first the urine test - now this first the urine test - now this! why do all the best technology advances always wind up in the worst possible hands through dna analysis we may one day conquer disease a "perfect" baby every time by mapping and manipulating people's genes cosmetic surgery before you're born know in advance what you'll die of everyone is useful and the same swimmers bred like horses for olympic teams life insurance? be serious! you have to get your genes screened first toxic chemicals? fumes at work? no sweat! get a gene transplant otherwise you'll lose your job do you wanna wind up out in the streets? and raise your children in campgrounds and shelters? and beg to eat there's too many sharks in the gene pool too many chewed up bodies on the shore too many sharks in the gene pool too many leftovers rotting all around us first the urine test - now this! why do the best technological advances keep winding up as... uniform hybrid species for fresh-looking pest-proof food an apple can sit on the shelf for years when we irradiate the molecules but where did the nutrition go? and what's taken it's place? slipshod tampering with science out of control factory farm eugenics slaughterhouses in lowa filled with tumor-infested cows failed experiments hidden 'til sold to your local school lunch program grade d, but edible our food, our life, our attitude suffocating in what we refuse to recycle time bombs fester in every town billions of dollars spent every year searching for a cure for cancer why not spend that money instead to wipe out pollution that causes the cancer there's too many sharks in the gene pool too many screw-ups washing on shore too many sharks in the gene pool too many preventable accidents among us meryl streep... where are you? where did american know how go why do japanese build better stereos is it 'cos our best minds can't get a job except when they help make toys for the pentagon germ warfare, more bombs germ warfare, more bombs our whole economy's based on fear and death how long can we get away with this? and we live here instead of better health we get a.i.d.s. instead of nourishment we get steroids the most popular selections at celebrity sperm banks are sports heroes gap widens between the haves and the have-nots rich and powerful breed only with themselves we all know what happens when too much of this happens the offspring just ain't real bright how else can you explain the erosion of talent and the vision thing to the point where the best that they can come up with for our future role models and leaders are vicious blind machines like albert gore and dan quayle why do the best solutions and advances get thrown away in the worst possible hands there's too many sharks in the gene pool too many carcasses washing on shore too many sharks in the gene pool avalanche of toxic guts all around us we're incompetent as human beings even worse at playing god wrong people right place ruling class gets the only pass to board the ark for outer space in 2001 what about this place?

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