Now that Leftwing comedians have taken up the ridicule as to those who question “the Obama Health Care (changed to “Insurance”) Plan” — Jon Stewart opined in his attempted-but-not-funny bit, “we’re not going to kill your Grandma, O.K.?” — the discussion has taken an even uglier turn, this push to rename deprivation and denial of medical care as “health care.”
Allow me to be blunt: how many of Jon Stewart‘s (whose birth name was Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) relatives got into boxcars decades ago after being told not to worry, be happy, it’s just a nice ride to a camp, do what you’re asked to do…
So how Stewart/Liebowitz can make such a “joke” of this is something I’d call irrational, certainly irreverent, and without any sense, any sense at all. I’d expect, of all people, Stewart/Liebowitz to at least not joke about “kill(ing)…Grandma,” but there he was, doing just that.
I heard Stewart’s “joke” last evening after watching, two nights ago, a televised program called “Hitler’s Hidden Holocaust” about the wretched events at Babi Yar in the Ukraine by the Einsatzgruppen (killing agents of Hitler’s decrepit fascism). The report included historical photographic footage from those times along with a few first-person testimonies of what transpired there, in the killing fields in Lithuania. One segment included photographs taken at a particular ravine named after the Grandmas who were butchered there (“Babi Yar”), their clothing and personal items piled up on the ground where they’d been removed before the Grandmas, along with children, were killed by “government workers” (the Einsatzgruppen) “just doing their jobs” contending with the “health concerns and issues” of the preferred population — which, obviously, did not include value for the lives of those Grandmothers.
If Jon Stewart thinks even the idea of joking about intentionally terminating the life of “Grandma’s” is funny, the stuff of entertainment, then all truly is lost, at least, as to hope and change from anyone from the Left except that they can be relied upon to not change and to continue to eradicate hope. The Left has learned nothing from history, or, it’s learned that history can be repeated and are eager to do so. Either option is horrible.
And remember this:
“As a Ukrainian citizen and a Ukrainian historian it pains me … that there is no policy of national remembrance,” said Anatoly Podolsky, head of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies. “We are not responsible for the past but we are responsible for remembering.”
As Americans who populate a country forged on personal heroism levied upon immense odds for survival, we are responsible for remembering those and other horrors from human history and never allowing those creeping evils to re-emerge: elsewhere or here, even if it’s being attempted by people with smiling faces.
David Limbaugh proves the numbers-game being waged by the Democrats is just that: a game, a fantasy, as in, another lie. We should all be questioning why they’re lying about the numbers, which misrepresent many millions of human lives.
And read this — it clearly does identify an encouraged eugenics program intended by the Left under guise of such being “health care”:
The Democrats’ proposed national health insurance plan would dictate medications, treatments and mental health services; determine coverages individuals are allowed to have; and operate with real-time access to personal bank accounts, according to a new analysis.
And it’s worse, a critic said, than China’s mandatory one-child policy.
“In the same way that the bill pushes elderly or the sick toward euthanasia, it is a pill that would cause economic suicide,” said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “It’s a euthanasia bill for America.”
Congress members have admitted they have not read the more-than-1,000-page bill, and Staver’s organization is one of the first to go through it and offer an analysis.
In the Liberty Counsel analysis, Staver notes that under Section 163, the government would be allowed to have real-time access to individuals’ finances, including direct access to bank accounts for electronic funds transfers.
Under Section 1308, the analysis finds, the government will dictate marriage and family therapy as well as mental health services, including the definitions of those treatments.
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Under Section 1401, a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research would be set up, creating a bureaucracy through which federal employees could determine whether any treatment is “comparatively effective” for any individual based on the cost, likely success and probably the years left in life.
It also, according to Staver, “covers abortions, transsexual surgeries, encourages counseling as to how many children you should have, whether you should increase the interval between children.”
The plan would allow, in Section 1401, for the collection of information about individuals’ health records, both “published and unpublished,” and recommend policies for public access to data.
