Texas Lt Governor Supports Euthanasia by Virus for Gramps and Granny to Save the Economy

Texas Lt Governor Supports Euthanasia by Virus for Gramps and Granny to Save the Economy March 24, 2020

Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons share alike.

So now some of the so-called pro life people in the Republican Party are pushing for indirectly euthanizing elderly people for the sake of the economy. 

This isn’t coming from rank and file pseudo pro life people. It’s coming for the top tier of political pro lifers who got elected by singing the song of the sanctity of human life.

The Lt Governor of Texas got on national tv and went all-out backing it. Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick went on Tucker Carlson Tonight, a program on Fox News, and suggested that we end the fight to stop the Coronavirus in order to “save the economy.” His logic? Not that many people are dying and most of the people his proposal would kill would be older Americans.

In the course of the interview, he made this entirely specious statement:

“Tucker, no one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’ And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in,” Patrick said, later adding, “My message is, let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves.”

First of all, the claim that somehow or other this would apply to him and endanger his little life is, in plain language, bull. He’s the Lt Governor of Texas. He’s already protected.  If he gets sick, he’ll go to the head of the line for medical care, and he knows it. 

What this pro life Republican — what all the pro life Republicans who are talking this talk — are doing is to promote a new kind of eugenics and euthanasia by neglect of a large segment of the population. He didn’t mention useless eaters, but I imagine some heavily air-brushed and refitted form of that argument is coming. 

The fact that this powerful man is using a stupid-as-a-stump appeal to patriotism and love of grandchildren to propose this atrocity just makes it more disgusting. 

If you truly value the sanctity of human life, you don’t support euthanasia by virus for large numbers of people for money. You just don’t. Killing people is wrong. Killing people for money may just be even more wrong. 

I’m not surprised by how crude this man’s argument is. I’ve known for a long time that a lot of politicians and clergy who say they are pro life don’t have the first clue what that means. 

I’m also not surprised by the smarmy way it is being presented. Open up a phony pro-lifer, and you’ll find a cesspool of smarm and phony piousness.

I understand that we are standing between an enraged tiger and an attacking bear. It’s the economy on one side and the virus on the other, and the future is in the middle. I know that we are in a really tough situation. But I expect a bit more from our elected officials than sanctimonious claptrap and slimy appeals to a large segment of the population to march willingly into the arms of the Baals as human sacrifices to the stock market. 

We need people who can think and come up with real solutions that get us through this without cold-bloodedly putting large numbers of Americans out on the ice to let them die. We need actual leaders who can tell the truth and do the jobs we’ve given them. We need solutions that get us through these tough times with our souls and our populace intact. 

We could also use some religious leadership here. Are Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr, and Fr Pavone going to jump out there and say “Let’s forfeit the lives of all the old people” or will they stand up to this attack on the sanctity of human life?

I’m not holding my breath. I learned at the Kavanaugh confirmation that our religious leaders are highly selective when it comes to how they apply moral teachings. It appears that our religious leaders view morality as grind-you-down absolute for little people and those on the “wrong” political side. For those in power on the “right” political side, it’s all relative and not as important as “serious” issues of state.

Our liar president got us into this mess by flying around the country holding rallies and claiming the Coronavirus was a Democratic hoax instead of doing his job and taking action early on. 

Now he wants to throw in the towel and let the virus loose in order to save the economy. He does not have the brains to get us out of the disaster he demagogued us into. He evidently can’t think of any other way to sail the ship of state except by jettisoning large numbers of its citizens. He seems perfectly willing to kill lots of Americans.

He’s got his political hacks going on the Trump media and making appeals to euthanasia-by-virus for large numbers of the American people. Their “solution” is to deliberately and knowingly sacrifice the lives of a lot of Americans. 

All the pious nonsense about how they would give their lives are lies. None of this applies to them.   

Euthanasia is wrong boys and girls. It’s murder. 

From Yahoo News:

As the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, forcing people to stay in their homes and causing an economic downturn, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined Tucker Carlson Tonight where he became a top-trending topic by suggesting we get back to our normal lives to save the economy even at great risk to the country’s senior citizens. Patrick, who turns 70 next week, believes it’s up to older Americans to take that risk.

“Tucker, no one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’ And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in,” Patrick said, later adding, “My message is, let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves.”

 


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