Help! I’ve fallen off my pedestal and I can’t get up!
By Not Sure
21 August 2022
Sean Tagert was diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s disease in March 2013, suffered cardiac arrest in 2017 and lost the ability to move his body or speak. Alan Nichols suffered with depression and had hearing loss. Sophia was unable to find affordable housing, and Denise struggled to survive on disability payments. Both of these women were diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCR) a condition in which common chemicals such as laundry detergents cause headaches and trigger nausea. Dallon Johnstone suffers from complex regional pain disorder. Madeline had a chronic illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) whose symptoms include extreme fatigue and joint pain. Tracey Thompson had what she said had been diagnosed as Long Covid, a disease that is ill-defined. Symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, fever and “brain fog” describe this illness which has been called hard to diagnose.
What do all these people have in common? They are Canadian and they have been granted physician-assisted death also known as medical assistance in death (MAiD). Of this group, only Tracey Thompson has yet to receive euthanasia, but she is confident that her application will be approved. The former chef has lost more than two years of income and expects to run out of money in less than half a year.
Earlier this spring, England’s paper The Guardian asked, “Are Canadians being driven to assisted suicide by poverty or healthcare crisis.” In August, the New York Post covered the story of Alan Nichols, the depressed Canadian who was hospitalized over fears that he might be suicidal. He asked his brother to “bust him out” of the hospital as soon as possible. Over the objections of his family and a nurse practitioner, Nichols submitted to a “request” to be euthanized. The application for euthanasia listed hearing loss as the reason for the request. Nichols’ family have reported the case to police, and there are health officials saying that Nichols lacked the capacity to understand what he was agreeing to.
The press is regularly reporting on people with debilitating but not fatal diseases who are using euthanasia because they cannot see a way out of the financial difficulties that their conditions are exacerbating.
In 2019, when Sean Tagert reported his situation on Facebook, Alan Watt covered the story in depth. Tagert’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) had reached a point where he needed 24-hour in-home care, typical for someone on a ventilator. Vancouver Coastal Health only offered 15.5 hours a day of care. After much effort they increased their offer to 20 hours per day, but this left Tagert with $263.50 that he would have to pay every day to supply the four hours of required care. That is nearly $8000 per month that Tagert needed. He appealed his case to the regional healthcare “authority” but after more than a month, they hadn’t responded. On his Facebook page, he said that he had submitted the paperwork for medically assisted death. Tagert wrote, “Welcome to the great Canadian Healthcare system people.”
Alan used his platform to make people aware that this was happening. We all like to think that “somebody” will do something, but we have reached a point in our cultures where if we are touched at all by someone’s plight it’s to say, “Oh, that’s terrible” or “How dare they?” and our attention is spun to the next crisis or tragedy. It didn’t take Health Canada very long to supply an affirmative to Tagert’s response for state-sponsored suicide. Per the Catholic News Agency story on Tagert “Medically-assisted death is fully funded in the Canadian healthcare system.”
This week’s Redux is Alan Watt “Cutting Through the Matrix” LIVE on RBN “Pulling the Plug on Health Care” from 7 March 2008.
“When Doctor God gives the Nod
They’ll Pull the Plug You Low-life Lug
You Can Wail and Be Demanding
Though It All Boils Down to Social Standing”
Alan read a story about Canada by Avi Shafran of the Jerusalem Post entitled “Brazen new world”. Alan commented that often we cannot get stories about our own countries and must look outside to find how the rest of the world sees us. Shafran was covering a policy statement from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, Canada from January of 2008, whose premise was that ending a human life is a medical decision, not a moral one.
By 2016, Canada had fully embraced state-sponsored suicide. The first year that MAiD was available about a thousand deaths resulted. By 2019 the number was 5,660 and by 2020 there were 7595 reported assisted deaths. Between 2016 and 2020, more than 25,000 MAiD deaths have happened. Canada is a small country. Do the math.
Alan often shared the Julian Huxley quote about knocking man off his pedestal. Are we there yet?
Eugenics and depopulation are the drivers of this ancient agenda of the capstone. It takes many forms, but the result is the same. Whether we’re looking at greening and sustainability and voluntary sterilization or vaccine injury or sex reassignment or state-sponsored suicide, we’re looking at “them” doing something about “too many of us.” It isn’t too late to fuel your outrage. Righteous indignation is the food of resistance, not positive thinking.
© Not Sure
Brazen new world | Jerusalem Post (archive.org)
Are Canadians being driven to assisted suicide by poverty or healthcare crisis? | Canada | The Guardian
‘Disturbing’: Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws (nypost.com)
10,000+ Canadian Euthanasia Killings in 2021 | National Review
Canada's 2020 euthanasia report: Almost 8,000 people died by lethal injection - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
Assisted suicide deaths in Canada jumped 32% from last year: gov't data - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
Canada's push to expand euthanasia to mentally ill violates 'equal protection against avoidable death' - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
Dutch gov't proposes expanding assisted suicide to children under age 12 - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)