There are a couple of exhibits on in Ottawa now that I’ll definitely want to see. One is at the National Art Gallery, 1930s: The Making of ‘The New Man’ and the other is at the war museum, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. The Hill Times cites Ann Thomas, a curator at the National Art Gallery who says this: (subscription only)
Everybody has something to learn from both of these exhibitions and I think… that it’s good not to see these as sick moments in history but to look at the world today as it is, to look at our own society today, and to ask questions about our society and whether we redress these issues in the right way, whether we are moving beyond this kind of behaviour en masse, you know? I think it’s really easy to look back and go, ‘uh that was so terrible,’ and to feel as if we would never ever repeat anything like that and that we are so pure and untouched by evil ourselves and I think it’s always a good exercise, to be able to look and sort of learn something.”
True enough. And for the purposes of this blog, that is why abortion is not private—one woman may abort a Down’s Syndrome baby, but if enough women do so, suddenly we are all walking in that new world, where people with that disability don’t exist. Same goes for sex selection abortion. No, we’re not pure and untouched by evil. Eugenic practices are happening right now, but we don’t generally have the courage to face up to it.
Today’s Post also has an article by Michael Coren about how the socialist left popularized eugenics, contrary to what many believe.