All the intelligencia and elites read the Economist–right?
Well I couldn’t stand it, so I quit. It’s like the New Yorker, so in, so shi shi.
Of course I quit reading the NYT too, because I detest poseur socialists.
Euthanasia is kinda fashionable–people walk around saying things like–“I would never want to live like that.”
And of course that means you accept that dying is a positive move.
Churchill said, and I agree, always choose life. If you end up disabled, demented, sure heroic efforts to treat natural process make no sense, but suicide?
Suicide promoters like Jack Kevorkian killed a lot of people who were just depressed, not terminal.
Terminal illness is an uncertain term given that we are mortal.
Suicide is a negative act. Witholding treatment for a severely terminally ill person is not the same as biting down on the cyanide pill.
Eliminating the honor shame suicide of military philosphy like Bushido or Nazi fanatics, I would argue that Euthanasia is not the business of physicians and it could easily be the new element in the collectivist ideological tool box.
Zeke Emanuel argues we only get 75 years, then cash in your chips–but would he? would he do it to his parents?
If you want to live a little longer would you have to get permission to get your heart pill or your diabetes medicine–what’s the threshold for when it’s too difficult for the collective to allow you to continue?