Whacking Permalink Archive
To the world you
may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Crusading right-to-life dingbat Margaret Tighe is predictably outraged. Strangely enough, so is Tim Blair.
What great horror has inspired such passions? Lisette Nigot - a 79 year-old perth woman - decided of her own free will to take her own life. She wasn't ill, she'd just had enough.
But what really gets the pro-statist conservatives and jesus-freaks outraged was the peripheral involvement of euthanasia campaigner Dr. Phillip Nitschke:
Pardon me Tim, but what exactly does this have to do with you? Her life, her decision. Her hand was not coerced, she was not tricked, she was not brainwashed. She made a decision which affected her own existence and endangered nobody. So, let me ask...what exactly is your problem with this? Whether she killed herself to avoid old age, stop pain, or avoid Big Brother III, it was her own damned business, not yours.
(Maybe there's a danger other old people will follow suit and make a decision of their own free will. Gadzoots! Watch me while I yawn....)
For a bloke who blogs
consistently on the themes of do-gooder lefties, idiot bureaucracy and
excessive traffic rules, your apparent sudden faith in politicians, bureaucrats
and the clergy to make someone else's most crucial life decisions looks
a tad ludicrous. Freedom for me and none for thee, eh?