I have taken this straight from Melanie Phillips diary. It is uncanny how her views conincide with mine – only that she expresses herself a lot better than I do.
She quotes Linda Chavez a hispanic author and policital commentator as follows:
‘We have been down this road before when we bought and sold Africans and their progeny as mere “property” and when our courts determined that the unborn are not persons unless their mothers choose to carry them to term. Now we seem on the verge of declaring — de facto — that the severely mentally deficient are not persons either. Who will be next — the gay man suffering from AIDS-related dementia, the Alzheimer’s patient who cannot feed herself, the infant with cerebral palsy or spina bifida or hydrocephalus? Will we suddenly find it convenient — even merciful — to let such people starve?’
She expands on her thesis in this entry: A new age of barbarism
She ends that article as follows:
western culture has thus been utterly brutalised. The bedrock of our
civilisation, the absolute respect we afford each other because all
human life is equal, has been destroyed. Those who are aghast at this
pre-modern brutishness find themselves vilified as obscurantist
throwbacks. The judiciary, one of our erstwhile bulwarks against any
descent into tyranny, has turned into the enforcer of a post-modern
deconstruction of personhood. As psychiatrist William Anderson writes in the Weekly Standard:
‘What is to be learned?
1) Hard cases make bad law, but wrong ideas
propelled by formidable legal talent may prevail over decency and common sense.
The judiciary, at every level, appears to have assumed an arrogant lack
of accountability to legislatures and to elementary concepts of right
3) Courts that reject laws as unconstitutional if
they mandate undesired results are a growing danger to fundamental
principles of popular sovereignty and separation of powers.’
bets are now off. With our common humanity thus now lethally
compromised, the way is open for other categories of human life to be
progressively declared deficient or undesirable and therefore
expendable. We have entered a new age of barbarism.