Saturday, August 30, 2014

Socialism Always Cheapens Human Life

It is the politics of scarcity and shrinking resources and entropy and death.

If you get socialist medicine, sooner or later the doctor gets around to explaining to you that some animals are more equal than others. It would not be a waste of money if you were an important person like a politician or a wealthy executive or a lawyer or a doctor. Seeing as how you are a peasant, you cannot expect the State to spend much to keep you alive. Talk to your doctor about how you would like to be eased out of your misery.


theepilgrim said...

'Don't take any risks. Stay out of the sun. Avoid contact with others. Abortion is healthy and a right. You're becoming a burden and should think about killing yourself.'

Believe and do the exact opposite of whatever these doctors of death tell you and you'll live a fuller and richer life.

Amy said...

Tex, when we abandoned God (as a society) and began to serve our carnal desires, it was a mistake. But I don't need to tell you that, just happy you provide a place for me to bemoan the loss of Truth.

I was in a store the other day and saw all the mags being sold for women at the check lane. "Be Sexy At Any Age - 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s!" was a cover story header for several of them. No one knows how to accept aging. The concept of wise elders is something the previous generation or two has done away with. It's been about Questioning Authority and Rebellion! and Fighting the Man, Man.

These people so frightened of facing death, they remind me of the Aesthetics of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde* and his gang, who converted to Catholicism at the end of their days, as a means of atoning for their decadent and libertine ways, finally facing mortality and realizing that maybe the Christians are right and heaven and hell do exist and perhaps we should do something to prove our worth to Saint Peter.

These elderly of our own day, fearful of death and dying, they've kind of done it to themselves. I wish them as much peace as they can find in their last days, but they refused to forge generational connections that would give them dignity and comfort in their final days, rather than a feeling of loss and being of no value to the very society they made. That they cannot grasp this delicious irony is not pleasurable for me to observe.

*For the record, I admire Wilde's work. I think The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of those books everyone should read - leave Salinger's Catcher out of the curriculum. Wilde was aware that his decadence would one day catch him up - Dorian Gray is partly an acknowledgment of that.

Mex Arcane said...

Well said, Amy.