Charlie Gard; His Parents Couldn’t Help Him

Thou shalt not kill.    Exodus 20:13

Please note that this commandment offers no “weasel words” or “wiggle room.” No points for good intentions.  No allowances for thinking that the life you’re about to take isn’t worth living.  Nothing about “death with dignity,” which I assure you is nonsense anyway.  There is no dignity in death, no matter how it comes.  “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.”   Shakespeare.  We all go to ground, we all rot away.  In a previous post, Told You So!, an elderly woman decided that the reality was different and scarier than the theoretical. But when it became clear to family and care-givers that she was having second thoughts, the doctor slipped her a mickey on her morning coffee, and when that didn’t quite put her out, her own family held the poor woman down while the doctor finished killing her.

Charlie Gard’s parents were denied the right to  call the shots for their son.  The British Court system and their socialized health care system both decreed that Charlie’s parents do not indeed have a right to a say in their son’s treatment.  They even tried to get him treatment in the US, which they could afford thanks to generous donations of their countrymen.  All they asked from Britain is safe transport to the US.  Their health care system declined.

 

The pope has apparently weighed in on this in Charlie’s parent’s favor. With citizenship being an issue according the Brits, President Trump offered US citizenship to Charlie and his parents.

No dice.

I understand that treating Charlie was going to be a very expensive trial with an experimental procedure. The Brits said that they were very concerned that if Charlie’s life support somehow got interrupted in transit, he would die a very painful death.  They didn’t want to see him suffer.

That sounds pretty disingenuous when they made the same argument about letting his parents take him home so that he could die in his own room with his folks right there. No, Charlie’s parents just don’t know what’s good for their son, according to British health care and British courts.

The ultimate irony is that they moved him to hospice and eventually PULLED THE PLUG THEMSELVES!

Um… What about the suffering thing?

So Charlie died after his parents put up what was ultimately a failed fight.  “…doctors at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital said it was kinder to let him die with dignity as he was probably suffering.”  Not a problem now, apparently because they were in full control of Charlie’s fate by then, having screwed his parents out of their right to make decisions for their son.

I’ve already written a number of articles on the murder of citizens, under the guise of prettier-sounding words. For you perusal, titles and brief excerpts:

Death With Dignity…Not! – I recall what Shakespeare wrote centuries ago; “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.” We live in God’s love to spread God’s love. Love doesn’t punch out early. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come;Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.  William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

DNA Pirates CoverPirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 8“During that war, the Rockefellers, their family-controlled Standard Oil Company and their European partners – most leading CSH patrons, heavily funded Hitler, his Nazi eugenicists…”  Emphasis added, page 80. As people began to realize that “serious genetic defects” might be a bit more arbitrary than at first blush, an uprising against eugenics began.  They needed to be more subtle.  Today we have abortions if the baby is defective, for example, with Downs Syndrome.  After all, they won’t have much of a life and will be a burden to the parents, right?  You look at the numbers and also see that blacks are disproportionately getting abortions.  There has been talk of being able to produce “designer babies” so you can get the sex, eye color, etc. you always wanted in your baby.  The original goal of a genetically superior human and eliminating “undesirables” is still achieved, but through eugenic consumerism.

euthanasia

I’m from the gov’t & am here to help…

Euthanasia: Out of Our Hands? – France Debates Making Euthanasia Doctor’s Decision – …Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, under plans unveiled on Friday that reignited a national debate on euthanasia.”

 

Euthanasia Roller CoasterMaking Euthanasia Fun! – “…we’ll at least consider suicide as a socially approved alternative to living longer.  I mean, why be a burden to our loved ones or society?”…And now, unbelievably, someone has invented what he calls the Euthanasia Roller Coaster.  Seriously.  It’s designed to pull excessive  forces for an extended period that will cause the riders/victims to die from oxygen starvation of the brain.

Father Knows Best – “Number of mentally ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland trebles in a year as doctors warn assisted suicide is ‘out of control’”  Yup.  That’s the headline of an article in the London Daily Mail Online published 3 October, 2014…We’re making ourselves gods, deciding who lives and who dies.  At some point, the real God is going to holler, “ENOUGH!”… Father knows best.  Unfortunately, more and more people are mistaking themselves for Him.

