Walking into the room uninvited to slay the perpetual nanny

Something popped up on my news feed today.

I absolutely loathe it. My predictions will come to bear, damnit. Call me mother-efin Nostradamus.

Now, watch this sword-fight from CNN between the hunky Indian doctor (excuse the oxymoron), Sanjay Gupta, and the great queer hope, Anderson Cooper.

Essentially, the dueling nimrods are trying to justify the next stage of our burgeoning cultural hysteraucracy by explaining away the oppressive wonders of modern medical and scientific technology. They drip ladles of conjoined syrup on their garbage, but ultimately, their corrupt repertoire can be whittled down to the following paraphrase:

“Yeah, it sucks, but we should use modern science and medicine, when at all possible, to pigeonhole the strange and weird children into a predictable and visible Mass Murderer Track, because you know…it is the only way. We must prevent future carnage. Even if we err on the side of caution at least we have saved five million lives. (A synchronized pat on the back ensues).

And as if this guilt-ridden relinquishment of human autonomy hashed out by Biff and Nripa wasn’t extreme enough, the accompanying story, an alarming story, really, that details the freaky endeavors of so-called scientists at the University of Connecticut who have been enlisted by the Connecticut state government health nannies to deconstruct the DNA of dead mass murderer, Adam Lanza.

I hate, despise, this story because it demonstrates how desperately modern society feels compelled to account for all loose ends while simultaneously buttoning down all the hatches. The modern psyche is incapable of digesting the unknown, the unknowable, the unpredictable. I’ve seen this dynamic at work in younger generations. They are repulsed by ambiguity.

This is the result of technological advances which have slowly trained our monkeyhood that control and comprehension can be automated and displace our inborn evolved “weakness.”

One day, we will predict who the killers are among us.

But you know what?

Human ingenuity is formidable, dangerously so. It will always find a way to enter a room uninvited.

  • Orwell’s Bitch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC-2yJ9wW0UCirca 5:30
    Caught in the act Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re already swiping swabs baby saliva without the parent’s consent for later investigation. Not to mention blood drives, bone marrow registries etc.

  • Gay State Girl
  • Gay State Girl

    Don’t worry they won’t lock them up-just suffocate them with useless therapies.

  • Long-windedly, this is why gun-control will not work. It means that one will trust government to go into the minds of those who seek to purchase guns. A lot of good that they have done on nothing!
    I leave you with this:

    http://www.redding.com/news/2012/dec/25/washington-man-detained-greyhound-bus-stabbing/?partner=RSS

    At the link is a man who stabbed two people on a Greyhound bus. Where are Biff and Hapu on this one? Why are the not trying to figure out this guy’s makeup?
    Crickets chirping.

  • Amy

    This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Nanny State and everything to do with witch hunts and their ilk, which are an ancient evil going back to prehistorical times. There was a hate group on Facebook that said as soon as they got 50 “likes” they would set an autistic kid on fire. Fucking hell!

    The group was removed, but the witch hunts continue. Autistic kids are being targeted all over the country. The conventional wisdom is that people on the spectrum lack empathy (which is bullshit!), but these folks are far, far more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators. Autism is not a predisposing factor in premeditated violence.

    If anyone lacks empathy, it’s the people pointing fingers right now.

    This is the modern equivalent of phrenology. Which is to say it is pseudoscience masking bigotry, intellectual laziness, and hatred. Fuck all these small-minded cowards.

    • Matt

      In one of my social circles there is a young lady who is both blind and autistic. Until her early 20s, she was also thought to be retarded. When a highly overpaid professional finally decided to give her an IQ test, she turned out to be qualified for Mensa. She’s since found computers and a real love for programming.

      Yes, she spends lots of time rocking and really doesn’t like to be touched, but she is also a nice person and quite interesting to talk to. I’m glad she isn’t being drugged.