Skip to comments.The despicable 'duty to die'
Posted on 05/15/2010 3:15:35 AM PDT by Scanian
One fashionable notion among some of the intel ligentsia is that old peo ple have "a duty to die," rather than become a burden to others.
This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table. Already Britain's government-run medical system is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly. It seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when US medical care is taken over by the government.
Make no mistake: Letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly.
There was a time when some desperately poor societies had to abandon old people to their fate, because there was just not enough margin for everyone to survive. Sometimes the elderly would simply go off to face their fate alone.
But is that where we are today?
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So, bottom line it’s all about the money right libs? Not individual freedom or rights for this or that, no it’s the money!
Liberalism is a mental disorder and a social disease. The great Lie is being perpetrated on our youth, and we’re turning out more and more progressive-minded teens from public skrewls and fewer and fewer conservative-minded responsible adults.
I’m sick over how the world has change so much in my short 30 years in it.
My wife takes care of my mother, who is 91, and totally incapacitated by Alzheimer's. Her bright smile when you walk in the room would certainly be missed when the Lord calls her home, and I can't even imagine the guilt associated with making that ultimate decision for Him.
Intellectuals have a duty to die. Maybe we need a website to tell them how by the age of 25 they can jump off the Golden Gate Bridge or into the Grand Canyon or use some other method that will not inconvenience the rest of us.
Oh. Wait?!? ....
This isn't 1874, I ain't in Texas and the Comanches are all peaceful now.
Hey what an idea!
Why not just bump 'em off at a certain age--say 70--no, say 60--aw what the hell! 50--and we won't have to worry about retirement--retirement benefits--or listening to a bunch of geezers gripe!
And--what the hell--why not just pull the plug on all sick people! After all--why spend all that money coddling a bunch of whiny drags on society? They've got duty to get out of the way so the healthy can carry on. Isn't that the Law of the Jungle?
I think the Left is onto something: Make the Law of the Jungle the Law of the Land! (I think that's been their plan all along.)
(BTW--didn't they do this sort of thing in central Europe back in the 1930's? How did that work out? Anybody know?)
I wonder what happens when the ‘ intelligentsia’ get long in the tooth?
Leftist strategy is to accuse everybody else of greed and hate.
Have there ever been more greedy and hate filled people than a bunch of Leftists?
Remember the immortal words of Leona Helmsley: "We don't pay taxes. The Little People pay taxes."
The Leftist Utopia exempts the ruling Leftist Oligarchy from the duties that the Little People must fulfill.
Leftists' accusations of injustice are like their accusations of greed and hate: projections of their own evil upon other people.
They may delude themselves that they will exempted from their plans for others. Just as there is no honor among thieves, nor is there any honor among liberals. Their time will come just the same once they too reach an age deemed to be no longer useful.
When they start rounding up the morons who empowered them, should we remind them to see the humor?
Do you think Boxer had enough brainpower to know what had happened to him as he was shipped off to the glue factory?
The guillotine's ultimate thirst is always for the blood of those who built it.
Great article, as all by Sowell.
Let’s see, if the logic is it’s my duty to die because I’m a burden to others, then it can only follow that all babies should be killed - as babies are as great a burden for care as the elderly. As the father of 8 (one wife), I should know.
Aren’t we close to that since we’re killing them in the womb now?
Everybody is going to die a first death, however, the keys of death and Hades are only held by Christ.
A common spiritual temptation is to lure the adolescent into believing that if they receive their inheritance early, their life will be secure.
Socialism attempts to seduce us with the fraudulent bargain that we can live at the expense of others if only we would allow them to live at our expense. This is seen in its brutally raw form when the majority votes benefits to itself by cutting benefits it promised to the elderly and infirm, a vote that the US Congress actually passed in the form of last year’s “health care” law.
I always issue these challenges to the liberals. You want to raise taxes? Raise them on yourself first. No need for new laws, just send a check to the government. Uncle Sam will be glad to have your money. Free health care for the poor? Fine, you pay their medical bills. No need for laws, just write a check to the people who need to see a doctor or go to the hospital. Duty to die? Okay, you first. So far, no takers. I wonder why that is...?
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