Thursday, May 24, 2007

Disposable Elders - Passive Euthanasia

Article by Ray Fernandez

The practice of putting infirm people out on the street and leaving them to their own luck, is similar to calling Financial Elder Abuse a 'Civilly Matter'. We know that many elders will not survive a long and expensive drawn out legal battle, to recover the assets that the elder needs to survive in their final days.

"Use of any acute ER as a free primary care clinic by a significantly large population places an incredible financial strain on that facility. There are hospitals on the west coast that have been forced to close because of this issue".

If this statement justifies 'Disposable Elders' can State Sponsored euthanasia be far behind ?

Then we have the moral question ? We put animals to sleep when they are sick to spare then any further suffering, why should we be less merciful with humans beings? .

When an infirm Elder who suffers from Dementia lacks the assets to pay for care because of Elder Financial Abuse , or other causes is left out out on the street, penniless and destitute, does this not constitute cruel and unusual punishment?

We would not do this to a dog, why would we do it to our elders"?

In Germany, Robert J. Lifton (1986) documents in 'The Nazi Doctors', how these doctors took the lives of thousands of their fellow citizens on orders from the government. These unfortunates were institutional residents who required shelter and care but were neither terminally ill nor in pain. They were labeled 'Useless Eaters' by their government.

Do elders of a government that fails to protect them in cases of "Financial Abuse" in which Independent Financial Elders are left destitute and dependent on government services fall under a category of 'Useless Eaters' ?

One of the most controversial issues centers on the use of 'active versus passive' euthanasia. Active euthanasia occurs when something is done with the specific intention of ending a person's life, such as injecting a lethal medication.
Passive euthanasia occurs when interventions that might prolong life are withheld, such as deciding against connecting a dying person to a life support or allowing a person assets to be distributed to younger recipients without due process or intervention.

What about the practice of separating married elders that have been together a long time, hastening their death, the taking of an elder out of their surroundings and moving them around strange settings with unknown caregivers? Are these all not practices of 'passive euthanasia' that are widely used today and documented in this web site?

No matter how they are disguised or justified, passive euthanasia of our elders is alive and well in the today's modern world.

As authorities turn their backs on Elder Abuse with 'Slaps on the Wrists' of the perpetrators and 'Shrug on the Shoulders' for others, and even encouraging the practice of Passive Euthanasia by neglecting our elders to the point of no return, the science fiction scenario of euthanasia for our elders being discussed behind closed doors might one day become a reality.


An ethical adviser to the British Medical Association has firmly backed non-voluntary euthanasia for patients who are too ill to ask for death. spare patients needless suffering, direct killing is preferable, presumably by a lethal injection. He contends that "regulated, intentional active killing can have a proper place in good medical practice"....

"What would be the moral point," he asks, "in expending such valuable resources on severely incompetent patients whose best interests will be served by a quick and painless death?"

Please join our fight against Elder Abuse in all it's forms, the elder you save might be your own or even yourself someday !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot. Watching my dad go through dementia is the most horrible experience of my life. If I could euthanize him I would, he would want me to if he were still in his right mind.