Thursday, September 29, 2005

Bill Bennett Dreams Of Genocide

Former Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, September 28, 2005:
I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.
Let's look at Bennett's thought process:
Hey, genocide would work!

... Uh, but that would be so, so wrong.

... but still, it would be a solution, if you were so inclined.
Thanks to Empire Burlesque and Media Matters.

1 comment:

G said...

What's amazing is how I guy can suggest such ideas while on the air with millions tuned in, without even a hint of a worry that he might inspire a rather insipid thought in the heads of some listeners ...

... it's one thing to espouse an opinion; it's another entirely to be responsible in how that espousal is done. Far too many talkshows in America go unregulated in that sense, while a bare back on television raises eyebrows these days.