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Secondhand Smoke has a gruesome story how suicide clinics may be open for business sooner than you think:

I remember seeing the movie Soylent Green in the early 70s. One of the shocks of the film has E.G. Robinson's character leaving a note to Charlton Heston that he was "going home," which turned out to be death via a euthanasia clinic. As I recall, the idea that society would become so crass and abandoning as to permit clinics where people would go to be killed was seen as beyond the pale.

Well, in the 1990s, Kevorkian urged the establishment of suicide/euthanasia clinics. Many laughed that off as advocacy from a fringe kook--even though he had better poll numbers than Barack Obama does today.

Now suicide clinic promotion has entered the mainstream of politics.
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Anonymous said...

One of my high school students, whose "testimony" ("MY Jesus" and "MY Bible") is quite popular at local events, assured me that old people need to die and, really, want to die.

The Culture of Death has permeated even Protestant fundamentalism.

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