Is it just me or does anyone else worry when liberals talk about doing something “with dignity.”
Firstly, it’s always bad. Liberals say “allow him to die with dignity” or “resign with dignity.” See. Always bad. You see, in liberal world, “with dignity” is code. It means “get out of the way because you’re no longer useful to me.”
Just look at Mr. Death Panel himself, Barack Obama. This week, the White House was forced to acknowledge that congressman Charlie Rangel is a lying cheat. 99.9 percent of Americans had known that for years but when Obama was asked about Rangel he finally said:
“I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well, but these allegations are very troubling, and, you know, he’s somebody who is at the end of his career, 80 years old…I’m sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity, and my hope is that happens.”
First thing that troubles me there is…uhm… why mention the 80 year old part. Oh wait. Awww. It’s Obama’s first death panel. How cute.
Seriously, Obama just said that Rangel is 80 so he should go away. This makes Obama’s acceptance of Arlen Specter rather weird because Specter is also 80. But you see Specter coming into the party was good for Obama. Rangel right now is bad for Obama. So Rangel needs to go away “with dignity.”
It’s a mindset. Couldn’t you absolutely see the administration saying that due to financial constraints Obamacare will not fund fighting terminal diseases with less than 10% chance of recovery. They’ll call it the “Dignity” Act. I guarantee it. But it’ll all be code for “you’re no longer useful to society so go away.”
I used to think that liberalism was horrifying because it was utilitarian but I’m starting to think all that’s just cover for Darwinism. Either way, the whole thing just kinda’ seems… undignified.
August 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm
The Democrats use of the term "dignity" really depends on their usage of the cost benefit analysis and what the person is worth. Dems apply this to everything from Obamacare or our health care services, to everything that is political, and to everything that is related to economics. If we're not useful to them then you can bet they'll cut our services, and cut us off in a heartbeat. They don't see life as precious, just as a means to their ends. Democrats are users, of the worst kind.
August 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm
Wondering if this is part of a series of "pulling the plug" for O. People seem to conveniently go away when he is threatened.
August 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm
"..fighting terminal diseases with less than 10% chance of recovery."
I think you are being VERY generous in your percentage. I expect it to be at least 30% for those under 50. If over 70, 80%.
August 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Easy on poor Darwin! He gets blamed for everything, especially for being an atheist, which he was not. From the Origin of the Species:
"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
God was a very hard pill for him to swallow because of the death of a beloved child (who has not had these struggles with God from time to time?), but it was through the observation of the wonders of nature that he could love God again.
He would be shocked to see his name allied with atheism. Or worse, liberalism.
August 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Obama uses the people he throws under the bus to distract us from the real issues. If Charlie and Maxine are going away with dignity, who is he hiding? It must be someone who is doing something really bad. Just remember the person under the bus is a red herring to distract you from the real evil.
August 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm
The secular liberal method of social justice begins and ends with eliminating the poor and burdensome. They care for the poor and burdensome only when they are reasonably capable of granting them their vote.
August 9, 2010 at 2:55 am
Darwin also denied the existence of species then wrote a book on their origin.
August 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm
@Ggoose – social justice? Don't you mean socialism?
August 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm
The darwinism we need now is social darwinism. We need it more than social justice, which is not ours to hand out anyway, but God's. At least, in making things tougher for the unfit, we'll be doing His work.
August 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm
EVERY person dies with dignity. It's the dignity that they have as persons made in the image of God, which cannot be taken away.