The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106806   Message #2210736
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Dec-07 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: robert latimer
Subject: RE: BS: robert latimer
There has not been any rush to rid society of the disabled. Not since Hitler made that kind of thing too embarrassing, even for those "progressively minded" people in democratic countries who'd favoured "eugenic policies".

Or rather, the "rush to rid society of the disabled" has moved to pre-birth rather than post-birth.

I don't think it's the least bit surprising that people with severe disabilities should feel at risk, or that in some cases, in the kind of society they live in with its taste for vengeance, that should express itself in that way.

But I quite agree with Mooh's last bit - punishment is no more appropriate in this tragic case than adulation.