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Eugenics - A Perspective -

Updated on November 6, 2012

The Fruit Fly

Waving my hand to smack it away - I don’t even notice why - But there it is again and it brought a friend - And now I’m engaged with the tiniest fly - It leaves me alone going on it’s way - Until I forget that it exists - Now there’s three of them right in my face - And I’m slamming them down with my fist! - I clap my hands and get one dead - I wave one away, it comes back again - I plead for them to just go away - I break out the ominous can of spay - “Why are you driving me crazy fruit flies?” - “We can’t help it“, they reply - “I’m just going to kill you, one at a time - don’t you care that I’m losing my mind?” - “We only know that we live to eat - you smell so good we bow at your feet - we didn’t mean to ruin your day - as soon as it gets cold we’ll go away…”

They’re tiny. They fly around one or two at a time. You’re in your own personal space. You’re busy. They fly in your face. You swat at them automatically. They retreat. You forget. They come back with friends…

Are you a killer of flies? Do you like to kill them? Or, are they just so annoying that you lose patience and just don’t care anymore? Would you even think of fly if they were not in your personal space? Unless you’re an entomologist studying insects, they’re probably not on your high-list of priorities. Even if you were interested, you’d probably have to research information just to know anything about them. Like me, you‘d find information such as that they’re scientific name is, Drosophila Melanogaster. You’d learn that fruit flies share approximately 75% of the genes that cause disease within humans which help Biologists study human genetics by studying the fruit fly genetics.

You may even study further and find that many Scientists breed fruit flies for many reasons including, intelligence testing, and in one particular test, in twenty generations of trying to generate smart flies from dumb flies, scientists found out that the dumb flies out-reproduced the smart one’s over and over again. Which is very interesting when you consider that humans share so many of the same genetics.

Perspective is everything.

In many Eugenic, ethnicistic depopulation conspiracy theories, sciences and movements, it is apparent after much study that ‘population always outgrows food supply‘. Unfortunately, that is not the case with fruit flies. These guys live for approximately thirty days, and up to two months depending on the temperature. I can put out a piece of banana in my micro-scientific controlled studied kitchen, and in two months that banana would still be there! It may be rotting, but the fruit flies could have whole kingdoms come and gone by the time I threw it away.

If you were to compare the macro human to the micro fruit fly in relation to total annihilation of the species, you would need a lot more than lots of thermal nuclear explosions going off all at once. You can swat these suckers one by one until infinity, but they’ll just keep coming back! If you’re sensitive, like me … This can start to get to you after awhile.

So, it makes me wonder. How do you get rid of them? I’m one of those people that actually removes a bug from my house whether in a container or napkin, and sets it outside of my door as if I’m doing it a favor. I like to think so.

Perhaps you’re one of those people that use insecticide spray and have to leave your house until the smell disappears? Or maybe you don’t mind the smell? Maybe you’ve even considered a total-release pesticide fogger? Or, maybe you’re more like me, and went on the internet so you could learn how to trap them? I have a list: You can do this by,

1: making a funnel and taping the end of it.

2: Put the funnel in a glass bottle with some vinegar in it. (They’re supposed to go in, and not come out again.) Good luck with that!

I don’t know about you, but I’m still swatting, clapping and slapping everything around me. I tried letting them out, but I’d be standing there with the door open all day!

Imagine if there is some, higher being(s) just sitting there in their own space (like us) and along comes a very tiny person and he gets right up into that higher beings face unknowingly, annoying this higher being? Perhaps he thought he smelled something good and he’s just looking to feed himself. But this guy doesn’t know that he’s in front of a higher being, because he is so small compared to the higher being that he can’t even see the higher being.! The higher being just swats at it. “Get away from me!”

The person feels the wind blow and gets knocked back. He goes back to his friends and says: “Hey, there’s a lot of wind blowing over there and it smells good, let’s see if there’s any food?” So this guy, and all his friends go back towards where he felt the wind and smelled that smell, but this time, the higher being starts grabbing at him and getting mad. One of his friends is suddenly picked up and slammed hard in between this higher beings hands and he just vanishes in an instant!

Now, suppose this higher being goes to his other higher being friends and says: “Ya know, this place is being over-run by those little things over there. There are way too many of them and they’re really starting to “bug” me. What can we do to get rid of them? I mean, is it against some code or something? Do any of our sciences know what these things are? Do we need them for anything? Are they edible? Has anyone tasted them?

Is there anything we could feed them, so that over a few generations they’d eventually stop reproducing? They’re completely depleting the area with their activities and I just don’t want to deal with them anymore! Perhaps we can flood them out? Are they good for anything? Can we use them for something? Let’s keep a few of them just in case. We’ll keep them entertained with all their favorite foods and whatever turns them on. They wont even know what’s going on. The rest of them, let’s shake up their world and see if they just go away. Maybe we can freeze them out? Why don’t we just get them to annihilate each other? They seem rather violent. Let’s tip their whole world upside down and see what happens? (It would be like an Aquarian Aged Polar Shift). We could make a game out of it. What are the stakes? Maybe they have some treasure somewhere we might like for ourselves. Let’s investigate it. In the meantime, keep them somewhat docile and unaware of our presence.”

It is an interesting dynamic to think that there are some higher beings somewhere above the human race just trying to get rid of us because we annoy them. Perhaps to a higher race, we are similar to the fruit fly? Maybe to a higher race we have only been here for similar to thirty day cycles like the fruit fly? Perhaps we bug them by accident with things like, atomic bombs exploding … To them it could just be a strange smell in one of their humongous nostrils? At any time if they felt like it, they could just swat us away with one swipe of their hand. I wonder why they don’t?

In the meantime, just for the sake of some personal space without interruption, I’ve turned off the heat, turned on the air conditioner. and put the dial on freeze.


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    • c-m-hall profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from York, Maine

      Thank you always exploring ... I enjoyed the research and the writing. I'm just learning here on the Hub Pages and it was my first story article. Thank you for taking time out to read and comment. I really appreciate it!

    • c-m-hall profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from York, Maine

      Thank you so much arb for taking the time out to read about my fly story. It's the first story/article I submitted so far and I'm just learning where to put links, etc ... I'll get there. I really enjoyed learning about them. I adored the pic too!

    • c-m-hall profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from York, Maine

      Thank you Mhatter99, I had so much fun writing that! I was going crazy there for awhile with those buggers! Glad I got a story out of it! I appreciate you taking the time out to read it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      OMG, I thought i was the only person who takes a bug outside rather than kill it. The only thing i kill are flies, i can't stand them. Great hub, interesting..

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      5 years ago from oregon

      Funny and funny some more. My wife says she has a single question for God. Why did you make the fly? Bugs don't bother me with the exception of mosquitos. Little blood suckers might be the higher power!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting to say the least, To address you question: Flies didn't bother me.Till I fond out how thy eat. Then I killed them. Then I rethought how they eat and stopped killing them.


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