One of the most significant road blocks that I will encounter in my desire to obtain Medical Assistance in Dying is the “MAiD is eugenics” crusader.
These people are hellbent to ensure that the general public understand that the government is secretly plotting to kill off all the disabled people in an attempt to save money, free up resources, and clean up the gene pool in order to introduce a “superior race”.
However, there’s a problem with this whole “eugenics” argument.
If you’re not having sex and reproducing, you yourself are committing eugenics.
Eugenics has sweet bugger fuck all to do with a 52 year old man seeking to end his mental suffering.
I have no intention of reproducing. I haven’t been in a position to reproduce. After having grown up in my father’s dysfunctional household I made a decision early on in life that I never wanted to have kids. Period.
Allowing me to die peacefully at the hands of a trained and licenced medical professional is not eugenics.
Eugenics would have been if the government exterminated me or sterilized me when I was a kid. That would be eugenics.
Eugenics is not allowing me to choose a peaceful death a little ahead of my natural time. I’m fifty-fucking-two years old, not eleven.
I’ve dealt with major depression, severe anxiety, haphephobia, sexual orientation issues, and a whole host of other issues since I was 9 years old.
Yes, I understand now that what happened wasn’t my fault, but it still doesn’t erase the damage in my brain. Knowing the truth doesn’t undo any of the suffering that I’ve endured all these years.
And stop using the word “Eugenics” if you have no idea of what it means.