Economist commits to Euthanasia?

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?


6 responses to “Economist commits to Euthanasia?

  1. Suggest this to the intelligentsia:
    Pass a law that for every ill person who is convinced (forced) to commit suicide, one murderer must be executed in the same state.
    The very same people who want elderly or ill people to be terminated go crazy at the thought of a murderer being terminated.
    My guess is that their love for murderers will override their desire to kill off those who they declare to be no longer useful.

  2. Westchester Bill

    My alimentary canal system is shot, and I wish Dr. Kervorkian were here to bypass the bouts of nausea that I endure. My mind and disposition are fine, but my belly isn’t, and it never will be..

    Dr. Kevorkian was a good man.

  3. Euthanasia is like socialism; it seems like a great idea – for OTHER people. When it gets self-centered and *personal*, nobody wants to die just to make life more convenient for someone else, and nobody wants to give away all they’ve worked for to some stranger who hasn’t worked for it, simply because some self-important oligarch says it’s the ‘right’ thing to do.

    • Westchester Bill

      But in the process of dying, hospitals and doctors and pharmacies will take you into bankruptcy. Speeding up the dying process, or using hospice when that makes sense, gives the patient a chance to pass assets to those he thinks deserving.

      Dr. Kervorkian shows you wrong about euthanasia. Many individuals and families asked for his help. They pleaded for relief for themselves and those they loved.

  4. unfortunately for the tendency portrayed here, in the more civilized nations that do indeed permit active euthanasia since decades it a bog hit.
    Life is is the property of the living creature. Nobody else. The person in question makes the decision, gets an psychological examination, 2 Independent physicians together with the GP review the reason for the request.
    Much suffering has been prevented this way.

    To your dismay (i presume) the netherlands/belgium are now on the way to allow euthanasia for children from 1 year to 12. It will be implemented. For newborn babies euthanasia is already allowed, as for people above 12 years old.

    Needless to say the regulations are extremely stringent. But otoh it saves a lot of grief for (for example) those cleaning trains having to pry out heads from train headlights.

    Anyone determined to end his/her life nobody is ever going to prevent it short of putting them in a straight-jacket for life.

    Better to regulate the access to more humane forms of dying, we do the same for any other animal why not for the mammal homo sapiens?

  5. Self ownership is the indispensible basis of freedom. If you don’t own your own life and the right to make fundamentsl decisions about it, you are not free.

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