Sunday, August 02, 2009

Quotes from Ezekiel Emanuel

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is head bioethicist at NIH, one of Obama’s comparative effectiveness mavens and brother of the White House chief of staff. I mentioned his Lancet paper and his views on rationing against elders here. Now here’s more from Secondhand Smoke, quoting from another of Emanuel’s papers (emphasis added):

Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity-those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations-are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.



Anonymous said...

I hope he gets dimentia and his family decides his survival is not worth it because economically, he will not be a participating citizen! WOW hat a nut. Wasn't that part of the Nazis doctrine? Didn't they kill the mentally and physically infirmed people to purify society?

Anonymous said...

The reason President Obama is cavalier about sending the Democratic Congressmen to defeat in November in order to get his health care bill passed now, and why he is not afraid of the wrath of the American people is that Government healthcare and Illegal Immigration are being used together for the purpose of behind the scenes manipulation of a massive shift in voter demographic in America from the intransigent elderly to illegal immigrants, who will be given the elderlys' healthcare and then the vote. When this voter demographic shift occurs Obama will regain permanently all the Congressional seats, and the wrath of the American people will not be able to effect elections. All he has to do is get these two laws in place before the November elections. Illegals will then flood unimpeded across the border and by the laws put in place be given healthcare and the vote. These laws will be in place within 6 months and will be irreversible.
Dr Ezekial Emanuel's mindset that healthcare resources should be allocated based on the value of that individual to the State will be implemented. The elderly , steeped in the values and traditions of this country are not valuable to the State, illegal immigrants are of great value to the State because they will bring permanent consolidation of power through their compliant and unquestioning vote. Obama has won. He has out manipulated everyone.