When To Die – Brittany Maynard is 29.  She’s an attractive woman with a handsome husband.  I know.  I saw the pictures in The London Daily Mail Online.  She is the subject of an article about her committing suicide next month.  It’s all planned out.

I Love You Enough to Kill You! – I mentioned in my previous post that a lot of this end-of-life discussion – whether abortion or euthanasia – revolves around mis-naming what’s going on.  People find and insist on using words that allow them to feel comfortable with doing something that is not something you should feel good about. CONTRAST THIS ARTICLE WITH THE FOLLOWING, HOPE OR NO HOPE…

Keri and RoyceHope or No Hope? – An ultrasound checkup revealed that their daughter, Eva, has a terminal defect of the brain and skull. Apparently not all of either one is there.  If carried to term, her life expectancy ranges from a few minutes to possibly 36 hours.  The seemingly obvious choice is to abort.  There’s no hope… Hope is what they ended up finding after those first dark hours. Keri will carry Eva to term, and then have her delivered by caesarian.  After that, they’ll wait.  Eva will be allowed the chance for life, even though the odds are impossible… They believe everyone in life has a purpose; even the unborn.  They will not let Eva be denied her purpose, whether it is to be a miracle baby or a donor who saves several lives. NOT WORTH THE RISK OF HAVING?  SEE THE NEXT IN THIS LIST, THE TRICK BABY.

Ron ArcherThe Trick Baby – A repost from someone else’s site, the author was the child of a prostitute, a trick baby, exposed to all of the drugs in her body.  Find out what happened.

Nursing_Home_Old_Woman_In_BedTold You So! – “It is believed that after a decline in the patient’s condition, it was deemed by the doctor that it was time to deliver the lethal drugs.  However, according to Catholic News, the elderly woman woke even though the doctor put a sleep-inducing drug in her coffee so she could give the lethal injection without consulting the woman.  The patient then tried to fight off the procedure so the doctor asked her relatives to hold her down so she could administer the injection.  The doctor then completed giving the injection and the elderly woman died.”  I wonder who was in the will?

First, it’s our choice, then it’s the government’s choice.  First it’s suicide, then it’s “death with dignity.”  First it’s murder, then it’s a medical procedure.

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Hope or No Hope?

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The Youngs

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.    Romans 15:13

 

Keri and Royce Young are expecting their second baby. They are expecting great things.  Why?

An ultrasound checkup revealed that their daughter, Eva, has a terminal defect of the brain and skull. Apparently not all of either one is there.  If carried to term, her life expectancy ranges from a few minutes to possibly 36 hours.  The seemingly obvious choice is to abort.  There’s no hope.

They said the first 48 hours ‘were very dark and very heavy and very testing’, with Keri finding it difficult to eat while grappling with the existence of God.

Keri and Royce GMA

Keri & Royce on Good Morning America

Hope is what they ended up finding after those first dark hours. Keri will carry Eva to term, and then have her delivered by caesarian.  After that, they’ll wait.  Eva will be allowed the chance for life, even though the odds are impossible.

 

Keri Young said: ‘Now is not the time to be sad…She’s alive and she’s kicked and … for this pregnancy, that’s the most joyful part’

Knowing the odds, they will allow her naturally expired body to be used for organ donations.

Every time someone asks when she’s expecting, there’s the pain of knowing what the three of them face. They believe everyone in life has a purpose; even the unborn.  They will not let Eva be denied her purpose, whether it is to be a miracle baby or a donor who saves several lives.

Keri and Royce

Dedicated…to the end

 

Royce Young said: ‘For as long as she lives, we realized we’re her momma and her daddy and we have got to do our job.  There’s another family out there…hoping that their baby’s going to get a kidney. They’re praying for a miracle themselves, but Eva can be that miracle.  ‘She’s going to do more in her 24 hours than maybe we’ll ever do in our lives.’

If you’ve read much by me, you know I stand against abortion and any manner of destroying human embryos for stem cells, parts, etc. I want to be sure no one mistakes my stance here.  Eva was not conceived to be a source of anyone’s spare parts.  She was conceived in love, and her parents are heart-broken, but committed to her.

