Monday, January 12, 2009

Procreation, Adoption, and Saving Western European Culture

Not the Aryan ideal of the white male. Also not eligible to adopt children in Leeds, UK.

I have blogged in the past that my biggest fear in anti gay legislation is the precedent it sets in adoption. It opens the door for discrimination in other areas, to define other classes of 'others'.

The Arkansas proposition which limited adoption to only married heterosexual couples will have repercussions which circle far wider than the gay community. It's a law which seems to have used a hand grenade approach to target a gnat.

In the UK, where adoption agencies may not discriminate against gay couples, Catholic agencies have been forced to decide between their mission to adopt children and their obedience to Catholic doctrine. Just under half of the Catholic adoption agencies have chosen to drop their affiliation with their Catholic sponsors in order to continue in their mission. Make no mistake about it, adoption law is becoming the new area for determining who is really a worthy human and who is not. Consider the following:

LONDON (AFP) - A man has been told he and his wife cannot adopt children because he is so fat that the authorities fear he will die, he said Monday.

Damien Hall, who stands six feet, one inch tall, weighs 24 and a half stone. He therefore has a body mass index (BMI) of more than 42 and is thus considered morbidly obese.

The call centre worker, 37, and his nanny wife Charlotte, 31, cannot have children of their own and approached Leeds City Council, about adopting.

But their local authority told them that Damien must get his BMI down below 40 before they can be considered as potential parents due to concerns over his weight.

"The bottom line is I'm too fat," he told BBC radio. "It's hard to lose weight under pressure. I'm not a couch potato and I don't sit eating takeaways every night.

"I just feel as though we were only judged on my weight and not all the other good things about us.
"We don't drink or smoke and we could give a child a happy and safe home." (Apparently that's no longer the main criteria in adoption.)

The letter the couple received from Leeds City Council said they were unable to process their adoption application "due to the concerns that the medical advisers have expressed regarding Mr Hall's weight. (Then they best be gettin' on down to city hall and stoppin' fat people from marryin' and havin' children with out their supervision.)

"The Adoption Panel are unlikely to approve applicants with a BMI over 40 because of the long term health risks. (Much better to keep children in foster homes and orphanages with their long term mental health risks.)

"It would therefore be to your advantage to begin the assessment with an up to date medical where your BMI is clearly recorded as being under 40 and to demonstrate that you are able to maintain this weight loss over the period of the assessment." (Mr. Hall's weight converts to about 350 pounds and a BMI of 46.3. He'd need to lose about 50 pounds to be a 'fit' parent.)
Charlotte Hall said the letter was "gutting" and "to be turned down flatly just on that, it's just harsh. (50 pounds does seem somewhat harsh, but it's easier to lose weight than change your orientation. Praise Jesus.)
"We're here ready to take a child on.
"They seem to be saying it's better for them to be in care and being shoved from pillar to post just in case Damien dies." (That's precisely what they are saying.)

In a statement, Leeds City Council explained: "The council's adoption service has a legal responsibility to ensure that children are placed with adopters who are able to provide the best possible lifelong care.

"Part of this responsibility is advice for applicants on a range of suitability criteria, including any health and lifestyle issues which may impact on an applicant's long term ability to adopt."


By this BMI criteria, probably one quarter of all American parents would be unable to adopt and those percentages would drastically rise in minority communities. Isn't that interesting?
I have already cited one white male 'scientific expert' who would deny the Native American community adoption rights based on their propensity for the same psychological profile he sees in the gay community. I'm sure this gentleman will come armed to the teeth the next time he testifies in an adoption case about how minorities fit the obesity profile and should be barred from adoption.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Adoption laws have nothing to do with the best interests of the child, they have to do with the best interests of the prevailing white European Christian culture. But adoption isn't the only smoke screen being used to further the interests of the prevailing white European Christian culture. Birth control is also right there in the forefront:

The chemist who made a key discovery leading to the invention of the birth control pill has written a commentary calling demographic decline in Europe a “horror scenario” and a “catastrophe” brought on in part by the pill’s invention. (I always find it interesting that the word 'white' is never used, as in 'white demographic decline.")
Mr. Carl Djerassi, now 85 years old, was one of three researchers whose formulation of the synthetic progestagen Norethisterone marked a key step in the creation of the first oral contraceptive pill, the Guardian reports.

