Prof. John Siler
The philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This adage is appropriate to our current rush into the "gene age," which has striking parallels to the eugenics movement of the early decades of the 20th century. This leads me into my main topic ‘Eugenics.’ What is eugenics? According to eugenicsarchives.org, “Eugenics was, quite literally, an effort to breed better human beings by encouraging the reproduction of people with "good" genes and discouraging those with "bad" genes.” Eugenicists effectively lobbied for social legislation to keep racial and ethnic groups separate, to restrict immigration from southern and eastern Europe, and to sterilize people considered "genetically unfit." To sterilize, I mean to castrate, destroy, or execute a part of the body of the unfit. In my paper, I’ll be playing the role of a sensitive socialist. I personally believe it is unjust. I do not believe it is an enabling tool for human progress, but instead, an instrument of discrimination.
Regarding the starvation, hunger and poverty sector, I believe the United States should do much more to help some of the poorest regions in the world feed themselves rather than just focus on food donations only. They are the strongest nation in the face of the world. Not a single country exists that does not depend on them one way or the other. The core cause behind rampant hunger and the scarcity of food in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs said in a 230-page report, is "low productivity" on farms at a time when US development assistance continues to dwindle. The US is home to some of the most technologically advanced farming practices in the world and needs to help farmers become self-sufficient.
Next is the disease sector. Some are of the opinion that as long as a parent has an illness that is...