‘This was not an easy decision,’ she explained in December. ‘For the next 20 weeks I will feel her kick, [I’ll] have the hiccups, and we’ll be able to hear her perfect heart beating all while knowing we’ll only get a few short hours with her when she’s born.’

They still want to be Eva’s parents. They still want to care for her, regardless of how short a time that might be.

The couple had to decide between the short-term pain of carrying to full term or the long-term regret of inducing early.

Read about Eva Young for yourself.

Eva Young

Eva’s Ultrasound

Told You So…

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.    James 4:2

I’m not crowing, scolding, or anything of the sort. It’s just that I’ve written on legally killing people for convenience a number of times, and expressed the concern over who gets a say in end of life questions.  One would assume the patient gets that decision.  I’ve wondered how long before that right is removed from them, and it’s finally happened.  Someone was euthanized a Dutch nursing home while she fought back.  The doctor was acquitted as having ‘acted in good faith’.

Seriously.

An 80 year old woman succumbing to dementia had previously expressed an interest in euthanasia when ‘the time was right.’ Apparently, she didn’t specify who got to make that call.  But let’s hear directly from the article just what happened.

“It is believed that after a decline in the patient’s condition, it was deemed by the doctor that it was time to deliver the lethal drugs.

However, according to Catholic News, the elderly woman woke even though the doctor put a sleep-inducing drug in her coffee so she could give the lethal injection without consulting the woman.

The patient then tried to fight off the procedure so the doctor asked her relatives to hold her down so she could administer the injection.

The doctor then completed giving the injection and the elderly woman died.”

So the doctor, without asking the her if SHE thinks it’s time yet, slips her a mickey in her coffee to make killing her easier. The doctor must have been out of practice, because she apparently got the dosage wrong.

The old girl wakes up when she feels the needle and fights back. The doc then asks the family – whom I presume were indeed mentioned in the will – to hold her down…AND THEY SAY YES!!!

Now, please forgive my humor in telling this tale; it’s a thing I do to take the edge off the horror. You should’ve heard me when I had double-bypass.  I could’ve had a Comedy Channel special.

But can you imagine? Even if your cookies have started to crumble upstairs, you know when someone is trying to off you, and you fight back.  You aren’t quite that demented yet.  So, instead of those present thinking, “Maybe this was a bit premature,” Mom and the kids pile on to keep you still so the good doctor can finally get into that crafty little vein in your arm.

I’ve been mugged several times in high school. I’ve been pillaged by the banks in the housing crash.  I have a small idea as to what it’s like to be powerless against your assailants.  But that was just beatings and robbery.

Can any of us even fathom the panic of that moment? What kind of people do that?!?

The same kind that gave us The Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, genocide, abortion, and cracked the door open on assisted suicide, and the rest.

God help us!

PAST ARTICLES:

How America Voted on OTHER Issues in November

Man in the Netherlands Euthanised Due to His Alcohol Addiction

Death With Dignity…Not!

Cheaper to Die

Book Review – Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 9

Making Euthanasia Fun!

How America Voted on OTHER Issues in November

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919096/Death-penalty-minimum-wage-gun-control-right-die-America-voted-measures-affecting-country.html

DEATH PENALTY

“In Nebraska, voters reinstated the death penalty. California had two competing measures on its ballot, one repealing its rarely used death penalty (FAILED) and another that would speed up appeals so convicted murderers are actually executed (PASSED).  Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to make it harder to abolish capital punishment.  It also declared that the death penalty is not a cruel or unusual punishment.”

This is a tough issue. I’m not a blood-thirsty guy.  If someone murdered someone I loved, knowing they were executed or even watching it happen myself would not make me feel better.  All that really matters, though, is what God says about the government executing criminals.

Romans 13:4

For he (the ruler) is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

God apparently saw the need for a death penalty. I’m not saying it’s good for a society any more than, say, the Allies going to war against the evil of the Nazis, but then NOT doing it may well be worse.

