I was reading a column titled “Communication Gap: Eurotalk vs. Ameritalk,” By Wesley J. Smith, in the National Review On-Line. He was talking about how Europeans think versus Americans and I fell out of my chair when he skipped right past what should have been his story. Involuntary euthanasia of the infirm, helpless, elderly, poor Dutch is their national policy. These people are being overtly murdered rather than dying of neglect. And not only does no one care. It is approved by the public.
From the article:
In Lisbon, I began to comprehend the dramatic differences between the American and Old European approaches during a panel discussion I participated in on euthanasia. I was invited to the conference to argue against legalization. During my presentation, I made the point that the regulatory guidelines don't protect against abuses but merely provide an appearance of control, to calm public unease.
As proof, I referred to several studies on Dutch euthanasia revealing that about 1,000 patients who have not asked to be euthanized are killed by doctors each year. Though such killings are considered murder under Dutch law, I explained that those doctors who engage in "termination without request or consent" in the Netherlands are almost never prosecuted. Moreover, the very few who are prosecuted are usually found not guilty. And the exceedingly rare conviction, when it happens, never leads to criminal sanction, or even professional discipline against the offending doctor.
When I make this point in debates with American euthanasia advocates, their response is usually to angrily accuse me of exaggerating, or else to excuse the conduct owing to the poor condition of the patients involved. But the Dutch advocate was not offended or upset. Rather, he calmly admitted that my point as unremarkable, stating, "Well, it is important that we have laws to tell us what constitutes good medical practice in this area. But, of course, these laws should not be enforced."
My jaw dropped. What's the point of passing laws if they're not going to be enforced?
To the Old European way of thinking, though, it apparently makes perfect sense. The guidelines don't exist to punish those who break them; rather, they're a vehicle for maintaining consensus and comity between those who support euthanasia and those who oppose it. Supporters have the satisfaction of knowing that euthanasia is available in many circumstances. Opponents have the satisfaction of knowing that legal restrictions limit the actual practice of euthanasia, at least to some degree. Hence, a controversial public policy that is an emotional flashpoint of the culture war in the United States is generally accepted with quiet equanimity by the people of the Netherlands — even though it has led to many thousands of Dutch patients being murdered without legal consequence.
Dutch doctors murder at least 1,000 undesirable people a year.
This is official Dutch policy
It is both known and approved by the Dutch people.
The Dutch people have gone Nazi in fact and in deed. All the worse nightmares of Euthanasia opponents have been realized in the Netherlands. This has been true for a decade at least. And no one is paying attention, even when it is looked at directly.
Lets be absolutely clear what I am talking about here. This isn't the American medical community’s refusal of treatment for reasons ranging from lack of payment from the indigent to lack of profit for insurance companies for long term terminal illness. This is the active taking of life by sticking needles into people's arms attached to vials of poison and pushing the plunger. The first is criminal negligence. The second is capital murder. It is a moral difference in kind and not degree.
It is time that the American people to act.
The Dutch medical profession should be shut out of all international medical organizations. American participation of any sort in such organizations should be based on the exclusion of the Dutch. Dutch cultural groups should be excluded from the US and Dutch physicians should be denied visas to attend conferences here based on the fact they could be serial medical murderers.
The Democratic Left should ask the UN to pass a resolution condemning Holland over its euthanasia policies and give them at least 250 years to reconsider the situation.
American Church organizations should act. Dutch Christian religious leadership is a contradictions in terms. They all speak with Satan’s voice, if they bother to speak at all. Shunning of them is the least that should be done. Serious American missionary efforts independent of local Dutch churches and the Dutch government must be both considered and executed.
As it stands, mass conversion of the Dutch to Muslims would mark a significant improvement in the Dutch moral climate. The old, helpless, infirm and elderly would still die unnecessarily, but from medical neglect and not from medical murder.
This is the evil that sits at the heart of the E.U. It is all about providing unaccountable power to people without souls, so they can victimize the poor and weak as they see fit.