The State is Mother! The State is Father!
An article from Motherboard touches on the impact artificial wombs may have on the future.
I can willing to set some fairly specific predictions on the future development of this technology.
The technology will be introduced in the name of the freedom and liberation of women, as a way to assist homosexuals, and for the health benefits;
- It will start out expensive, but it will become cheaper and cheaper over time;
- Over time, government standards will be enforced on the production of children, to remove “genetic flaws that are costly to society” and to “insure the fundamental abilities and potential of every citizen”;
- Over time, the dangerous and primitive nature of actually bearing a child will be stressed, degrading and slandering the character and behaviour of actual birth mothers. The very term “mother” will be adulterated, for the same reasons “marriage”, “husband” and “wife” have been degraded since the 1960’s – less power to the family, more power to the State.
- “What makes something, owns something.” Expect the future Secular State – now 100% capitalist (see: the Collapse of the Welfare State, in the 2020s/30s) – to stress this concept almost as much as it will stress Darwinism and Materialistic Atheism as the foundation of reality.
- Protestants need to accept responsibility for the root of the problem, as they – read Luther – created the Two Kingdoms concept during the Reformation. This allowed the State to expand its power more and more, and the Church to evade the responsibilities of care and the requirement to oppose the State (and it’s naturally evil, power-n-pleasure drives)
- Feminists, naturally, will be at the head of the pack in leading this attack on motherhood.
- As with the homosexual propaganda campaign, expect only one side of
- Finally, after the groundwork has been laid in, natural motherhood – and the substandard products of this divisive and primitive practice” – will be banned, and only State-created children of untraceable parenthood will be permitted. Expect a push for some sort of “post-birth abortions” to be permitted by “licenses and responsible experts” – the same people who will be busy killing off the “costly, surplus aged population” by this time.
My personal timeline for this? Let’s say the technology is available at about 2030; so it should be cheap enough by the 2040s, allowing for attacks on motherhood itself by the 2050s, and the banning of motherhood in the West by the 2060s.
Now, Should the Christian fear this? Nahhh.
The Failure of Force
In the end of the day, this is something that will be left for the deeply anti-human culture of the West to pursue. Technological advancement by this time would have disintegrated those States that are held together by force, and the ability of the State to kill, rape, and steal with impunity would have degraded significantly over the decades.
We will now let the Muslims and the Renaissance Men weep over their lost worlds. For how can you slaughter the infidel, if they can all easily and effectively fight back? And how can the State enslave all in the name of the God(s)/Nation/Race/People/Tolerance/Safety, if the targets to be enslaved can not only easily defeat your efforts, but can easily see through your self-serving lies as well?
So, the ability to force this control tactic on the unwilling is going to be very unlimited. So, only those cultures who are truly willing to life this way for ideological reasons – the sterile West, forever despising the Unlimited God in the name of the Unlimited State – will actually put in the money and effort to create this society.
The Masturbatory Master Race
Invariably, the eventual goal of all this control and power over unborn children will be some form of the Master Race concept. I expect the citizens of this society to be hermaphrodites (if the State is pleasure-oriented – unlikely, but possible), or all men (“War is the Health of the State”) – as women will be only a disruptive force here, and unnecessary as well. (The final state of feminism will absolutely mandate the transition of all female fetuses into male ones, to finally achieve true Equality.)
The pleasure-oriented hermaphrodites will be despised by the rather religious cultures of the future (for who else will have children – and thus, shape the future?)
If they isolate themselves, they might hold out for a few centuries, but they are most likely to die out. Maybe because of an external attack… but that’s unlikely. (In a world of easily-produced warbots, cybernetic upgrades, and extensive networking, effective defensive warfare will be quite cheap and quite effective, and successful offensives far too extensive to be worth it in most situations.) What’s more likely is that they will simply choose to die childless, setting the value of the future at zero… just as consumption-oriented, anti-life Western cultures do today.
Who, incidentally, went completely out of the way to invite hostile Islamic minorities into their midsts… just as they went completely out of their way to destroy their own civilization in World War I (with World War II being the spastic thrashing of the mindless corpse)… completely out of their way to despise their own cultures… completely out of their way to abort their future and destroy the family… and completely out of their way to encourage complete dependence on a bunch of self-serving bureaucrats (being careful to put their economy into their trustworthy hands).
And Christians are supposed to fear these flawlessly rational fools?
Now, the pleasure alternative is possible… but governments love war. After all, war allows the State to better kill, oppress, steal, and rape more people… who, being created in the Image of God, are extremely repulsive to Our Leaders. The Pleasure Principle is good only for keeping the population docile and infantile – and doesn’t give Our Leaders the transgressive pleasures that give them the most joy, and the greatest opportunity to demonstrate their contempt and hatred of God.
