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This sounds a little barbaric and cruel. This would only create more chaotic's.
We are all human, often the mentally ill do have a bad rap. Ongoing education with humanity.
Can segregation be the solution to this mental degradation
The eugenics theory is extreme with a very slippery slope. To what end will they institutionalize or segregate someone? At that time someone living in poverty as well as someone ignorant was lumped with mentally defective. They began including unmarried mothers, then families of these individuals. It would appear that no one was safe from this system. I'm sure everyone in some relation or another, knows someone who has suffered from a mental illness. The idea of sterilization also came into question; sterilizing individual children not deemed 'fit' for society.
where do the subnormal orignate in the first place? if you segregate all you consider unfit, dont you think they will resurface again from the fit group?
Dont you think that what caused the abnormalities with the unfit still looms within the fit from whom the unfit orignated?
As an observer of racial attitudes and stereotypes, these comments give credence to my argument that racism and stereotyping is an English culture and tradition. While they were admittedly many years ago, the underlying emphasis of supremacy and egoistical attitudes of self importance which gave rise to empire and colonialism has transcended time, and still threatens the diversity of Britain, with the growth of political groups such as UKIP, Britain First, and many others. Among these groups lies a uniform and consistent belief is English supremacy over all other races. Even if it can be argued that these groups are a tiny minority, they are evidence of established English attitudes,which continues to appeal to some. Embarrassing as some might find them, these are the attitudes that has created an unequal world tilted to the perpetuation of white privilege.
The publishing of Darwin's Origin of Species turned the 19th century on its ear, that man's origin was in the animal kingdom and not the divine caused an enormous turmoil. Darwin stated that there was a survival of the fittest across the animal kingdom and those that adapted fastest to change had a competitive advantage and became the dominant and the lesser simply died out. It was possible now to breed out any impurities and so ensure that only those with the best genetic material perpetuated the human race. This gave rise to the sterilisation of those considered unfit to breed. This idea was picked up later by the Eugenics Theorists but put into action by the Nazis under Adolf Hitler who desired and planned an Aryan Master race. All other non-Germanic races, religions and social misfits should be bred out of existence so that only the pure breeding stock remained. While these views all seen dated now with the mapping of the gene code it appears again and people can be created from a designed genetic map with undesirable genes replaced. Genetic medicine is the possible future with social engineering gone into overdrive.
I think the way that people with mental health issues were treated was terrible, treating people like they no what is best for them without knowing them.
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