Is Nadya Suleman crazy, or what? She had six children by in-vitro fertilization, then had a whole bunch of frozen embryos implanted, resulting in eight babies at one birth. She now has fourteen children. She has no husband and no job. She lives with her mother in a home that is about to be foreclosed. Is she crazy, or what? This is a case of immaturity meeting Dr. Frankenstein.
Many people are angry. They need to get over themselves. We suspect their anger is real – however misdirected. Some say she had these babies to receive the welfare available. Just another greedy woman wanting to live off the State. Who knows? But we do know that our government is suffering through an economic crisis, with many businesses closing and people losing their jobs. So the anger festering in our country is real and justified.
The thoughtful elites, like Entertainment Tonight and Doctor Phil, are doing their best to frame the case in some sort of intellectual argument. Not really, they are just looking to boost their ratings. The substandard, ratings driven, media hopes to capitalize on this curious case of motherhood. Many are asking, is Nadya Suleman crazy – as in incompetently out of her mind? Personally, I think Dr. Phil is nuts if he thinks we believe he is sincere about helping people.
But back to Nadya. Is she crazy. I think not. A better characterization would be one of marginal intellect and immaturity joining forces with modern science. This not unusual in the 21st Century. Look at what happened when we gave George Bush the power of a modern military. In the case of Octo-Mom we have immaturity joined at the hip with modern fertility treatments. If anyone is crazy it is surely the Doctor that assisted with the pregnancy.
Is unethical the same as crazy?
The entertainment value is limited to the fans of Entertainment Tonight, ‘the most watched entertainment program on television.’ The ethical intricacies of scientifically assisted pregnancy is debated before our eyes by a young mother and the grandmother. To further promote the entertainment value of this nonsense Dr. Phil is brought in to consult. Hoopty Doo and Hurray! We will all be saved by the masterfully entertaining values of a self serving psychologist.
Nadya acted selfishly. Nadya has a juvenile understanding of ethics. Nadya has little concept of responsibility. Nadya views ‘government’ as something created by God to help people like her. Given these character traits, Nadya is qualified to be a Representative in Congress. But she is not crazy.