March 12th, 2004

elf

Crossposted to childfree

I'm in a babbly mood. Bear with me.

Anyone here ever read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World? I wish a lot of the things in that book were implemented in real life. Like the upbringing. All the kids are raised communally, and the concept of parents is taboo. Babies are decanted instead of born.

But the best part is just HOW they're raised. Aside from all that touchy social and genetic engineering and caste system stuff, the girls are basically brainwashed into being obsessive about birth control. They learn from an early age to not get pregnant under any circumstances. To have all the sex they want, but not to get pregnant. They can't not take the pill, it's so ingrained in their subconscious.

Damn, we need to institute this somehow. Too bad it will never happen in the New United States of Jesus.
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