Orwell’s “1984” probably isn’t on too many High School reading lists anymore, for the simple reason it’s too close to reality — a future where “news” is edited to fit official narratives, massive government surveillance exists, after-birth abortion, and if you recall “Logan’s Run”, when your usefulness runs out, your life ends as well (at the hands of the government).
Oops, after-birth abortion isn’t fictional, it’s actually been proposed. My bad.
During the discussion of national healthcare, Sarah Palin received considerable flack when she noted national health care results in “Death Panels” — some group somewhere deciding who will live, and who will die, by controlling who receives what medical treatment.
Maybe you should take a pill, instead of having the operation.
The idea isn’t new, however.
If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us … (George Bernard Shaw)
Much of the discussion over death panels was theoretical — or was it?
Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday.
A third of families are also kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment from loved ones.
Despite the revelations, Jeremy Hunt last night claimed the pathway was a “fantastic step forward.”
Those in charge of nationalized healthcare love panels which “contain costs,” by (surprise!) rationing care, or actively terminating a person’s life (an after-birth abortion), because the issue will always be power, not healthcare (and of course, elites never worry about it, because rules are for little people).
Remember, what you see in England is 10–20 years away from the United States, as they’re a bit further down the road. What does the future look like? Again, back to England:
An elderly woman died alone after doctors failed to tell relatives they were ending her life on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.
Olive Goom, 85, passed away with no one by her side after medics neglected to consult with her family about her treatment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
All the discussion about death panels, doctors killing patients instead of treating them, and governments containing costs by rationing care miss the critical issue — it’s not quality of life, it’s sanctity of life. Those two positions represent completely different worldviews.
The first, God doesn’t exist, and the government should control everyone’s life, putting government in the place of God.
The other, God created life, and it’s not our job to play God.
Sadly many “Christians” fall for the lie of God-as-government. Don’t believe me? Check out the deceptive false gospel of social justice, as some groups proclaim government’s job is to “help” God out, as if God is weak or something.
As secular humanism becomes the official state religion, we’ll continue to travel down this path as one side sees sanctity of life, the other quality, and when that quality diminishes, life can be terminated—even against the patient’s wishes—to serve the common good.
Yet God created it, and you have no right to tell God move over, you’re in the command seat now.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men …
God created life, and nobody should try to kick God off His throne.