Thursday, January 16, 2014
New Mexico and the "Happy Death"
The New York Times, in an article by Eric Eckholm, reports that a New Mexico Court has ruled that the terminally ill have a constitutional right to assisted suicide. This case was brought by two doctors who wanted to poison a cancer patient who stated she wanted to die.
It is clear that America is preparing to go the way of Europe in following its obsession with death. Since laws have been initiated in places like Belgium and the Netherlands where assisted suicide is being used for everything up to depression and has led to the advocacy of assisted suicide for children. The line between voluntary and involuntary euthanasia is very thin and it is said in the Netherlands the elderly are afraid to go to the hospital for fear of being "euthanized." Interestingly they seem to only want to support it if it can be sanitized. They would not want to walk into the patients room and smother them with a pillow or shoot them.
(well maybe Jack Kevorikian would have!)
American is increasingly embracing death. It has concluded that human life have no objective values. The slide has begun. Abortion to infanticide to euthanasia, to ???? I can easily see the day when we have Gladiatorial combat and "voluntary" human sacrifice . The presuppositions that will make it possible already exist. All that is necessary is for the liberal thinking to "evolve" consistently in that direction.