So, like a dog returning to its vomit, there could well be one last resurrection of the Master Race – probably some kind of neo-Spartan warrior race. (Waves to the Draka…)
Of course, they will be all men, and quite homosexual to better build those bonds of brotherhood – and gut any ties to outsiders, civilians, targets, children, etc. They will be tailored for war, raised from birth to kill. The more educated ones will be trained in the art of fine, beautiful lies as well: something about The Spread of Civilization, The March of Science, The Unity of Man, whatever gets the job done. There will be no notion of sexuality as the siring and raising of children – “That’s the job of the State!” – but only as a way to extract pleasure and demonstrate dominance over others. “Just like in Classical Greece and Rome!”
Now, this Glorious Neo-Spartan Race will shout and yell about how mighty it is at every opportunity, and spend a simply huge amount of resources puffing its pecs and making its poses. A special delight will be evident in the killing of those who trust in God, just like always – and quite a lot of boasting will be evident. North Korea is actually a pretty good model of this kind of culture…
…and, after a few generation, the Master Race will prove to be as sterile and worthless as you always suspected. It’s all about obedience – so dissent will be crushed, and change hated as it weakens the power of Authority. Actually building a free-market economy would take power from the Philosopher-Kings who will rule the State, so some kind of parasite-economy will be developed instead (via slaves, tax extraction, extortion, theft, etc.)
And you can forget about all non-military innovation! (And, after a while, military innovation as well…)
The accomplishments of the Neo-Spartans will be quite puny compared to the White Men of c .1500-2050: no worldwide empires, no massive technological lead, no conquest of continents, no universal fear and respect, no viable claim of cultural or moral superiority… just a lot of hot air, and a bunch of high-tech atrocities in a small part of the world (the less-populated parts of Scandinavia, most likely, with those parts of the Northern European Plain that evade a shift to a primarily Islamic/Pentecostal African/Arab/Turkish heritage.)
Surprisingly enough, actual white people – especially those White Americans who hew close to Christ – are definitely going to get a better destiny than the Neo-Spartans. God sees, and God blesses, those who remain loyal to him… regardless of skin colour. An improved humility before God – and a greater respect for the lives and property of others – will help as well.
Now, will Black Americans do the same? Or even better? Or will they continue down the course to failure? The answer to that question is in their hands.
After all, most White Americans will increasingly become a set of anti-family violent bastards: and while the God-fearers will triumph, they will be victorious only after going through a period when lawless bastards dominate the State, a period that has already started. (The short-sighted bastards will destroy it in the end of course: but the time of their power will still be ugly, if in the end temporary.)
In the end, it depends on two questions: will the Black fathers repent, and take up their duties to their families? And will the children be schooled by the State schools that hates them (seeing them only as enemies to be crushed), or by those who love them?
And, After the State-Sponsored, Self-Fondling, Flatulent Foolishness?
A high-grade Christian culture of the future will of course insist that every child has a mother and a father, and will aggressively discourage the attempts of men to evade their responsibilities as men… and women to evade their responsibilities as women.
But as usual, being and staying high-grade takes a lot of effort, and – humans being slackers – some kind of short-cut will be sought out.
There are those Anarchists who are evictionist – who believe that mothers have the right to evict the child from the womb. There are also those women who love the sex, despise the natural result of sex, but hesitate to murder the innocent (but dislike giving up the child for adoption).
So, assuming that even the combination of high technology and the gutting of State Power won’t produce utopia – just more freedom, more power, and thus more responsibility – I’m willing to put up with privately-run artificial wombs, for the same reason Gary North endorses (highly profitable) day cares – it reduces the murder rate, and the shedding of innocent blood.
It’s a suboptimal and badly flawed solution… but it beats murder.
And God’s people – endorsing the behaviour of God Himself – has always supported adoption. After all, all of the Elect are Adopted (as oppose to Begotten) Children of God.
The Christians of Imperial Rome – another psychotic, violent, and doomed civilization – did much the same for the foundlings that the Sophisticated Ones would abandon to die. The protection of the innocent and the weak is one of the most uncompromising demands of God and His Justice: and thus, something Our Leaders instinctively hate with every fiber of their being.
A genuine solution involves men being fathers, and women being mothers: but this is something to be taught and modeled by the churches. And it will take time to build an enduring Christian society, while lives (physical and spiritual) need to be saved in the here-and-now.
(Well, in the 2040s, when the artificial wombs will actually exist… but you know what I mean.)