“I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive.”
~ Zeke Emanuel, Obamacare architect
Ezekiel Emanuel only wants to live to 75 years, he claimed in a recent interview. Let’s see what he says when he gets there. What should alarm us about this is that Ezekiel Emanuel, author of the Complete Lives System, is also Obamacare’s architect. The government, thanks to Obamacare, now has the final decision over whether we live or die.
Because of Obamacare, Zeke’s philosophy is our philosophy, our doctor’s philosophy, and our hospital’s philosophy, whether we like it or not.
Zeke made this admission in an interview with the Atlantic on September 17th, which I first read on Political Outcast.
People who say the ideology behind Obamacare won’t determine our life span should read this interview. This next paragraph is most telling.
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.
By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life. I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make. And hopefully, I will not have too many mental and physical limitations. Dying at 75 will not be a tragedy. Indeed, I plan to have my memorial service before I die.
He doesn’t support Euthanasia, but he does believe in giving the terminally ill a compassionate death: “I have long argued that we should focus on giving all terminally ill people a good, compassionate death—not euthanasia or assisted suicide for a tiny minority.”
It’s safe to say that if you get a terminal illness, you won’t get a chance at a life-saving long shot as you would have when you had a private insurer without the power of government, an insurer who feared your lawsuit and the bad publicity.
Zeke doesn’t see the value in people wanting to take care of themselves to extend their life and mental well-being. Just die already.
Americans seem to be obsessed with exercising, doing mental puzzles, consuming various juice and protein concoctions, sticking to strict diets, and popping vitamins and supplements, all in a valiant effort to cheat death and prolong life as long as possible. This has become so pervasive that it now defines a cultural type: what I call the American immortal.
I reject this aspiration. I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive. For many reasons, 75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop.
He’s a statistics guy, not a man of compassion. He spends a lot of time explaining to the interviewer why extending old age is a terrible idea. He calls people who want to do so the American immortals, and he means that as a pejorative.
He rehashed the complete lives system. He has determined that we are not productive before and after a certain age, which means you’re not worth all that much at certain ages.
The government healthcare monies are ill-spent on the elderly, the very young, and the chronically ill.
Even though we all want our loved ones to live longer, he thinks it would be better to let them go.
We wish our children to remember us in our prime. Active, vigorous, engaged, animated, astute, enthusiastic, funny, warm, loving. Not stooped and sluggish, forgetful, and repetitive, constantly asking, “What did she say?” We want to be remembered as independent, not experienced as burdens.
Then there’s this:
But the most recent years—the years with progressing disabilities and the need to make caregiving arrangements—will inevitably become the predominant and salient memories. The old joys have to be actively conjured up.
Of course, our children won’t admit it.
He is one of the people the Democrats chose to determine our healthcare.
These people have continuously lied to us, particularly about the death panels. They’re despicable.
The Democrats really do want to kill our grandparents and anyone who doesn’t contribute enough.