It's interesting to note that his health care policy advisor, Ezekiel Emanual, brother of Rahm Emanual (Chief of Staff), believes there are times when young babies, toddlers, and even young children should be sacrificed over those who are in somewhat older age brackets. It's called allocating scarce medical interventions. He should know about it because he wrote the paper on it.
Apparently, such sick thinking is not news to
I found the piece I was looking for on a PAC website, but it contains the relevant quotes from the medical journal in which it was published (cited in the article). The journal article is availble online, but you may have to subscribe or pay for it.
This is the scariest stuff I have seen to date. And President Obama does not want us to be scared when he has someone like this advising him on health care?
Have a seat near a table so that something can catch your jaw when it drops. I'm still nursing a bruise on mine when it fell to the floor.
July 30, 2009 (LPAC)—Obama health-care policy advisor Ezekiel Emanuel announced a new "Complete Lives System" for selecting which sections of the population should be killed, in his article "Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions."
Published Jan. 31, 2009 in the British medical journal Lancet, Emanuel's euthansia-selection article appeared 11 days after President Obama's inauguration. Then on March 19, Emanuel was appointed to the Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research, to begin the design of a Federal system for withdrawing care from those chosen for death.
Though written in bloodless academic language, Emanuel's discourse most closely resembles one of Adolf Hitler's rambling pronouncements as know-it-all Fuehrer.
Emanuel sums up who is to be treated, and who is to die:
"When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated." This may be justified by public opinion, since "broad consensus favours adolescents over very young infants, and young adults over very elderly people."
Emanuel decrees that we must not kill only the elderly, but also infants. [remember, this is Obama's hand-picked health care policy advisor!!!]
"Strict youngest-first allocation directs scarce resources predominantly to infants. This approach seems incorrect. The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects.... Adolescents have received substantial substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments.... It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies, and worse still when an adolescent does."
Huh?!?!?!? Has he lost his mind? Have we learned nothing from world history about this kind of thinking? How is it not relevant to the discussion that this man is advising Obama on health care policy? I just heard it on Fox and readily found the actual journal article online, so it is not some conspiracy theory. Has anyone seen this kind of info on CNN, MSNBC, or CBS and affiliates??? Where is AP, Reuters, the New York Times, and USA Today? Obama has a mad-man behind this health care reform initiative, its visible in the public domain, and most news sources don't see it as news.
This is only the tip of the iceberg on the thought processes of those who are advising Obama. It is why we should all be very concerned about any health care initiative Democrats are trying to race through the system.
Is it any wonder why Fox has more viewers tuning in than CNN and MSNBC together???
Here is last Friday and Thursday[s ratings, respectively (source):
Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 07, 2009
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,251,000 viewers
CNN – 477,000 viewers
MSNBC –420,000 viewers
CNBC – 174,000 viewers
HLN – 274,000 viewers
P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,218,000viewers
CNN— 846,000 viewers
MSNBC –588,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/ 95,000 viewers
HLN – 498,000viewers
Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 06, 2009
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,395,000 viewers
CNN – 529,000 viewers
MSNBC –402,000 viewers
CNBC – 193,000 viewers
HLN – 307,000 viewers
P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 3,055,000viewers
CNN— 867,000 viewers
MSNBC –968,000 viewers
CNBC – 226,000 viewers
HLN – 713,000viewers
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