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If Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn’t die by age 75, should he get the Death Panel?

If Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn’t die by age 75, should he get the Death Panel?

Says age 75 the perfect age to die for society’s sake — so should society have a say in it?

Remember when the left scoffed at Sarah Palin for pointing out that Obamacare would lead to rationing and death panels?

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was involved in the creation of Obamacare, doesn’t.

In case you missed it, Dr. Emanuel recently penned a ghoulish piece for The Atlantic in which he said that he hopes to die by age 75.

Nothing creepy about this:

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly

Seventy-five.

That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.

This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t mean what I say; that I haven’t thought clearly about this, because there is so much in the world to see and do. To convince me of my errors, they enumerate the myriad people I know who are over 75 and doing quite well. They are certain that as I get closer to 75, I will push the desired age back to 80, then 85, maybe even 90.

I am sure of my position. Doubtless, death is a loss. It deprives us of experiences and milestones, of time spent with our spouse and children. In short, it deprives us of all the things we value.

But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

PJ Media’s After Hours series examined the column in a recent video:

Featured image via YouTube.

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As with abortion, the Progressives believe that there is no need for God – they are God enough.

Progressives are smug, palpably irritating to be around, morally presumptive and generally disposable ergo Zeke’s 75 years of stupid stuff would seem to be enough for all of us. But, God have mercy.

“We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.”

But enough about the Obama regime…

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    But on a more serious note, how old is “Pajama Boi”…???

    It isn’t about a count of years. It is about how you ELECT to live them.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Ragspierre. | October 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Obama is well on into his 6th decade of life.

      I think he lies about his age. I think he’s 4 or 5 years older than he claims. It’s just my opinion, but….

By the time government gets done writing any suicide by choice law, you will be allowed to kill yourself but only using lethal save and environmentally sensitive means.

Bitterlyclinging | September 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

The spirit of Adolph, Heinrich, and Hermann live on in Ezekiel. Who’d a thunkit? The era of “Soylent Green” is upon us.
Constitution? What Constitution? Conceived with the express intent of guaranteeing the rights and liberties of the individual primacy over the state, the progressives, starting with Teddy Roosevelt, under the axiom that “If a little bit is good, a lot is better” are on the verge of running over that document with the equivalent of the latest iteration of the M1 Abrams tank.
The late Andy Rooney wrote in his book “My War” that the reason there were so many soldiers missing in action from wwII was that so little of the man was left to identify him with after coming up against the tank when the duel between the two was over.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Emanuel helped create Obamacare on behalf of Democrats. They want you to have health insurance until you’re 75. Then they want you to die.

Sounds familiar. Except the speaker has the parties wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2FgGmkN38

    If they really wanted us to have insurance, they wouldn’t have taken away what we had. What they want is forced cost-sharing for contraceptives and abortions and gender reassignment.

Why wait till he’s 75, its clear Emanuel is already brain dead. Why not just put him out of his misery now. What Emanuel is doing now is preparing us for the death panels.Trying to get us used to whats coming under Obamacare. Besides we need to make way for the Millions of Muslims and Illegal aliens that our Muslim President is bringing here. How can we pay for all these leaches if were using up all our tax dollars keeping old farts alive.

    platypus in reply to foxmuldar. | September 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    That’s what I commented on hot air a few days ago. I said let’s just put a gun to his temple and ask him for one good reason to wait until he’s 75.

Death Panels are not a new idea. H G Wells, a Fabian Socialist, wanted people to periodically renew their license to live by going before before a panel to justify their existence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93eir00rOho&feature=related

He’s been past his expiration date and on the wrong side of the dirt since he was 35.

Logan’s Run, plus 40 years…

Someone send him a cyanide capsule for his 75th birthday.

Why wait until age 75, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel?

There are plenty of tall buildings, bridges and cliffs to jump off – just be sure no people or pets are below you when you take the last step.

Go ahead…Get it over with! You are nothing more than a Leftist parasite who is unworthy of life.

My Mom is 75 and recently retired from a second career in occupational therapy. She still volunteers some of her time in that field, and she is learning another language. She also takes Tai Chi lessons for 5-6 hours a week, and she would kick Zeke Emanuel’s punk ass.

You first, Zeke. In ten years from now I expect to still be working out at the gym, reading, and doing political, religious and civic volunteer work.

9thDistrictNeighbor | September 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Check to see if his DNR was written with a sharpie or a pencil.

Is that a trick question…?

When I was in high school I had a creative writing class in which I wrote a dystopian short story about mandated euthanasia at age 70 (which seemed old enough to a 17-year-old), but never could I have imagined such a proposal would be taken seriously in America.

Well, not the America I grew up in ~

The Emanuel brothers are arrogant pieces of work. Where their parents as awful as they appear to have been?

I just read this story this morning. The whole notion as proposed by Colonel Zeke reminds me of the 1967 science fiction novel “Logan’s Run”, written by William Nolan and George Johnson. And, was followed by an Academy Award winning film (special effects) and a TV series in the mid-seventies. Wonder if they and his admiration of George Bernard Shaw were Zeke’s inspiration for Government mandated death panels?

Talk about biting the hands that feed them, I can’t believe AARP would be on board with this.

Professor,

How about posting an Ezekiel Emmanuel countdown clock at the top of the home page?

It’s obvious this is a ploy by the Dr. to have the practice of euthanizing the elderly become main stream just like abortion has become main stream. They’re starting now with this idea because the prog’s want to begin as soon as possible eliminating older Americans, after all their the ones who still remember growing up in an America very far removed from what we see now. They’ve already brainwashed vast numbers of the youth and don’t want older Americans around who might influence them to think or vote differently or think and vote differently themselves. We’re seeing one more item on the prog’s list being run up the flag pole to see if they can get it accepted. One state has already said okay.

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