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Malthusian humanism and death education, Part II

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  “I fancied myself as some kind of god.”

 – George Soros

[This is the second part in a two-part piece. The first part, which discusses cultural-transformative “death education” in public schools can be read here. The second part focuses on programs, people, and influences behind the death education movement in higher education, and the societal ramifications of such.]

“Death education, also called education about death, dying, and bereavement, is based on the belief that death-denying, death-defying, and death-avoiding attitudes and practices in American culture can be transformed…” states an article in the Encyclopedia of Death (emphasis mine). “Death education is critical for preparing professionals to advance the field and accomplish its purposes.” For school-aged children, one of those purposes is to mold America’s children “to be less afraid of death.” Ahh! What about higher education? Are our young professionals-to-be spared? The answer is no.

 Further reading in the Encyclopedia of Death reveals one of the main conductors of the death-ed movement, specifically in higher education, and exposes the movement’s nefarious underbelly; a taboo-breaking, culture-changing, social-engineering experiment on American society in order to create Utopia. “One of the stated goals,” the article reads, “of the Project on Death in America of the Open Society Institute is to ‘understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement in America” (emphasis mine). The Open Society Institute (now called Open Society Foundations) is the brain-child of George Soros, an uber-wealthy megalomaniac with Malthusian tendencies and a god-complex. It was created to advance the development of a world-wide, “open” society. In other words, the foundation serves as the means through which Soros has been meddling in (transforming) America’s culture and policies since the 1970’s.

“Choices arise which would not even have been imagined in an earlier age. Euthanasia, genetic engineering, brainwashing become problems of practical importance. The most complex human functions, such as thinking, may be broken down into their elements and artificially reproduced.” 

 -George Soros, “Opening the Soviet System” (describing his ideal open society)

The Project on Death in America – a time-limited social engineering project designed to get the ball (of death) rolling  in America – focused on “palliative care,” which the pro-suicide lobby has now transformed from meaning pain management to meaning euthanasia. During PDIA’s public unveiling at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York (1994), Soros expressed his admiration for his mother’s choice to commit suicide, and he lamented America’s medical “culture so intent on curing disease and prolonging life…” Having identified a need for professionals willing to advocate for “end of life care,” the Project on Death in America (PDIA) funded numerous efforts through their “Faculty Scholars Program,” successfully integrating death-ed into the curriculum of numerous schools in the fields of “medical ethics, medical education, economics, geriatrics, psychiatry, critical care, neurology, paediatrics, paediatric oncology, general medicine and nursing,” in addition to the arts and humanities. These “faculty scholars” are now mentoring (indoctrinating) new generations of professionals. Transforming a culture into a “death-accepting” culture – a culture with broken morals where, for example, “withholding/withdrawing nutrition & hydration” can be seen as a perfectly acceptable form of murder – requires indoctrinating the masses.

Now, consider this for a moment… What this essentially means is that at least two generations of indoctrinaires (since the late 90’s) are now practicing professionals: they are our doctors and they are our nurses… all across our country.

In collaboration with various other foundations and grant-funding organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), PDIA succeeded in lobbying for palliative care to be accepted as a subspecialty of medicine. In 2006, the Council of Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized this new specialty, and in 2008, accreditation of training programs and certification of physicians began. Soros’s PDIA “scholars were principal investigators for many of the RWJF-funded projects” (hospicepatients.org). A single glance at the array of transformative projects that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been funding is all that one needs in order to gain an understanding of the Malthusian future in store for American Society (check out this diagram).

 “In fact, they view traditional American society as ‘the enemy,’ something to be manipulated and defeated so that their goals can be achieved.”

  Ron Panzer, Hospice Patients Alliance

Soros has gone on to fund numerous other suicide lobbying groups, all having disarming names. “Compassion and Choices,” for example, has been especially active in the pro-death movement. Ever-aware of societal challenges, the 2008 Compassion and Choices annual report bragged about having “successfully changed more than 200 headlines from ‘Assisted-Suicide’ to ‘Aid in Dying’ or ‘Death with Dignity’” (Capital Research Center).

 The deceptive, euphemistic language, however, isn’t restricted to titles of pro-death organizations. The entire language of our discussions of such subjects has been steered by empty pleasantries of truth-concealing, linguistic propaganda.  Words and phrases such as death with dignity, employed in the stead of truthful words – suicide, euthanasia, or even murder – are nothing more than lies “dressed in the language of euthanasia advocates,” as Michael Brendan Dougherty from National Review puts it (as in the case of 10 month old Charlie Gard). “The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark,” (James 3:5).

