Questioning a “Problem”
I’ve been travelling the past couple of days and finally got the chance to catch up on my reading. I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this excellent piece by George Will about the truly grim situation for babies with Down syndrome in Iceland. Here’s an excerpt:
Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but before congratulating that nation on its final solution to the Down syndrome problem, perhaps it might answer a question: What is this problem?
To help understand why some people might ask this question, consider two examples of the problem. One is Agusta, age 8, a citizen of Iceland. The other is Lucas, age 1, an American citizen in Dalton, Ga., who recently was selected to be 2018 Spokesbaby for the Gerber baby food company.
Now, before Iceland becomes snippy about the description of what it is doing, let us all try to think calmly about genocide, without getting judgmental about it. It is simply the deliberate, systematic attempt to erase a category of people. So, what one thinks about a genocide depends on what one thinks about the category involved. In Iceland’s case, the category is people with Down syndrome.
Click here to continue reading at the New York Post.