Friday, 9 October 2009

Survival of the Fittest

What ever happened to survival of the fittest?

Once upon a time, if you weren’t one of the fittest (and I’m really talking about brains and common sense here), you would generally end up doing something stupid enough to end your life. Not any more it seems.

I blame medical advances as one of the biggest factors in removing this important gene pool filter. These people who in the past had a good chance of death before weakening the human gene pool, now get patched up and sent on their way to spread their seed.

I know, I know, I may be being a little harsh, but today’s case in point is the spotty faced youth who, whilst I was on the way to work this morning, decided it was a perfectly sensible thing to drive around a blind bend on the wrong side of the road as I was coming the other way!


Now thank God, Allah, Stephen Hawking, Buddha and The Dude (plus any other deity you can think of), I hadn’t quite reached the corner at that point, but let’s just say that I’m glad that my and his breaks worked, as we both had to come to a stop to avoid an accident. If I’d have been any closer to the corner, there would have been a very big head on impact.

That was enough to make me angry, but the thing that really made my blood boil was the fact that he screamed something at me and made hand gestures as if it were my fault!


I’m sure it won’t be long until he has a bad accident (hopefully without involving anyone else), but he will be taken to the nearest emergency room in his near death state, and his life will be saved. He will then go on to procreate, and the human race will become that tiny bit weaker.

Am I being harsh? Possibly.
Am I being fair in my comments? Absolutely!

I’m reminded if something I once heard someone say:

“Some people are only alive because it’s illegal to kill them.”

Anyway, please, if you know a person like the spotty faced youth above, buy them some common sense this Christmas.


The Random Within


  1. OK, I am about to be branded racist but...

    A very good friend of mine used to work as a paediatric nurse in Bradford. A huge number of "trouble" babies were born to members of the Asian community with birth defects as mother and father were too closely related genetically.

    In India, Pakistan or whichever country the family originated, said babies would - sadly - have not had the level of medical care they do in the UK. Many would die. Most, in fact.

    However, here we nurture them with medicine and technology and get them through it. Many then go to lead sickly lives and pass on more problems to their own offspring. Surely this isn't natural?

    Obligatory - I AM NOT RACIST. I just believe that sometimes we shouldn't mess with nature. None of these kids have done anything wrong. Realistically, the parents haven't either - it's just the rules of their society to marry as they have. However, we've mixed their belief system with our health system and as a result we're failing to "weeding out" the little ones who would naturally not make it.

  2. It's a fair point.

    In a lot of cases that you describe I feel a bit sorry for the parents and the children. I am aware of one couple that had given birth to 5 deformed babies that in this case sadly didn't live more than a few weeks.

    After the first, they were told by doctors there was a 99% chance that all babies they had would suffer the same fate (and let's not forget that word; suffer), because of their genetic mix.

    The problem was their families were pressuring them to have a healthy son, so they kept trying.

    Now, I can't imagine the pressure one must be unfer to carry on when you know the outcome.