I really don’t know what’s coming next. Honestly it could be anything at this point. Real life just keeps going beyond satire.
CNS News reports the jaw dropping story of the day:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLAstudy examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
“NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications,” the grant abstract states. “We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.”
So here are a few guesses of what’s next in line since it’s now pretty clear how the Left wants to spend the money it steals from you:
1. Why don’t we give Africans another way to relieve their sexual frustration and stimulate the US economy at the same time? Why don’t we have taxpayer-subsidized hardcore pornography tailored to the African market?
2. Or, if high-quality, American-taxpayer-funded porn isn’t adequate for all Africans, why don’t we pay for brothels where all the prostitutes and johns are tested before they have sex. Wouldn’t that work? That way the government can make sure that the “product” in the sex trade is clean since apparently the free market has failed here. Surely this qualifies under the “too big to fail” rubric.
3. Why not replicate this approach in our own inner cities and with American teenagers? Teens are going to have sex anyway so why not have the government step in to make sure no one gets an STD or unplanned pregnancy? How about government create free motels where teenagers can go to have sex? There government workers can provide condoms and instruction on genital washing. What could go wrong?
4. And government-funded abortions too, of course. Oh wait… Nevermind…
I’m joking about these points now but it’s in this spirit that the Left is headed.
I bet you that leftists will defend this. I bet you that conservatives will be called racists who want people to die from AIDS for questioning this. (Never mind that this whole thing is just a bit condescendingly racist to begin with.) Mark my words. As long as it’s a “social program” — anything the government pays for to try and improve a social problem — the Left will support it. Taxpayer dollars could be spent to see how effective hundred dollars bills are for composting and “progressives” would write books on its behalf.
But spend one dollar on defense and all of a sudden the Left morphs into deficit hawks. How about we just tell the Left that we’re spending a few billion to teach Mahmoud Ahmadinejad how to wipe himself and then we use the money to bomb Iran instead. When progressives find out about it we’ll just say it was a Zionist plot and the Jews are to blame. They seem to believe that one every time.