The slogan in Canada will soon be Whatever you do, don’t go to the “doctor”. You might not make it out alive. Yeoman Wesley Smith reports “Canada Proposes Forcing Doctors and Nurses to Euthanize Patients“.
The new guidelines, says Smith, will include:
- Death on demand for those with medically diagnosed serious sicknesses;
- Death on demand for those with disabilities;
- Death on demand for those with medically diagnosed mental illnesses.
- Death on demand for “mature” children with the above conditions, perhaps with parental consent required;
- Nurses ordered to participate in euthanasia under the direction of a doctor, normalizing killing as an answer to suffering and making it easier for doctors to avoid the dirty work of homicide;
- Government-paid euthanasia.
As I’ve often pointed out, doctors do not kill, executioners (and soldiers) do. So if these rules, or laws or whatever the Canadian government calls them, hold then some doctors and nurses will be forced to become executioners. And doctors will be forced to refer patients to executioners even though it goes against their religion or consciences. Smith points out that this will happen “even though Canada’s governing Charter explicitly protects ‘freedom of religion and conscience.'”
Words on paper. Alert readers will recall how latterly in the States the words-on-paper which read “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, words which supposedly irrevocably bound the government, were changed to mean “Congress can regulate religion, but people have the right of freedom of worship, as long as that worship doesn’t discriminate.”
It’s a good bet the words undergo a further redefinition to something like this: “Congress shall establish a religion, but the religion won’t be called religion.” This is where Canada will be if the new rules on executing patients are adopted.
The reason these governments won’t call their new religion “religion” is because that word reminds too many people of Christianity, and it is Christianity that is seen as the major stumbling block to a happier system where people are killed when their usefulness is at an end.
That the religion-that-is-not-called-religion is a religion should be obvious. The supreme authority is the State; it alone decides right and wrong; it is the only entity allowed to mete out rewards and punishment. The object of worship is Man himself. Sort of like in protesting Christianity, every man is his own priest, but (as we discussed before) who is a bishop is difficult to tell, and so forth.
This new religion is a form of paganism, which has a supreme deity, which is Man and the State, but which also has many gods, such as Nature, Health, Money, and so forth. It has rituals, from holiness signaling to yoga, and et cetera.
Say, as this new religion replaces Christianity, it makes you wonder if intransigent Christians, those unwilling to convert, will be judged to have a medically diagnosed mental illnesses?
Anyway, the rank utilitarianism which sees lives worth living only when those lives are useful is a pagan notion. Life is here and now and not forever. If it can’t be lived well and usefully then it needn’t and shouldn’t be lived. Hence abortion, hence “doctors” executing patients who can no longer contribute to society. Hence even the seeming paradox of insisting on health health health.
The State is growing ever more obnoxious, intruding into your refrigerator and cupboards telling what you can and cannot eat, insisting that those items which might, even marginally, increase the chance of illness be banned. The State even dictates the meals kids must eat at schools, with health as the goal.
Why? Healthy bodies are useful, unhealthy ones cost money, and degraded ones cost more then their worth. Paganism. This suggests that if we want to know what the future holds, pagan cultures should be closely studied. These will provide only historical analogies, though, because we’re in the position of leaving Christianity, which will certainly leave lingering traces, and ancient pagan societies were in the process of rising to Christianity.
So much is the news. What is probably the most hilarious item is, in the discussion of executing patients, the Canadian Parliament lapsing into standard political correctness. They worried that “Indigenous Peoples and Communities” might not have equal access to death. Be assured that Canada will lead the way in killing indigents at equal rates.