Thursday, 22 September 2011

Eugenics: What's The Objection?

No one in that clip can be given any credit, certainly not the presenter, who seems to be at least as inadequate as his victim, but the point of posting it is that it supports my belief that some sort of eugenicist policy is now necessary. Perhaps it's nothing more than crude prejudice founded on a chronic intellectual deficit but I can see no purpose whatsoever to that young man's existence, nor that of the young woman sitting beside him, who has apparently decided that he is a fitting mate and father of a child, or children, she has already borne or will bear. Can anyone seriously doubt that he is nothing more than a source of irritation, annoyance, trouble, pain or harm to almost everyone he has dealings with, and she little if at all better? Can anyone say with honesty that they do not doubt his economic activity, and hers, is defined not as a net contribution but as the cost of those who are paid, or work unpaid, to manage his life, and hers, to deal with the problems he and she create, to repair, often imperfectly, the damage they do, the harm they cause and the suffering they inflict in their degraded and barbarous condition? Would it not have been better for them and us had they not been born?

I am mindful of the extremes to which eugenics have been taken but I can see no objection, for the common good, now and in future, to the judicious application of selective sterilisation.

As an aside, that is one of the reasons why I do not own a television set.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Laugh? I Umm

This, believe it or not, is a government minister:

The best that can be said for that is that she was prevailed upon to fill in, perhaps aware that, her position being entirely attributable to an electoral fluke, she is unlikely to go any further in politics.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hokum Ho Hum

While I understand that this is 'news' it's hardly new and while drugs and kinky sex have always excited the muck rakers and mischief makers of the dead tree press we have surely grown up sufficiently that we the people are no longer titivated by 'revelations' of the same, even if they are described as SHOCKING, so why bother reporting such goings on? We are now some years past the time when unconventional leisure activities brought down governments and even were things otherwise what good could come of regime change, given that those most likely to replace the disgraced are of their ilk?

There's nothing to see here citizen.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Do Please Watch, While You can ...

... The Secret World of Whitehall: Behind The Black Door and The Lives of The Saints (the misuse of which title would bring down Mohammedan opprobrium upon the heads of rational people were we not a tolerant and notionally Christian people), both of which are available at BBC iPlayer for a week or less.


Monday, 5 September 2011

Upping The Anti

Gruff thanks to The Comment Deleter, at Comment Deleted, for the link to the video.