Friday, August 28, 2009

Give Him a Gun and a Chamber, He's Dr. Mengele

One of the heads of the Obama Administration's effort to reform health care says the Hippocratic Oath is to blame for our woes. To wit, we treat patients too well and shun the hard decisions regarding who should live and who should die, and thus our health care costs too much.

Meet Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House Svengali Rahm, who together seem on a fascistic mission to take over every industry and service in America. You know, just like Mussolini made the trains run on time, they obviously know better since they're better than you and I, so don't challenge their assumptions and viewpoints.

Zeke is the more transparent of the two since he's been writing about how to whack away old people and save medical costs for a long, long time now. Given the choice between saving a 65-year-old and a 25-year-old in a "cost-effective" health care environment, Zeke has been known to quip, "Well, the 65-year old has already been 25." Time to check out, baby!

Don't take my word for it. The man who would be Health God is quoted and featured extensively in today's Wall Street Journal.

Catch this gem from his lips (or his computer anyway):

"When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged roughly [between] 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated."

Wow, this is precisely what Hitler aimed for--elimination of all who weren't productive for the social machine that was National Socialism. ("Chances" means: "Well, maybe we'll try to save your life if you're younger than 15 or older than 40, but don't count on it. If you can prove you can produce lots of taxes in the future, we'll negotiate. Otherwise, adios."

And how do you like that Orwellian construct--"the complete lives system"? Under this system, the only ones who are guaranteed to complete their lives are the ones running it.

The man also sees "the constant introduction of new medical technologies, including new drugs, devices, and procedures" as evils to be disparaged and contained--to be used only if they are universally applicable as well as dirt cheap.

I think The Good Doctor would, equipped with a harness and a pistol and an end-of-life (read: gas) chamber, fit right into Hitler's Germany.

But then I happen to believe in the Hippocratic Oath.

Poor me. My "chance" is slim under Zeke and Obama. I've already been 25.

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