Ever wonder just how far the Left could take what I am calling yet another Liberal Malady Identity Obsession Disorder? This far!
(Daily Caller) The professor, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke of the philosophy and religion faculty at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., espoused her theory of “cultural genocide” earlier this month at Impact Ethics, a website covering bioethical issues.
“Members of the signing Deaf community argue that research which aims to eliminate or cure deafness is a form of cultural genocide,” Burke explains. “The argument goes like this: the use of gene therapy to cure hereditary deafness would result in smaller numbers of deaf children. This, in turn, would reduce the critical mass of signing Deaf people needed for a flourishing community, ultimately resulting in the demise of the community.”
It can’t get worse than that, can it?
“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural community,” Burke writes.
Suffering from hereditary deafness “confers on deaf children a Deaf way of being in the world” with “advantages” that “are not always obvious to members of the Hearing community.”
Withholding medical treatment that might allow children to hear? hey if an adult wants to remain deaf, that is their business. But children? What of their choice? Or will the Left force identity upon them? What is the next stop on the Leftist road to Hell? Objecting to cures for blindness? Paralysis? How far will they go in their moral depravity? Maybe they will start diagnosing the “identity” of children, then force that on the child? Seems pretty sick, but consider how far out from reality the Left is. And given their penchant for desiring control and their hatred of Individualism…………