Sunday, February 01, 2009

Euthanasia Blues

I first posted this disability rights protest song about euthanasia a few years ago. Given the flow of events, and the many new SHSers who might not have seen it, I decided it was worth
repeating.

10 Comments:

At February 01, 2009 , Blogger Ianthe said...

It's a travesty that there is reason for this song to exist.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger Flo said...

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At February 02, 2009 , Blogger SAFEpres said...

I also have this song posted on my website. I wish people would listen to it's message.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger Ianthe said...

It's not just the disabled, it's the elderly, too. It's disgraceful, and it's criminal, too.

You know that Shakespeare line about the first thing we've got to do is get rid of the lawyers? Well, unfortunately, some of them do give the legal profession a bad name for good reason. But that's nothing compared with the damage doctors, and their arrogance, do, and I'm trying to think of an analogous line for them. It does seem to me that the first thing we've got to do is straighten them out (not easy since they weren't even trained to think), and society's perception of them, too.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger william Peace said...

I am so glad you posted this protest song. It is chilling message that needs to be heard but too often is ignored.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger william Peace said...

I am so glad you posted this protest song. It is chilling message that needs to be heard but too often is ignored.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger Doug Hagler said...

This was interesting to hear. The song makes a point that hasn't been clear in what you've written. The impression I've gotten from your posts is that you are against people having the right to decide when and how to die - at the very least, your anger at assisted suicide movements and so on indicates that. But the song seems to put forth the ideal that a person gets to choose how they want to die, which I basically agree with as a general principle (that needs to be ironed out in specific situations of course).

Do I just have your position wrong, or do you not quite agree with the song 100%?

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger Ianthe said...

Doug: I've seen SHS make it clear that a person is entitled to a choice of whether to continue treatment, etc.; at least that's how I've read it. That's different from assisted suicide.

 
At February 02, 2009 , Blogger Wesley J. Smith said...

Doug: I can't repeat and repeat what I have written in two books, numerous articles, and countless speeches. But I am glad you brought it up. I support people's right to refuse wanted life sustaining treatment. I don't support assisted suicide/euthanasia. Those are totally different concepts.

Thanks for dropping by.

 
At February 03, 2009 , Blogger Doug Hagler said...

WJS

Thanks for clarifying. I get the impression that, not having read any of your books, read your articles, or heard your speeches, I'm a little behind the conversation, so I'm happy to opt out. I think I misinterpreted the purpose of the blog, so I apologize.

Peace.

 

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