by Van Helsing | July 28, 2009 1:09 pm
The defeat of Nazi Germany was a big setback for the progressive cause, but under Chairman Zero, it’s making up ground fast. A key player in his bid to seize control of the healthcare industry is Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of top teleprompter programmer Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel. Ezekiel
wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.
Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they’ll tell you that a doctor’s job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.
Emanuel, however, believes that “communitarianism” should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens … An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia” (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ’96).
Translation: Don’t give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson’s or a child with cerebral palsy.
Here’s how Ezekiel defends denying healthcare to the elderly:
Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years (Lancet, Jan. 31).
You had your chance to be young. Now you’re done paying taxes so die already.
Welcome to Logan’s Run.
On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Rosita the Prole. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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