Running Down a Slippery Slope

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Depressed 17 year old has herself contract killed with the blessing of the government of the Netherlands:

 

A 17-year-old Dutch girl chose to be euthanized at her home last week after she said the pain of being raped and molested as a child had become “unbearable.”

Noa Pothoven, from Arnhem, Netherlands, wrote in an Instagram post a day before her death that she breaths “but no longer lives.” Her sister confirmed her death on Sunday. The Dutch first legalized euthanasia in 2001, the same year that Pothoven was born.

Go here to read the rest.  These words are a good epitaph for the contemporary West:

[14] Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, who rule over my people that is in Jerusalem. [15] For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.

Isaiah 28: 14-15

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Read about this on shadowtolight today and there was an update in the comments. Apparently the veracity of the incident is now in question and the news is that she was refused the procedure.
    https://twitter.com/NaomiOhReally/status/1136189899672084480

    Scroll down the thread.
    “A decision to move to palliative care and not to force feed at the request of the patient is not euthanasia.
    Dutch media did not report Noa Pothoven’s death as a case of euthanasia. This idea only appeared in English language pickups of Dutch reporting.”

    She apparently refused food and drink, pretty much willing herself to death. A tragedy still, but not exactly the one we initially believed.

  2. An epic failure by the Dutch people to look after its own. On every level. A child (17 is still a child), should never be allowed to make such a decision.

  3. See Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, written in increments 70 years ago.

    What we are is human beings, and for several generations we’ve been attempting (with uneven success) to navigate a world in which large masses of people are free from anxiety about subsistence.

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