LEGALIZED MURDER

OK, I know it’s assisted suicide, euthanasia, or some other pleasant-sounding name. I still say – and so does the law, by the way – that any death caused by human intervention is murder.  I have much more to say on this topic, but I’ll just ask you to search these topics on my blog: Euthanasia, Abortion

Here’s what happened with this issue last month:

“65% of Colorado voters approved a measure that will allow physicians to assist a terminally ill person in dying. with a sleeping medication that becomes lethal in high doses…joining Oregon, Washington, California, Vermont and Montana.”

Just a thought; if you can off someone with an overdose of sleeping medication, why all the problems this past year with legal injection? Orders of the wrong drugs resulted on a swing and a miss on the actual death itself or an especially gruesome show in another case.  One prison discovered that the one company that makes this lethal cocktail has decided to stop making it.

Oops.

Why couldn’t someone run over to Walgreens and get a case of Unisom?

My point being, when we want to kill someone who’s suffering, we can do it pretty well. If it’s a murderer/kidnapper/rapist who’s on death row, we suddenly turn stupid.

UP IN SMOKE

“Eight states voted to legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use on Tuesday, now giving nearly a quarter of Americans access to cannabis.  California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. Californians may have embraced marijuana on Tuesday, but the tobacco industry received a major blow in the state.”

So smoke that calms nerves and maybe gives you a bit of a kick is very bad. Smoke that essentially intoxicates you (and I’m focusing on the recreational legalization here) is good.  Both are smoke and inherently not good for our lungs.

I’ve heard the alcohol argument, but justifying doing something wrong because it is similar to something else that is wrong is just stupid.

I had a friend who stopped smoking pot in high school, because he realized he was losing his enviable vocabulary, and his effectiveness on the debate team was declining. I am thinking it not an unreasonable conclusion that folks fighting for legalization of recreational marijuana use by making the alcohol comparison simply didn’t quit smoking the dope soon enough.

UM…

“California residents rejected an initiative that would have required adult film actors to use condoms while filming sex scenes.”

I once spoke with someone whose friend owned a strip club. He would go in just to talk to the girls and make sure they were OK.  Most of them had alcohol and drugs problems to one degree or another.  The tragedy is that those problems only surfaced as the girls self-medicated to deal with the negative psychological effects of stripping and being objectified by leering men.

A few Californians were worried about condoms. I repeat: “Um…”

GUNS

“…voters in California and Washington state toughened gun control laws.”

See my article from last December: https://jeffreyhking.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/gun-violence/

Also see this Washington Post article on gun violence: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/03/weve-had-a-massive-decline-in-gun-violence-in-the-united-states-heres-why/?tid=sm_tw

 

See the full article on November issues: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919096/Death-penalty-minimum-wage-gun-control-right-die-America-voted-measures-affecting-country.html

Man in the Netherlands Euthanised Due to His Alcohol Addiction

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-holland-netherlands-dutch-euthanised-alcohol-addiction-alcoholic-netherlands-a7446256.html

Before I get into this at all, I want to make clear that this was done by him, voluntarily. That being said…

The sub-headline for this article reads “Euthanasia for people in ‘unbearable suffering’ and no prospect of improvement is legal in the country.”

This is a law put into effect 16 years ago. Mark Langedijk decided he had had enough of alcoholism and the suffering it entails.  It was time to throw in the towel.  His application for assisted suicide – sounds more like what it is than the gentler, multi-syllabic “euthanasia” – was approved.  He chose July 14 as his departure date, and the plans were put together.

After 21 rehab visits over eight years, the family wasn’t sure if they wanted to take this seriously. Although I don’t have any details  outside of the article, my guess is that after averaging almost three rehab cycles per year, the one thing Mark was good at was quitting.  That this time he decided to make the ultimate surrender shouldn’t have been a surprise in hind sight.

Apparently, the family all had a good time of it. Laughs, eats, and booze were the order of the day until the executioner arrived at 3:15pm (I know the article says “doctor,” but let’s keep it real, shall we?).

That’s when the crying started along with the I-Love-You’s and the sincere, if misplaced, assurances that everything would be just fine. Even the self-condemned was crying at the thought of not seeing his family until sometime, somewhere in the hereafter.  His brother probably said the most honest thing I saw quoted in the article.

