And raise you a Peter Csillag wingtard because I think we have a new winner in the neverending Blogging Tory race to the bottom of the crazy barrel.
Meet Peter, boys and girls – he’s got some very interesting notions on how to deal with Alberta’s escalating crime levels. If, you know, by interesting, I actually mean frothing-at-the-mouth, straight-out-of-the-eugenics-handbook, bugfuck crazy. You really have to read the whole thing in order to truly appreciate its spittle-flecked glory.
As I watch every provincial party try to win re-election by pledging "get tough on crime" policies, I have a better idea, both as an incentive against crime and as a long-term social investment: state-controlled sexual sterilization.
The idea is simple: what is the chance that those undesirable to society will raise caring, thoughtful, engaged citizens? Personally, I'm going to say that it's more likely that we'll have Star Trek-style "beam me up" teleportation things hit the free market by 2010.
The philosophy is basic; when one cannot govern themselves accordingly and legally, they suspend their right to reproduce and parent in society to the state. It's good to think that those who can't possibly raise good children wouldn't do so: the mentally imbalanced, drug dealers, prostitutes, etc. Rather than have unwanted children filling up orphanages and being given into cycles of despair and misery... well, we wouldn't have them at all.
Alberta had the Sexual Sterilization Act from 1928 until 1972, when the leftist-style bureaucrats disguised as the champions of the establishment, the Progressive "Conservatives" under Peter Lougheed, were elected a majority for the first time. They ordered a review of the Act and scrapped it, when in reality they should have merely reformed it.
The problem with the original act was that it was based on the biologically questionable concept of eugenics. A newer act would be based on making a long-term social investment. The system was not conducted fairly and sterilized a lot of people that shouldn't have been. IQ tests failed those who weren't proficient in the English language.
I don't know if a study has been done to prove or disprove this, but I'm going to suggest that a lot of those contributing to Alberta's escalating crime rate wouldn't have been born had the Sterility Act been kept in place.
Opponents would say that the state-enforced sterilization of the undesirable idea "isn't natural". Well, neither is being born into a disinfected environment; possibly by vitro fertilization; and be raised in societies with artificial light, artificial temperature controls, and eating artificially crafted and enhanced foods; all the while striving for a socially conscious lifestyle and appearance; and still having the time to think about humanity's impact on the Earth. And don't forget every medication and procedure related to health care.
It would be hard to regulate a new Act, and proposing it could be (figuratively) land-mine territory for politicians, but if it leads to one saved life because of an unborn criminal, I'd say it would all be worth it.
I think it’s time to start drinking. There’s an LCBO right across the street from my office and my assistant doesn’t look like she’s doing anything terribly important right now.