The Naked Face Of Leftism: Death Mongers
Jeff Goldstein brought this story to my attention back on 28 February, so you may have already have heard it…
A British councilman has apologized for saying “disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down,” the BBC reported.
Collin Brewer, an independent member of Cornwall Council, said he was trying to “provoke a reaction” when he made the comments to a member of Disability Cornwall, an advocacy group for disabled people. The charity complained, and Brewer was ordered to make a formal apology.
“I am writing to offer my wholehearted apology for the offence these remarks have clearly caused,” he wrote in a letter, according to the BBC. “While I meant no offence by my remarks to you I can see, in retrospect, that they were ill-judged and insensitive and should not have been made at all.”
Roughly 6 percent of children in the U.K. have some form of disability, according to the UK Office for Disability Issues.
Brewer said he was “hot under the collar” when he made the comment after a morning meeting about budget and job cuts.
“I didn’t mean it. I did it to provoke a response and debate the issue of service costs provision,” he said. “It backfired.”
As Jeff comments:
Make no mistake: this ordered apology is an apology for having said aloud what it is that many on the left believe and have always believed, from Margaret Sanger to the Nazis to progressive eugenicists to, now, people like Paul Krugman, who thoughtfully rub their learned, award-winning chins and speak of the need to have a candid public policy discussion on the costs of keeping alive some of the least productive and most expensive to upkeep citizens.
After all, there’s no reason , if they’re being blunt, that they should be compelled to begin fresh in their progressive Utopia hamstrung by a bunch of sickly old codgers and youthful defectives, right?
The Left desires to bring about Heaven On Earth [aka: Immanentize The Eschaton]. Heaven is perfection.
However, the Leftist does not believe in the One God, but, rather, that all human beings have the potential to be gods [aka: Gnosticism].
The problem, they believe, is that too many of us have been brainwashed into believing that we are imperfect, that we are Human.
‘This cannot be!’, the Leftist shouts, because their Ideology — that system of ideas developed in the sterile laboratories of their minds, away from Reality — tells them that perfection in this life is quite possible. The Ideology logically shows that it is! The science, as it were, has been settled. Logic dictates…etc., and their Logic is correct because they are The Illuminated Ones — possessers of the Secret Knowledge, THE ANSWER to all the misery and suffering on Earth.
In order to see Utopia reign, the Left believes that the people must be re-engineered to be perfect, their brainwashing must be reversed. They must achieve Illumination.
The goal, the end, is all to the Leftist — the transforming of all men into gods. However one gets there does not matter because the end is so very noble ['Imagine there's no (fill in the blank) / It's easy if you try....'].
So, the imperfect [the UNMUTUAL] — those who refuse to be re-engineered and those who can’t be physically re-engineered — must be eliminated, their ‘corruptions’ must be obliterated because they contaminate the Collective.
There are, of course, other reasons why the Left wants to see crippled people dead [the financial burden they place on Society, the Left's rejection of Morality (eg: compassion), and so on], but I thought this aspect was worth exposing, as often this root does not see the sunlight.
This [Culture Of Death] is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of ‘conspiracy against life’ is unleashed. This conspiracy involves not only individuals in their personal, family or group relationships, but goes far beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, relations between peoples and States.
—John Paul The Great, Evangelium Vitae