It’s Memorial Day. For most people in the US this is a day of BBQs, picnics, and other fun, outdoor activities and parties. What might have been a solemn day of remembrance has evolved into a Spring celebration of fun and family.
I say that this is a great and good thing! Far better we celebrate the lives, lifestyles, a liberties our fallen warriors gave us than to wallow in misery and painful memory. I think their shades are far happier for this than they would be otherwise for it is proof that their sacrifices weren’t in vain.
So enjoy your BBQ…but, please spare a bit of thought for the ghosts that will attend it alongside you and who made it possible. Consecrate your fun, as it were, as a memorial to their deaths and celebration of victories they earned and which you enjoy.
There Are Ghosts At Your Table
And, if you can, think a bit about their Dependents who our fallen warriors were forced to leave behind. If you know any, invite them along on your outing…and thank them for they’ve sacrificed greatly as well and their pain isn’t over yet.
In the case the three “D’s” are the disabled, degenerate, and dependent – the three meta-categories of people that no sane member of any society wants to reproduce.
The question is whether or not it’s ethical to encourage them to get sterilized so as to avoid their propagating the vast host of problems such breedings cause society.
Barbara Harris, the founder of Project Prevention – formerly known as C.R.A.C.K. (Children Requiring A Caring Kommunity) – thinks so, specifically when it regards drug addicted women – and a few men. Her organization offer cash incentives for such people to undergo sterilization procedures.
Others think that Harris and Project Prevention are hellish in nature. They claim that she’s taking advantage of women who are not able to make an informed decision about their health. They’ve called what she’s doing bribery. They’ve claimed that she’s taking away these drug addicts’ right to reproduce. And – of course – they’ve brought out the old canard of racism.
The Question Remains
Personally, I find no ethical problems with offering anyone, especially the mentally disabled, the morally degenerate, and dependent, money if they’re willing to be voluntarily sterilized. I find it a far more efficient and moral choice than Planned Parenthood’s counseling these sorts to have abortions and any form of contraception that requires a regimen of intake is unlikely to be effective for these people.
Is it eugenics? Certainly, of a sort. I see reason to be bothered by that. Eugenics, when practiced on a voluntary basis, is no sin insofar as I can see. Killing unborn babies in order to save them from a nightmarish life is another story, as is ignoring their plight.