 “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

– Proverbs 16:31

What exactly does euthanasia have to do with an open society? In 1984, the then Colorado Gov. said, in reference to the elderly, “You’ve got a duty to die and get out of the way… Let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life.” Quite simply put, in the kind of open society that the many utopian central-planners envision, a right to die becomes a duty to die (more specifically, a duty to die cheaply). As the very wise Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr. explained in Slouching Towards a Duty to Die, “death is the ultimate and most efficient form of rationing.” “Article after article, in the medical literature have subtly and not-so-subtly extolled the virtues of utilitarian (collectivist) ethics in its various incarnations, e.g.. population-based medicine, shared ethics, futility of care, distributive ethics, and the like,” he continued. “All of these proposals seek to submerge the heretofore supremacy of the individual-based ethics of Hippocrates for a collectivist (authoritarian) ethic in which the physician is no longer beholden to his individual patients, but to the greater, collectivist good of society,” just as the physicians in Nazi Germany became active participants in the “science of killing” (Ktenology) for the good of society, for the health of the German nation, Dr. Faria explains. This is precisely the direction that George Soros and other utopian central-planners are steering us; toward repetition of the Nuremburg war crimes, but on a global scale.

 Think this is just hyperbole? Let’s examine a few examples:

  1. The Netherlands [Jane Doe (info kept private)]: This year, a Dutch court cleared a doctor of wrongdoing in the case of an elderly woman living in a nursing home who “fought desperately in an attempt not to be killed.” Facing resistance from the victim, the doctor drugged her coffee. Still, when the doctor attempted to administer the lethal injection, the victim resisted. The doctor then solicited the help of family members in holding the victim down. You can’t make this stuff up! The Netherlands is a good example of the slippery slope from euthanasia to legalized state-sanctioned murder. For example, in 1990, 4,941 people were euthanized without their consent!
  2. United Kingdom [Charlie Guard, Age 10 months]: A terminally ill infant was, essentially, sentenced to death by the Europe’s Human Rights Court. Charlie’s parents sought to transfer Charlie to a hospital here in America for an experimental treatment that has helped some patients with Charlie’s type of condition, though not as severe. Instead, the court ordered Charlie’s life support (ventilator) be disconnected. The utilitarian outlook that has taken over in Britain, with its National Health Services, is evident in a piece published by The Independent in which the author briefly acknowledges the secular, Utilitarian argument for terminating life-sustaining care, stating “Other very sick children with a better chance of life, it might have been argued, had a greater claim to a finite and expensive resource.” Charlie’s parents, through private citizen donations, have raised all of the necessary funds in order to pay for Charlie’s transfer and experimental treatment, without needing public funds. Nevertheless, the courts have declared that Charlie must die.
  3. United Kingdom [Patrick Pullicino]: Dr. Pullicino has cited a lack of clear guidelines for placing patients on the “Liverpool Care Pathway” (LCP) – the creepy name for a program for terminally ill patients – as leading to the premature placement of thousands of elderly people onto the LCP… in what amounts to a death sentence. Pulllicino cited pressure on the number of beds as one reason for the thousands of premature LCP placements. Sadly, the elderly aren’t the only victims of NHS rationing.
  4.  Reno, Nevada [Brian Callister]: Callously taking the lead from Britain’s NHS, several American insurance companies have stopped paying for some life-saving, curative procedures. While they won’t pay for you to be cured, they will pay for you to kill yourself, as Dr. Brian Callister was shocked to find out. He had attempted to transfer two of his patients to other states to undergo life-saving medical procedure. However, since those states (California & Oregon) allow doctor-assisted suicide, the insurance companies decided death was easier on the companies’ pocket books. Let this serve as a reminder that there is a very big difference between health insurance and health care.
  5. Oregon [Nora Harris]: Nora was diagnosed in 2009, with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 56. Mentally incompetent, but fully conscious, Nora needed to be spoon-fed. While Mrs. Harris has filed paperwork indicating she did not wish to receive a feeding tube, but she did not ask to be starved and deprived water while still capable of eating and drinking. A failed lawsuit by her husband Bill – which attempted to force Nora’s care facility to deprive her of food and water – prompted the creation of a legislative bill that just recently passed in Oregon’s Senate. The bill essentially removes the legal safeguard’s that prohibit medical representatives from ending the life of mentally-incompetent, non-dying, conscious adults.
  6. California [Stephanie Packer, Age 33]: Diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes scar tissue to form in her lungs, at the age of 29, the married mother has already outlived the 3 years her doctor expected her to. Stephanie is, unfortunately, finding little to no support for her hard fight to stay alive and with four children (aged 7-13). “In June [2016], her home state of California enacted a law permitting doctor-assisted suicide. And something terrible happened. Premature passing away with medical help is now widely seen as preferable to painful, prolonged living, Packer says. But she’ll fight to live with every last labored gasp drawn from her oxygen tube before ultimately accepting a natural end.”

