Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Children as the Opium of the Masses and Fuel for the Fire


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588500/Children-opium-masses-says-MP-Backbencher-hits-think-offspring-purpose-life-admits-wants-father-himself.html
  
I looked around elsewhere and this guy talks about people needing to focus on 'building civilisation' instead. Of course, you need kids to keep a civilisation going, and I doubt anyone consciously built a 'civilisation' anyway; it just evolved blindly. I reckon this guy has some existential issues bubbling under the surface, but his social programming won't let him admit it fully, so he comes out with confused and contradictory pronouncements. Personally, I reckon the kids should be left in non-existence and then there'll be no need for 'civilisation' or anything else.

Elsewhere, this article put me in mind of the wonderful 1973 future dystopia movie 'Soylent Green', except with the focus on the other end of the lifeline:

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10717566/Aborted-babies-incinerated-to-heat-UK-hospitals.html