When murder isn’t murder

So it looks like the government courts, having decided that it’s just fine to murder unborn babies, have now made the long-predicted next step of approving involuntary euthanasia by starving Terry Schiavo to death. And if you don’t think depriving someone who can’t feed herself is murder, then just don’t feed an infant for a few months and see if you’re charged with a crime – not that Dr. Peter Singer thinks there’s anything wrong with that. Apparently it’s been decided that we’re to go the way of Holland, where the doctors of death have been creating their own mini-massacre behind closed doors for almost 20 years now:

Euthanasia in The Netherlands is “beyond effective control”, according to a report which shows that one in five assisted suicides is without explicit consent. British opponents of assisted suicide say that the figures are a warning of the dangers of decriminalising euthanasia, as Holland did in 1984. By 1995 cases of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Holland had risen to almost 3 per cent of all deaths. The Dutch survey, reviewed in the Journal of Medical Ethics, looked at the figures for 1995 and found that as well as 3,600 authorized cases there were 900 others in which doctors had acted without explicit consent. A follow-up survey found that the main reason for not consulting patients was that they had dementia or were otherwise not competent.

Doesn’t anyone else see that there is a connection between these cardinal beliefs of the American left and their globalist counterparts?

1. There are too many people: (environmentalism, overpopulation worries, etc.)

2. Abortion must remain legal. (kill the unborn)

3. Irresponsible homosexual behavior must be indulged. (kill the queers)

4. Suicide and involuntary euthanasia must be made legal. (kill the incompetent and the unfit)

It makes sense, of course. If there are too many people, then why not just kill off the weak, the sick and the unproductive. Think of it as intelligent evolution in action, plus, it would surely keep Social Security solvent for another decade or two. And eventually they’ll get around to those pesky Jews, like they always do.

No names, no prisoners

Joe Farah, as he so often does, hits them hard and hits them where it hurts. He’s absolutely right, too. If you care even a little bit about your kids, if you have any regard for them whatsoever, get them the (insert your favorite noun here) out of the public schools. Or, as they should more properly be called, the soulless, mind-killing, cog-in-the-machine-programming, government-run propaganda factories.

There’s a reason why Hitler, Marx and Lenin were all big fans of the public school concept, after all.

Follow me to freedom

I just turned in next Monday’s column, a passionate screed on OS migration. I considered holding off on it until the column was running in the Dallas Morning News, but then I decided that it was perhaps a bit too technophilic for the poor unsuspecting readers of the Dallas editorial page. At least WND’s readers are used to me and my idiosyncracies by now.

A distinguished tradition of failure

I don’t mean to sound cruel, but I have to admit that despite my near complete disinterest in baseball, I’m kind of glad that the Cubs lost. From an outsider’s perspective, it would seem kind of a shame to cast aside such a long and distinguished record of failure. As for the Red Sox, the only question is whether the Sports Guy – may he live forever – would be more suicidal if they A) lost to the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS; or B) went on to the World Series and lost to the Marlins.

I’m going with (B). Florida is still an expansion team in the hearts and minds of baseball’s purists. You’d think, as a Vikings fan who can still remember crying his eyes out when the Vikes lost their fourth Super Bowl to Oakland, I’d have more sympathy. But I don’t.

By the way, did anyone else think it was funny that Tom Clancy matched up the Vikes against the Broncos in The Sum of All Terror? Of course, the joke has lost its punch now that Denver has two wins under their orange-and-blue belts. Tom, you know you should have gone with the Bills! I bet it still annoys him that he didn’t.