Thursday, June 21, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Forced sterilization, US, “civilization”…

_61041370_61041324Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-06-21]: Victims of forced sterilization in the US state of North Carolina will not get compensation, after a payout plan failed in the state Senate. A plan to give $50,000 (£31,800) to each victim passed the House but was rejected in the Senate. Republicans said the state did not have the funds [source: BBC News]. What? Were you expecting ANY philosophical comment for that? Were you expecting a comment for the scientists who performed the sterilizations? Or maybe a comment for the civilization of the most “progressed” country in the world who performed the sterilizations? Or maybe a comment for the money-loving “logic” of our modern materialistic society which puts money above everything? Nuh…

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