Mike Adams asks, Should Judge Sotomayor’s Diabetes Preclude Her from the U.S. Supreme Court?
You can read more about this at http://www.naturalnews.com/026415_health_Sotomayor_Supreme_Court.html before diving into the questions I posed below….
What do people think about this question? Do you think Mike Adams is being a health elitist with this question? And what does it mean that factors such as institutional and environmental racism have positioned certain populations to be in situations in which they don’t have access to the best foods and health facilities for optimal wellness, in comparison to white middle class demographic in the USA? And how is “healthy” or “optimal wellness” being defined? I am not well-read in the politics of ableism, so maybe some folk can help me out here?
Or, is it more complex than this and should folk in the USA be concerned about the physical health of their “leaders” and how it affects their mental faculties? Is it true that physical health = mental health, or is Adams falling into a dangerous eugenist’s mindset with this suggestion- especially if one contextualizes Adam’s concern within the history of suffering in the USA caused by the status quo (historically white straight ‘able bodied’ men) who medicalized certain physical bodies as “defective” which equaled “unhealthy” and “mentally unfit.”?
Below is an excerpt from the article, written by Mike Adams:
A similar question needs to be posed for all our top decision makers, including Sotomayor. Her bones are so fragile, we’ve just learned, that she fractured her ankle walking around the LaGuardia airport. Healthy bones shouldn’t fracture so easily.