Dobson’s book Fatherless, on the other hand, weaves a fiction about a reporter in the year 2042 who’s faced with a world full of younger people who simply do not want to have children, leaving the old to vastly outnumber the young, resulting in the popularization of euthanasia for elderly people.
“We’re not only talking about abortion, we’re talking about infanticide,” the 76 year old told Beck. “We’re talking about euthanasia. And all of that is becoming acceptable. We’re going to redefine life, and that’s what we talk about in this book.”
The publisher’s description tries to compare the title to 1984 and Brave New World — lofty analogies, indeed — but Beck decided to shoot for the moon.
Holding up a copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin next to Fatherless, the talk show host declared: “This, uh, many believe, is this. This will wake people up.”
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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