Friday, September 19, 2008

One thing conservatives worry about is what is called the "slippery-slope." This is often used in describing why we are against any number of "progressive" ideas infiltrating modern society.

Some time, it's simply hyperbolic. For example, no one (of any rational thought) really believes that if we allow gay couples to marry that it will eventually lead to allowing someone to marry their pet goat. According the the "slippery-slope" theory, once we allow the definition of marriage to be anything other than between a man and a woman, it will just be a matter of time before we also allow any and everything under the sun.

That is simply fearmongering and foolish.

However, there is validity in this theory and this has been expressed dramatically by influential British medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock.

In remarks published today in the Telegraph, Warnock a former headmistress who went on to become Britain's leading moral philosopher, stated that people mental decline are "wasting people's lives" because of the care they require and should be allowed to opt for euthanasia even if they are not in pain. She insisted there was "nothing wrong" with people being helped to die for the sake of their loved ones or society. The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be "licensed to put others down" if they are unable to look after themselves.

Now of course, there are many in Britain who are aghast at the woman said. However, the question remains whether this is just the one opinion of a crazy old lady, or if there is an element of the population who truly agree with her point of view.

From Van Helsing:

Warnock is allegedly Britain's "leading moral philosopher." She wants dementia sufferers to consider "ending their lives through euthanasia." Needless to say, dementia sufferers are not in a position to make decisions, any more than unborn babies are; others make the potentially lethal decisions for them. What this moral philosopher is talking about is having people put to death for having Alzheimer's disease.

Look for other expensive illnesses to follow. When progressives attained total control of Germany, they killed 6,000,000 Jews. The next time they consolidate that kind of power, they'll be going after anyone with costly and/or chronic diseases.

Maybe that's fearmongering as well. But we are living in a disposable society where abortion at will is no longer a fantasy. Warnock is not some left-wing crack pot, but a highly respected member of Britain's healthcare society.

Following one's personal belief structure is Utopian, but the World doesn't work that way. Human nature demands that there be a sense of checks and balances in order for true morality to flourish. Left to our own devices and our own moral codes, we find justification in killing unborn babies, or euthanasia for the elderly, or the less than desirable.

This is a classic example of the slippery-slope theory and a clear indication of a breakdown in society. It is no wonder to me why fundamental Islam is sweeping through Europe. The vacuum left by the fall of religious practice and belief has left a huge void that is being fed by Islamization.

If this is the true face of Progressive society, then we have much to be fearful of.

1 comment:

ZIP said...

If this is the true face of Progressive society, then we have much to be fearful of.

It is...and we do....