The worst ideas that are destroying society all started in universities.
They have been hard-left echo chambers where good ideas are subject to political scrutiny.
And a Yale professor made one insane proposal that will turn your stomach.
Wacky ideas on college campuses are nothing new.
But one disturbing development is that dissent from the wildest ideas is getting drowned out.
One idea that has taken root almost exclusively on the Left is the Malthusian idea that there are too many people on the planet.
Following that logic, the “solution” is that there should be fewer people.
Yale professor suggests mass suicide for older asian people and still has a job
Which is why Yale professor Yusuke Narita thinks that it would be a good idea if old people in Japan committed mass suicide.
Regarding the aging society of Japan, Narita, an assistant economics professor at Yale, suggested, “I feel like the only solution is pretty clear…In the end, isn’t it mass suicide and mass ‘seppuku’ of the elderly?”
Seppuku is a 19th century ritual sacrifice where dishonored samurai would commit suicide by disembowelment.
That’s what Narita thinks could solve Japan’s problems.
He also claimed that the “possibility of making [euthanasia] mandatory in the future” could “come up in discussion.”
Philosophers often contend with disturbing topics such as the one Narita is broaching, but the main problem is the obvious solution is not being discussed: people need to have more kids.
The Malthusian idea of overpopulation has been taken to its logical conclusion.
Other societies have attempted to solve the aging problem—people living longer are drawing massive pensions with not enough young workers to subsidize them—with mass immigration.
Japan is one of the most restrictive countries in terms of immigration, but it also has very low birth rates.
Instead of having more children, which the Left has deemed immoral on radical environmentalist grounds, the answer is just killing old people.
As for euthanasia being normalized, it’s already happening in Canada.
The country is promoting its MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) program.
The New York Times, which probably agrees with Narita in spirit, nevertheless raised concerns about his words.
The Times reported that “ his comments could summon the kinds of sentiments that led Japan to pass a eugenics law in 1948, under which doctors forcibly sterilized thousands of people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness or genetic disorders.”
The progressives of the early 20th century were big-time eugenicists, and so are the leftists of today.
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