Post against utopian extremism

13 Nov

This kind of relates to an earlier thread. It speaks for itself.

So does this one:

See also Compulsory sterilization.

Amnesty International

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court prohibits several forms of violence against women as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The following acts are war crimes:

  • rape
  • sexual slavery
  • enforced prostitution
  • forced pregnancy
  • enforced sterilization
  • and certain other forms of sexual violence of comparable severity.

    If these acts are knowingly committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack on a civilian population, they constitute crimes against humanity.

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    Posted by on November 13, 2007 in Observations


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    One response to “Post against utopian extremism

    1. ninglun

      November 13, 2007 at 8:16 pm

      Lexcen, something happened to you comment. Sorry. (That’s twice today!) Fortunately I get an email copy too.

      You said:

      I would like to point out that Eugenics was carried out with the best of intentions and not by evil individuals. This fact alone should make us all think twice about what we do in the name of good intentions. For example, who wouldn’t be seduced by the promise of a better world if only we could eliminate poverty and disease via Eugenics?

      You are right to point out the good intentions, as does that documentary even though it is clearly against the idea. Many supported the concept before it was taken up by Hitler. Aldous Huxley very much had it in mind when he wrote Brave New World, and in the midst of the woes of the late 1920s and early 30s he was in fact conflicted about it all. I think the novel shows that, as Mustapha Mond is in fact given some good arguments.

      I agree too with what you say about good intentions, which really is my point in the couple of posts that led to my posting the videos. Point is, though, that it is not a path we can seriously contemplate again…

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