reply to post by merkej23
Very good reply..............who decides.
Now, there are two books out by Cynthia Kraack that talks about a society where Sally Dodge (the main character) is a older lady and has, according to
her society, (post apocalypse America now divided into sections) outlived her "productivity / profit / usefulness" and if it weren't for her son being
a doctor and doing some research would not have come across the reason everyone seems to die at around 65.............(meds which come from socialized
/ government controlled) are changed at around age 65, the meds look the same but they are meant to get rid of the "useless
eaters"..................there are two books Cynthia Kraack did that I read and being 59 and healthy (so far) these two books scared me.
They are good reading though, called, "Minnesota Cold" (book 1) and "Ashwood" (book 2).
I use to be for euthanasia but now I'm not so sure.
We must be very careful on who gets to decide who lives and who dies. I also use to be for socialized medicine but after reading "Minnesota Cold" now
I have changed my mind. I don't want or trust our US Government to have the power to decide when I am to live and when it is my time to die. And, if
the government has control over our healthcare, they will always side with keeping only people around that produce and profit the corporations.
Governments have shown no morals.
Possibly there is a reason for each and every soul and that purpose, that reason for existence is (my own humble opinion) not our right to make.
The same may be said for abortion but while I myself would never have one, do not feel it is my right or place to butt my nose into what another woman
decides. Enough and off topic, abortion is a very very dark issue we have yet to address.
With that being said, with every surgery I have ever had I have always refused to use a bed pan, I was up 2-1/2 hours after a full navel to pubic
C-Section to go to the bathroom.
Personally I would myself rather die (gently and painlessly) than have anyone have to clean up my waste and I really like being very clean. The
thought of being "dirty" - yes I would take death over laying in my own filth any day.
And I take long showers and scrub myself 2-3 times all over, making sure I am really really clean.
(We all have our own weirdness quirks, mine is being squeaky clean and smelling nice).
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