Former Labor Minister Gary Johns Suggests Linking the Dole to Contraception

News, December 30, 2014

No contraception, no dole–hat’s the view of an ex-Labor Minister who believes welfare should be linked to compulsory contraception.

Gary Johns, writing in The Australian, suggests there should be “no taxpayer inducement to have children”.

The former MP who served in the Keating government admits such a measure will “undoubtedly affect strugglers, [and] . . . Aboriginal and Islander people in great proportions”.

“But the idea that someone can have the taxpayer, as of right, fund the choice to have a child is repugnant.”

According to Mr Johns larger families of past generations “were the result of the combination of absent contraception and the need to have many children, in order that some survive to care for parents in old age”.

But he says such conditions now don’t apply.

“Infant mortality is minuscule in all sectors of society, and the taxpayer picks up the tab for aged care.

“Potential parents of poor means, poor skills or bad character will choose to have children. So be it.

“But no one should enter parenthood while on a benefit.”

The ex-Minister claims “it is better to avoid having children until such time as parents can afford them”.

“No amount of ‘intervention’ after the fact can make up for the strife that many parents bring down on their ­children.”

Mr Johns goes on to cite two recent examples over Christmas.

“Both happened to be indigenous, but of course, many non-indigenous cases abound,” he says.

“The first, in Cairns, involved a single mother with nine children from five fathers.

“Better this woman had fewer children. Better men on benefits also could be prevented from having children.”

Many social media users have taken to Twitter to express their views after reading Johns’s piece.

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  • If I live long enough to see something like this implemented, it will be liberals doing it for supposedly liberal reasons.

    • Oil Can Harry

      This is a wonderful idea but not a new one. Jared Taylor advocated it in a 2013 speech in London and he wasn’t the first one.

      Maybe we can get some lefty environmentalists to support this as a measure against overpopulation.

      • We need to get the lefty environmentalists to start caring about overpopulation and population pressure once again. They used to, but dropped it like a burning potato when they realized that they’d have to upset their egalitarian apple cart in the process.

    • John Smith

      The Duggars will be deemed a threat to society, while Tyrone, DeShawn, D’varius, Jabari, etc. and Shaniqua’s spawn won’t.

      • me

        Because a Negro mind is a terrible thing to waste…..

        • John Smith

          A terrible thing to have to listen to and watch as well.

      • Paleoconn

        Yeah, liberals like to mock multi-child White families. They contemptuously call them breeders. The fact that these families have their act together, with both parents present, as opposed to blacks and hispanics who are on the dole, completely eludes them.

  • Reynardine

    Once in a while, even a broken clock is right.

    This harkens back to the good old days when it was progressive to be a eugenicist. Oh for such times again…

    • dukem1

      Once in a while? Try twice a day!

      • Reynardine

        Leftists are on an international 24-hour clock. It’s more international and is therefore better than our plebian 12-hour clock.

  • MekongDelta69

    Sounds like a great idea.

    And the odds of it ever coming to fruition is…?

    [Hint: It’s a round number, > -1 and < 1]

    • Charles Martel

      Because of “disparate impact” – the Left’s new bogeyman

      • Germanicus

        This is most certainly not a good idea. This is a camel’s nose under the tent. The Procreation Police will one day be visiting the doors of the general population. They will be turning off your EBT card if you are not cooperative about family size. It is not that the Left figured out how to get something correct, it is that they will establish anti-natalist principles using the non-White population. They will dupe the European Whites into agreeing to enforced contraception in principle and in practice using the non-White population. It is a small step to generalized reproduction control. Just the kind of power that European Whites need to hand over to the elites. I have noticed before this blind spot and weakness regarding contraception here at Amren.

        • me

          Considering that more and more Whites are being squeezed out of the job market by ‘immigrants’–aka INVADERS–and Whites everywhere will soon have to grovel for food and shelter, I do believe that this is the reason for it as well, Germanicus. They want more White genocide.

