Ezekiel Emanuel: We’re Living Too Long

Mr. Obamacare, Charlie Death Panels, better known as Ezekiel Emanuel, has raised a stir by suggesting that we should all die at 75 (for his original article, see http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/ ).

Let me be fair. Ol’ Zeke, 57–oh, to be 57 again!–hasn’t come out and said the government ought to bump everybody off the day they turn 75. No, what he’s writing about is “living too long… this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive.” So he’s talking about spending millions of dollars to exist in some kind of vegetative or demented state for as long as possible. He says he’s against euthanasia and assisted suicide. And he promises that, once he turns 75, he will not seek medical attention to prolong his life as it winds down naturally.

Meanwhile, George Sauron is  being shot full of Human Growth Hormone so he can stay alive and keep on doing mischief for the next 200 years, and “scientists” are talking about “merging man and machine” so people can live forever, blah-blah…

What Ol ‘Zeke has said is frightening because we don’t trust these Experts and wise men as far as we can throw them. We don’t trust them not to set up some new government authority, staffed by the criminally insane, to tell us when we’ve lived long enough, bye-bye, we don’t have any money to spend on you, it’s all going to the president’s vacations, your time is up, etc.

It’s one thing to say, “I’ll go when God calls me.” But I will not go when Obamacare calls me. They may overpower me and murder me, but I am not going to sing We Are the World and take their little pill.

There are people who have lived too long. But there are many who did not live long enough. Who is fallen man, to decide which is which?

6 comments on “Ezekiel Emanuel: We’re Living Too Long

  1. Right on, Lee. These pitiful little worms are going to decide how long the fellow man should live? They are the same ones who are going to “manage the climate”? Well, I don’t think so, and further more, I think that people who think as they do should be the first to go. I know Yahweh God is sitting in the heavens and laughing at them. (Psalm 2)

  2. I don’t know what tribal means. As for the name–Ezekiel is a major prophet, and Emanuel means “God with us”–well, he hardly lives up to them, does he?

  3. I guess it’s just another example of human self-governance being far too limited. The fact is we don’t always know what to do. We need to do our best for the infirm and elderly and placing limits on that is truly a huge mistake on the part of any human.

    I can think of one family member that had expensive surgery, then died of something unrelated a few months later. It’s a shame, but the alternative, sentencing people to die from lack of treatment, is unthinkably bad and fraught with risk. The minute that happens the door will be open for all sorts of corruption and wickedness.

    It’s far better to remember that the scriptures encourage us to look after the needs of others and to have respect for our elders.

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