Having been ordered to express regret, U.K. Pol expresses regret for saying disabled kids should be ‘put down’
A British councilman has apologized for saying “disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down,” the BBC reported.
Collin Brewer, an independent member of Cornwall Council, said he was trying to “provoke a reaction” when he made the comments to a member of Disability Cornwall, an advocacy group for disabled people. The charity complained, and Brewer was ordered to make a formal apology.
“I am writing to offer my wholehearted apology for the offence these remarks have clearly caused,” he wrote in a letter, according to the BBC. “While I meant no offence by my remarks to you I can see, in retrospect, that they were ill-judged and insensitive and should not have been made at all.”
Roughly 6 percent of children in the U.K. have some form of disability, according to the UK Office for Disability Issues.
Brewer said he was “hot under the collar” when he made the comment after a morning meeting about budget and job cuts.
Make no mistake: this ordered apology is an apology for having said aloud what it is that many on the left believe and have always believed, from Margaret Sanger to the Nazis to progressive eugenicists to, now, people like Paul Krugman, who thoughtfully rub their learned, award-winning chins and speak of the need to have a candid public policy discussion on the costs of keeping alive some of the least productive and most expensive to upkeep citizens.
After all, there’s no reason , if they’re being blunt, that they should be compelled to begin fresh in their progressive Utopia hamstrung by a bunch of sickly old codgers and youthful defectives, right?
Still, if that kind of candid and dispassionate assessment, truthful though it may be, bothers those of you still in thrall to the myth of individual human worth, well, then they apologize for your being unable to handle simple facts about the statistical sacrifices a benevolent liberal fascist state must be willing to absorb should they wish to efficiently manage the herds.
(h/t Dan Collins)