Wednesday, February 02, 2005
SCREWIN' AMERICA (prophesy fulfilled)
Now, as I recall, part of the object of a university education is to expose young people to a broad range of ideas and force them to THINK, to consider ideas on their merits. And really, in this day and age, how many card carrying communists do you know? So, as I wondered how anyone so stupid could hold elective office, the conversation thirty years prior suddenly leapt out of my subconscious and into consciousness. Then I knew EXACTLY how this could have happened!
Somehow, the subject of having children had come up, and my friend Art ventured that he didn’t think he would have any. Now, Art was a great guy, and good with kids, so this really surprised me. He went on to explain it like this:
“By the time our kids grow up, America is gonna be screwed. It used to be that a smart woman would marry a smart man, one who could earn a good living and support her and the large number of children they would have together. Because her husband was clever and made a good living, she could stay home and take care of the kids and train them up properly. Since they could afford adequate health care, more of their brood survived and prospered. This insured that smart people outnumbered the dumb ones.
But now, smart women are going to college for more than their MRS degree. They are developing CAREERS! They may meet a smart guy and get married, but they don’t have the time or energy for large families and careers. So they have one, maybe two kids. Meanwhile, the idiots out here are breeding like flies on a carcass. By the time our children are grown up, America will be fucked. It will be over run by idiots!”
And now, our children are grown, and guess what? THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS!
Art had a solution to the problem in mind. He thought that everyone with and IQ of less than 110 should be sterilized before they could pass on dumb genes to future generations. At the time I thought this seemed draconian. Now........
There used to be a saying in Victorian England that sex was the opera of the masses. In America today, NASCAR is the opera of the masses! One would think this would actually help hold down the idiot reproduction rate. But it turns out that NASCAR is the perfect sport for breeding.
Imagine Billy Bob and Bobbi Jean are sittin in the livin room of the single wide, watchin the race from Darlin'ton on the big screen (the 17”er). Bobbi Jean gets up to retrieve beers, when all the sudden Billy Bob shouts “Bobbi, come quick.....wreck! Itsa good un too!” She comes running in to see the carnage. It is exciting as hell! She’s excited, he’s excited. She says “that yeller flag is gonna be out for a while!” He says “yeah, I bet we can knock one off before they go back to green” as he starts to peel off her skin tight Daisy Dukes. “But the diaphram’s in the van!” “Don’t worry, I”ll pull out”. “Promise me”! “I promise!” “I REALLY mean it this time!”
Unfortunately, the green flag comes out quicker than they figured. Robby, Jeff, and Tony head up the straight-away and into the first turn three abreast. No love lost between these rivals. Billy Bob’s eyes are fixed on the screen. “DAMN” he says, then “oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!” Nine months later, another fan of Dale Earnhart III is born!
Like I said, the involuntary sterilization program still seems draconian to me. Perhaps we need to offer incentives for smart people to have more kids. Offer free college educations to children whose parents both have an IQ of 115 or higher. You and your college sweetie both have an IQ over 110? Then you get 4 free weekends a year in the Marriot’s jacuzzi suite, plus all the beer and hard cider you can consume. IQ under 100, we tax your second born, and the tax gets progressively higher with each successive kid.
Adoption of these programs just might save America! But as long as idiots keep screwin'.....WE’RE FUCKED!
one of the problems with your friend art's plan is that the iq of 110 or above does not rule out idiots.. most true idiots i ever met have been what they would call genius, in fact they brag about that fact..
as one of those 'smart women' that have chosen to not only go to college to learn, but also to have my own identity rather than that of 'a good mans wife', i have to agree with art on one issue.. there are way too many fools in this country.. and many of them are in colleges across america, only they are students rather than profs.. it amazes me that there are so many students, both young and old, that have never learned to think for themselves.. they attempt to take a stance on an issue and when asked to explain why they feel that way they can only come up with statements like "any patriotic american would feel that way" or "that was they way i was raised to believe".. i personally think it comes down to the fact that we have adopted so many laws about what can and cant be taught in schools that the genererations have not been given apposing views on issues so they have never taken the time to think about what it really is that they believe.. they have been handfed what to think throughout life...
americans are notoriously ignorant of other cultures and what those cultures believe on issues.. we believe that the whole world believes, or should believe, what we do.. that everyone should follow our rules of society and the world would be peacefull and safe.. what americans seem to forget is that they have their own problems with their own ever changing culture.. to understand what we believe in we must first know how to think outside of that box that we have been put into, not put tape on the box in the form of more laws..
I'm sick of paying for someone else's stupid kids when I elect to not have them. I don't want to afford them. I don't want to have to be responsible. So I don't have kids. I should be the one passing on my useful genetics and I am not, but every idiot that can find the hole has a small trailerload.
It goes deeper than money. In tomorrow's world you'll have to be skilled and clever to survive. There are no jobs for unskilled labor anymore and these kids will be cinderblocks around the nation's economic neck until they die. They'll produce 10 defective offspring in the process.
I urge you to find an MP3 of "The Idiots Have Taken Over" by NOFX. It also hits the nail on the head.
The whole point of college is to learn a breadth of ideas and experience things beyond your current scope. To learn to dissect problems and issues.
I also agree with the comment that true intelligence is rarely linked to IQs. I work at a University and lemme tell ya - I'm surrounded by idiots.
I think this is more of a class issue. If we created a world where no one had to hold 3 jobs to pay the rent and in doing so could not be involved in their children's lives - we would have far more well-adjusted children. Yes you'd still have the rich assholes who send Muffy off to boarding school where she winds up with an eating disorder because she's expected to be perfect in every way. But most of our idiots come from areas where the primary and secondary schools can't afford to teach "extraneous" subjects like philosophy, psychology, social sciences and art. They would then begin to "breed out" the idiots in the next generation.
I just find it amusing that in todays society we need to be approved to drive, approved to join the military, approved to have a phone line ... we even need to be approved to rent a movie at Block Buster. Yet there is no approval process on reproduction !!! Hmmmm ... I would love to be on that board. ;)
Look around, people, we're gonna multiply ourselves out of a place to live.
And, as has been mentioned here elsewhere, why should the childless (me, for instance) get no tax break, even though we're not adding to the overall burden, while people who can't quite seem to grasp the concept of birth control get new tax breaks every time mom's water breaks?
*sigh* This is not meant to be hatin' on parents or Christians. Not all of 'em, anyway. Just the ever-pregnant Jesus zombies.
Inevitably, we will "cum" to the point where manditory vasectomy is a relaity. Breed, consume, breed, consume - A seemingly endless cycle until carrying capacity is met...