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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Send in the Clones

Posted By on Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 9:02 AM

There has been a great moral outcry lately concerning the possibility of cloning human beings. Science fiction horrors have been dished up, using the scenario of using laboratory produced creatures for use in factories, wars, mines, and serving in Congress.
 
Well, good. Bring ‘em on. Maybe it will take some of the strain off those already in those positions.
 
Seriously, cloning for research and medical purposes may be one thing, but there is hardly a need to mass produce human beings on a massive scale, when we are already creating an entire generation of poorly educated men and women fit only for dray work or cannon fodder.
 
The future promises to be no better, as the government battles over funding for public housing, health care, education and environmental protections, and two major political parties which are lusting after the almighty campaign contribution, rather than the future of the American citizen. The working poor have even been described by some in both political camps as “trailer park trash.”
 
In our own community - as in so many others across this country - we have families who live in virtually third-world conditions, paying rent-by-the-week.

And who lives there? Our very own half-creatures, golems, humans whose lives we are legislating into refuse, the individuals it has become chic to overlook, patronize, and condemn to further poverty.
 
It is, after all, cheaper than cloning.

Then again, we do let them buy lottery tickets, so it’s not like we’re not trying to be more progressive in our outlook.

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