We can’t even force people to control popping rug rats out by the ton and when one program started inserting the injectable birth control strips into the arms of Native American Indian women on welfare as a prerequisite to staying on the program, all hell broke loose.
You can’t blame the monorities for it seems everyone in a lower economic class with limited education tend to breed like rabbits. Then, there are some who want huge families, like Marie Osmond. She’s working on her 6th or 8th kid now.
If we can’t control births, can’t even control national hunger – though we pay farmers NOT to grow crops to keep prices high, can’t control the costs of life saving medication, and certainly can’t do more than irritate the massive illegal drug trade – what makes you think we’ll be able to start killing old folks at a certain age?
Probably, we’ll have a few wars to eliminate surplus population, but that always produces a baby boom afterwards so the benefits don’t last long. Kill off a couple of hundred thousand and the survivors go into an almost instinctive mating rush.
We need to get out into space to colonize. Others have said we have plenty of empty land yet but that land is either inhospitable or providing us with little things like oxygen, weather, water and CO2 absorption.
Each time we try to control the population, usually only the 20% of the highly upper educated of the population cut down, while the lower 40% with average or lower IQ pump out kids like popcorn. Then the religious groups get involved and raise hell with legalized abortions. So, the smart ones, whose genes we need, stop reproducing much while the idiots breed like rats.
The reverse would happen if we started killing off elders. The poor minorities would be the heaviest hit. The rich would survive. Look at the 75 year old fossils on the Supreme Court now and the tottering religious leaders. How old was the last Pope before he was replaced? What about the Ayatollah’s in Iran? Bearded old fanatics, half senile. They’d survive. Old Black Joe wouldn’t. Neither would old White Clyde, living on Social Security and Disability in a leaky trailer. The elder Native Americans and Hispanics would be hit hard. Homosexuals? They’d have a whole new thing to worry about killing them off besides AIDS and homophobia.
I’d be willing to guess that none of our senior congressmen, who are all for term limits but never quite get around to voting them in, would survive until they croaked in office, vetoing a beneficial bill.