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Neo-Nazis Kill Terri Schiavo
Movie Guide ^ | 3-30-2005 | William Federer (MovieGuide)

Posted on 03/31/2005 11:49:50 AM PST by Thanatos

Neo-Nazis Kill Terri Schiavo
Mar 30th, 2005

by William Federer

Even before the rise of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich, the way for the gruesome Nazi holocaust of human extermination and cruel butchery was being prepared in the 1930 German Weimar Republic through the medical establishment and philosophical elite's adoption of the "quality of life" concept in place of the "sanctity of life."

The Nuremberg trials, exposing the horrible Nazi war crimes, revealed that Germany's trend toward atrocity began with their progressive embrace of the Hegelian doctrine of "rational utility," where an individual's worth is in relation to their contribution to the state, rather than determined in light of traditional moral, ethical and religious values.

This gradual transformation of national public opinion, promulgated through media and education, was described in an article written by the British commentator Malcolm Muggeridge, entitled "The Humane Holocaust," and in an article written by former United States Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, M.D., entitled "The Slide to Auschwitz," both published in The Human Life Review, 1977 and 1980 respectively.

Malcolm Muggeridge stated:

"Near at hand, we have been accorded, for those that have eyes to see, an object lesson in what the quest for 'quality of life' without reference to 'sanctity of life' can involve.... the great Nazi holocaust, whose TV presentation has lately been harrowing viewers throughout the Western world.

“In this televised version, an essential consideration has been left out - namely, that the origins of the holocaust lay, not in Nazi terrorism and anti-Semitism, but in pre-Nazi Weimar Germany's acceptance of euthanasia and mercy-killing as humane and estimable....

“It took no more than three decades to transform a war crime into an act of compassion, thereby enabling the victors in the war against Nazi-ism to adopt the very practices for which the Nazis had been solemnly condemned at Nuremberg."1

The transformation followed thus: the concept that the elderly and terminally ill should have the right to die was promoted in books, newspapers, literature and even entertainment films, the most popular of which were entitled Ich klage an (I accuse) and Mentally Ill.

One euthanasia movie, based on a novel by a National Socialist doctor, actually won a prize at the world-famous Venice Film Festival!

Extreme hardship cases were cited which increasingly convinced the public to morally approve of euthanasia.

The medical profession gradually grew accustomed to administering death to patients who, for whatever reasons, felt their low "quality of life" rendered their lives not worth living, or as it was put, liebensunwerten Lebens, (life unworthy of life).2

In an Associated Press release, published in the New York Times, October 10, 1933, entitled "Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move," it was stated:

"The Ministry of Justice, in a detailed memorandum explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient.

“The memorandum...proposed that it shall be possible for physicians to end the tortures of incurable patients, upon request, in the interest of true humanity.

“This proposed legal recognition of euthanasia - the act of providing a painless and peaceful death - raised a number of fundamental problems of a religious, scientific, and legal nature.

“The Catholic newspaper Germania hastened to observe: 'The Catholic faith binds the conscience of its followers not to accept this method'...

“In Lutheran circles, too, life is regarded as something that God alone can take....

“Euthanasia... has become a widely discussed word in the Reich....

“No life still valuable to the State will be wantonly destroyed."3

Nationalized health care and government involvement in medical care promised to improve the public's "quality of life."4

Unfortunately, the cost of maintaining government medical care was a contributing factor to the growth of the national debt, which reached astronomical proportions.

Double and triple digit inflation crippled the economy, resulting in the public demanding that government cut expenses.5

This precipitated the 1939 order to cut federal expenses.

The national socialist government decided do remove "useless" expenses from the budget, which included the support and medical costs required to maintain the lives of the retarded, insane, senile, epileptic, psychiatric patients, handicapped, deaf, blind, the non-rehabilitable ill, and those who had been diseased or chronically ill for five years or more.

It was labeled an "act of mercy" to "liberate them through death," as they were viewed as having an extremely low "quality of life," as well as being a tax burden on the public.

The public psyche was conditioned for this, as even school math problems compared distorted medical costs incurred by the taxpayer of caring for and rehabilitating the chronically sick, with the cost of loans to newly married couples for new housing units.6

The next whose lives were terminated by the state were the elderly in institutions who had no relatives and no financial resources.

These lonely, forsaken individuals were needed by no one and would be missed by no one.

