Yesterday, Prime Mumbler, David Cameroon, announced his scepticism about legalising “assisted dying” (euthanasia), saying: “people might be being pushed into things that they don’t actually want for themselves”
What? Like homelessness, David?
Like crippling debt, David?
Like selling off the NHS, David?
Like forcing people out of their homes to live with rats because some stone-hearted automaton has deemed them fit for work when they’re disabled and no-fucking-body has had the decency to check on how they’re doing and instead just stopped their disability benefit and expected them to turn up at 9 o’clock in the morning when there’s a high probability that they can’t even make into the fucking building because there aren’t sufficient disabled-access ramps, David?
Huh? Sound familiar?
No, you’re right, we wouldn’t want to push people into things they don’t actually want… WOULD WE, DAVID?!
Despite this great big fucking irony, the PM’s standpoint comes as a shock to many in the country because in day-to-day business Mr Cameroon seems to be dead-set (excuse the phrase) on actually assisting people into an early grave. Which leaves many of us thinking – what’s his fucking problem? Does he get off on it? Why is he the only person allowed to assist people to die? Fucking prick.
Many believe that the PM’s opposition to euthanasia stems from his fear that the proposed bill will actually prove too popular with the UK population. With the public spending cuts that are hitting our country, coupled with arts funding disappearing quicker than a virginity in Blackpool, Mr Cameroon fears that the government will be forced to spend millions upon millions of pounds on a nationwide system of suicide booths to ease the country’s overwhelming desire to “check-out early”.
Who would blame them, eh?
In all seriousness, the issue of euthanasia is a difficult one to approach. Yes, I believe people should have the choice to opt for assisted death if their alternative is unnecessary pain and suffering, and yes it should be a choice for every person suffering from long-term illness or the terminally ill. Yet, as with the application of any complex system of ethical protocol, there is, arguably, the opportunity for the system to be abused.
The debate is a long-standing one and it will, I think, be not very many years before it is put before the British public to decide.
(Which itself will be a more difficult decision than even the most “pro” or “anti” euthanasia protester might believe).
your humble human servant,
“Dying is not a crime.” (Jack Kevorkian)