Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Yale professor calls for mass suicide for Japanese seniors and mandatory euthanasia

By James Schadenberg

Yusuke Narita
On February 12, 2023, the New York Times published an article by reporters Mokoyoko Rich and Hikari Hida about controvesial statements made by an assistant professor of economics at Yale named Dr. Yusuke Narita regarding the burdens caused by Japan's rapidly-aging society.

Dr. Narita believes that the only solution to relieving the financial strains caused by Japan's aging demographics is the mass suicide of the elderly. He also believes it is possible that euthanasia will become mandatory. As the New York Times reports:

"I feel the only solution is pretty clear," [Narita] said during one online news program in late 2021. “In the end, isn’t it mass suicide and mass ‘seppuku’ of the elderly?” Seppuku is an act of ritual disembowelment that was a code among dishonored samurai in the 19th century.

Last year, when asked by a school-age boy to elaborate on his mass seppuku theories, Dr. Narita graphically described to a group of assembled students a scene from “Midsommar,” a 2019 horror film in which a Swedish cult sends one of its oldest members to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff.

“Whether that’s a good thing or not, that’s a more difficult question to answer,” Dr. Narita told the questioner as he assiduously scribbled notes. “So if you think that’s good, then maybe you can work hard toward creating a society like that.”

At other times he has broached the topic of euthanasia. "The possibility of making it mandatory in the future," he said in one interview, will "come up in discussion".
The article claims that Dr. Narita has developed a large following in Japan, partially due to his provocative statements. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and frequently appears on Japanese online shows. The New York Times reports:

A growing group of critics warn that Dr. Narita’s popularity could unduly sway public policy and social norms. Given Japan’s low birthrate and the highest public debt in the developed world, policymakers increasingly worry about how to fund Japan’s expanding pension obligations. The country is also grappling with growing numbers of older people who suffer from dementia or die alone.
The comments made by Dr. Narita calling for the mass suicide of the elderly are disturbing and reflective of a mind that's been distorted to see vulnerable groups as being a mere problem that must be dealt with, as opposed to groups of persons who worthy of being treated with dignity and respect. 

Dr. Narita's predictions of mandatory euthanasia are shocking but not without historic precedence. Societies have never been immune from reducing vulnerable groups to "undesireables". As seen in the eugenics and euthanasia programs of the 20th century, human rights are sometimes ignored to "deal with" the financial strains attributed to these groups. Dr. Narita is not the first person to suggest euthanasia as a method to reduce healthcare spending, nor will he be the last.

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AK said...

This perfesser don't know what they're on about. Even in seppuku one needed a kaishakunin. While your intestines were falling out of your belly, this person would cut off your head to a strip of skin to end your agony. To do this was called kaishaku. So to say that seniors need to commit seppuku assumes they are all trained in how so to do. This is misguided to say the least.

Nan said...

Wasn't it the book "!984 " where, once you were 65 you had to go to the doctor to be approved. If you were sick, you just disappeared. Never came out of the office. Just went out another door and were eliminated. Wow! Scary stuff.

Koalla said...

Dear idiot ass instant professor, what a logical method might be is; if money is the problem get rid of it. A non monetary system never talked about in your shrunk brains is that this would redirect power to those with moral views ....solve unemployment , solve the environmental and social mayhem brought on by competition and allows to build loving communities

Vi said...

This is one SICK dude who is CLEARLY being LED by the father or lies/the DEVIL... & the IGNORANT, GODLESS/LOST SOULS will GLORIFY & FOLLOW him... How disgusting! :( Smh

Vi said...

It's FUNNY how all of these EUGENICISTS are always pushing for MASS DEATHS for EVERYONE yet...THEY DESIRE to LIVE FOREVER! Lol If THEY believe their own HOGWASH then all of those elderly eugenicists [that run the world] SHOULD be the FIRST ONES in line for EXTERMINATION/EXTINCTION! Hypocrites much ?????

Kimberly Howard said...

Dr. Narita clearly subscribes to the culture of death that has permeated our society. Euthanasia is murder. Anyone who endorses the practice of seppuku as a "dignified death with honor" is a lying murderous fool. Tragically, too many ignorant and uninformed people around the world think euthanasia is perfectly fine. More deception. They fail to understand that millions of patients who NOT in an active state of dying are systematically being killed every day in healthcare facilities. Evil will not prevail. God will judge all who participate in these killings and the murder brokers will be held accountable.