Callow academics defend introduction of Neo-Nazi language.
The following Anzac Day post is from the Saving Downs Website. Reads…
Todays guest post is by Rita Joseph. Rita is a Canberra-based writer and lecturer. For more than three decades she has been researching, writing and lecturing on the philosophy of the language of human rights. A veteran human rights campaigner, she has been a frequent observer, adviser and participant at the UN.
Today is ANZAC day, when New Zealand and Australia remember those lives lost in World War II. Today, Rita reminds us that we should not go down that path again.
“This person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community 60,000 Reichsmark during his lifetime. Fellow German, that is your money, too.”
In a recent article, “Bioethics and the New Media”, two brash young bioethicists, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, attribute the adverse public reaction to their earlier paper defending infanticide for disabled children to the “misunderstanding” between their “specialist language”, the language of “academics, including bioethicists” and “everyday language”. Their earlier paper, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, advocated parental choice to access ‘after birth abortion’ of children with disabilities.