Attn: Ontario Science Centre, Ontario M.P.P’s, “Body Worlds”
I notice that the Ontario Science Centre is displaying human bodies soaked in plastic again. And in all sorts of entertaining positions – as if the point literally was to degrade human beings in the eyes of those who have been desensitized – by entertainment – to horror and the defilement of what used to be sacred.
I don’t want to get into a debate, and I don’t have any questions for you. Let me make a few points very simply:
First, this exhibit is disgusting and offensive and I have never been back to the Ontario Science Centre since the first similar exhibit was promoted years ago.
Second, I believe the Ontario Science Centre and Body Worlds are participating in an attack on moral values, the values where we view individual human lives as sacred, the ones which are violated everyday in this world in which bombs are dropped with expensive tax-funded military equipment.
Third, I feel it’s my right to insist that the official representatives of the people of Ontario withdraw and refund my tax funding from the Ontario Science Centre. And let it shut down for all I care! Because this is an assault on traditionally held values where human life is respected – and this includes the treatment of the bodies of the deceased, volunteers or not.
Since the value we used to place on human life acts as a barrier that works to prevent atrocities against our fellow human beings, I don’t see how funding the Ontario Science Centre is a suitable function of the Ontario government, which should represent the interests of the people it supposedly serves and protects.
This type of exhibit was not acceptable 20 years ago, so obviously there has been a long gradual process of subversion and demoralization. Yes, people are literally undermined by this exhibit in how they view themselves and each other. If the government insists on funding this exhibit, then I would start to wonder what kind of economic and political policies are in sync with it.