There is a line that is so obvious that only the most sophisticated of intellectuals at our local cappuccino bars can't see: When a family harms the life and mind of a child directly, such as by disallowing vaccination against polio, a contagious disease preventable by care from the medical state, the family endangers not just the child but the larger community of children. Fascist apologists will cry-- and they do-- that we cannot intervene in the cultural practices of Others. Yeah, and I have a store of rope to deal with such objections. Kids are kids, whether Islamic or no, and they do not deserve to die or to be destroyed by disease to indulge the phantasies of sentimentalists and philobarbarists in the modern West. It's criminal to prevent state intervention that might save children from harm and death by the hands of parents, whether from denial of polio vaccinations or from parents who mutilate their children's genitalia or any other damned thing. There's no room in the world for the sophists to delay or to deny care to those in danger of harm at the hands of parents. It requires direct and immediate intervention in the lives of families who harm and destroy children. The only question is where to draw the line and who should intervene. Deny your sick child a blood transfusion, and then hang for it. Fair is fair. Kill a doctor providing polio vaccinations, and then stand up to be shot to death. It's just fair.
Manifest Destiny provides Western man with all the theoretical background one needs to organise the mind to formulate and activate a plan of colonialism for the propagation of universal Modernity by filibustering. Polio destroys children, cripples them, and often kills them. Some parents refuse vaccination to prevent that harm to their own children and allow the spread of polio to other children. Those parents who make polio possible are not necessarily evil but they are harmful to the lives of children; and they must be stopped at all costs, even at the cost of being shot to death on the streets in broad daylight without benefit of trials and courts. Just shoot them. Is it right? Is it moral? Are we foisting our own unproven medical model imperialist ethos and capitalist meta-narratives on authentic peoples? Do I give a shit? Shoot them.
Again I argue that there is a bifurcation of Humanity taking place, that there is a move from the usual fascist state of Human existence into a world of Modernity, and that not all will willingly move from the past to the future. We, revolutionaries of Modernity, will prevail in the move to universality of Modernity; the question is only how many we will kill as we do so. It is prudent to kill the fewest if only to prevent the plagues that arise from the bodies of the unburied. It is moral to prevent our descent into hatred and genocide by acting wisely now to prevent ourselves from acting in a condition of enraged madness later that might well result in our creation of a sand diorama of the primitives. We will prevail, and the question is one of the number of the dead we will leave in our wake. Conquer now, take no prisoners, and impose Modernity on the universal condition of Man.
School teacher: Take up thy books and hold your gun high. Go forth and kill parents who interfere in your glorious work. School teachers with guns: Protect your charges.
Bomb kills polio health official
A senior health official has been killed and three guards injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials say. The dead man, Abdul Ghani Khan, played a key role in a polio immunisation drive in the Bajaur tribal region. Dr Khan was returning from a meeting of tribal elders to persuade them to end their opposition to the campaign. It is not clear if he was targeted because of his work to eradicate polio in the area. No one has admitted to carrying out the blast. Officials said the assailants used a remote-controlled bomb.
The government is facing resistance from some tribes in its campaign to vaccinate children against polio. Some tribal leaders say the vaccine is a part of a US conspiracy to reduce fertility and reproduction rates.... Pro-Taleban militants are known to be active in the area. Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where polio remains endemic.
It is a highly infectious viral disease which mostly affects children under five-years-old. The virus attacks the central nervous system, causing paralysis, muscular atrophy and deformation. It can ultimately lead to death. Pakistan last year confirmed 40 cases of the crippling disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
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Is the Melian Dialogue an exercise in right morals? Not hardly. Are we modernists of the West the ultimate in moral right? Not likely. Should we impose our values on others simply because we can? Yes. And we should and must kill those who harm and kill there own children because those parents are violent and ignorant and vicious. We, school teachers with guns, have a duty to go forth and to shoot those parents who would otherwise kill their children in accord with primitive cultural values and religious hatreds. Just kill those parents and adopt the children as your own. Life is tough. No more talking. Kill people with your guns. Spread our Modernity to all through the barrel of a gun. Everywhere an America of the mind. Friend, go do some great thing. Raise a healthy child.