  • Brady

    See the April 2000 issue of AR, “Don’t Write Off The Liberals”.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      We did. The author was Melinda Jelliby in what appeared to be a parady. Take it with a grain of salt.

      • The Dude

        I’ve just read it. Doesn’t sound like a parody to me. It was actually a very instructive read. What struck me the most were the chillingly prophetic words of Bertrand Russel:

        [The] white population of the world will soon cease to increase. The Asiatic races will be longer, and the Negroes still longer, before their birthrate falls sufficiently to make their numbers stable without help of war and pestilence … Until that happens, the benefits aimed at by socialism can only be partially realized, and the less prolific races will have to defend themselves against the more prolific by methods which are disgusting even if they are necessary.

      • jayvbellis

        It’s not a parody – one of THE best Amren articles, commentary ever.

  • Carney3

    I think this can be sold on race-neutral grounds to the Tea Party types, who are focused heavily on socialism, the welfare state, etc. While they object to government determining population size, they would be fine if it were portrayed not as the government forcing people to get contraception, but rather as ending the welfare subsidy for taxpayer funded childbearing for those who are by definition currently unable or unwilling to care for themselves and their existing dependents. A few horror stories of underclass denizens with large numbers of offspring at public expense, popularized by O’Reilly and Limbaugh and the rest of the standard conservative punditry and media, would drive home the need. The Catholic Church would strongly object, but it objected to the mid 1990s welfare reform as well, the reform that ended the open-ended entitlement to welfare and the federal mandate that unwilling states provide cash rewards for welfare births, and it was defeated then.

    • David Ashton

      Catholic theologians supported many eugenic ideas in the 1920s. Eugenic contraception by abstention or the rhythm period is not sinful, unlike the killing of unborn children or infants. The Church could also sanction sterilization as a penalty for certain crimes. Teilhard de Chardin SJ was a eugenicist. In any case, most people in the western countries are not RCs and many who are use contraceptives, despite rulings by bishops who endorse all kinds of modernist ideas about doctrine and scripture, and have protestantized the liturgy.

  • Disincentivize dysgenic reproduction.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Just stop INcentivizing it.

      “Who’s gonna pay for my 15 kids?” Uh, maybe no one, lady. Welcome to reality.

      • Charles Martel

        “Do you know the names of any of the guys you slept with?

        • Usually Much Calmer

          One of them, the father of 10 (or 11, who knows?) is Garry Brown, in jail on a cocaine charge. To answer your question, I did some googling (Angel Adams) and came across a follow-up story chronicling how, 6 months on, the dog’s breakfast of third sector piousheads were appalled that the woman showed no gratitude for their charity.

          “Outside the courtroom, across the hall, Cox said DCF believes in keeping families together. That’s the agency’s main mission. ‘She is the ultimate test of our belief.’ ” (Tampa Bay Times, 4/26/2010) You don’t say, gov’t spokesperson?

        • Whitetrashgang

          Oh, I am sure she knows most of the names.

  • Who Me?

    “it is better to avoid having children until such time as parents can afford them”.
    WOW! Wonders never cease! Somebody actually had the stones to stand up and say this! On that happy note, Stay safe and I wish you all a Happy New Year!

    • me

      Happy New Year!

  • dd121

    That’s not the leftist narrative. I’m sure there will be a retraction in the coming days.

  • Nimadan

    This will never be tolerated: It makes too much sense. If the Left allows the cultural
    marxist agenda to be subjected to rational appraisal, the entire project will collapse.

  • Yves Vannes

    Every EBT card can come with a monthly allotment of Norplant. Get pregnant, loose half your subsidy.

    This will save Bill Gates millions in not having to fund inner city abortion clinics.

    • Sid Ishus

      “Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, said there international family planning and anti-poverty group founded by them, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “has decided not to fund abortion.”” – CNS News

      How disappointing, I’m for anything that will bring the birthrate down in the third world. Jean Raspail’s nightmare is becoming a reality for Western man.

