By Nathan Barton
Todd Starnes, a conservative political commentator, posted a disturbing video on his website on 4th January 2018. It was apparently recorded at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville this recent fall.
The headline is actually misleading: the young, guileless-faced man is actually suggesting that the legal age of being human is two years after birth. And that not just infants but toddlers can be “aborted” (killed before or after birth, obviously). But his stated test for sentience (ability to communicate) may include people of any age, especially anyone with severe developmental disabilities or injuries.
No doubt, this test for humanity, for being worthy of life and liberty (what little freedom and liberty might still be allowed) will be further refined by the young man and his fellow snowflakes as he “matures” and learns more about power and control. History shows that usually means widening the definition of what is NOT human. Who is NOT “deserving” of life and liberty. Not just those not able to communicate, but those unable to communicate “effectively enough.” Those unable to “properly” care for themselves. Those unable to contribute “enough” and then those who are unwilling to contribute “enough.” And the list will go on and on.