Here’s what Dr. Fox, a noted progressive, proposed with regard to stopping such “selfish killing” in the future:
… without the equivalent of a well-trained, well-equipped internationally funded United Nations environmental and animal protection military force, wildlife will have no future outside of zoos and small reserves. [emphasis added]
How expensive would this “well-equipped” (“well-regulated?”) global “military force” be? Who would pay for this “internationally funded” military force to protect wildlife? We all know by now that when the UN calls something “internationally funded,” they expect that the bulk of the money will come from the United States, and perhaps other developed, Western countries. After all, that’s only fair, isn’t it?
Indeed, a UN panel is already proposing a global tax for “humanitarian” needs, which include problems stemming from “climate change.”
On the one hand we have a well-known progressive veterinary doctor longing for a global military force to protect animals and the environment, while on the other hand we have another well-known progressive medical doctor–Ezekiel Emanuel–claiming that annual checkups for human beings are a waste of patients’ and doctors’ time, and they also “consume billions” of dollars. The good doctor opines:
We all make resolutions and promises to live healthier and better lives, to make the world a better place. Not having my annual physical is one small way I can help reduce health care costs — and save myself time, worry and a worthless exam. [emphasis added]
Is there a subtext here? A guilt trip being placed upon us “all?”
Make the world a better place, people.
Don’t have an annual checkup! Save “health care costs.”
First they came for the Baby Boomers’ PSA tests, then colonoscopies for the elderly, then annual mammograms. Suddenly, post-Obamacare, we don’t need annual checkups. Funny how that happens when government gets involved in paying the bills. Universal “health care?” Right.
After doing away with your annual checkup, why not take it a step further? Why not, like that very same doctor, proclaim that after age 75, you’ll forego all medical care? If you live beyond that age, in his words, you’ll probably be “demented,” anyway, so what will you know? Thus the good doctor also opined:
But the fact is that by 75, creativity, originality, and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us. [emphasis added]
At that advanced age, you’re not going to contribute much. You won’t be productive, so why not just DIE ALREADY?!!!!
If, for some demented reason, you believe that you have some little worth left, something else to offer, if only to your children and grandchildren, think again. The good doctor has news for you:
Whether estranged, disengaged, or deeply loving, they [parents] set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children. This can be wonderful. It can be annoying. It can be destructive. But it is inescapable as long as the parent is alive. Examples abound in life and literature: Lear, the quintessential Jewish mother, the Tiger Mom. And while children can never fully escape this weight even after a parent dies, there is much less pressure to conform to parental expectations and demands after they are gone. [emphasis added]
BEGONE, already!!! Your children will thank you for it. You’re such an annoyance to them, what with all your expectations, judgments, opinions, and interference. Your mere presence is destructive, annoying, inescapable.
Think long and hard about it. Do the right thing for everyone. Don’t have that annual checkup. Make the world a better place!
When you hit 75, consider your life over. Sit back on your useless haunches and wait to die. Don’t use up any more scarce health care dollars. You have nothing more to contribute. In fact, you’re a pain in the butt. The world would be better off without you.
The world needs those scarce dollars for more important pursuits, such as a UN-administered, well-regulated (aka, well-equipped) militia to protect wildlife and the environment.
After deportation trains arrived at the killing centers, guards ordered the deportees to get out and form a line. The victims then went through a selection process. Men were separated from women and children. A Nazi, usually an SS physician, looked quickly at each person to decide if he or she was healthy and strong enough for forced labor. This SS officer then pointed to the left or the right; victims did not know that individuals were being selected to live or die. Babies and young children, pregnant women, the elderly, the handicapped, and the sick had little chance of surviving this first selection. Those who had been selected to die were led to gas chambers. [emphasis added]