“If it was not so terrible, it would have been nice…”

I wonder if he realized what he was really admitting to, that this was a shitty decision they all tried to convince themselves was the right thing to do.

Mr. Langedijk joined the over 5500 others who committed assisted suicide last year in the Netherlands. And while other countries are leaning that way or have already legalized it, at least a Conservative MP in England sees the action, in part, for what it is.  Fiona Bruce says Mr. Langedijk’s death was:

“…deeply concerning and yet another reason why assisted suicide and euthanasia must never be introduced into the UK. What someone suffering from alcoholism needs is support and treatment to get better from their addiction – which can be provided – not to be euthanised.  It is once again a troubling sign of how legalised euthanasia undermines in other countries the treatment and help the most vulnerable should receive.”

There are those who argue against that viewpoint, which I will leave you to read in the article’s entirety. I will say that BOTH sides ignore one, critical component in this debate.

God, who does not promise ease in this world of sin. God, who DOES promise His strength to preserve us in our difficulties.  God, who guarantees our ultimate victory in Christ Jesus.

I’ve written other articles over time on both Euthanasia and abortion. Click on those categories below for more.

Cheaper to Die

Numbers 35:21

…or in enmity he strikes him with his hand so that he dies, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

I can’t recall exactly where I read this recently – I think in “When Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything” – but I found it disturbing. When killing people becomes more economically feasible than keeping them alive, that’s when societies…no, governments will be able to practice population reduction with impunity; either wholesale or nipping away here and there.

Case in point: “Terminally ill mom, 33, was refused access to chemotherapy but told she could get suicide drugs for just $1.20 – despite wanting to prolong her life.” This is posted today in the London Daily Mail Online – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3866118/Terminally-ill-mom-refused-access-chemotherapy-told-suicide-drugs-instead-wins-right-extend-life.html

If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll know I’ve written a few articles on euthanasia and abortion –

  • Death with Dignity on 7/9/16
  • Making Euthanasia Fun! – 10/12/14 and again 7/9/16
  • No Right to Life?? – 4/4/16
  • I Love You Enough to Kill You – 10/12/14

Up until seeing this article, most everything I’ve read is about killing off the unborn or the elderly, two groups of people who have little voice in their own affairs. Of course, fighting with insurance companies is not a new story.  The article admits as much.

“’If everyone had a doctor who cared, no one would even consider ending their own life. 

‘Patients don’t know how to find that doctor or how to navigate the complicated health care system and they don’t have the tools or information they need.

‘They’re so tired and don’t have the strength to deal with the fight. Instead, they’ll take the assisted suicide option because it’s easier.’”

And cheaper. While withholding chemo, they offered to supply suicide drugs for the low, low price of $1.20!  You’d have to be Cah-RAZY to turn down a deal like that!  So before supplies run out, come down and see us at the Crazy Pharm!

Yeah, they realized how stupid this was looking, so “… when she put pressure on the firm and threatened to tell her story, (the) insurance bosses relented, approving the drug which may buy her more time.”

People, unfortunately, continue to buy into the slogans like “death with dignity.” They are drawn in by the siren song of being in control of their lives, of going out on “their terms.”

I can assure you that there is no dignity in death. As Shakespeare one observed, “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.”  Regardless of the path, the end is always the same.  The path will be what it will be.  Even in an assisted suicide to circumvent death by cancer, cancer is the real origin of that death.  Suicide is another way of playing God, another way of playing Timekeeper in a game that is not ours to score.

“It’s MY life!”

Which came from…?

We continue to lie to ourselves, claiming rights that are not ours, claiming power we dare not usurp.

“The spread of assisted dying has reached Canada, Japan, Colombia and parts of Europe.

The Dutch government is looking into allowing the elderly to end their lives if they feel they have ‘completed life’ despite not suffering from terminal illnesses.”

A completed life. Excuse me, but just what the hell does that even mean?  Who among us knows the future?  Who among us knows that there isn’t some small, meaningful thing we can do or share with someone before God calls time?

Life isn’t dollars and cents, nor is it a game we have legitimate authority to control. It’s just that the liars would have us think so.  You know who their “dad” is, right?

