Reply Awfuljackass and Nazis Let's go one better.
Now before everybody brings the hammer down on awfuljackass, let's keep a few things in mind. First, the idea of selective sterilization is not a new one, as practiced by the Nazis or as envisioned by others.
Second, there are already some good replies as to why it would not work or should not be done, who would be responsible, etc. It obviously couldn't take place in a democratic society, and would have a hard time not being noticed by the rest of the world in even the most hardcore communist society.
So here's what I think. I have been playing with the fantasy of "eliminating" people for a while now. It goes back to a guy I once worked with, who said he should be allowed to take out one person a month. One a day would be much more satisfying, but I'm flexible.
I work in a grocery store and I see hundreds of different people every day. Most of them are, in the terms of a bell curve, located on the benign arch of the bell. A select few, however, reside at the dark, dank, evil, intolerble ends of the curve. You know who I'm talking about. The ones who you just know are stealing you blind. The ones who buy whole ribeyes with their food stamp cards. The ones who walk in looking for the oppotunity to "slip" and sue. The ones who think that, no matter who you are or what you do, they have the right to talk to you however they see fit.
There are numerous actions that would make anyone a deserving recipient of my fantastical theory, but you should be getting the idea by now.
I'm talking about the people who just fucking annoy me. Who offend me by their very existence. The people that you wish you could punish for the annoyance they cause.
I'm going beyond sterilization here. Sterilization only keeps the annoying ones from reproducing. You still have to wait for them to die. Buying a gun and taking these people out wouldn't work, because I would only get one chance before I was locked up. No, I need something bigger.
I need the ability to eliminate people. I haven't yet decided exactly what this means, though. Do I want to be able to commit legal, unmitigated murder? I'm not really sure. Even if I had the untouchable authority, these wastes of carbon may become martyrs. God forbid I should be reviled for doing myself a favor.
No, I think I need to be able to truly "eliminate" them, as in, make them non-existant. Fortunately for the general population, I don't have any supernatural abilities that would make this possible, but when I find that leprechaun at the end of the rainbow, watch out.
I don't want to make the world a better place. I just want to make my world a better place.
I am footfknmaster, and I remind you that everyone is someone else's weirdo.