Say hello to the death panels, boys and girls. This is what you get when you have socialised healthcare and a ponzi scheme, folks. This is what you're going to get with Obamacare once it's brought to full play, and how it's going to be as societies collapse worldwide - the weak and helpless get picked off first.
But let's go a little while back, shall we?
From June last year:
Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.
He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.
It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.
There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.And now, Japan seems to be following suit:
Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to “hurry up and die” to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.
“Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government,” he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. “The problem won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.”
Yes, Meat Boy, it sucks. No, it's not going to get any better.
Hah. First it was the unborn - "they're not humans, they're not alive, they can't think". Now it's the sick and elderly - "they're parasites, a burden, they should hurry up and die". Who's next, the welfare dependents? Nah, their whored-out votes are still required. So maybe we'll be going after the disabled before moving onto other "useless eaters".
"Because there are no children in Crawford. Not any more."
"What do you mean? Why not?"
"No children, no elderly, no one with an advanced medical condition. Basically no one who might be a burden on the community. Crawford's all about the survival of the fittest. That's how they survived, while the rest of the world went to shit around them."
"Well, just the opposite, when you think about it."
"What exactly did Crawford do with all these 'burdens'? What happened to them?"
"Well, you met some of them already."
"Yeah. Anyone who got sick, anyone too old, anyone who was pregnant, anyone they figured wasn't strong enough to survive. To them those people were just mouths to feed, a drain on their precious resources."
"How do you know all this?"
"Everyone in Savannah knew. What was going on inside Crawford got passed around like a ghost story. Except this one was true."
- Exchange between Molly and Lee, The Walking Dead game episode 4.
I can tell you, things are already going to be just peachy. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to buy some blast shields for my box.
Edit: Seems like they're going to ask the fat and smokers to die next! Whee!