John 8:44 [Full Chapter]

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 8

Continuing review/summary of “DAN: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral” by Leonard G. Horowitz

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

I read “The People of the Lie” by M. Scott Peck years ago. He discusses the connection between lies and evil.  They are invariably connected.

So when those in genetic research start telling lies – especially considering the under-handed funding we’ve already seen – you know things are just going to go from bad to worse.  Let’s continue the timeline I put together from Horowitz’s book –

1930 – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory receives national recognition for successful purification of the adrenal hormone ACTH to treat Addison’s Disease.  They tout it as a cure, when, in fact, it is not.  It merely serves as a replacement hormone for the natural one.  Just as a painkiller does not address the root cause, so refined ACTH does not cure Addison’s.  In fact, it comes with certain side effects; excessive growth of the adrenal cortex and in many cases development of tumors.  Furthermore…

“…their interest in this disease and so-called cure, given their eugenics funding and research focus, was likely associated Addison’s Disease patients development of black skin pigmentation due to their primary hormone insufficiency. These eugenics researchers would have certainly been interested in developing a ‘cure’ for black-skinned-people.”  Editor’s note, page 78.

1933 – Reginald Harris, Davenport’s son-in-law, saw how biology was getting splintered amongst the other disciplines; chemistry, physics, and mathematics.  He realized that his own research could suffer from missing data from other disciplines and could be sped up by making sure everyone shared everything.  Perhaps he thought he could lose control or initiative of his genetics projects.  He organized the first Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology to increase dialogue between the different disciplines.

This consolidation of efforts motivated the Rockefeller Foundation to fund the Symposium long term. It has only failed to meet three times since, that being during WW II.  Of further note…

“During that war, the Rockefellers, their family-controlled Standard Oil Company and their European partners – most leading CSH patrons, heavily funded Hitler, his Nazi eugenicists…”  Emphasis added, page 80.

Along the same lines, and not part of this book, it’s revealing to note that

“The grandfather of President George Walker Bush (Skull & Bones, 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones, 1917), and his great grand father was George Herbert Walker. Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind Hitler and the Nazi revolution.“ http://www.georgewalkerbush.net/bushfamilyfundedhitler.htm

1940 – Having grown bolder as they continued their work in both genetics and evolution, “They crossed the line into science fiction when they claimed to show the Mendelian inheritance of traits such as feeblemindedness, pauperism, shyness, moral control, nomadism, and shiftlessness.” Page 77

Continuing from there, they publicly promoted the idea that those saddled with serious genetic defects should not be allowed to reproduce. In other words, forced sterilization.

As people began to realize that “serious genetic defects” might be a bit more arbitrary than at first blush, an uprising against eugenics began. They were pronounced guilty by association with the inhumane genetic “improvements” that were being pursued in fascist Europe.  This is the year they finally had to officially close their Eugenics Record Office, although they continued their research “underground.”

My personal observation at this point is that they realized this straightforward approach to achieve their goals didn’t work. They needed to be more subtle.  Today we have abortions if the baby is defective, for example, with Downs Syndrome.  After all, they won’t have much of a life and will be a burden to the parents, right?  You look at the numbers and also see that blacks are disproportionately getting abortions.  There has been talk of being able to produce “designer babies” so you can get the sex, eye color, etc. you always wanted in your baby.  The original goal of a genetically superior human and eliminating “undesirables” is still achieved, but through eugenic consumerism.

Also in 1940 – Long Island Biological Association (LIBA) had a list of prominent early patrons; Walter Jennings & George Pratt (Standard Oil), JP Morgan, Marshall Field III, Wm. K Vanderbilt, Louis Tiffany, Fred Astaire, & George Gershwin.

This is also the decade during which experiments with X-rays were started. Hugo Fricke was among the early researchers in the effects of X-rays on genes and what sort of damage they did.  X-rays were used to cause genetic damage in different species, including human “volunteers.”

It is also worth noting how “undesirables” have been used in the past as human lab rats in terminal (lethal) experiments involving radiation, for example. Even non-undesirables have been unsuspecting victims of CIA mind control experiments using LSD and other drugs.

