by Giulio Meotti
“The carnival is over. Easter Lent begins. And the German Constitutional Court announces a decision that has to do with life and death.” Thus began the comment by Alexander Kissler, journalist for Cicero magazine, on the historic decision of the German Supreme Court which declared article 217 of the Criminal Code, prohibiting any form of the advertising of euthanasia, null and void.
The President of the Court, Andreas Vosskuhle, says that “everyone has the right to commit suicide, regardless of his personal situation.” Kissler thus speaks of the “entry into organized death” and of “a step back in terms of freedom.”
Former Health Minister Hermann Gröhe, who wanted the ban, talks about “normalizing suicide as a treatment”. The Catholic and Evangelical churches have strongly criticized the sentence: “t is a break in our culture, oriented towards the affirmation and promotion of life.” Viennese philosopher Susanne Kummer is very harsh: “The rule of law renounces protecting the weakest in favor of the strongest.”
According to Swiss media reports, euthanasia associations Exit, Eternal Spirit and Dignitas have an annual turnover of almost ten million euros. The German sentence is a bonanza for them. “In Holland they are now discussing euthanasia for the elderly who are not sick but tired of living,” Kummer explained in a conversation with me. “Peter Singer has made it clear that we must be able to decide whether you are sick or not. The end of this society is Canada, where doctors offer euthanasia before palliative care. We are creating a society where nobody has to suffer anymore. Instead of helping them not to suffer, we kill them. There are economic arguments, the end of religion and the family that has been destroyed, so there are many lonely people.”
In 18 years, since the law gave doctors the power to kill patients who request it, there have been over 10,000 euthanasia cases in Belgium. A few weeks ago, for the first time, three doctors find themselves responding to charges of murder in Belgium, which in the words of the scientific journal Psychiatric Times has become “the epicenter of psychiatric euthanasia.”
They have been set free. The woman at the center of the case, the thirty-eight year old Tine Nys, according to prosecutors was not suitable for euthanasia. Her family claimed that the girl did not have any incurable mental disorder, as required by law, but that she wanted to die after a failed love relationship. Nys had called a famous psychiatrist, Lieve Thienpont, who according to the media is involved in a third of all cases of euthanasia for psychiatric problems. Thienpont diagnosed her with Asperger’s syndrome, the same mild form of autism affecting the champion of environmentalism Greta Thunberg. Based on this new diagnosis by Asperger, Thienpont authorized Nys’s euthanasia.
The West as a whole has a death wish. You see it from the falling birth rates, the destruction of the natural family, the collapse of religion and now from the proliferation of euthanasia laws.
Richard Engel, the NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, just twittered about coronavirus: “Don’t panic. Doctors/ virologists I’m speaking to say 98% of people will be fine, even if they get Covid-19. They expect it will go around the world, but that most people who get it will be a little sick, then recover. The danger is to vulnerable people. Hospitals/ old age homes”. So to Richard Engel it doesn’t matter?
Lebensunwertes Leben. Lives unworthy of being lived, the Nazis said.