“It reflects a repressive regime worse than China’s one-child policy,” Staver told WND. “It’s going down the road for a government that manages the most intimate matters of your life regarding health and safety.”
Further, the plan is created to be the “only game in town,” he said. And as people age or get sicker, it includes mandatory “consultations” offering suggestions on how to end life sooner, he said.
The Liberty Counsel staff that did the research was “astonished” by what they found.
J. Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs for Liberty Counsel, said in a commentary the bill reflects the influence of those who now surround President Obama.
“His choice of Harvard professor and self-styled ‘neo-Malthusain’ John Holdren as ‘science czar’ provides the latest and perhaps most troubling example of just how bad America really muffed it last November,” Barber wrote.
“In the name of population control, Holdren has advocated both forced abortion and compulsory sterilization through government-administered tainting of the water supply. In a book he co-authored, entitled ‘Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment,’ Holdren calls for a ‘Planetary Regime’ to enforce mandatory abortions and limit the use of natural resources,” he wrote.
Staver pointed to some of Holdren’s outrageous suggestions, such as implanting sterility capsules in girls at puberty and extracting them only when they obtain government permission to have children. For men, he has suggested putting additives in the water system to cause sterility.
Barber wrote that Holdren has affirmed he believes there is “ample authority” under the U.S. Constitution for population growth to be “regulated.”
“Even … laws requiring compulsory abortion … could be sustained under the existing Constitution,” Holdren suggested.
Nina May, founder of Renaissance Women, added to the arguments. She cited a 1948 Hitchcock movie about murder in which the victim’s body is hidden in plain sight.
“The health care bill that Obama proposes has this theme at its core and has in its crosshairs the Baby Boomer engine that is pulling the derailed economy as it takes its final lap toward retirement. In less than two years, Baby Boomers will begin retiring in multitudes, expecting to reclaim the hard earned money they have been paying into Social Security. But this Health Care Bill, HR3200, has other plans for them,” she wrote.
“Those 65 and older will be required to undergo mandatory ‘end of life’ counseling to determine if they are worthy to continue to not only live, but take much needed resources from those who are younger and more worthy to receive them. Counselors will be trained to discuss how to end life sooner, how to decline nutrition and hydration, how to go into hospice, etc.,” she said.
“This will not be done without coercion. For those who have amassed assets enough to take care of themselves in their old age will have these assets confiscated in the name of fiscal responsibility, because by this time, every citizen will be entered into a national database under the guise of improved efficiency. This database will be run by a type of ‘star chamber,’ appointed by the president, that will determine whether or not you deserve the much needed operation your personal doctor thinks you need,” she said.
The Liberty Counsel analysis also pointed out the government would be allowed to ration health care procedures, prevent “judicial review” of its decision, tell doctors what income they can have, impose new taxes for anyone not having an “acceptable” coverage, regulate whether seniors can have wheelchairs, penalize hospitals or doctors whose patients require “readmission,” prevent the expansion of hospitals and set up procedures for home visits by health care analysts.
Under Section 440, Liberty Counsel said, the government “will design and implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids and families that expect children.” And Section 194 provides for a program that has the government “coming into your house and teaching/telling you how to parent,” LC said.
WND reported earlier when Betsy McCaughey, the former New York state officer, told former presidential candidate Fred Thompson during an interview on his radio program the health care plan includes consultations for seniors on how to die.
“One of the most shocking things is page 425, where the Congress would make it mandatory absolutely that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session,” she said. “They will tell [them] how to end their life sooner.”
The proposal specifically calls for the consultation to recommend “palliative care and hospice” for seniors in their mandatory counseling sessions. Palliative care and hospice generally focus only on pain relief until death.
The measure requires “an explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available.” (WND.)
Footnote: above graphic on this site does not display an actual quote but, rather, displays a paraphrase by this site’s author of the intent declared in the “Obama Health Care Plan”, which can be read on the official White House site. But you’ll have to visit it on your own accord.