for us to reason that we no longer need those behaviours. What if we have a near
extinction level event? We can't judge survivors and we can't determine the behavours they will need to survive.
I know I may have come across as patronizing but I hope I have helped the less informed and the more ignorant understand the issues at stake.