Question one: Are you a “useless eater”?
In Assisted Suicide - How the chattering classes have got it wrong, Cristina Odone, from the Centre for Policy Studies, London, explains how, ''Legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia will put the socially marginalised at serious risk. Attempts to change the law should be resisted."
For starters, ''The elderly, people with severe disabilities, the mentally unstable, and those with terminal illnesses will be presented with self-inflicted death as a natural, normal and expected final solution.''
Of course, the right-to-die-with-dignity movement was popularized by Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party, although the Red Russians must be remembered for their creepy contributions too. Or as Odone puts it, ''A society cleansed of the feeble, the infirm, the imperfect: it is a template others in history have sought. We should remember at what cost.''
Question two: Are you a consenting “useless eater”?
To be sure, there’s a reason why Brown’s Greens are emotionally attached to population control.
William Reichel, MD, an affiliated scholar with the Center for Clinical Bioethics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, points out that the “death with dignity” mantra is simply another way to sell assisted suicide – and in my view, there’s nothing dignified about it.
So study the spin critically. Or as the doctor points out: “In the Netherlands, Dutch law calls for performing assisted suicide with the patient’s consent. This is not, however, always done. Indeed, over time, assisted suicide on a strictly voluntary basis evolved into allowing euthanasia on an involuntary basis. Euthanasia is also performed on infants and children, who are not capable of giving consent.”
Nor is it a coincidence that socialist states were the first to embrace the “dying with dignity” theology because erasing useless eaters (aka expensive gobblers) makes room for more hospital beds. And how many humans are put down? The answer: An average of 1.5 Dutch people per day “without explicit request.” Why? Because the reality is that the government’s choice really counts for more, in the end.
And finally, question three: Is your partner a “useless eater”?
The Mail Online (UK) reports: “The founder of controversial Swiss clinic Dignitas has said a person whose terminally ill partner commits suicide should also be given help to die – even if they are perfectly healthy.”
You see, Big Brother keeps on widening the boundaries for business reasons. Are you next?
Ben-Peter Terpstra is an Australian satirist and cartoon lover. His works are posted on numerous sites from American Thinker (California) to Quadrant Online (Sydney, Australia). He also blogs for News Real, the team blog of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.