Their "quality of life" was considered low by everyone's standards, and they were a tremendous tax burden on the economically distressed state.7

The next to be eliminated were the parasites on the state: the street people, bums, beggars, hopelessly poor, gypsies, prisoners, inmates and convicts.

These were socially disturbing individuals incapable of providing for themselves, whose "quality of life" was considered by the public as irreversibly below standard, in addition to the fact that they were a nuisance to society and a seed-bed for crime.8

The liquidation grew to include those who had been unable to work, the socially unproductive, and those living on welfare or government pensions.

They drew financial support from the state, but contributed nothing financially back.

They were looked upon as "useless eaters," leeches, stealing from those who worked hard to pay the taxes to support them.

Their unproductive lives were a burden on the "quality of life" of those who had to pay the taxes.9

The next to be eradicated were the ideologically unwanted, the political enemies of the state, religious extremists, and those "disloyal" individuals considered to be holding the government back from producing a society which would function well and provide everyone a better "quality of life."

The moving biography of the imprisoned Dietrich Bonhoffer chronicled the injustices.

These individuals also were a source of "human experimental material," allowing military medical research to be carried on with human tissue, thus providing valuable information which promised to improve the nation's health .10

Finally, justifying their actions on the purported theory of evolution, the Nazi's considered the German, or "Aryan," race as "ubermenschen," supermen, being more advanced in the supposed progress of human evolution.

This resulted in the twisted conclusion that all other races, and in particular the Jewish race, were less evolved, and needed to be eliminated from the so-called "human gene pool," ensuring that future generations of humans would have a higher "quality of life."11

C. Everett Koop, M.D., stated:

"The first step is followed by the second step. You can say that if the first step is moral then whatever follows must be moral.

“The important thing, however, is this: whether you diagnose the first step as being one worth taking or being one that is precarious rests entirely on what the second step is likely to be...

“I am concerned about this because when the first 273,000 German aged, infirm, and retarded were killed in gas chambers there was no outcry from that medical profession either, and it was not far from there to Auschwitz."12

Can this holocaust happen in America?

Indeed, it has already begun. The idea of killing a person and calling it "death with dignity" is an oxymoron. The "mercy-killing" movement puts us on the same path as pre-Nazi Germany.

The "quality of life" concept, which eventually results in the Hegelian utilitarian attitude of a person's worth being based on their contribution toward perpetuating big government, is in stark contrast to America's founding principles.

This philosophy which lowers the value of human life, shocked attendees at the Governor's Commission on Disability, in Concord, New Hampshire, October 5, 2001, as they heard the absurd comments of Princeton University professor Peter Singer.

The Associated Press reported Singer's comments:

"I do think that it is sometimes appropriate to kill a human infant," he said, adding that he does not believe a newborn has a right to life until it reaches some minimum level of consciousness.

"For me, the relevant question is, what makes it so seriously wrong to take a life?" Singer asked.

"Those of you who are not vegetarians are responsible for taking a life every time you eat. Species is no more relevant than race in making these judgments."13

Singer's views, if left unchecked, could easily lead to a repeat of the atrocities of Nazi Germany, if not something worse.

Add to that unbridled advances in the technology of cloning, DNA test which reveal physical defects, human embryos killed for the purpose of gathering stem cells to treat Diseases...and a haunting future unfolds before us.

President Theodore Roosevelt's warning in 1909 seems appropriate:

"Progress has brought us both unbounded opportunities and unbridled difficulties. Thus, the measure of our civilization will not be that we have done much, but what we have done with that much.

“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.

“The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming.

“The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us."14

In his State of the Union address in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt stated:

"There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality.

“What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality.

“There is only one morality. All else is immorality.

“There is only true Christian ethics over against which stands the whole of paganism.

“If we are to fulfill our great destiny as a people, then we must return to the old morality, the sole morality....

“All these blatant sham reformers, in the name of a new morality, preach the old vice of self-indulgence which rotted out first the moral fiber and then even the external greatness of Greece and Rome."15

In biblical comparison, Jesus showed mercy by healing the sick and giving sanity back to the deranged, but never did he kill them.

This attitude was exemplified by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose version of "death with dignity" is to gather the dying from off the street, and show compassion to these rejected and abandoned members of the human race, all the while knowing that they may only survive for another half hour.

Her "mercy-living" movement goes to great trouble to house, wash and feed even the most hopeless and derelict, because of inherent respect for the "sanctity of life" of each individual.