1954 – In case anyone is thinking that they have possibly been benign, misunderstood scientists, the US Congress undertook an unprecedented investigation of tax-exempt foundations.  The Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations were found to be involved in a “global agenda” and an attempt to rewrite American history.

Norman Dodd, who led the research that uncovered this information found one particularly damning statement in the Carnegie Foundation archives:

“The only way to maintain control of the population was to obtain control of the education in the US. They realized this was a prodigious task so they approached the Rockefeller Foundation with the suggestion that they go in tandem and that the portion of education which could be considered as domestically oriented be taken over by the Rockefeller Foundation and that portion which was oriented to International matters be taken over by the Carnegie Endowment.”  Page 75

If you have been wondering, as I have, just what the heck has happened to education in America, here’s your answer. True, they were discovered by Congress.  Given the results to date, however, can anyone doubt they continued their agenda further underground as mentioned above?  If you’ve listened to NPR on public radio, you’ve heard them proudly mention that they receive funding from the Carnegie Endowment yet today.

This is the last time line entry I plan for now. Watch for part 9 as I continue working through “DNA; Pirates of the Sacred Spiral!”

Death With Dignity…Not!

Genesis 3:19

19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.

I’ve spent some time today about thinking about euthanasia after posting an article about it earlier today.  One cliché often associated with it and/or assisted suicide is “Dying with Dignity.”

I understand the sentiment behind it, but I honestly think it mostly has to do with the fear of suffering more than dignity. If someone is in a bad way and doesn’t want things to get any worse, why wouldn’t they want to get it over with?  If they want the suffering to end, I understand.

When I was a college freshman my grandmother died from pancreatic cancer. She stayed in our house for many months before we simply couldn’t care for her any more.  I went in to her the morning of her birthday, trying to be upbeat.  I asked her if she’d like anything for her birthday.  She just told me she wanted to die.  That was a hard thing to hear, because I had a revolver and bullets in my closet, and I’d never been so tempted!

Little Grandma raised my sisters and I from earliest memory. She lived across the street from us.  That was where we always did our homework.  That was our base of operations every summer day.  That was where we went for a sumptuous Sunday dinner every week after church.  When she said she wanted to die, I was almost willing to grant her wish.

The evening we got the call from the hospital to tell us that she’s passed, the house sighed. I’m not speaking figuratively.  It sighed, as if an overinflated balloon released just enough pressure to be comfortable again.

Believe me; I get it when someone just wants it over with!

That, however, is not our call. We stay until God brings the ride to a complete stop.  Why?  If you’re part of the blogging community here, you know how many of us have suffered and continue to suffer.  We share our pain, our adversities, and our wisdom gained from those experiences.  We provide comfort, hope, and insight to others who have found it nowhere else.

Jesus told us to bear one another’s burdens. Who are we to call the game before we’re done doing God’s work on this earth…even if it’s only laying there and letting people know what we know, feel, and believe?  Who are we to abandon our fellows before our work is finished?

I’ve been too near the grave myself on three occasions. I know how much it can hurt.  I know how scary it can be.  I know what I’ve learned from those experiences.  I’ll say again that I understand that temptation to throw the towel into the ring.

Let’s just dispense with the pretty, comforting, lying language before we ever try to deal with that temptation. Abortion, euthanasia, women’s health, Death With Dignity…fill in your favorite.  At the end, we all return to the ground.

As for the main title above, I recall what Shakespeare wrote centuries ago; “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.”

We live in God’s love to spread God’s love. Love doesn’t punch out early.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come;Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.         William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

Making Euthanasia Fun!

This is a re-post from 2014. I’m prompted to run it again because of this video I saw this morning on Facebook.  Here is the link for you to see this before you read the article:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4BEY1lZDyg

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Isaiah 5:20

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

I’ve had several posts regarding abortion and euthanasia:

It’s easier to talk ourselves and others into killing people when we can’t see what we’re killing and are careful not to call it “human.” So abortion becomes a commonplace, acceptable “medical procedure” and an issue of “women’s health.”  That begs the question, what about the health of the baby in the womb?  Also, what about women’s mental health? There are many stories of women who bear horrible guilt over having aborted their babies.

