Updated another rushed attempt at proofing…
Well you may or may not know this but the Elite in the US are REALLY enamored with all of Europe’s systems, especially the vaunted cradle to grave medical system. Little did we know the system might be encouraging folks into the grave sooner than they might wish. Kinda makes you wonder why the bastards just don’t move there, but I digress. This love of all things European includes both Republican and Democrat politicians but of course Democrats are much worse…
One of the reasons the elite (both sides of the political spectrum) in the US really hate Governor Palin is her down home way of framing issues. While all the other Republicans are running polls on whether they can have an opinion or not she steps right out there.
For instance everyone in the elite had quite the laugh about Governor Palin calling out Obama’s death panel…oooh that Sarah Palin is such a rube. They tried to shut her down with ridicule…but that only works on folks who don’t know what they believe, doesn’t work on Gov Palin. Doesn’t she KNOW how they do it in Europe? Here is the initial quote by Governor Palin.
And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Well that kicked over the ant mound real quick like…and here are a selection of delicious quotes by both sides of those bastards in DC…well hell let’s forget about Democrats since we KNOW what they think. Kill Granny!
GOP Rep. Jack Kingston distanced himself from Palin: Kingston said, “I agree. It’s rhetorical. It’s a scare tactic. There’s no question about it.” Rep. Kingston also said that there are no death panels.
On Meet the Press today David Brooks called Palin’s claims crazy, “Yeah. Again, that’s crazy. If–the, the, the crazies are attacking the plan because it’ll cut off granny, and that–that’s simply not true. That simply is not going to happen.”
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican-Alaska) told a crowd in Anchorage in August 2009, "It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there’s these end-of-life provisions, these death panels". She added, "There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill".
In a July 2010 National Public Radio segment entitled "The Politics Of Anger", Representative Bob Inglis, (Republican-South Carolina) said, "I think it’s never a good strategy to travel on misinformation. Talking about death panels when there are no death panels is a disservice to the country and, long-term, to the conservative movement."
President Buffoon joked about death panels…(which has me wondering just exactly how do we get out of the jam we are in when over half the population voted for this jackass)
President Obama, meanwhile, treated Palin’s criticism as a joke. As we noted at the time, he told a New Hampshire town meeting: "The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels’ that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t–it’s too expensive to let her live anymore." The transcript records that the audience laughed at this callous "joke."
Naturally Gov. Palin didn’t back down…she just doubled down. heh…and realize that I am unable to show that for a few moments (days) Gov. Palin was undefended…because Republicans are completely unable to understand that the world view of Democrats is not only less efficient, something Republicans understand, but it is evil, something Republicans by and large do not understand because they view Democrats as occupying the moral high ground. Of course this is absurd, but if your view of the world is that we are all here to sacrifice ourselves to others, then holding up individual rights as god given is difficult. Governor Palin shows the way forward…
"If the health care bill goes the way Obama wants it, we’re gonna have something very much like foreign countries’ systems of health care like the British, and it’s the American people — if we have our health care paid for by the bureaucracy, by government — depending on our health condition, depending on our age — we’re gonna be subject to bureaucrats deciding, panels and commissions deciding — just like they do overseas — who will be worthy of receiving the health care that government is going to provide."
"So that is the death panel that I referred to, and I won’t back off on criticizing that aspect of the health care bill."
So here we are years later, still laughing at that “rube” Gov. Palin and this story pops up. The biggest take away from this article isn’t the idea that they may begin harvesting organs after they euthanize folks…no. The biggest take away is that over half of the euthanasia cases in Belgium are involuntary! Half, 5 out of 10 folks are murdered against their wishes by their own goddamn government! Those Europeans sure are superior to us…
“Insofar as euthanasia has been legalized in Belgium, it’s hard to see why they wouldn’t want to take organs for transplantation,” said Ana Iltis, director of the Center for Bioethics Health and Society at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. “People tend to respond with an ‘Ick,’ but that response should be about euthanasia. Once you accept that physicians are going to kill patients, it seems logical that they would harvest those organs for transplantation.”
Dr. Peter Saunders of the group, Care Not Killing, which is a U.K.-based alliance opposed to euthanasia, expressed to The Daily Telegraph that he is very concerned about what is unfolding in Belgium.
“Given that half of all euthanasia cases in Belgium are involuntary, it must be only a matter of time before the organs are taken from patients who are euthanized without their consent,” Saunders told The Telegraph. “The matter of fact way the retrieval process is described in the paper is particularly chilling and shows the degree of collaboration that is necessary between the euthanasia team and the transplant surgeons – prep them for theater next to the operating room, then kill them and wheel them in for organ retrieval. All in a day’s work in Brave New Belgium. Doctors there are now doing things that most doctors in other countries would find absolutely horrific.”
And one might wonder whether doctors will adapt to their new role as ghouls murdering folks against their wishes for the betterment of society? And if they adapt to their new roles then exactly how does that impact healthcare? This might be a good time to review part of the classic oath doctor’s used to take. They have since dispensed with this anachronistic paean to the care of the sick…
I will apply dietic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.
I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.
Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.
What I may see or hear in the course of treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep myself holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honoured with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
Yes so that Sarah Palin sure is a rube…would all the politicians who are so goddamn fascinated with Europe please just go ahead and move there and leave us the fuck alone?