Monday, January 14, 2008

It would explain so much

UPI reports from London that a set of twins, separated from their mother at birth and raised in different families, met, fell in love, and married, entirely unaware that they were brother and sister. Upon discovering (I don't even want to know how) that they were so closely related, they had the marriage annulled.

This unfortunate incident points up the need for a free flow of information so that adopted children are protected from marrying accidentally.

The risks of recessive genes being passed to their offspring are well-known. There is a much greater likelihood of serious health problems, as well as mental deficiencies that could evidence later in life as low intelligence, schizophrenia, paranoia, anti-social attitudes, excessive aggression, or any combination of these.

I believe that, far from being an isolated rare incident, the problem of inbreeding is far more common than we would like to admit. As evidence, I would point out the current occupants of the Executive Branch of our government, as well as hundreds of members of Congress.

The people to whom I refer all exhibit traits associated with being the offspring of incestuous relationships, accidental or otherwise. I do not point a finger at them for what they have done to our country--they were, after all, victims just like we have become-- but to their parents.

I would hope that the incestuous behavior of this group of parents is nothing more than a generational anomaly, perhaps a fatalism precipitated by the threat of nuclear annihilation, but there is really no way to know. All we can do is be aware, watch for telltale signs, and take action to ensure that these people have no access to government.

There is no hard evidence to support my belief, but it would explain so much if, for example, Barbara and George H.W., were brother and sister. Do they know?

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