December 5, 2004

Dutch Do-It-Yourself Death-Cult Expands

Why wait for the demented death-cult among your Muslim population to kill your citizens when you can just do it yourself?

Dutch health officials are considering guidelines doctors could follow for euthanizing terminally ill people "with no free will," including children, the severely mentally retarded and patients in irreversible comas.

Netherlands was the first country to legalize euthanasia -- ending the life of someone suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, with their approval....

Eric Van Yijlick, project manager for SCEN (Support and Consultation on Euthanasia in the Netherlands), said the Groningen cases involving newborns should be referred to as "life ending without request" rather than euthanasia, because that term indicates the dying party has requested the procedure.
-- - Dutch ponder 'mercy killing' rules - Dec 1, 2004

Look hard at that last phrase, "life ending without request." Then try to comprehend that this is something that the "sensible" elements among the Dutch are actively discussing. Then understand the discussion go far enough and be sensible enough, "life ending without request" will be the policy and law of the state. Keep in mind that the Dutch are firmly opposed to the death penalty and still consider murder to be a crime.

But "life ending without request" will be different?

Really? How? If you are in a coma believed to be irreversible? If you are born with a birth defect that is "too much?" If you are retarded enough? Severely this year, not quite so severely next year, just a little retarded the year after that?

I like the Dutch. I'm part Dutch myself. I have relatives in Holland. I've spent quite of bit of time there. All that and more. But looking at the way they seem to have been allowing their insane intellectuals to run their policies and shape their debate, it looks more and more like Holland is heading to one big Jonestown Kool-Aid Festival in the coming years.

Too bad. They had some great cheese.
HT: The Diplomad

UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt goes deeper into the grisley meanings of this story inDeath by Committee: This is either a low point, or a point of no return. The establishment of "independent committees" to dispatch non-consenting humans is nothing but a

death penalty committee for innocents.

Bill Roggio also sees clearly the deeper implications of this at the fourth rail: Managing Death

Parallels between the Dutch child and adult euthanasia programs and the Nazi programs of sterilization and euthanasia can be seen: government sanction, public apathy towards the infirm, the support of medical professionals, the creation of medical and legal panels with the power to decide on life and death, and the absence of decisionmaking powers of the families involved....

This is not to say that the Netherlands will be constructing death camps in the suburbs of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Their death camps have already been built - hospitals - and are well staffed with medical professionals eager to dispense their newfound skills.

Captain's Quarters remarks in The Protocols Of The Soulless Of Groningen:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have not just reached a slippery slope -- we have hit a greased chute, which is what depresses me more than anything else. Now that Groningen has commenced killing the undesirables and the world has answered with a shrug, we will now hear from the chorus of statists telling us that in an era of limited resources, we need to make these hard decisions for the benefit of the families involved and the greater good of society. That child who may never walk or talk will be such a burden on his family, they'll say; the parents are too close to the situation to make an informed decision, so we'll make it for them -- for their own good, of course. And the time wasted on keeping him alive could be used to save other lives. We'll all sound so reasonable while we march living human beings to their death, without their consent or desire, when inconvenience is their only crime.

David Epstein at As the Top of the World Turns hears a biblical echo with:

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

"Weighed weighed measured counted." The handwriting on the wall, interpreted by the prophet Daniel at Belshazzar's feast.

Interpretation: ""This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians." (Daniel 5: 26-28, PERES being a pun on "Persian.")

And supplies new links on the discussion of this ancient evil made new:

Posted by Vanderleun at December 5, 2004 11:43 AM
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Stressing "life ending without request" while ignoring "terminal illness" is the sort of underreporting most often seen in leftist media.

Posted by: The Owner's Manual at December 2, 2004 11:03 AM

Walker Percy (IMO, one of the American South's great novelists) wrote in "The Thanatos Syndrome" about a near future U.S where the "Department of Qualitarian Care" euthanized infants, Alzheimer's patients, and AIDS patients. One character, a Catholic priest, tells the protagonist, a doctor, "You know where this will wind up? You'll wind up killing Jews."
Poor Europe- on one hand, the "enlightened" are for abortion, euthanasia, and tolerance of alternate lifestyles; on the other, some of those alternate lifestyles support killing anyone who criticizes the Muslim treatment of women.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 2, 2004 2:07 PM

Maybe you should take a look at the truth for a change.

Now here is an article that does not exagerate. Killing infants? Comotose patients? Obviously you have not been paying attention.

Posted by: Anneke Oosterink at January 18, 2007 2:38 AM