Survival of the Stupid

In the natural world it is a well known fact that only the strongest survive, it keeps future generations healthy and ensures that whole eco-system survives, for any chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.

Why do some seem to think this shouldn’t apply to the human race?

Granted with advances in medical science folks with all kinds of disabilities make it through the world, but even people with the worst ailments still have the strength to continue to fight the good fight which is life. What I’m talking about is the people who meet their maker due to general stupidity.

The people who use flame throwers to kill spiders and he didn’t even die, the people who decide they can’t sit in a traffic queue for 3 seconds and then get totalled on a Level Crossing. Yes any loss of life is sad, terrible for those involved. However if we look at the human race, just as we would a species of bird, is the human race not stronger without Captain Thicky slowing us down.

By Mark Kobayashi-Hillary from London, United Kingdom (London - freight train entering level crossing) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Lights, gates, sirens. What do you want a dancing band

Overpopulation, the single most common reason the planet is dieing. We refuse to acknowledge this issue, an issue which if resolved would do more to save the planet than any number of bottle banks ever could. So if a few really dense folks die by doing something stupid they are really helping us all out.

Why then, do we want to bend over backwards to protect these people. Don’t forget I am talking of people who have nothing medically wrong with them, mentally able adults capable of free will. Why are there debates to get rid of level crossings? How stupid do you have to be? At most of them there are flashing lights and automatic fences. It is more difficult and complicated to get stuck and die than it is to wait in a queue and survive for another 40-50 years.

If we start abolishing things on which the stupids could kill themselves the world would grind to a halt. No hot food or drinks, no knifes or forks. No cars, no buildings, as someone might climb on the roof and fall, that is if they could get a ladder.

Yes OK I’m prepared to admit there is a certain amount of luck involved in survival. There are people in the world who are generally unfortunate, but for the most part their misfortune is somehow of their own making, a weakness in their decision making process.

If I meet my demise doing something stupid, feel free to use this as a eulogy. Something stupid does not count as a fun afternoon with 19yr old curvy female triplets, when I’m 85. But if that’s the case… please read that out too. I wanna tell everyone!


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