Assisted Suicides: Illegal

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Krem, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. Krem

    Krem Well-Known Member

    Did you know that, in most countries, if you want to die, you can't get help? If you're a cripple, or under constant care, or simply can't do it on your own, you're doomed to wait until you finally die, regardless of how much you suffer? Do you know why?

    Fuck you, that's why. Your emotional state is irrelevant to the powers-that-be-- We only care that we don't kill you. Not so much that you live or die, that'd be way too personal. No, we just don't want to be the ones killing you. Why? Again, fuck you, that's why.

    Well, fine, you say. You find a place where the powers-that-be don't want you to suffer, where you can die in peace, with dignity. Except, you need to be terminally ill. And old. Oh, no, we fully realise that everyone will die, but we won't speed it up unless you're.. guaranteed to? Yeah, it's not really rational.

    But, hey, if you're young, you might change your mind, right? I mean, it's not like millions of people-- And not counting in the so-called 3rd world-- live their entire lives in misery, poverty and famine, right? That there are people who've no hope of their lives improving, that they're doing shit all other than staying alive.

    But, hey, I'm sure that homeless man down the street, who sleeps with newspapers to protect himself from the cold, who went to the streets in his 20s, who has no education or marketable skills, who can't wait until his death, will just LOVE to hear that the powers-that-be won't help him live, won't even help him have a comfortable death.

  2. Aphorism

    Aphorism Well-Known Member

    Yes, the *Powers-that-Be* do not want to be responsible for your death or your life.
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