Monday, September 19, 2005

Man Sees Potential In Not Helping Weak And Sick

A man discussing the aftermath of the recent hurricane with friends wondered aloud what, as a society, we might be able to accomplish if instead of diverting funds to help our weakest individuals, we applied those resources to improving the lot of the fittest individuals. He argued that in the rest of the animal kingdom this was precisely how things worked, that the weak and sick were abandoned if not killed and eaten by those around them. Therefore, he felt that the weakest members of the gene pool were sorted out and the strongest members pressed on, all of which helped those species continue to improve. He said that in essence, our desire to help the weak instead of get rid of them was keep us from evolving. He asked his friends to imagine a world in which we did not coddle the poor and jobless, but got rid of them.
One of his friends pointed out that he sounded a little but like Hitler.
The man paused a moment and then agreed that he kind of did.
Of course, Jews aren't really on the agenda, he said, I'm talking about people without jobs or money.

4 comments:

Gone Away said...

Actually, Hitler gave them jobs...

Ned said...

I can't believe he said that...

Carmen said...

While animals might abide by survival of the fittest, they also do not purposely seek the mass destruction of life amongst their own kind. Only humans kill one another on a massive scale. Thus, we do perhaps have something to learn from our fellow creatures, but I don't believe that devaluing the lives of the physically weak is one of them.

Anonymous said...

evil, wrong and funny