Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obama's Health Care Gulag for the Elderly

In the speeches I have given over the years supporting the pro-life cause, I have often pointed out that the calculated disregard for innocent life first aimed at babes in the womb would eventually claim the lives of the elderly, the infirm and anyone else judged to represent what the Nazis called "life unworthy of life." Once "quality of life" replaces the God ordained right to life as the criterion that assures the safety of the innocent, no one can live free of fear except those who are certain the shifting winds of popular esteem will never shift against them.

A new report from WND's Whistleblower magazine makes clear the likelihood that the Obama faction's proposed government takeover of the health care system will subject the American people to the terrifying consequence that I (and other pro-life advocates) have predicted. It will erect a totalitarian bureaucracy empowered to exile the elderly (and eventually others whose lives are judged to cost more than they are worth) to a hellish medical gulag, bereft of the choices that today allow many to determine for themselves the moment at which they surrender with dignity to the inevitable prospect of their mortality. "If this dire end-of life scenario sounds too awful to be possible, that is only because the reality of Obamacare has not been sufficiently reported. For this is not a fantasy - it is what is already occurring in other 'civilized' nations, including Canada and Britain, that have adopted the same government-run system."

Of course, it doesn't require much thought to realize that the sentence to death without dignity won't fall equally upon everyone. People who are part of the power structure of the dominant political faction will live in a different reality, like that which the politicians even now are setting apart for themselves and the people they love or favor. As gatekeepers who control access to this realm of privilege, they will have the opportunity to build and secure the political power base from which to manipulate the hopes and fears of those they wish to win over or intimidate.

Though today the dividing line between care and neglect seems to be defined by age and infirmity, once the system of political and bureaucratic control is firmly ensconced, it will be defined by factional favoritism. Those in good standing with the factional bosses will be treated one way. Those unwilling to tow their line will live in one administrative gulag or another.

Christ said "the poor, we will always have with us." Human societies have ever seen divisions between those who have less and those who have more. Contrary to the lying rhetoric used to promote the 'universal health care' shibboleth, the Obama faction's proposed totalitarian takeover of the health system won't eliminate such division. Instead America will move from a world in which less and more reflect relative economic status, to a world in which the ambition and greed of powerful factional elites will be the determining factor. A competition for the favor and patronage of powerful individuals will replace the competition for dollars.

In light of this fact, Americans need to ask themselves which they would rather be: people who work for a company that cleans people's houses, whose status in life in many respects depends on the company's ability to please its clientele; or people forced to be the personal house servants of arrogant, self-serving elites whose status in life depends on the interests, passions and whims of those elites. It's one thing to watch Oprah Winfrey on TV. It's another to be part of the entourage whose fate depends on the calculations and moods of the one who controls participation in her world of special privileges.

From being a society where status relates to economic success, we will become a society where status derives from personal dependency. We will exchange the insecurities and risks involved in the one for the certain servility and slavish fear of giving offense characteristic of the other. (I realize that when working for others we always have to manage our relations with our boss or supervisor. But when people live under a totalitarian regime there are no avenues of dignified retreat from that servility. The political and bureaucratic masters determine whether you can work, start a business, buy a house, or access a doctor or a hospital. Offend them, and you have no recourse but to languish in the gulags they will have created to punish their enemies and cow everyone else.)

The power hungry elite shilling for the transformation to totalitarianism in health care and other sectors of American life shrewdly emphasize and exaggerate the shortcomings of the way of life that respects individual rights and private enterprise. They promise a world without shortcomings, without deprivation, where everyone will have equal access to all the goods, all the hopes, all the sought for validations of worth and identity. But human contrivance will never produce such a world. We will always have to risk. Some will always have more, some less. The only realistic promise one human being can make to another is a society in which avenues consistent with moral dignity always remain open to character, discipline, talent and ability- so that no one willing to strive will be forced to live without hope of a better life. The promises of wily demagogues like Obama may seem for a moment more substantial than this- until we realize that in their world the fulfillment of every promise depends on the favored elites who control the reins of power. On the other hand, the fulfillment of freedom's promise depends on each and every one of us. As long as we refuse to give up on ourselves, we can hold on to the hope even the dimmest flame of life still represents. For like the still, small voice of conscience, that dim flame of life signifies the will and presence of the greatest power there is- the One who set the stars in motion and raised the mountains high, and who seconds the motion of our existence as long as we draw breath, and even, at long last, when it returns to Him forever.

11 comments:

pbunyon said...

Hope in the flesh ends in the flesh. Perhaps the greatest hope in the flesh, which is the extent of their (communists) worries, will be that mark. This government we have is no longer an empire but instead a beast that you might have to worship if you want mid-life health insurance.

Lou said...

I am ashamed of myself. For not having the courage and capability to stand up in a public forum, and let those people in Washington, know that they are supposed to be working for their constituents. Not for their party. Not for the surest path to reelection so they can maintain their elite status. And certainly not for the PCoCs(President's Council of Czars).

God bless and keep safe those growing thousands of Americans who are genuinely concerned about the future of this great republic, and who do have the courage to make themselves heard.

This horrible health care program, by whatever name its authors choose to call it, may well be their un-doing.