  • LHathaway

    “no taxpayer inducement to have children”.
    Which is it, we need to flood white nations with non-whites, because the ‘white birth rate is so low’ and Anything is necessary to combat this (even steps that will reduce the number of whites born even more). Or should there be ‘no taxpayer inducement to have children’?
    With non-whites having children (and whites having colored children – even while counted as part of the ‘white birth rate’) and more non-whites moving in, whites having less and less white children will lead to some kind of ethnic replacement program or ethnic cleansing or perhaps in eventuality a genocide of sorts. So which do you want? No taxpayer inducement to have children, or a slow moving extinction (for whites)? How about we have it both ways, taxpayer inducement for white mothers to have white children and government incentives working to limit the number of non-whites born and limit or reduce their number in white nations.
    Let’s have it both ways and call in an ‘positive action’ program, one making up past discrimination, colonialism, ethnic replacement and racism?

    • The Dude

      Actually, non-whites would be more impacted by such a measure, so this would lead overall to a whiter society.

      • LHathaway

        Let’s create financial incentives for whites to have children. Are they serious about the birth shortage or not? As a bonus, it would operate specifically to target those have been left behind in the race up till now.

        • me

          Not. It’s about White genocide. Period.

  • John Smith

    The Left in this country, at one time, supported contraception and eugenics to remove minorities and defective whites from the gene pool because they would be drags on the welfare state which would render it unworkable.

    • me

      Eugenics? Now it’s about White genocide, period. Low-IQ ‘immigrants’, trannies, gheys, lesbians, liberal and self-loathing Whites, Christian-hating atheists, Mexican invaders, melatonin-rich hoodlums and gang-bangers, violent pirate Somalis, ebola-infected Africans, anti-West Muslims, habitual ghetto criminals, mental defectives, ‘egalitarian’ socialists, anti-White-male feminazis, and every other lunatic fringe is encouraged to live free and thrive by our ‘government’ and self-proclaimed ‘elite’–and are here to replace you, White Western man. The more that White people are forced out of the job market, the more frequently they’ll have to ask for help from the ‘government’. They didn’t think about contraception for Negroes or Mexicans getting ‘government assistance’ during the past seventy years or so, so why start now? Because of more and more Whites getting welfare. That’s why!

  • Sid Ishus

    This is an idea that everyone should be able to endorse. Right, Left, Environmentalist, Libertarians, etc. If sold correctly everyone would see a benefit.

    There are IUDs that are good for five years and a permanent implant that blocks the fallopian tubes. A new product called Vasalgel is being tested for men, a small injection blocks the vans deferens and is reversible.

    This should be offered to inmates for Good Time credit. Given to women in exchange for a free abortion. Required for welfare. Encouraged for the mentally impaired.

    White Nationalists are always arguing over what can be done. This should be the prime directive, albeit quietly. If the mainstream were to find that the lepers of society advocated this it would become untouchable.

  • jayvbellis

    Let’s have many more articles like these on Amren.

    Whites on the Liberal Left side proposing and implementing positive ideas that do work.

    Read the great Amren article “Don’t write off the Liberals”.

    The Netherlands had/have solid liberals on our side:

    Pym Fortyn
    Theo Van Gogh
    Geert Wilders

    The United States of American now desperately needs White Liberal Leftists on our side, saying and doing things that work from a Liberal/Left perspective.

  • See The Future

    Sterilization or expulsion!

  • WR_the_realist

    A great idea. So of course it will not be implemented in any western nation.

  • Jatt.Singh.Punjabi

    Left parties want people on welfare having kids. Its called a vote bank

  • Jeff Traube

    General George Van Horn Moseley supported admitting refugees but added the proviso “that they all be sterilized before being permitted to embark. Only that way can we properly protect our future.”[