This attitude is summed up in her statement:

"I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus."16

Will America chose the "sanctity of life" concept, as demonstrated by Mother Teresa, or will America chose the "quality of life" concept, championed by self-proclaimed doctors of death court decisions - such as in the case of Terri Schiavo - and continue its slide toward Auschwitz?

What kind of subtle anesthetic has been allowed to deaden our national conscience?

What horrors await us?

The question is not whether the suffering and dying person's life should be terminated, the question is what kind of nation will we become if they are? Their physical death is preceded only by our moral death!

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cultureofdeath; schiavo
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1 posted on 03/31/2005 11:49:50 AM PST by Thanatos
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To: Thanatos; All
in honor of Terri Schiavo
2 posted on 03/31/2005 11:50:28 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (God rest Terri Schiavo. God help us.)
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To: Thanatos
What horrors await us?

whatever ones we don't fight.

3 posted on 03/31/2005 11:50:54 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (God rest Terri Schiavo. God help us.)
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To: Thanatos
The Guardian

Cardinal says Schiavo Death An Attack on God

Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, head of the Vatican's office for sainthood, told reporters that "an attack against life is an attack against God, who is the author of life."

Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us.

5 posted on 03/31/2005 11:52:01 AM PST by Siobhan (Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us.)
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To: italyguy05
I'm sorry but you are reaching...


6 posted on 03/31/2005 11:52:56 AM PST by starfish923
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To: Thanatos

neo-nazi's?! i think this is a gross mis-statement. terms like nazi should not just be thrown around

7 posted on 03/31/2005 11:53:32 AM PST by d-informed-1
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To: Thanatos

Gimme a break!

8 posted on 03/31/2005 11:54:10 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?)
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To: italyguy05

Slowly, slowly more will die.

9 posted on 03/31/2005 11:54:16 AM PST by Run Silent Run Deep ("Leftists are little Ward Churchills")
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To: Thanatos

Mention of or calling a nazi is an automatic disqualification and loss of debate.

10 posted on 03/31/2005 11:55:04 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: Thanatos

I believe that Terri was murdered. However, those who murdered her are not neo-nazis.

11 posted on 03/31/2005 11:55:37 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Phantom Lord

In most cases, that is quite true. This is, however, a case of the boy crying wolf, where the wolf has actually arrived on the scene.

12 posted on 03/31/2005 11:57:54 AM PST by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: Thanatos
California Law Allows Euthanasia
13 posted on 03/31/2005 11:58:06 AM PST by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: Thanatos

What about the innocent children our bombs unintentionally shred?

They are entirely innocent.

I take it the peace at all costs movement has grown immensely in the last month based on the outpouring of devotion to life at any cost.

14 posted on 03/31/2005 11:58:19 AM PST by hoyaloya
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To: italyguy05; starfish923

No, you just don't want to take any responsibility for the murder of this poor woman. Well, we are guilty. If we remain silent and don't work for change, Pre-Hitler Germany will be a pale memory compared to the brutalism and barbarous murders that will take place under our very noses. We will not be able to claim we didn't know it. The arrows of God's judgment cannot be far behind.

There are already millions of unborn children being murdered each year - Have we forgotten 9/11?

15 posted on 03/31/2005 11:59:03 AM PST by (I'll Say It Again - The first freedom is life.)
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To: peyton randolph

Yet, they have accepted the views of the Nazis regarding euthanasia for the unfit. Fortunately, they have not adopted their views regarding others.

16 posted on 03/31/2005 11:59:36 AM PST by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: Phantom Lord
Mention of or calling a nazi is an automatic disqualification and loss of debate.

I agree. We should forget any of it ever happened.

17 posted on 03/31/2005 11:59:44 AM PST by Texas Federalist (If you get in bed with the government, you'll get more than a good night's sleep." R. Reagan)
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To: d-informed-1
neo-nazi's?! i think this is a gross mis-statement. terms like nazi should not just be thrown around No, we should save it for when the innocents are killed and the populace by and large says nothing.
18 posted on 03/31/2005 12:00:06 PM PST by (I'll Say It Again - The first freedom is life.)
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I'm there a connection I missed between Terry and 9/11? I am lost!

19 posted on 03/31/2005 12:00:08 PM PST by mozrock (I have nothing clever to state)
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To: Thanatos

Somewhere in hell, Hitler is beaming.

20 posted on 03/31/2005 12:00:14 PM PST by fortunecookie
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