posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by ItDepends
I didn't think I had back-peddled at all really...
I merely acknowledge that they way society is given information can be controlled to mitigate or exacerbate an emotional reaction to the facts. And
if it can
be done it is not deniable that it should be scrutinized.
Truth is, there are too many non-human (meaning commercial/corporate) interests to deny that some have a stake in maintaining the status quo of
offering, as a service, the prolongation of life because we want it to continue.
There is a difference however, between providing such a service... and 'saying' that you are. Especially when the driver for the actual 'hard'
decision is a systematized procedural protocol... as in a "plan" which will be applied cookie-cutter style to every patient nearing death.
I promise you this much... should this practice continue as a matter of "policy" we will no longer even hear about "miraculous" cures and
"amazing" recoveries.... because once you get to the point of being introduced to the end of life care "plan" your fate is dictated by process...
into which you have no input, and just like capital punishment... for which there is no meaningful redress.
The certainty of death for all humans is being leveraged against us as "fear." Especially for those who can imagine themselves in a situation like
those of these sorry patients who some statistical experts have decided would be a loosing bet to invest in.
The next meme to be looked for is the "quality of life" meme; as if one person could be the arbiter of what is an acceptable quality of life on
behalf of someone they don't know, and are professionally committed to be clinically distant from.
But the real problem is, whether we disguise it behind a veil of an image of "honorable physicians" or the cold, and sadly more likely, spreadsheet
formula removing all guilt from the enthusiastic supporters of this tail end of eugenics, people are being 'cut loose from this mortal coil,' and
for some - one or two 'mistakes' should not taint the idea of such a practice.... I feel it does.