Where are the social justice warriors now?
I can’t help but be entertained and slightly sickened by the lack of non-right outrage over Richard Dawkins’ horrific comments on his idea about the best way to ‘deal’ with unborn children with Down Syndrome.
On one hand, the SJW movement preaches inclusion and acceptance, refuting even the most minute perceived slight against anyone who is ‘different’, and yet they support policies and attitudes which infinitely decrease the collective value of human life.
All people are beautiful and worthy of life, no matter their circumstance. To Suggest that children with Down are less worthy of being born, or that their uniqueness is so terrible that it is immoral for them to be brought into the world is disgusting.
Because that really is at the crux of Dawkins argument… You shouldn’t bring anyone into the world that can not produce at the capacity he has decided a human being ought to produce. If they are going to be a drain on their parents, on their health system, on their communities, etc… Then why bother with them? ‘Try again’, as Dawkins so aptly put it.
I just wonder where it ends in Dawkins’ mind?
Who else is too much of a ‘drain’ to bother existing? Shall we abort anyone who is predisposed to illnesses like cancer? What about those who are statistically inclined to live a life of crime or social assistance dependency? The common argument there would be, 'well, we don't really know whether or not they will end up doing those things'…. But then again, the very same thing could be said about those with Downs. Do we know for sure if their life will be one of ‘suffering’? How can we know that they will be unhappy with their lives, live unfulfilling ones, or be a ‘drain’ on others?
Where does it end? When does it become heinous when the measure of being worthy of life is determined by your value to others… And not even those who immediately surround you! No, your value to people who have never met you, who don’t know you, and who just see you in terms of cost analysis.
One thing I can say for sure is that most all persons with Downs produce a hell of a lot more than Richard Dawkins, who makes his living driveling on about who he thinks is worthy of life.
Several times a week I see the special needs adults going on their escorted walk through the mall, and they light up everyone’s day with their bright attitudes.
One young man goes out of his way to give me a high five, especially when he thinks I am upset or feeling blue, and I couldn’t imagine getting through the day without him! To me and every one else whose lives they touch, they have amazing value.
I don’t expect Dawkins to understand.