In a personal commentary in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, Djerassi said his invention is partly to blame for demographic imbalance in Europe. On the continent, he argued, there is now “no connection at all between sexuality and reproduction.” (I think the connection is strongly being made, that's why people use birth control. That's why the Church teaches the Billings method of birth control---ooops I meant Family planning.)

“This divide in Catholic Austria, a country which has on average 1.4 children per family, is now complete,” he wrote.

Djerassi described families who had decided against reproduction as “wanting to enjoy their schnitzels while leaving the rest of the world to get on with it.” (Or maybe they just wanted to leave some schnitzels for the rest of the world.)

The fall in the birth rate, he claimed, was an “epidemic” far worse but less highlighted than obesity. In his view, young Austrians who fail to procreate are committing national suicide. (Here we go, another mention of fat people. Carl Djerassi really means white Austria is committing national suicide, but of course he doesn't' say it.)

If it is not possible to reverse the demographic decline, an “intelligent immigration policy” will be necessary, Djerassi said. (I'm sure he means allowing in immigrants who will toe the white Austrian cultural line, meaning what that culture was when he grew up, not what it is today.)

According to the Guardian, Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn told Austrian TV that Pope Paul VI had predicted the pill would cause a dramatic fall in the birth rate. (This treating PVI as prophetic just stuns me. It didn't take a prophet to figure out men and women would jump at the chance of choosing when and how many children they would have. That handwriting was on the wall long before Humanae Vitae.)

“Somebody above suspicion like Carl Djerassi ... is saying that each family has to produce three children to maintain population levels, but we’re far away from that,” the cardinal said.
(Why Is Carl Djerassi above suspicion? I'm sure he has lived a very nice life style profiting from the white national suicide in Austria. The man is nothing more than a hypocrite, blaming others for what he himself helped create.)


It's a little late in the day for white men in their old age to be lamenting the consequences of the very ideology and technology they profited from. Using adoption laws and castigating oral contraceptives will not stop the rush of history, will not return things to 1950 when white authority figures ruled the world from the United States and Europe and attempted to create the world in their own image and likeness. No amount of smoke will cloud the truth and no amount of propositions designed to support the family of 1950 will change the tide of human progress.
Aryan white European male culture doesn't appear to be the final end point of human progress. Thank God. But how many more wars will have to be fought on how many fronts before the idea finally dies.


  1. Colleen, I am cracking up laughing each time I see the naked man. How amazing that people find ways to discriminate against others and in the guise of looking out for the best interest of the child, within the boxy view of functionally fortressed perceptions.

    Did it ever occur to them that being a parent might help one lose weight? He/she would definitely be a lot busier and more active. Many people gain weight and lose weight all throughout their lives. There are many health reasons for this. Weight is not the ingredient for determining a good parent in my estimation of things. A normal weight person could just as easily in a few years time be in a car accident, gain 200 pounds, get run over by a car, die of a sudden heart attack, abandon the family, so it's ridiculous to treat overweight people so poorly and in thinking so negatively and narrowly. Children need to be loved and wanted. An institution can’t really provide that. Denying adoption due to one’s weight is a pathetic example of not caring for the interest of the child. Adoption might actually cause the life of the child to be longer. The stability in a family is not determined by the weight or the sex of the couple but by the love of the couple.

    Thinking of overweight people, one that I simply love is the comedian Jackie Gleason. He was dubbed I believe “The Fat Man.” He lived to be 71 years old. Geesh. Short life, not. Long life; my father lived to be 72. My father’s weight went up and down too, as did my mother’s. How many mother’s and father’s can fit into what they wore on their wedding day?

    Jackie Gleason was born in 1916, one of two sons and a father from Ireland who abandoned the family. He carried that scar around in him all his life, yet he made so many laugh. His mother died when he was 19. He was not adopted. This was his real family, which is just as crazy and heartbreaking at times as every other family I know.

  2. perhaps we could propose that no one that is going to die should be an adoptive parent. . .or how about adoptive parents should also not be allowed to have sex. . .since we all know sex is only for procreation. . .

    separation of church and state. . .how about separation of state and bedroom?. . . or separation of state and body?. . .

    the debate about gays and parenting is one i have done considerable literature and scientific studies on in order to help mediate cases for gay parents. . . based on the studies gay parents do as good and often better at parenting than straight folks. . .Based on the studies i do not see how they can discriminate when it comes to the best interest of the child. . .