I've noticed a bit of increase in the discussion of Eugenics in the recent weeks since Obama decided to divulge into health care reform seriously.
But there's a major issue I take with this fear mongering.
Eugenics isn't possible, and is obsolete, in the 21st century.
How can this be? Am I crazy? No. It's simply a fact that Eugenics cannot be done in this era any more. For those of you who have not noticed, we are
doing things like building sperm cells in labs, turning female bone marrow into Sperm, and going on to research how to create eggs from males. (links:
So why do we still discuss Eugenics? I mean, there's no way to go about it. You can't force anyone to be sterile, because within the next 10 years,
you won't NEED gonads to be able to reproduce, nor will you need to be viable or sterile.
In addition, we're around 10 years from genetic control of the born as well. We are developing techniques to delete unwanted genes from the newborn,
and not allow mental retardation.
So I suppose I just want to know why every one is fear mongering Eugenics? It's not possible in this world anymore. You can't do it.
Legally, how would you go about doing it? Do all you people really expect 300 million Americans to go "Oh hai, look at this new bill. You can't have
kids if you're like this characterization"
Seriously, how will it be done? How can you do it?
The simple fact is that in an era of genetic, biological, and enviornmental control, how can a government legally go about operating Eugenics? If they
sterilize someone, they just make the necessary gonad parts from bone marrow. If they don't allow the mentally ill to have kids, then the mentally
ill get a lawyer and get their rights back. If they don't think you can handle your children correctly and demand you hand them over for a better
education, the mother gets media publicity, and we, the trolls of the internet, go about arguing over it, traffic jamming all legislature's ability
to do anything.
So, can anyone tell me how it can happen?
Some people say they'll have a chip in you to decide when you can reproduce, or if you can. Yea, well, all I have to do is pass by a magnetic brain
scanner an the thing flies out of me, or just go under an electric pulse.
Some say the'll just spray chemicals over a certain area. Yea, how exactly will that go unnoticed?
Some say they'll simply make universal health care so the government can say so. Once again, how? What politician is willing to take the heat of
allowing it under their administration? They'll be out in no time, if not killed before the next election. And the government would need as many
births as possible for future mind-numbed soldiers for their wars.
So please, I invite someone to tell me why eugenics is still relevant to modern society and how exactly it can be done?
I really view this as if the pope today demanded allegiance from all the kinds and queens of Europe. His power is gone, who would listen? This is no
As to me, I believe Eugenics is wrong, but that government ADVISING people that their reproduction might be bad is good. Simply informing them, with
no binding need to listen.
[edit on 9-7-2009 by Gorman91]
[edit on 9-7-2009 by Gorman91]