Okay, seriously. Further to Richard Dawkins on Down syndrome: Immoral that such a person should live: Here’s the part that strikes me as oddest of all:
People who have Down syndrome do very little harm in the world. If someone made a list of the 100 most dangerous people in the world, no one with Down syndrome is likely to be on it. See the vid below for why.
Every pregnant woman is now co-opted for the relentless search and destroy mission for people with Down syndrome.
Yet some of the women live with people who pose genuine risk. Violent abusers, drug dealers, would-be terrorists, apocalyptic crackpots …
So lemme get this straight:
That’s no problem. But the guy who can’t really be much of a threat to anyone, that’s a big problem. And he is condemned to death?
Just makes so much sense, I should sign up tomorrow for a course in a completely new way of thinking about risk and threat.
Reality check: The typical person with Down syndrome is a special needs child who grows up to be an adult who lives in a group home and works in a sheltered workshop. A society that works should be able to deal with that.
A society that cannot deal with it probably has way bigger problems than that person’s needs.
So could we call off the hate campaign? Could we at least listen to what the people who have Down syndrome have to say?