Skip to comments.Wesley J. Smith: Lady Warnock is the Future of Our Culture If We Are Not Careful
Posted on 12/06/2008 12:41:21 PM PST by wagglebee
The UK's Independent has published an excellent feature story on the beliefs and theories of Lady Warnock, one of Britain's most influential moral philosophers. (We've discussed her views previously here at SHS.) Warnock is an enthusiastic purveyor of the culture of death, supporting not only euthanasia but a duty to die. From the story, byline Paul Vallely:
Surprisingly, perhaps, she is quite happy with the notion of the "duty to die", which most people find a good deal more controversial. A couple of months ago, in an interview with the Church of Scotland's magazine Life and Work, she said: "If you're demented, you're wasting people's lives--your family's lives--and you're wasting the resources of the National Health Service. I'm fully in agreement with the argument that if pain is insufferable, then someone should be given help to die, but I feel there's a wider argument that if somebody absolutely, desperately wants to die because they're a burden to their family, or the state, then I think they too should be allowed to die."Warnock at least has the virtue of being honest. For example, I have argued frequently that once society accepts the philosophical premises behind assisted suicide--radical individualism and the propriety of killing as an answer to human suffering--there is no way to limit mercy killing to the terminally ill. Warnock so acknowledges:
The journey from the right to die to the duty to die is a significant one, especially since there are many people in society who are uncomfortable even with the notion that individuals who want to end their lives have the right to ask others to help them kill themselves, or even do it on their behalf.
Her philosopher's logic takes her further out along the limb where she perches perilously distant from public common sense. "Once that principle is accepted it is irrational to confine it to those who are terminally ill." Anyone who wants to die should be helped to do so--the old, the miserable, the mentally ill.
At least the culture of death is finally being honest about their agenda.
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Always a duty for other people to die, not their wonderful selves. There’s still time for conversion, Baroness, before you get what’s coming to you.
These people are despicable. I recently lost a dearly beloved Uncle to Alzheimer disease. I’d like to see her say it to my family.
Duty to die? The key problem with these misanthropic ideas is that they direct man’s progress downward to a kind of death spiral for mankind. Instead of fighting against death working to solve problems it instead replaces hope and faith with a cynic fatalism. These are dangerous ideas, much like radical environmentalism which is its fellow traveler.
Well, it's to "save the state's money."
The baroness should realize that her views are nothing new:
There, I fixed it.
“If you’re demented, ... So, why is she still here wasting resources?
There is one final step-the politically incorrect must die!
Lady Mary Warnock, age 84, says people old people suffering from dementia should check out. Okay, Lady Mary, we’re waiting.
The “right” to die, which is really a mask for the “duty” to die, is gaining traction. It is a very ominous sign, so parallel to the Nazi’s so-called final solution.
And the reason such hateful immoral people like Warnock do not admit the dangers of the slippery slope is because they LIKE the abyss into which the slippery slope falls. They just can’t quite say that (yet).
It used to be the right to die, and now it’s the duty to die.
Obama’s going to balance the budget by exterminating Americans. The future is here.
http://www.lifenews.com/bio2657.html Those who are doomed but don’t know it yet, pray for them.
"On Michaels legal team, Perrelli worked with infamous pro-euthanasia attorney George Felos as well as lawyers from the Florida chapter of the ACLU.
Obamas selection of Perrelli to participate on his Justice Department transition team is no surprise given his comments on Terris painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death during the presidential campaign.
During his debate with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, Obama said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri.
In March 2005, just weeks before Terri died, Congress approved legislation allowing her family to take its case from state courts to federal courts in an effort to stop the euthanasia from proceeding.
Terri was not on any artificial breathing apparatus and only required a feeding tube to eat and drink. Her family had filed a lawsuit against her former husband to allow them to care for her and give her proper medical and rehabilitative care.
The Senate unanimously approved a compromise bill, which the House eventually supported on a lopsided bipartisan vote and President Bush signed, to help the disabled woman.
Obama said he should have stood up against the life-saving legislation.
It wasn't something I was comfortable with, but it was not something that I stood on the floor and stopped, Obama said.
And I think that was a mistake, and I think the American people understood that that was a mistake. And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better, he added.
MURDER GOOD. LIFE IS A MISTAKE. FV paraphrases.
Chilling, I never read the whole quotation. Sick. This one comment by Obama alone should have cost him the election, if we had a thinking electorate instead of a rabid mob.
Barack Obama is supporting the protestors at the window factory that shut down. So, every time there are closings and layoffs, there will be protests. He's for the worker as in the marxist view. The Obama-zombies have given us protests only a commie could love. It's only going to get worse.
Three cheers for Free Republic.
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