posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 08:59 PM
I understand that this topic is going to be not well received by many.
And that's OK, I can take the criticism and hate that will be coming. I welcome all perspectives to help me understand the opposing thought process.
I will state up front that I am not a parent, I don't have any kind of emotional attachment to children of my own. So maybe I'm just not grasping
the whole parent/kid thing. But I understand the concept, and where parents will be coming from. (You love your kid and don't want any harm to come
So here we go.
I have seen many autistic and/or otherwise severely physically or mentally defective children and adults. And frankly it baffles me why anyone would
choose to inflict that life on another living creature. Let alone your own flesh and blood.
If we had the technology to fix everything it would be different, but we don't. So these parents are willfully subjecting their children to a
lifetime of hardship, frustration and ridicule. They may be able to convince themselves otherwise, but that's the world we live in. It's not fair,
but when has life ever been fair?
Frankly, I think it's just selfishness on the parent's part, or denial. But this is just my opinion.
What if their minds work perfectly fine, but the hardware prevents the intended responses and actions to translate into what they were intended to,
and that is what the rest of us are seeing? I think that would be my worst nightmare. A mind trapped in a brain and/or body that doesn't cooperate
with my intentions.
So, I think. In the best interests of these unfortunate individuals, their parents in the long run, and the species as a whole, that these individuals
should be euthanized as soon as it is determined that the situation can not be corrected by medical means.
Ok ATS, let me have it.
What are your thoughts?