 “I have to concentrate on what goes on in America. The fight for an open society now has to be fought there.” 

– George Soros, 2003

To turn our eyes away, to ignore crimes against our nation’s morality would be a travesty. James Madison said, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” What is happening to American society is nothing less than theft – the theft of our conscience through so-called death education. Thieves come only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy (John 10:10). To steal the God-given, blood-earned conscience of America is to steal freedom’s last safe place in this world. With the efforts of those who seek to continue the acidic erosion of America’s conscience steadily increasing, we must be vigilant to guard our hearts. Hold your conscience close, guarding it from those who seek to destroy our culture. Talk with your children about what they are learning in school. And, most importantly, never allow yourself to forget the value of each and every human life. America, and her cultural conscience must never be stolen. Guard her and keep her safe. As Samuel Adams said…

Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum” (Samuel Adams, Speech on August 1, 1776).

 


Resources for further of this topic are listed below.

Stealth Euthenasia: Health Care Tyranny in America, Hospice Patients Alliance: http://www.hospicepatients.org/this-thing-called-hospice.html

Hospice Patients Alliance: http://www.hospicepatients.org/index.html

Panel clears Dutch doctor who asked family to hold patient down as she carried out euthanasia procedure, The Telegraph: https://www.google.com/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/28/panel-clears-dutch-doctor-asked-family-hold-patient-carried/amp/

Right to Die Can Become Duty to Die, the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/4736927/Right-to-die-can-become-a-duty-to-die.html

Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for Patients’ Treatments, but Offered Assisted Suicide, Daily Signal: http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/28/doctor-says-health-insurance-wouldnt-pay-for-patients-treatments-but-offered-assisted-suicide-instead/

Encyclopedia of Death: http://www.deathreference.com/Da-Em/Death-Education.html#ixzz4j3p6FPUU 

NHS rationing ‘is denying patients care’ as cash crisis deepens, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/08/nhs-rationing-denying-patients-care-cash-crisis-survery-doctors

Oregon Senate votes to allow dementia patients to be starved to death, Lifesitenews.com: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/oregon-senate-passes-bill-allowing-dementia-mentally-ill-patients-to-be-sta

Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year, Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html

The Instincts of Charlie Gard’s Parents Should Echo in the Courts, the Independent:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.independent.co.uk/voices/charlie-gard-life-support-concerns-should-be-listened-to-a7812911.html%3Famp

The Vatican’s Statement on the Charlie Gard Case Is a Disgrace, National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449159/vatican-charlie-gard-statement-catholic-church-family-life-euthanasia

Terminally ill mom denied treatment coverage — but gets suicide drug approved, New York Post: http://nypost.com/2016/10/24/terminally-ill-mom-denied-treatment-coverage-but-gets-suicide-drugs-approved/

Thousands in Netherlands Die Without Consent Since Euthanasia OK, LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/04/thousands-in-netherlands-die-without-consent-since-euthanasia-ok/

Gov. Lamm Asserts Elderly, If Very Ill, Have ‘Duty To Die’, New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/29/us/gov-lamm-asserts-elderly-if-very-ill-have-duty-to-die.html

Slouching Towards a Duty to Die: http://www.drmiguelfaria.com/medicalsentinel/slouching-towards-duty-die

The Duty to Die Cheaply: http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-duty-to-die-cheaply/article/441526

Anne McTavish Neatherlands’ Euthenasia Stats are Appauling: http://theprovince.com/opinion/anne-mctavish-netherlands-euthanasia-stats-are-appalling

Oregon Bill Would Allow Starvation of Alzheimer’s Patients, Could Set Up Death Panels https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/08/oregon-bill-would-allow-starvation-of-alzheimers-patients-could-set-up-death-panels/\

George Soros, Godfather of the Left Gives $550 Million to Liberal Causes: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/12/14/george-soros-godfather-left-gives-550-million-to-liberal-causes.html

Op-Ed: Selling suicide with George Soros’ money: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op-ed-selling-suicide-with-george-soros-money/article/2526283

Against a duty to die, AMA Journal of Ethics: http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2014/05/oped1-1405.html

The Project on Death In America: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1282198/

Is there a duty to die?: http://web.utk.edu/~jhardwig/dutydie.htm

Approaching Death: https://www.nap.edu/read/5801/chapter/1#xiii

AUTHOR Bennett^ Roger V,
TITLE Death and the Curriculum,
PDB DATE Apr 74
NOTE 18p,; Paper presented at the American Educational
Eesearch Association Meeting (Chicago^ April 15-19 1974)

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The complete fraud that is socialism

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The complete fraud that is socialism

Once again we are witness to the age-old scam of socialism with Leftists making promises to attain power that can never be fulfilled.