Great Americans are coming under attack by the administration, for standing up and being heard. Please dear neighbors, don't fret at being labeled as an "angry mob". Maybe that's what we should be. It works for the Progressives.

gilbertabrett said...

A few years back, after graduating from a Christian drug & alcohol program in PA, I was hired on. At first, I was not eligible for insurance. I was eligible for health care (duh) AND GOT IT. Like most half-witted folks, I asked where the free clinic was. There was one provided by a Lutheran church (PRAISE GOD!!!) and they asked if I had insurance. Upon telling them no, I was not turned away. Nor was I turned away recently at the local secular clinic while I was unemployed.

During my employment at the D&A program in PA, I became eligible for insurance, but did not NEED health care. I was healthy...

In the midst of one of the "financial crises," the president called me into his office and asked would I consider dropping my insurance for six months to help out on the budget. Of course, I had no problem. I told him I had the best insurance in the world - JESUS.

Now I understand that everyone is not Christian AND that even some Christians are not partial to sharing or giving things up to help out others. Fine. What gets me laughing at people that call us all those names they do is the fact that they can not see the forest for the trees.

Mr. PBunyon hit the nail on the head. I used to wonder why the Christians I worked with acted like children of Satan. Well, maybe they were but that was no reason for me to put my faith IN THEM - like so many are doing with King Hussein and his crew.

We do not WANT to take care of ourselves, but take pills. That way we can eat like we like, smoke, drink, fuss, cuss, be lazy and any of the other things that we do to put our health in jeopardy. It is easier to get surgery, buy a new part or take a pill for the old one. Shoot... just cut the thing off...

Sometimes I think this mentality comes from the cry of racism and how it has been answered. Dr. Keyes, I am sure you have encountered racism MANY times in your life - sometimes from your own race (I've heard 'em). But to me, looking in, you always seem to be above thinking you can make someone like you. You seem to be a person who strives for excellence in everything you do. That is not the case for a lot of people in this crybaby country.

Now I know some people have terrible things happen to them and cannot afford to get these things treated. BUT there is always an answer. WE THE PEOPLE should be helping out and a lot of church folk across this country help out a lot of folks. WE DO NOT NEED THE GOVERNMENT MAKING UP JOBS FOR THEMSELVES WHEN THEY DO NOT DO WHAT THEY ARE ALREADY GETTING PAID FOR!!!!!!!!!!

People will not accept that we are all created equal and die equal, but our time here on Earth IS NOT EQUAL. That is just the way it is. The sooner you accept that in life, the better off you will be - less stress. It took a long time for me, but I pray the seniors and Baby boomers are paying close attention to this mess...

Tammy said...

As many of you may know, The White House website is asking Americans to report people passing along emails and websites with "fishy" information regarding healthcare reform.

What I have done and I hope you will to, is to email this link to the bill itself to the white house along with the following note. You would need to start a new email and copy and paste the following.

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To: flag@whitehouse.gov

Subject: Reporting a Website

Body of email:

To Whom It may Concern:

Click here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.txt.pdf

Above you will find a website regarding health care reform. Unlike most citizens, I read everything like this completely and I have to tell you, I find this extremely "fishy". I do hope that you will contact the authors of this information and let them know that we, the American People....will not stand for anymore disinformation.

Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Then....send this email to everyone you know asking them to do the same.

chiu_chunling said...

That's a good one. I like it.

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Joel Lehman said...

the ones in the tie-die t-shirts and peace sign emblems are everywhere. I thought it was just California, but its out here in the East also: established, educated professionals wearing the peace signs, putting them on their cars, their earrings,...and always flashing the peace sign... what is going on?? I see anti-war and peace rallies going on at street intersections. The peaceniks are relishing in their success of getting Obama in office and now are setting up thier utopia (without God). Private sector efforts and free economy are being overtaken by neo-hippie peaceniks who think they know better. Keys is correct on the government run healthcare. The peacenik hippies running the establishment are selfish hedonists. Old people and babies infringe on joy and pleasure in the new utopia. So let the ugly old people die and kill off the babies before you can see them. (I'm on vacation at the beach so pardon the freestyle writing style). and this cash for clunkers government subsidy? well...if it keeps up you can expect the quality of cars to deteriorate. you will be buying clunkers for clunkers. any government subsidized or government run enterprise puts out products that are 'good enough for government work', ie. poor quality. what a bunch of self-righteous, selfish, naive, godless, pleasure seeking bunch of peaceniks now in control of America. they'll get us into a war, a big war.

gilbertabrett said...

just watched the maxine waters thing on your site... she looks even more like an idiot than i remembered... would love to slap that white woman's wig off her head... sorry... hoping for hope and change while congress gets some more of our money to do whatever it is they do on vacation - the same thing they do when they are "working"... lie, cheat, steal, murder, commit adultery, sleep with pages, commit treason, get high and drunk... no, i do NOT have any use for the lot of them. I STILL SAY VOTE THE WHOLE BUNCH OUT IN 2010 - if we even have a country left...

pbunyon said...

Gilbert,

Did you see the others in the video? Their reactions are priceless.

=D

Terry Morris said...

Indeed, I tremble and am embarassed for my country when I reflect that Maxine Waters and morons like her hold positions of power under the United States.

Regis said...

This is interesting. My question is, are CATS covered under Obama family health care plan?

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