Let’s visit the other end of that murderous spectrum: euthanasia for old folks and the mentally handicapped. We decide we can’t really empathize with someone who’s retarded.  They aren’t really thinking anything , right?  It’s a lousy way to live.  What the heck; let’s kill ‘em.  Not so, you say?  Already being done in Holland.

“…euthanasia in Holland has trebled in the space of a year, new figures have revealed. In 2013, a total of 42 people with ‘severe psychiatric problems’ were killed by lethal injection compared to 14 in 2012 and 13 in 2011.”  Check Father Knows Best above.

Euthanasia. Sounds kinda peaceful, doesn’t it?

Same posting, discussing killing the elderly; the basic argument is that, with low quality of life and inability to contribute to society, maybe “…we’ll at least consider suicide as a socially approved alternative to living longer. I mean, why be a burden to our loved ones or society?”

And now, unbelievably, someone has invented what he calls the Euthanasia Roller Coaster. Seriously.  It’s designed to pull excessive  forces for an extended period that will cause the riders/victims to die from oxygen starvation of the brain.  Most experts think it’ll just be unpleasant and likely make someone pretty sick, but WHAT KIND OF MIND THINKS UP THIS STUFF?!?

To paraphrase the inventor, it’ll be a fun way to go. Your last experience on earth will be a roller coaster ride!  How cool is that?

He also says he’s not necessarily promoting euthanasia, but this would be a decent way to do it.

I wonder, can you switch the track to a non-lethal, short course where you only pass out and not die? I mean, for those who might want to ride it more than once.  When you’ve thrilled yourself out and are done with this earth, you can give them the thumbs-up, er, -down, to switch to the lethal course.

Read the article yourself. It’s one more desensitizing mechanism to make killing certain segments of the population acceptable.

“Euthanasia rollercoaster will be the last thrill you ever get” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402836/The-white-knuckle-ride-death-Euthanasia-rollercoaster-thrill-experts-warn-spend-final-moments-feeling-SICK.html

Euthanasia – Out of Our Hands?

“France Debates Making Euthanasia Doctor’s Decision…Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, under plans unveiled on Friday that reignited a national debate on euthanasia.” Reported December 12.

They continue: ” In France, a 2005 law permits “passive euthanasia”, where a person causes death by withholding or withdrawing treatment that is necessary to maintain life.”

Doesn’t that sound delightful? “Passive Euthanasia.” Such soft words, so many flowing syllables, tripping off the tongue. But the conversation behind them would terrify any patient.

DOCTOR: Well, this patient has no hope of recovery. She’s old, and this is getting really expensive, trying to push out her death a bit longer. I’m thinking our resources are better spent on people who are younger and have a hope of once again being a contributing member of society. How ‘bout we give her one more shot? We don’t kill her. That would be cruel. No, we’ll just keep her asleep and stop treatment. Let her pass on with peace and dignity. And the cool thing about this new law, it isn’t even something she or her family can protest. Much cleaner this way.

Well, what if YOU WANT to live a little longer? What if you don’t want to be forced to sleep so people can stop caring for you with – somehow – a clean conscience? Can you imagine laying there in your French hospital bed, knowing about this law and watching a smiling doctor walk in with a needle and a big smile. “This won’t hurt a bit…” You watch death get squirted into your IV line and the world starts going away. Your last conscience thought is one of terror, knowing you’re going to be allowed to die of neglect in your sleep. For all you know, you may feel the pain of death approach through the drug-induced slumber or maybe not. By the time you know, it’s too late. And there you lay.

That’s France. You think it won’t happen here. But you’re wrong. Denial of care is one of the features of Obamacare. OK, it isn’t the same as what France is considering, but those thought processes are cooked into that law. If you get enough countries talking about it, then doing it, the rest of the sheep will follow the trailblazers right over the cliff.

Again from the article: “The proposals by two MPs – one from the ruling Socialists, the other from the opposition UMP – go a step further, as they allow doctors to couple passive euthanasia with “deep and continuous sedation” for terminally-ill patients who are conscious and whose treatment is not working or for those who decide to stop taking medication.  Patients who are not able to make decisions could in certain circumstances also be placed into deep, permanent sleep.”

Oh, my.

“You shall not murder.”   Exodus 20:13