Euthanasia’s red dawn in Canada tomorrow

A friend writes,

Father … requests prayers for the … sisters … as they meet today with their Bishop … to learn how they are to manage their ministries to the aged in light of the new assisted suicide legislation …

Reality check: Euthanasia will end Christian culture in Canada. When life and death are equally good, traditional civilization slowly dissolves.

Secular elites welcome that. Most Westerners are not anywhere near as much value to their governments, who aspire to be part of a global elite, as are robotics, cheap Third World labour, and temporary foreign workers. Even migrants with voting rights are valuable insofar as they help diminish the sense that being a citizen means anything much.

Any temporary euthanasia restraints will soon be abandoned, just as therapeutic abortion committees were. We are all “the fetus” now, whenever we are vulnerable.

The sorest test for any traditional Catholic will be to contemplate the utter failure of ecclesiastical leadership in these matters. Staying faithful, remembering that there is Church beyond the endless, useless babble of that leadership, will be a way of the cross.

See also: Euthanasia for unwanted sexual attraction


Euthanasia as treatment for mental illness

  • simus1

    “Mass murder to save the environment” by culling the unneeded and unworthy seems like such a great idea. Strange it has had such a soft sell up to now.

  • useless opinion

    Once again for the fans.

  • Frances

    Reality is, the “right to die” will rapidly become the “responsibility to die”. Seniors will increasingly be pressured to ask for euthanasia. After all, it’s a really great cost-saving measure for the state. It’s already been documented (and, my sense was, lamented) that most people incur the greatest health care costs in the last six months before they die. Think of the savings if all these people could be persuaded to let themselves be killed off rather than hang on and cost the state so much money; forget that perhaps all their work and contributions to their community during their “productive” lives should warrant some expenditure by the state to let them live out their last months in peace and dignity.

    We watched, and are watching, family and friends being treated by the current health system. Those gone were generally treated well, and allowed to live out their life span. Others are receiving treatment, even as they are of “advanced” years. I doubt I will be given the treatment my parents (and their generation) received, or even the treatment I see my elders receive. By the time my spouse and I are at the stage where we need more care, euthanasia will be presented as the preferred option. Forget all the years we have worked (paid or unpaid) and contributed to our country; we will be cast off like a worn-out pair of shoes.

    Our children walked with their great-aunt and granny to the end of their journeys. It was not always easy; they are better for having accompanied their elders along the way. But then, we are of the belief that everyone is a son or daughter of God, and is to be respected accordingly. The new, mechanistic view of men and women as mere cogs in the government machine, valuable only so long as they are “contributors”, is truly inhumane. Many science fiction writers foresaw this development; it is upon us.

  • Minicapt

    First, we test it on the MPs, senior swivel serpents and the judiciary, for ten years …