I figured that there was always some measure of hope for them. It’s not like they were going to murder people, right? There were no boxcars.
Then there’s Alfie Evans.
At the time of this post (4/25/18) Alfie is only 23 months old. He entered the hospital in December 2016 due to a chest infection that caused chronic seizures, eventually leaving him reliant on a ventilator. The UK doctors can’t be bothered to give him a real diagnosis, but his doctors say he suffers from a rare and incurable degenerative neurological condition.
The UK doctors just gave up on him. They wanted to pull his feeding tube and pull the plug on his life support.
Meanwhile, Italy and the Vatican have offered to continue his treatment and try to save him. They offered to pay for the costs. They offered to grant the family citizenship. They offered everything you’d think that a caring parent would offer, only this time it was to a total stranger.
The UK courts said that Alfie couldn’t be taken out of the country. It was in the child’s best interest that he simply die. At least one decision said that Alfie couldn’t even be allowed to go home with his parents, because the parents were a flight risk, and might DARE to do something as simple and as straightforward as GETTING THEIR SON TREATMENT SO HE CAN LIVE.
But nope, the UK has gone full statist. Any rights the little people have are granted to them by the state, and can be taken away at any time, for any whim.
As of the writing of this post, Alfie has been taken off of life support, but he’s a stubborn child, and is breathing on his own. He will not go quietly. So, the UK doctors have, in their wisdom, decreed that he will not be fed, nor given anything to drink, and will starve him to death.
I’m afraid that if Alfie lives too much longer on his own, without support from the UK doctors, they will simply go in and smother him with a pillow. No, this is not hyperbole on my part. I expect them to straight out murder him if he doesn’t die quickly enough on his own.
Meanwhile, the Leftist douchebags in America, who constantly point to Britain’s National Health Service with praise, declaring it THE model for nationalized health care, are dead silent. After all, why should they say anything? They’re hoping that little Alfie will die quietly, the news story will slip away, and everyone will forget he even existed.
Don’t worry, Lefties, Alfie has already gone into my current book project. You’ll be seeing him again.
I’m certain that someone out there will consider this an anomaly, that it’s not important for the future. That this isn’t worrisome at all.
Please keep in mind the real world incident of the “children’s summer camp” for the disabled and the handicapped, the retarded / autistic / et al. Over time, they would be euthanized, their bodies cremated, and there would be a letter sent back to their parents, explaining that their child had contracted a form of meningitis, and the body had to be burned for health reasons. The letters of condolences would be staggered, so that it didn’t look too suspicious. Eventually, a Cardinal became suspicious because too many families had this happen to them. Him and his secretary looked into this summer camp, and they didn’t come back. They had disappeared both of them.
If you’re thinking that this story is “obviously about Nazis,” you’d be wrong. This did take place in Germany, but not under Hitler. No, this took place in the 1920s, during the Weimar Republic, about a decade before Hitler came to power. It was under Weimar’s eugenics program. For the good of the state, the children were put down, and anyone who looked too closely were treated like criminals.
For the good of the state, Alfie Evans was sentenced to die, and his parents treated like criminals.
But this is the world that Europeans created. This is the world that they’ve voted to build. It is a world where the state owns them, and they live and die depending on what the state ALLOWS them to have. Which is funny, England used to be part of the “free world.” Now they’re barring law abiding citizens from leaving for the continent, lest their precious nationalized, single-payer health program be shown up for the freak show that it is.
They voted to give their rights away, and now, they’re reaping the consequences.
No, I do not see Europe learning from this. I don’t see them changing their ways. I see the laws that murder Alfie Evans be codified and locked into place. Then I see the lawmakers double down on these laws, making it illegal for parents in Alfie’s position to even sue the doctors or NHS — perhaps just skip straight to denying all medical services to anyone who doesn’t recover from a condition X-serious in Y-weeks.
This is the world that they built. Barring a miracle, it will not change. While I believe in miracles, I’m not certain about the efficacy of a miracle like this if no one would accept it.
This is what the people of Europe wanted. It will eventually kill them. By the time they figure it out, it’ll be too late.
(UPDATED 4/25/18: Alfie’s doctors, after trying to starve him to death for nearly 28 hours, have deigned to resume feeding him. I would congratulate these butchers on doing something as strange and as outlandish as FEEDING A HUNGRY CHILD, but Alfie’s father had talked to the press about how “they wouldn’t do this to an animal.” I admit that this child, who isn’t even two years old yet, has lasted so long without life support, food and water. Alfie may yet live out of pure stubbornness. Assuming the UK doctor’s don’t murder him in his sleep, when no one is watching.)