Long before Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago exposed the systematic oppression, torture, incarceration and deliberate mass murder that are the hallmarks of socialistic slavery. James A. Michener documented the 1956 Hungarian uprising against communism in his book ‘The Bridge at Andau’. While both are great literary works, ‘The Bridge at Andau’ laid bare the complete fraud that is the collectivist ideologies in creating a ‘Heaven on Earth’ or ‘worker’s paradise’ that never comes to fruition.

The selling of socialistic slavery to a new generation tends to follow a certain type of ‘progress’. Promises are made for all kinds of largess ranging from Free Healthcare, Free Housing, Free College, Free food to even Free income. All paid for with other people’s money. Never mind that It’s impossible to fulfill all of these wondrous asseverations. Appearances must be made to at least begin the process, so the ever-present task of wealth redistribution begins at the point of a gun.

This is also why the Socialist-Left obsesses over gun confiscation and the suppression of free speech. It is imperative for the Leftists to disarm the people since they generally object to having their property stolen from them. However, we are getting ahead of ourselves, this is to document how this exploitation of the people has ‘progressed’ in other collectivist enclaves to better understand how this crime against the people is perpetrated.

Why do collectivist regimes always require secret police apparatus and the suppression of Liberty?

This question was detailed in The Bridge at Andau in the chapters on the ‘AVO man’. In which he discusses the secret police organisation of the Hungarian Communists, the AVO (Allamvedelmi Osztaly). He bluntly asked and answered the question:

Why must communism depend on such dregs of society?

No matter on what elevated plane communism begins its program of total dictatorship. it sooner or later runs into such economic and social problems that some strong-arm force is required to keep the civil population under control.

As is the case now as it was then, a nation’s Socialist-Left will promise just about anything to attain power over the people:

When communism is wooing the workers in Csepel, all kinds of exaggerated promises are made if they seem likely to awaken men’s aspirations and their cupidity. These promises are couched in such simple terms and such effective symbols that they become immediate goals of the revolution.

Review briefly what communist agitators had once promised the Hungarians who appear in this book: consumer goods such as they had never known before, increased wages. increased social benefits, shorter hours of work, improved education for everyone, a greater social freedom, and a government directly responsible to the working classes. Under communism such promises were never even remotely capable of attainment.

[Our Emphasis]
If all of that sounds eerily familiar, it’s because that’s part of a very old song and dance that has deceived many a generation into enslaving themselves under socialism. Consider this recent story from the Associated Press:

Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans.
….

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign soon, has sponsored legislation to create a federal jobs guarantee program in several communities across America.

The pilot program… could ultimately transform the U.S. labor market by providing well-paid government employment with benefits for anyone who wants it.

[Our Emphasis]

As Margaret Thatcher so aptly surmised, eventually they will run out of other people’s money. In our case in the states, that is already the situation given the enormous debt and unfunded liabilities reaching into the stratosphere of trillions of dollars. Of course, this hasn’t deterred committed collectivists such as Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio who recently stated that ‘There’s plenty of money in the world… It’s just in the wrong hands!’ Never mind that it is morally wrong to steal the property of others or that once a society turns down the dead-end of socialism there will always be more people wanting more money from those who have it.

Wealth redistribution scams will always wreck the economy. A socialist regime that nationalizes the economy can never function better than one of economic Liberty. Soon enough everything breaks down, the people see through the lies and the government has to start breaking heads. Thus it is imperative that they have previously confiscated the people’s guns and made it illegal to defend themselves.

The Takeaway

Socialistic schemes always run contrary to basic human nature. Rewarding someone for not working will always result in less work. Conversely, punishing someone for working will also result in less work.

This basic logic of human nature seems to be lost on Leftists. But perhaps it is not. They have to know their schemes have never and will never work. And yet they still try to impose them on everyone else. Perhaps they know of the epic fraud they are continually perpetrating on society, but they don’t care. That will be the subject of our next installment.


