Eugenics in China

Marta Russell ap888 at SPAMlafn.org
Sat Mar 3 10:50:02 MST 2001


Macdonald, I guess the important thing is that we are alert to
the other interpretations and make it clear that we don't
support them.  Still, it is a stomach churner to realize these
views do take root in parts of the world in the name of
socialism.
BTW I'm not clear on what geographical area "no Child left
behind" is describing?
marta

Macdonald Stainsby wrote:
>
> Marta:
>
> > Posting something from National Review is not my idea of a high
> > time but this is a problem for the social movement called the
> > disability rights movement.  How do I reconcile this
> > interpretation of Marx?
>
> Well, simply put I guess, you don't have to. As it regards Marxism and the approach
> to disbilities, this isn't the only interpretation of Marx either theoretically or in
> practice:
>
> ******
> February 27, 2001
>
> No child left behind
> By E. Martin Schotz and Jane Crosby (Special for Granma International Press)
>
> *snip ahead to...*
>
> In a city of one million a group of disabled people, leaders of their
> own organization, talks about how the government makes everything
> possible available to them. They tell us that there are precisely
> fifty-six children in this city who cannot attend school, because of
> one disability of another. Twenty-one teachers have been assigned the
> tasks of visiting these students at home, of developing ways of
> educating each of them, and with community organizations of assisting
> them in socialization.
>
> In every city neighborhood and every town, no matter how remote, a
> doctor is living there providing health education and primary care,
> all in coordination with national public health campaigns. These
> doctors are a direct link to polyclinics and more specialized care.
> Life expectancy throughout the country is now 76 years and the infant
> mortality rate is comparable to the best in the world.
>
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