I’m thinking about a very simple statement. It’s almost childishly simple.
It’s my life and it’s my death
I’m thinking about saying this in my next set of comments to the government. I’m thinking it won’t be appreciated for the truth that it is.
In my previous comments I tried to explain the nature of torture and how there’s a similarity in the aims of keeping assisted suicide illegal. Both involve the act of forcing their victims to endure unbearable suffering and both have no mercy when it comes to giving their victims the death they desperately want because their victims don’t want to endure unbearable suffering.
It didn’t work so I’m thinking of taking a different approach to explaining the egregious nature of the criminalisation of assisted suicide. It’s the personal freedom perspective and ultimately the human rights perspective.
The medicalised suicide system doesn’t care about human rights. In fact it takes them away from their victims. The government supports this tyranny against personal freedoms which is why assisted suicide remains criminalised in this God forsaken country.
Instead of leading with the words “it’s my life and it’s my death” I thought I’d make a comparison with the nature of the tyranny over suicidal individuals and liken it to the tyranny of slavery.
Slavery is something which is already well-recognised as a form of human evil. I define slavery as making people into possessions. Slaves are the property of the slave owner. It is a terrible injustice and a terrible evil but when it was legal a lot of people couldn’t understand that it was an evil injustice.
In the same way suicidal individuals are treated like property and theyre owned by doctors. Doctors use force to make suicidal individuals do what they want. They imprison them and force treatment on them. These powers are guaranteed by the instruments of the medico-legal framework, mainly the Mental Health Act.
Suicidal individuals are stripped of their freedom and rights to force them to keep on living. This is purported to be done in the name of care but it is pure cruelty. It is a lesser evil than slavery but it is an evil like slavery because suicidal individuals are treated like they’re the property of doctors, not free men.
The government’s continued criminalisation of assisted suicide is part of this tyranny over free men. It’s designed to remove a suicidal individual’s right to choose a good death to stop them choosing their death at all. Theres been a lot of work to reduce the availability and put barriers up to suicidal individuals accessing good suicide methods which makes the legalisation of assisted suicide even more important.
The politicians and the doctors are thus the new slave owners in this modern form of slavery. The modern tyranny of evil over suicidal individuals is as unacceptable as the tyranny of slavery. It takes away choice and freedom to achieve what the slave owners want for their suicidal slaves.
The way suicidal individuals are treated is different from slaves because the slavery of suicidal individuals forces them to endure unbearable suffering. The tyranny is also done by the most respected profession so the nature of the evil done is disguised as care.
It’s the tyranny of ‘doctor knows best’ and it’s all the more evil because the evil is done by the most respected profession. I think that’s why the politicians who voted against the legalisation of assisted suicide for terminally ill people voted without a conscience. They respect doctors to know what’s best.