I wanted to share this article from the "End of the American Dream" blog (which, by the way, I highly recommend). The topic of elderly euthanasia is close to my heart for many reasons, and I rarely speak on the topic of abortion that I don't bring in the close connection to this. In case you think it's something in the mystical future of our country, please know that it is already here, and has been a part of our society for quite some time. Now, it's mainstream. Soon, it will be the law of the land. Perhaps we will have mobile euthanasia squads like the Netherlands in the near future.
One reason I believe that the topic of euthanasia, or "good death" is so close to my heart, is because of a college interim course I took on the Holocaust when I was just 19 years old. It was almost brutal the way the professor immersed us for 30 days in the horrors of the Holocaust (and I now question the wisdom of that), and I was forever changed in the way I view both humanity and the human heart and its capacity for evil. What most people do not know about the Holocaust, is that it did not start with the Jews. In fact, it ended with the Jews. It started with the Germans.
That's right. Germans. Sick Germans. Elderly Germans. Handicapped Germans. Mentally retarded Germans. "Inferior" Germans. Hitler enacted a policy of "Lebensunwertes Leben", or "Life Unworthy of Life".
Here's a propoganda poster from Nazi Germany:
English translation: 60000 RM. This is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the Community of Germans during his lifetime. Fellow Citizen, that is your money, too.
The euthanasia program began well before World War II, and it started with the same Eugenics brainwashing propaganda that Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was spewing out here in the U.S. It began with forced sterilizations of the deaf and mentally handicapped, and then progressed to the outright murder. When the inherent value of humans as Image-bearers of God is denied, there is no stopping the death mentality. In America, it begins with abortion and progresses to Obama's death panels. Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop warned of this in the 1970s, and everyone thought they were crazy. Sadly, they have been proven exactly correct.
What is really scary, is that in America, Christians are the new Jews. What I mean is, that Hitler targeted the Jewish people and characterized them as inferior. Today, the elitists are characterizing Christians in the same manner, and Christianity is being criminalized with unnecessary hate crimes laws. We're even being called domestic terrorists by the government!
Please take time to read the article I linked to above, and share it with as many as you can.
"If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?" Proverbs 24:11, 12