Should we give death a chance?

Now that the community has (very) belatedly launched down the path in search of equal rights associated with “partnering for life”, homosexuals included (after all, why should heterosexuals be the only one with the right to be miserable!), I think its time we started to think more about the need to kill more of us. 

We’ve had this sanctity of life business rammed down our throat for long enough. 

What about “quality of life”? 

There seems to me to be plenty enough of us doing absolutely everything possible to keep people out of the grave, crypt or urn, but very few of us seem to be trying to get us there at the right time; and that right time might be earlier than some of us collectively seem to want. 

Doctors, drug manufacturers and the health industry moreover now have the ability to keep a comatose patient technically alive through myriad drugs, breathing, heart pumping and kidney cleaning machines regardless of the quality of life benefit attributable to this additional time. 

With Australia’s aging and increasingly demented population (particularly those down Collingwood way) having their individual and collective life expectancy and reality being increased at an alarming rate, due to the very solid work being done within the health industry, we need to spare a thought for those that, like it or not, don’t see their lives with any sanctity.

In fact some of what we are foisting upon the infirm is downright cruel. 

Need I mention the leading advocates in the anti-death lobby? 

Not only are these pro-life apologists seeking to influence policy at the conception of life (no freedom for women to make personal decisions about abortion), they are purposefully holding back meaningful and progressive debate within the community about free, personal decision making about whether death is in fact the answer. 

What will we soon see?

 Pro-life lobbyists barricading cemeteries chanting “No, he/she can’t come in!

 “What about the sanctity of life!

“This man’s got 15 good years of dementia left in him; he can’t just freely choose to end it now. 

“This is not part of His great plan”.. and so on.

You get my drift here.

 And this matter isn’t just one of the fundamental right for adults to decide when death needs to knock. 

This is an enormous financial problem for Australia. 

We cannot afford a health system that has at its core, the multiple cost drivers of increasing life expectancy, increasing dementia and increasing health care keeping people that need to die, alive. 

When you do the sums, you’ll find Australia needs more than  50 per cent more aged care beds during the next 20 years. 

Add this to multiples of months of additional hospital bed stays, the vast amount of additional doctors and nurses and carers — billions of dollars are at stake here. 

So, let the killing begin.

 Let’s give Mother Nature a chance of culling the herd rather than sticking to His Holiness’s arbitrary decision-making about whether we should sustain life at any appalling cost.