The program offered a live blog for people to make comments about the show. Link to the live blog.
The 16 x 9 story omits significant facts in its attempt to sympathetically re-write the history of the Latimer case. Latimer was offered a permanent care space for Tracy, but turned the offer down because he had already decided to kill her. The show ignores the fact that Tracy went to school, loved music, and was well aware of her surroundings. The show omitted the fact that the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that Latimer should serve the mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in jail for second degree murder.
The story of Annette Corriveau, the mother of two adult children Janet and Jeffrey who have significant disabilities, was also featured. Coriveau wants her adult children with disabilities euthanized. Janet and Jeffery appear to be well-cared for by the institution that they permanently reside in. It was disconcerting to watch a programme where a mother was vocally advocating to have her children's lives ended.
To learn more, visit the websites of the United States Holocaust Museum and the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team which shows that the propaganda portrayed in the 16 x 9 program was supporting the same eugenic ideas and goals that the eugenic movement in the late 19th and early 20th Century promoted, ideas that led to the Nazi Euthanasia Program.
|The Permission to Destroy|
Life Unworthy of Life.
The eugenic movement emphasized the appearance of people with disabilities to suggest that certain traits were less human. It is sad that Annette Corriveau emphasized the change in the appearance of her children related to their medical condition ("bushy eyebrows").
The Nazi euthanasia program was launched in 1939 after Adolf Hitler received a letter from Richard Kretschmar, the father of an infant (referred to as "Case K" or the 'Knauer child'). Historians now know that the child was Gerhard Herbert Kretschmar.
|Children who died by euthanasia.|
History proves that the German T4 euthanasia program began with a parent's request for euthanasia and in the end resulted in the deaths of 200,000 to 275,000 people with disabilities.
It is a fact that the technique of gassing large numbers of people to death was developed in the Psychiatric hospitals for euthanasia and then later installed in the death camps to kill millions of people.
|Euthanasia Propaganda Film|
It takes one bad case to make a bad law. It takes one bad law to change a culture.
Once a culture decides that there are some lives that are not worth living and decides to kill those people, then everything changes.
The question we ask in society changes from - Is it right for one person to be given the right to kill another? - to When is it right for one person to be given the right to kill another?
This is a eugenic ideology that can only lead to the destruction of many lives which are deemed life unworthy of life. I say NEVER AGAIN.