Jan 12, 2007

Euthanasia and Non-Personhood

To accept euthanasia (as well as many other moral evils), society must travel through the following phases: puzzlement, indecision, illusion, awakening, awareness, insecurity and anxiety, helplessness, indifference, toleration, loss of previously held convictions, and finally submission to and justification of the new moral order.

Based on U.S. and Nazi experience to date, some of the consequences of denying personhood to individual human beings include:
  1. New dehumanizing words are used -- vegetables, lives devoid of value, subhumans, useless eaters, POCs;
  2. Usable parts are harvested for organs, fertilizer, leather, soap and cosmetics;
  3. “Non-persons” are used as test objects for experiments;
  4. Compassion, love and mercy for "non-persons" are discouraged;
  5. Bodies of "non-persons" are incinerated with dead dogs and cats, or are buried in mass graves;
  6. Killing of "non-persons" becomes sanitized and tolerated;
  7. Those who object to the killing of "non-persons" are persecuted by the state and the media.
“If the physician presumes to take into consideration in his work whether a life has value or not, the consequences are boundless and the physician becomes the most dangerous man in the state.”--Dr. Christoph Hufeland (1 762-1 836).



good year

Anonymous said...

uugh. It deeply saddens me how evil humans can be to each other.