And Kill Them
Now that the American government has decided to combat autism rather than communism, I think it's time for an updated version. After all, how can the war on autism get new recruits without any catchy slogans? Tired old clichés like "devastating disorder" and "burden to society" are a pathetically unimaginative way to convince the best and brightest of today's young genetic scientists to devote their careers to exterminating large numbers of their fellow citizens by way of eugenic abortion.
If you were to interview students who have an interest in genetics about their reasons for going to medical school and studying the human genome, they'd probably talk about the usual boring and mundane stuff, like their passion for increasing the realm of human knowledge. Ya-a-awn. Just goes to show that the right-wing talk show hosts were right about our liberal universities turning out lily-livered wimps. It's got to be a vast conspiracy led by gay autistic professors.
So, it looks like our tough-guy leaders have a problem. How are they going to turn wimpy, mild-mannered genetic scientists who aspire to make fascinating discoveries into fierce warriors with DNA of steel who dream of committing a worldwide genocide?
** drumroll **
A new recruiting campaign, of course!
It could start with posters on the walls of medical school classrooms and genetic research laboratories: "Join the Combating Autism Army. Learn about strange and exotic variations of the human genome. Meet fascinating people who have unusual strengths and different ways of thinking. And kill them."