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The real story here is that a radical activist took on high school kids

The Covington Catholic School story has taken on a life of its own. What started as an attack against MAGA hat-wearing teens who supposedly went after a Native American Vietnam War veteran has turned into a witch hunt by leftist mainstream media to prove their righteous indignation towards the kids was justified.

But at the core of the story is something that most seem to be missing. Nathan Phillips isn’t a random activist. He’s an outspoken radical who intentionally inserts himself into situations to draw attention to his cause. We saw this clearly the day after the viral video was shot (but before it went viral) when he tried to storm a Catholic church to disrupt worship services. Those are not the actions of a peace-seeking, mild-mannered activist for Native American rights. They’re the actions of someone seeking trouble for the sake of attention.

Then, there’s the question of claims that he was a combat veteran who fought during the Vietnam War. To be fair, these are not necessarily his assertions, though I haven’t read everything he’s said about that period in his life. But mainstream media has painted him on multiple occasions as essentially a war hero. His claims have been that he was a “Vietnam times veteran,” which is obviously meant to insinuate he participated.

Thankfully, many of the publications that painted this picture of Phillips have since started editing their stories. Nevertheless, the damage is done. His reputation as a Vietnam War hero is still prominent in the eyes of those who read the initial stories and haven’t gone back to reread them since the corrections were made. We can assume that means nearly none of them have learned of the correction. That’s why he’s still being widely labeled as such on social media.

One of his claims to fame is that he starred in a Skrillex video that depicted armed opposition against law enforcement as a potential solution for those who are being forced from their homes by a land developer.

The sum of the parts of this story paint a very strange picture of Phillips. There is absolutely nothing wrong with activism for the sake of Native American rights. The cause is a righteous one and most activists are doing their part to properly bring awareness to the American people while working with governments in their plight.

Phillips doesn’t fall into that category. His stories keep changing, but the truth is still a mystery.

As our EIC noted yesterday, he claims to be a hero but he’s not.

Nathan Phillips claims to be a hero, but he’s the reason “MAGA kids” are now being demonized

http://noqreport.com/2019/01/22/nathan-phillips-claims-hero-hes-reason-maga-kids-now-demonized/There have been multiple shifts of the narrative being pushed by mainstream media about the Covington Catholic School “MAGA kids” since it first went viral. Each shift further demonstrates the far-left’s unhinged nature and mainstream media’s desire to attack conservative Christians no matter what the facts of the matter say.

All of this goes back to Nathan Phillips, the Native American who sparked the incident by trying to march through the group of kids. It wasn’t necessarily his actions that should be condemned, but how he portrayed the whole situation and his role in it have perpetuated the falsehoods that are being reported by mainstream media even today.

This all brings us back to his “opposition,” or at least the people he apparently opposes. By no means do I believe these kids are innocent. They’re kids. They were thrown into a situation they didn’t know how to handle, but even in those circumstances they handled it fairly well. Nick Sandmann, the “smirking MAGA kid” who was literally at the center of the initial controversy, is having to go on air to defend himself, his school, and to try to prevent the threats that have hit their community.

It’s a disgrace that these kids couldn’t just go to the March for Life unscathed. The trashy people who continue to dig into their pasts, shame them, and threaten their lives are being driven by the progressive worldview that is intolerant of the hats they wore.


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Before you assume young earth creationists are anti-science, watch this video

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Even in Judeo-Christian circles, young earth creationists are often considered on the fringe of faith. Most scientists have concluded that the universe and planet Earth are billions of years old, life is millions of years old, and the Biblical account of the creation is either allegorical or jibes with scientific understanding of the universe through creative interpretation such as the gap theory.

But here’s the thing. Since nobody can know for sure how old any of it really is since absolute certainty is only possible through observation, we all must rely on evidence, or more accurately, interpretation of the evidence. Those on both sides of the debate are looking at the same evidence but come to greatly contradictory conclusions.

Educators, mainstream media, and scientists have been pushing the old universe concept for decades. At this point, most consider it to be “settled science” that the earth and universe are old. What if I were to tell you the same evidence they base their conclusions on also establishes a scientific premise that supports a literal Biblical worldview? Many would point to dinosaurs, stars, and other pieces of evidence that are contrary to the Bible, but even these have scientific explanations that fit perfectly within a Biblical worldview.

As I stipulated earlier, nobody can know for sure, but that doesn’t mean they can’t agree to a likelihood. To me, the evidence favors a young earth concept. Before you balk, watch this short video.


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