posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:34 AM
reply to post by InfaRedMan
I simply don't see the reason for getting worked up, or even wishing such a thing upon someone.
I also like to go against the grain every now and then. I figure the only reason to speak is when something hasn't been said. Yet another
condemnation of other people's behavior would not be productive or stimulate any thought.
Such as the story of one of these kids living to see a year old, and the mother commenting: "he's changed so many lives!" - It's a completely
silly notion and an attempt to rationalize the selfish action of keeping such a child alive. I'll grant that, perhaps, the child has served as a
catalyst for one's own self-reasoning abilities - but that's about it.
I don't really see the logic in feeling sorry for a 'child' that isn't really human or cognitive. Feeling sorry for the mother who had to give
birth and see that come out of her? Yeah - I'll agree on that point. Otherwise, my cat is more human than any of the children born with this
defect. In cultures where children are both a source of labor and the continuation of the family (where these defects are more common) - it's
completely useless - if not seen as being the result of some kind of evil or curse. Expecting it to be handled with any kind of respect is just
setting yourself up for disappointment.
Of course - I also don't see the reason behind insisting a child born with serious mental or physical defects be given a "fair chance at life." An
interesting choice of words, too - as they are already starting out with some seriously unfair circumstances that will force them to struggle simply
to be considered average. I find it to be a selfish ideal.
Like I said - I generally don't like posting when all I'll be doing is agreeing with everyone else.