Liberals who continue to descend into woke madness are now criticizing doctors for working to give the gift of sight to blind people because it somehow assumes the evil “superiority” of sighted people over the blind.
Come on. Seriously?
This is how stupid leftists have become. No one would rather be blind than to be allowed a surgery or other solution to giving them sight. But leave it to an absurd leftists to see a “penumbra” in such a situation.
Certainly it is clearly better to have the gift of sight than to be cast into permanent darkness. But that simple, human fact in now way implies that a blond person is somehow worth less as a human being than a sighted person. It is merely dimwitted wokeism that would suggest other wide.
At the end of January, a Youtuber named MrBeast posted a video in which he helped 1,000 people get cataract surgery to restore their sight.
This was wonderful. What a great gift.
Everyone should rejoice for these people… except mindless, slow-witted wokesters who are looking for personal accolades from the left than in helping people in improving their lives.
And TecCruch writer Steven Aquino was just the idiot to do it. In a Feb. 10 piece, Aquino blathered about how he was standing up for the blind by opposing those evil ableists.
Just look at this unhinged stupidity:
Before delving into the many layers of why the video is troublesome, it’s important to issue a caveat. However problematic MrBeast’s premise in producing the video, the people who participated — the patients and their doctors — should not be vilified. They made the decision to go through with the surgery of their own volition. The reasoning behind making that choice goes far beyond the scope of this article.
In the broadest lens, the biggest problem with wanting to “cure” blindness is that it reinforces a moral superiority of sorts by those without disabilities over those who are disabled. Although not confronted nearly as often as racism and sexism, systemic ableism is pervasive through all parts of society.
The fact of the matter is that the majority of abled people view disability as a failure of the human condition; as such, people with disabilities should be mourned and pitied. More pointedly, as MrBeast stated in his video’s thumbnail, disabilities should be eradicated — cured.
So, correcting a disability — and it IS a disability — to help make someone’s life inarguably better is evil.
This moron added: “They don’t recognize the humanity of blind people; they only recognize the abhorrence of not being able to see.”
In the loosely hinged mind of a woke leftist, working to cure blindness is somehow “discounting” someone’s “humanity.”
An obscene formulation. Flat out obscene.
This fool wrapped up his nonsense with this gem:
If someone “cured” deafness, what would happen to the people? Deaf culture is real. The culture would fade away because there’d be no reason for sign language to exist and the experiences derived from it. …
Disabilities need no cure. What truly needs curing is society’s proclivity to view the disability community as little more than real-life characters from a Tod Browning film. Disabled people are not freaks. Disability isn’t a bad word. You can learn a lot from us.
This buffoon does not deserve a public platform.
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