2010 November 24 Wednesday
UK Woman Makes Babies As Protest For Better Housing

Yet another example of how our welfare states feed decay and tilt the playing field in favor of entropy.

An unemployed benefits claimant whose five children were all taken into care has vowed to continue having babies until she is granted a council house. Lavine Samma, 27, is now pregnant with her sixth child and fully expects the baby to be taken from her by social services at birth, just like the last three infants.

Why does she keep having babies? She wants a better government-provided housing than the apartment the government is currently providing her. Really. Oh, and the British government has not responded by cutting off her welfare checks.

It would really help make Western societies sustainable (which they are not currently) if their elites admitted that the welfare state encourages destructive behaviors that compound over generations. Welfare payments should be treated as a contract where the recipients take on obligations to the rest of society. Among those obligations: no irresponsible reproduction. Have lots of kids? Lose your benefits. Get pregnant while a drug user or regular alcohol drinker? The payments and subsidies should end pronto.

It used to be that the smarter, more productive, prudent, and affluent made more babies. Now the welfare state has turned around the selective pressures. This does not bode well for our future.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 November 24 11:14 PM  Civilizations Decay

Audacious Epigone said at November 25, 2010 6:51 PM:

Or, more humanely (and without the resultant suffering of a child with no moral culpability), welfare for sterilization.

bbartlog said at November 26, 2010 4:49 PM:

The degree to which some of these people develop a sense of entitlement is quite astounding. Reminds me of this incident: http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/zeitgeist/curtis-got-slapped-by-a-white-teacher/ . I guess once you get into the right sort of magical thinking frame of mind, where all of these goods and services (perhaps I should say 'cargo' :-P ) just materialize, it's a lot easier to think that you should just be getting more, more, more.

Anonymous said at December 6, 2010 11:00 PM:

I'm from Brazil, and in some of our states, the protection to native-americans are so high that urbanized people are taking courses in american-indian culture, so they can claim "their benefits".
Also in the 60s it used to be the man that used to say "but baby, it feels so much better without the condom", now in some states, the ex-wife with a baby pension is so high that it is the woman who says that.

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