Thursday, March 31, 2005

God Help Us

Here is a great 'Letter to the Editor' from a friend, Lynn Barton.


The medical priesthood reassures us that starvation is a euphoric experience. Apparently I misunderstood the expressions on the faces of people suffering famine that I have seen in photographs. No need to send food: they are euphoric! As for those imprisoned for life, let's withdraw food and water till they die. They have no quality of life in there; it's the most humane thing we can do. And it will save us a bundle too. Let Dr. Kervorkian out of prison and appoint him Death Czar, to teach us how to efficiently kill the imperfect. At least he killed people who first asked for death, and he did it quickly, not by slow torture.

We no longer rule our own nation; judges do. Our freedom is a mirage. Worse, the cruelty and cold-heartedness of so many Americans who don't care, or even support the court-ordered murder of Terri Schiavo, overwhelms me with horror. Somebody tell me how this differs from 1930's Germany, which began offing the mentally handicapped and ultimately six million Jews? We think ourselves so morally enlightened, so compassionate, yet we approve the very things the Nazis did, and we don't even see it. God help us.

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