Leftists claim that they are the ideology of compassion, toleration, and acceptance. You can’t be compassionate with other people’s money any more than a bank robber can be compassionate with the money he stole.
This week we’ve seen the further truth of the festering sore that’s Leftism.
First, the death of Alfie Evans. Here’s what one British doctor had to say about Alfie’s forced death:
Forcing 23 month-old Alfie Evans to die by starvation “is not killing,” Dr. Ranj Singh argued on U.K.’s “This Morning” ITV program Friday, Express reports.
In Alfie’s case, redirecting care to make him “more comfortable” means denying him food, water and life support. Dr. Singh doubled down on his claim, framing the withdrawal of life support as a way to make patients more comfortable and give them “the most dignifying life”: “Withdrawing life support is not killing someone. It is redirecting care to make them more comfortable and give them the most dignifying life that you can.”
Great Britain refused to allow Alfie’s parents to take their child to Italy for treatment at no expense to the British taxpayers. Even so, the government refused.
Think about that for a moment if you are tempted to turn your healthcare decisions over to the government and an unelected bureaucracy. Our government already has too much power over our healthcare.
On the one hand, our government permits women to kill their unborn children, and on the other hand, once that child is born, the government has full control over his or her life. That’s where we are headed if we follow Britain’s so-called “health care” model.
Leftism is all about redefinition. The State didn’t kill him by refusing him care. The State only redirected his care “to make him more comfortable.” Letting a child starve to death is “dignifying life.”
Does any of this sound familiar?
- War is peace
- Freedom is slavery
- Ignorance is strength
It’s from George Orwell’s 1984 (1948) and his indictment of Engsoc, that is, English Socialism. At the same time Alfie was “dignifying his life” by denying him care, the British people were celebrating the birth of a new royal baby.
By weakening the independence and strength of individuals’ minds and forcing them to live in a constant state of propaganda-induced fear, the Party is able to force its subjects to accept anything it decrees, even if it is entirely illogical—for instance, the Ministry of Peace is in charge of waging war, the Ministry of Love is in charge of political torture, and the Ministry of Truth is in charge of doctoring history books to reflect the Party’s ideology.
Next up is the Left’s denigration of women that Leftists hate. Only Leftists can hate what it mandates everyone else should love. At the White House Correspondents Association’s annual fundraiser dinner, a so-called comedian denigrated Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a way that made even some Leftists uncomfortable…