by: the Common Constitutionalist
For decades the Dutch government has been trying to extradite a war criminal from Germany. His name is Klaas Faber and he was a young Dutchman when the Nazis overran the Netherlands in 1940.
Faber was quick to embrace the Nazi way and volunteered to join the infamous SS. He then enthusiastically moved into the SS Einsatzgruppen (Special Task Force) “roving death squad” that killed countless Dutch Jews, resistance fighters, intellectuals and random Dutch civilians.
It’s interesting that the Dutch government would think Mr. Faber’s crimes so abhorrent for in 2011 they created a group of professionals tasked with doing something quite similar.
In 2011 Dutch health Minister Edith Schippers admitted that “mobile units” were “for patients who met the criteria for euthanasia but whose doctors are unwilling to carry it out.” Dutch citizens are calling these mobile units “roving death squads” like their SS predecessors. Well, that’s only a little chilling!
The pro-euthanasia lobby (they have a lobbying group?) told the UK Daily Mail that, “80% of people with dementia or mental illness were being missed by the countries euthanasia laws”. Missed? I thought patients volunteered for this “service”?
The “euthanasia program”, like all other government programs worldwide, started out as a voluntary service, where a patient could be assisted in suicide in the comfort of their own home.
But since its inception, the program has expanded and several European countries have joined the euthanasia craze.
By 2013 1 in 30 deaths in the Netherlands are from euthanasia. There was a jump of 13% from 2011 to 2012, totaling 4188, yet the Dutch claim it can’t determine with certainty the reason for the year-over-year increases.
The Dutch now have six full-time “roving death squads”. A British official said, “It was what we expected and I do hope that people pay more attention to the warnings that have been made…” The official added, “the Dutch experience shows that euthanasia becomes routine; it traps more and more people into thinking they ought to leave this world prematurely.”
I predict that this practice will spread across Europe and will eventually (if things progress) find its way here, for what do these countries have in common? Besides being more “sophisticated” and “enlightened” than the U.S., they all have socialized medical care. Can you say “Obamacare”?
Socialized medicine will inevitably lead to rationing of services, which leads to decisions of who will get the limited care available.
No doubt roving “death squads” or say… “Death panels” save a lot of money and free up limited services for those more deserving of that care. It’s a win-win!
History is once again repeating itself. This is how it started under Hitler (before you get your panties in a bunch, look it up; it’s a fact). Hitler originally ordered that euthanasia was only to be used for the terminally ill and the mentally incapacitated. We all know what it led to.
These modern-day SS squads can be soft-pedaled and described as merciful but they always expand their reach (as they are doing now) and they never end well.