State Sterilization existed in the US?
I’ve been living here for over a decade but never knew this happened.
CNN is running a story about the history of State backed sterilization for people living the US, something like 60k people went under the surgery. Seems they had a list or disorders that were targeted, like those in a mental hospital or are retarded, epilepsy, insanity.. etc
This is horrible. But when you hear the victims talking, you start to see why it may not have been as crazy as it sounded.. One guy had a measured IQ of 51.
It’s like people fighting to legalize weed. There are medical benefits after all, but when the people fighting look like a bunch of hippies.. it doesn’t look like a great idea anymore.
Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.