Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Friday, February 24, 2023



Words fail me:

Experts testified before Alaska lawmakers Monday about the widespread, long-term harm child abuse has on the state — to the economy, to the workforce and to taxpayers when traumatized children and the adults they grow up to be rely on government services. But, in questioning one of those experts, state Rep. David Eastman (R) zeroed in on a possible “benefit.” 

“How would you respond to the argument that I have heard on occasion where, um, in the case where child abuse is fatal, obviously it’s not good for the child, but it’s actually a benefit to society because there aren’t needs for government services and whatnot over the whole course of that child’s life?” Eastman said. 

 In the days since the committee meeting, Eastman’s remarks have caused an uproar. His colleagues called them “despicable,” “atrocious” and “indefensible.” 

On Wednesday, the Alaska House of Representatives voted 35-1 to censure him. Rep. Andrew Gray (D), in introducing his censure motion, said Eastman had brought “great shame on this House.” 

The only lawmaker who voted against the motion was Eastman, who was also censured in 2017 for saying that some Alaskans try to get pregnant “so that they can get a free trip to the city” to get an abortion.


Infidel753 said...

That stinks of eugenics.

If we were going to get rid of useless parasites, the place to start would be the corporate executives who got wealthy by paying workers miserable wages, thus stealing much of the value of what those workers produce.

Les Carpenter said...

First the man, if one can call such a callous, ignorant, POS a man, ought to be shunned and shamed by his peers and by every employer in Alaska.

Infindel hit squarely on the greed that drives ignorant POS like Eastman and greedy corporations. Rather than understanding, compassion, and love for all of humankind they see only I, me, and mine, and believe they will get more if others have less.

They are humans acting exactly as Infidel said, like parisitic low life that has no problen feeding on the suffering of others.

This secular nation could learn a great deal if it were to study eastern spiritual path such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, as well as others.

Thankfully this nation has over 6 million Buddhist at last check, and, it is growing. Hopefully it will one day be the majority spiritual path. Because the Anglo European Christianity has been a complete disater. Why? Not because of Christianity itself, but rather the people like Eastman who color it with the blood of innocent sentient beings. Something not just new today. It has existed throughout European and American history.