|Thanatos, the Greek god of death|
The Thanatos Culture at work!
In Greek mythology Thanatos was the personification of death. He is the minor god that most inspires the morally bankrupt culture of death. Those who worship death, like the English death panel, are like the false mother in the Solomon story. The child must die to justify her grief. Misery loves company. It isn't grief that these doctor ghouls are justifying -- it's their lust for power and control. They think they are gods with the power over life and death. WE decree that WE know better than the parents and by OUR decree baby Charlies must "DIE WITH DIGNITY!"
Not only would Walker Percy not be surprised. He wrote about this in The Thanatos Syndrome. His character, Fr. Smith, describes his World War II experience liberating Eglfing-Haar, a famous hospital outside Munich with a children's ward called the Kinderhaus. The English death panel could have worked there doing their dirty business:
It was the Kinderhaus, the children's division, a rather cheerful place which had a hundred and fifty beds for child psychiatric cases. There were only twenty children there, most in bad shape....I asked the nurse what had happened to the others. She didn't say anything, but she took me to a small room off the main ward. She said it was a "special department." It was a very pleasant sunny room with a large window, but completely bare except for a small white-tiled table only long enough to accommodate a child. What was notable abut the room was a large geranium plant in a pot on the windowsill to catch the sunlight. It was a beautiful plant, luxuriant, full of bloom, obviously very carefully tended. The nurse said it was watered every day.
She was very very nervous, obviously anxious to tell me something, but either she was afraid to or didn't know how.
I asked her what the room was used for. She said that five or six times a month a doctor and a nurse would take a child into the room. After a while the doctor and nurse would come out alone....
It took me a little while to understand what she was saying. Then, as if I had understood all along, I asked her casually what they used. She said many drugs, Luminal, morphine, scopolamine, Zyklon B through a face mask. It was then a new gas manufactured by I.G. Farben which upon exposure to air turned to cyanide.Percy took this detail from the book, A Sign for Cain, a study violence by Frederic Wertham. It contains several chapters on the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program. The chapter detailing the murder of children like baby Charlie is called "The Geranium in the Window." I recommend the entire book, but especially this chapter because we are living it over again.
Little baby Charlie is a victim of the descendants of the German euthanizers who deemed certain lives "not worth living." And so Charlie must die! Charlie's parents are not allowed to make the decisions about their baby's care because baby Charlie may upset the socialist medicine apple cart. Just think! If everyone began to harbor bad thoughts about privately raising money to escape the system...well...who know what other thoughtcrimes they might commit.
Pray for baby Charlie and his parents. We know the ultimate destination of little Charlie if the death panel has its way. The Blessed Mother will welcome him into her open arms. We can't be so sure about the ultimate destination of the medical personnel involved in this sad case. Pray for them too.