Category: Socialized Medicine

The New Social Justice Cry: Kill the Disabled!

In the past, I would have thought Gerber’s choice of a Down Syndrome child as its new “Gerber baby” was squishy political correctness on stilts. The whole PC lexicon of the handicapped as “special” or “differently-abled” annoys me no end. Today, however, when progressives have made the wholesale massacre of people with Down Syndrome the new political correctness, I say, “Great choice, Gerber!”...

Feminists on the Injustice of Pregnancy

Korea’s recently-elected progressive government has announced plans to begin “research” on the country’s restrictive abortion laws, which, of course, is another way of saying they are going to get the ball rolling on legalizing abortion. This initiative is merely an effort to bring the letter of the law into sync with the spirit of national decay, since many thousands of illegal abortions are...

Trump vs. Obamacare

Donald Trump certainly wants to repeal Obamacare. He would have to hate it, if for no other reason than that, not realizing “Obamacare” is only a nickname, he would be ticked that the nation’s health care law has another president’s name attached to it. And that pretty much defines his “plan”: repeal the name, and rechristen the law “Trumpcare.” His cult is enraptured...

GOP’s ObamaCare Makeover Fails

Gee, that’s too bad! So America will not get the wonderful new health care system designed by Lindsey Graham, an establishment RINO, and Bill Cassidy, who was a Louisiana Democrat until fifteen years ago. I mean I’m sure this Graham-Cassidy version of ObamaCare would have been a great “replacement” for the old version. If it had passed, then henceforth and forever, Republican progressives...

The Death Panel’s Loving Embrace

One of the most disingenuous arguments used by defenders of the British government’s right to decide when a baby’s life is no longer worth trying to save, and to determine when and how he will die without any consideration of the wishes of his parents, is the quixotic claim that “doctors are dedicated to saving lives.” In other words, if even the life-loving...

Hysterical American Thinker Writers Caused Charlie Gard to Suffer

A beneficial side effect of the horrible Charlie Gard case is that it is the kind of story that forces anyone who wishes to talk about it to define himself, whether openly or implicitly, on certain fundamental issues: self-ownership vs. socialism, the private family vs. state, and the principled defense of individual liberty vs. progressive pragmatism. One of the more predictable and amusing...

A Planned and Orderly Death for Charlie Gard

Why were Charlie Gard’s parents not allowed to take him home to die? The answer provided by the Great Ormond Street Hospital is a priceless revelation of the socialist mind, and a perfect realization of the principles of medicine predicted in Brave New World. After claiming that they had “tried absolutely everything” to satisfy the parents’ wishes — “absolutely everything” seems a tad...

What the Charlie Gard Case Was NEVER About

In civilization’s ongoing battle against the advance of progressive authoritarianism, the story of Charlie Gard — may he rest in peace — is an object lesson in the danger of unclear principles, and the value of clear ones. The defenders of the despotism of socialized medicine have a vested interest in trying to persuade you that the Charlie Gard case is at its...

RIP, Charlie Gard, and thank you

Unfortunately, Charlie Gard has died. Normally, we lament the loss of a baby by saying things like, “It’s so unfair that he never had the chance to accomplish anything or live a meaningful human life.” Not so in this case. For while Charlie was obviously deprived of the opportunity to fully experience life — and I mean deprived by his illness, not just...

Charlie Gard Has Died

No surprise, of course, but Charlie Gard is dead. His life, however, though sadly brief and unpleasant, was not lived in vain. For he has done more to advance the cause of freedom, against progressive authoritarianism, than most of us will do in a full natural lifetime. He has opened eyes.  I’ll have plenty more to say about his death, and the importance...