I've been busy with things but this is really scary. since it shows that the current advice will not help you.
Where are we going...and why are we in this handbasket?
If you thought Terry Schiavo was bad this is much worse. Even a living will won't help you.
This is in stark similarity to what happenedbefore.
Lots of people are telling us after Terry that a living will will protect you. That does not appear to be the case.
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
I have been to Dachau, the evil of that place is sunk into the very rocks. Even in bright sunlight a darkness hangs over that place. We don't want that to happen here, but it has started anyway. "Never Again" has become "As Soon As Possible."
The worst thing is the loss of trust. It looks as though a second opinion is worth nothing in the medical profession now. You have to do the research yourself.
My mother died in a hospital when everyone was at home asleep, did she die or was she "helped?" We don't know yet, but the question hangs in the air, and at the Final Bar the books will be opened and everyone will know.
The breakdown of the division of labor is a terrible thing, it will destroy the world more effectively then anything else. If we cannot rely on "experts" we have to become experts ourselves the trouble is that it takes precious time. It will take about 6 months of full time effort but you can become expert in one thing in that time. But the opportunity cost is a terrible price to pay.
I have got better things to do with my time then to double check my "expert" but I may have too and that is a bad thing for everyone over time.