跳舞猫日録

Life goes on brah!

2024/05/12 English

BGM: Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

In 2016, in this country Japan, a callous incident happened. It was called "the Sagamihara Stabbings", in which 19 people had lost their lives to a murderer Satoshi Uematsu, who had strictly believed that handicapped people must have been a complete waste of this world to be alive.

This morning, a friend sent me a message about this incident on the LINE app. Therefore I thought about this today. At first, I asked myself: Would Uematsu kill me? I guess he would because I must be an autistic, handicapped old dude who won't produce any great treasure in this society. I learned that Uematsu had asked the people if they would speak actually to tell their wills when he had judged to kill them (certainly, I am almost vomiting by writing this). If they couldn't tell their wills to him, then he would judge they must not have had any worth to be alive...

But, as a clear fact, HE was the person who could judge if they must have been alive or killed in this situation, therefore he could judge if my words must have been nonsense... (or, even though he would judge that I could have the right to be alive, so what? He must not be God or even my master! I DENY this).

According to the book and other news sources I had read, I guess that he had been possessed by a kind of really selfish goodness. Yes, I use the word "goodness" with another word "selfish" (or "bureaucratic") to describe that cruelty. But, be careful. I won't allow his murder. Even though he had believed that killing them would make this world better because of his goodness or ignorance, murder must be murder and that's all.

What kind of philosophy and literature could stop this massacre? After I sent those things I have written above to that friend, I thought about this issue. I heard that AFTER that incident he learned the concept/ideology of "eugenics" for the first time (oh my gosh!). Could Japanese the education system share him with the fact that everyone's life must have its value? I use the word "fact" because this existence of mine must be an orthodox, but wonderful fact like a miracle (like those 19 people's lives, even though they couldn't have spoken to him actually).