“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Winston Churchill
Based on our extensive knowledge of psychiatric brain illness and it’s genetic roots, NamiDearest proposes that this fine nation re-institute euthanasia, bringing an end to the suffering caused by mental illness. As compassionate advocates for the mentally ill, we must act in the fine eugenic tradition of Virginia’s Buck vs Bell and sterilize NAMI mothers and fathers, (who undoubtedly carry mental illness genes) so that they can no longer produce their genetically defective offspring.
All of the NAMI fathers will most certainly require immediate sterilization, because their ability to produce genetically defective, biologically mentally ill offspring is unaffected by age…especially since our pharma-friendly brothers now have access to the little blue pill. Since some of the mothers will be beyond childbearing years, perhaps they have other lovely, intelligent daughters or sons, that while unaffected phenotypically, might still produce one of these genetically defective, biologically mentally ill offspring as well.
The suffering is immense, “for not only those who suffer with mental illness but also for their families whose lives are often even darker than their mentally ill loved ones.” Because mental illness is biological and genetically transmitted, we can prevent its spread through the timely and effective use of sterilization. However, until we are provided with definitive genetic tests for mental illness genes, NAMI families will certainly be willing to forego children and grandchildren for this noble cause of ours. I am certain of that.
“In the majority opinion Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…”