Thursday, March 27, 2008

A clear-cut case of shooting the messenger

Agree or disagree with the following statement? Society should not tolerate the practice of women on welfare who breed like rabbits, having several children by several different men, and something must be done to curtail such irresponsibility.
If you are a sane person with a mind larger than that of a walnut, you would agree. You would see the sense in opposing the arrival into this world of children who cannot be properly looked after nor provided for, and who have no common father to provide the vital male influence their young lives will need for spiritual growth on their journey into what is hoped would be a satisfying, productive adulthood.
You would, no matter how unfair it may seem, say the woman is to blame for having sex so freely with so many men. The woman is, after all, supposed to be the smarter sex, the gender who can usually be relied upon to control her hormones and to instruct men to "keep it in their pants."
Lastly, you would sanction the rule that no-one is allowed to live whatever lifestyle they choose when the public is paying for it—both literally and figuratively.
Now imagine someone being practically crucified for pointing all this out. But in this politically correct society of ours, can anyone honestly be surprised?
Tory councillor John Ward got into trouble with the media, the political elite, his own party and the brainless rabble that make up most of our ailing society for criticizing Karen Matthews (the mother of Shannon Matthews, who was recently abducted then found unharmed; read about that particular case here, if you wish), asserting that she was an example of "breakdown Britain", where people are content to sponge off the state, expecting taxpayers to fund their lifestyle of bone-idle hedonism.
His comments about sterilizing women on benefits may have been tongue-in-cheek. This is what Ward actually wrote on his weblog:
"There is an increasingly strong case for compulsory sterilisation of all those who have had a second child—or third, or whatever—while living off state benefits. It would clearly take a lot of social pressures off all concerned, thus protecting the youngsters themselves to some degree, and remove the incentive to breed for greed, i.e., for more public subsidy."
For this, Ward was called a Nazi. For this, Ward was called the ultimate antithesis to personal freedom. For this, Ward was forced by his own party (the Conservatives) to resign, proving, of course, that when push comes to shove, the Tories have no backbone to do what they say they will, i.e. clean up society.
I was so incensed by all this needless furore that I sent Mr. Ward an e-mail, the text of which read:
"This e-mail is me personally thanking you for taking such a bold stand and saying what absolutely needed to be said regarding benefit spongers and their idle, hedonistic lifestyles which they expect us taxpayers to fund.
I'm also as sick and tired, as you are, of the up to ten children they have, none of which ever receive a proper upbringing.
I regret that you had to pay the ultimate price for speaking the truth. Maybe sterilisation is a bad idea. Just take their benefits away, or lower the amount they receive on benefits so that working once again seems like a way to sustain one's self and one's lifestyle. Once they are not getting funded by the state to breed like rabbits, they will change their ways. Control the pursestrings, control the behavior. Or so one sincerely hopes.
All the best, John, keep your head held high and keep fighting the good fight in whichever capacity you can so do. Don't back down from anyone."

It's such a shame that no-one wants to listen to common sense anymore. And that, indeed, is the very reason why society is becoming increasingly fouled up.

1 comment:

Tusk said...

Of course Sterilisation is a breach of their human rights.
However, I do agree that something needs to be done about this--unlimited child benefit (ie for each child theoretically up to dozens) isn't an incentive to get a job.
Of course, we're not talking about people in areas where jobs are unavailable (mostly), just ones who take the "easy" route.

It seems to me that to "care" for a child properly these days is to prevent it from eating its own crap and make sure they can hold their own in a knife-fight.