Its like genocide, isn't it?
What is the difference, anyway?
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Why is Eugenics Immoral watch
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Last edited by Johann von Gauss; 22-12-2015 at 19:32.
- 10-11-2015 17:28
- 11-11-2015 22:09
Eugenics are an issue that has general baffled so much. Considering that I am Criminologically-inclined, I do find that many crimes, eg crimes against humanity, can be done under the pretext of acting Eugenics out. Eugenics stem from the idea that 'feeble' people are essentially causing degeneracy in a society. So, instead of fostering them in asylums, hospitals, prisons and the like, they should be eliminated. The entire concept is similar to the death penalty debate.
At the end of the day, the greater debate lies in how to treat the feeble people. Most people will feel bad conscience pangs if they were charged with, for example, killing their elderly father because he's too old to be useful and is only a burden now, or if they were charged with marginalising their own mother is she had Down Syndrome, or if was simply less intelligent than the population consencus.
If humanity had been founded on the idea of Eugenics, then such actions would not have been so 'inhumane'. They would have been normal procedures that have to be carried out for the good of society. However, the echo of people who for whichever reason have chosen to not behave this way would still be heard, which would plunge that society again into chaos. Human compassion and pity is inevitable, because it is part of the spectrum of human emotions and as such would always exist, even in a world where Eugenics are a staple norm, disrupting the 'Eugenics' order.
It's not like humanity will ever manage to fully answer this question though, ever