The environmental lament, perhaps, stems from the branches of sadness that entwine the heart that is encapsulated by a yearning to be free of self-imposed boundaries. Such is the stuff of dreams, when the world we live in seems to careen, as if the only culprits to be reckoned with are the degradation of the earth and overpopulation. (this started out as an essay-ish prose poem)
Yet, is it not possible that we are creating the tragedy itself, by overemphasizing the trajectory of a planet that is said to have a limited carrying capacity?
The other day, I saw a shocking video of a commercial aired seven years ago, that seems to imply a “solution” to overpopulation that is unimaginable and horrifying – euthanasia of the elderly. If this is where we are heading, where the planners are intending to take humanity, and where the technocracy designing the dystopian path to the future is cajoling us towards, then there is much reason to raise awareness of the agenda, or, at least, of the existence of euthanasia in and of itself.
I am well aware of the devaluation of life in Nazi Germany, during the Holocaust; over two dozen of my ancestors on the family tree perished in their hometown when the shtetl was liquidated. And, prior to the “final solution,” the T-4 program euthanized the mentally challenged, and those with physical deformities, including young children and infants born, in the crude language of these architects of death, as “defective.”
Does this sound like an implausibility that could not occur today? Canada passed the M.A.I.D. (Medical Assistance in Dying) law in 2016, updated recently, defining eligibility as having a “grievous and irremediable medical condition,” defined further as a “serious illness, disease, or disability,” whereof the applicant experiences “unbearable physical or mental suffering.” In Belgium, an otherwise physically healthy older woman was euthanized for depression.
Thus, so much for dying gracefully with dignity, even in a hospice if an illness was seriously debilitating. Until recently, eligibility included those persons with “mental illness;” although, this eligibility is now only placed on temporary exclusion until March 17, 2023, when a review of guidelines and protocol for euthanizing the mentally ill, who apply for this “health service” will be completed.
It is a slippery slope, that according to one organization is clearly demonstrated in actuality, that the trajectory will continue, as cases and reasons increase. And, yet, it should be inconceivable to any person who has an ounce of compassion, a thread of hope, and a pound of reason, to think that population control should include euthanasia of the elderly, who according to a despotic utilitarian view, can no longer contribute to society. G-d save us.