Here’s another guest submission from Gill. this one’s a touch pessimistic and unhinged for my taste, but I don’t have to necessarily endorse something in order to post it. Diversity of voices and all that. So take it away, Gill. And don’t be surprised if this one opens you up to a bit of slow roasting at some point. I know there are folks who think this way, but I’m not sure how many of ’em hang around here.
In the time period that my parents came of age there was a monumental values shift. People were fighting for things that prior to that no one really thought much of. Now it seems, five decades on that the fight has gone out of a lot of us. Few are willing to stand for something, and of those fewer still act upon it. One rather recent example was the young Pakistani girl who nearly gave her life for the cause of education for girls.
What am I trying to achieve with this? Like I said the unfortunate thing is that many people don’t feel or think that what they say or do matters. If Dr. King had felt and acted that way the Southern United States would probably still be under the opressive wall of racial segrigation.
What am I fighting for? Well friends to understand such thoughts I am going to present you with two things. First a few months earlier I was listening to a presentation made by a member of my church family about how she is tirelessly working to end the traffic of humans, especially for sexual slavery.
Now lets go back to what the history books won’t, or have neglected to mention. In the late 1930’s Adolf Hitler, afflicted with autism, decreed that anyone less than Arian had to be exterminated. This my friends also includes persons with disabilities.
Now lets enter the modern age and travel to the country of Belgium where a new law is being considered that would give disabled children the right to kill themselves. They all ready have this law that allows doctors to kill newborns with disabilities.
Could Canada be one of the next to enforce this law? Ms. Gillie thinks so.