Euthanasia in Australia

Euthanasia has been a touchy topic for the past decade as the aging community becomes more populous and the old age care industry becomes more strained. Several key news pieces have covered the topic, showing a personal side to the issue with interviews with those whose partners/mothers/fathers who have been euthanized and also those who wish to be euthanized. The main conflict that exists around the Euthanasia is the illegality of the procedure, which is factored by various religious and moral worries. However many would argue that those suffering from terminal diseases such as incurable cancer or chronic diseases deserve a better, cleaner death, in fact Euthanasia comes from the greek meaning “good death.”

Oregon, Washington, Montana, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are the only jurisdictions in the world where laws specifically permit euthanasia or assisted suicide.

The key religious factor around the topic would be that the belief that “suicide is a sin”.
Samson, judas. “Life is god’s greatest gift,” you might have heard from Reverend Hale in The Crucible. This is center of the reasoning against euthanasia.

In fact the Catholic Church used to state that suicide was a sin, and that persons committing suicide could not have a Catholic service and burial. However, the Church has since changed this point of view.

This is one of the many passages in the Bible that condemns suicide as sin.

Deuteronomy 30:19
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life…”

Many attempts of legalizing euthanasia have been put forward, one of these was the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act of 1995 which allowed for medically assisted voluntary euthanasia at the request of a terminally ill person. This Act was rejected as have several other Acts been rejected. This is due to a power struggle over Euthanasia in parliament, with some politicians trying to use a pro-euthanasia agenda such as Euthanasia campaigner Phillip Nitschke will be standing as an ACT candidate for the Senate at the federal election.

Dr Nitschke will stand for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party which will also field Senate candidates in New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Dr Nitschke says the ACT has some of the highest levels of support for voluntary euthanasia.

He says four in five Australians are in favour of voluntary euthanasia law reform, and a quarter consider the issue to be a vote-changer in the upcoming election.

I believe there comes a time when continued attempts to cure are not compassionate… wise, or medically sound. That is the time when all efforts should be directed to making the patient’s remaining time comfortable. All methods should be directed to alleviating pain and other symptoms as well as to providing emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and the patient’s loved ones. These suffering people deserve a pro-euthanasia system that isn’t exploited or influenced by religion or politics.

Quasar’s speech to the Earthlings

I am a Martian, I have been watching your planet for 20 solar rotations and I finally understand your culture. It has come to my attention that there is deadly attitude problem that is destroying this world. I have come to Australia today This affliction that Australia is infected with is, charity.
Let me explain further; Africans aren’t human.

I mean lets be honest, they couldn’t be. Sure the softer members of your community might donate a goat or two to Africa, but in reality this is nothing to what we have. Large portions of the African nation have been destroyed and damaged by conflict and civil wars, and it clear that the western world has no intention of helping them. If we really cared about them then maybe you would have sold your second car, your Jacuzzi or your hydroponics gardening system. It makes me angry, that these godless activists are asking for us to give away even a thin slice just so they can sleep at night. No real sacrifice has been made by the western world, and as I see it, no real sacrifice should. So as a relative outsider to this society I can see, that the impoverished all over the world are not actual human beings. And finally it makes sense. I was confused as we all have been, you see by this facade of politically correct generosity invented by these; liberals. Somewhere along the way something changed, these hippies have perpetrated the idea of charity into our national psyche. In the middle east they are lavish in there wealth and they separate the indian working class that build there mammoth buildings, I’ve seen it first hand. We should aspire to be like them and we are close to them. We are very close from the dirty lie provided by the 1% poverty sympathizers over the 99% of hard working Australians. Theres a name for when the few rules over the many, it’s called fascism. I’ve worked hard to be born into this wonderful 1st world and I am not giving away my piece of the pie to some tribesman. We can’t have it both ways Australia, being charitable and well off. It is either one or the other, and I say “Screw the Africans!”

Enough of Timon and Pumba however and let us focus on some closer threats of your glorious nation.

The trend continues in this regard, in how we pretend to look after these “boat people”, I honestly don’t believe that they are people at all. However the current trend of pretend charity continues into this issue. Instead of giving them the respect of welcoming them into our privileged country, we just put them on an island near Australia and forgot about them. No more half measures Canberra, only full measures can be used in an invasion event such as this.

I suggest bomb the boats, and if they try sink there own or any other dodgy indian trick we’ll shoot them right there and them, save them the trouble of drowning.
Man the fuck up Australia… You have to face the selfish greedy lot that we are. Australia is still on the fence, this needs to change and it starts with… You.

Thank you for being such a receptive audience, live long and prosper. I leave for the stars, farewell homos.