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Originally posted by watchitburn
If someone is unable to care for themselves, or function in an acceptable manner in the rest of society without constant supervision. Then they could be considered a liability and safety hazard to the general public, not to mention a drain on resources and manpower.
Failure to function as designed = defective.
This poster (from around 1938) reads: "60,000 Reichsmark is what this person suffering from a hereditary defect costs the People's community during his lifetime. Fellow citizen, that is your money too. Read '[A] New People', the monthly magazine of the Bureau for Race Politics of the NSDAP."
Originally posted by nothingwrong
You have no idea what you are talking about.
I have a severely disabled friend. He can't feed himself, or dress himself, or go to the toilet on his own. He is in a wheel chair, and just manages to steer it around with the little joystick. He can't talk, but communicates by staring at letters on a plastic board to spell out words. It is a long slow process to communicate with him, but it is worth it as he is such a brilliant guy with a fabulous sensed of humour. Every time I meet him he manages to cheer me up a little.
He is one of the happiest people, if not the happiest person I know, and talks about how much he loves his life. He has many friends, all of whom love him very much, as I do.
Why would you begrudge him that?
But if someone is about to have a kid and it is identified that the child is going to be all screwed up, I just don't understand how someone could choose to subject their kid to that kind of life.