Inner Party always wins

The tea party, upon being elected, deems it impossible to repeal obamacare, despite the fact that it is unpopular, about to become more unpopular with startling price rises, and that it was quite popular to run against obamacare.

Meanwhile, in a move that has absolutely no connection to obamacare, we are seeing a movement to publicize sedative overdose as a peaceful happy death.

It generally is not. The dying person makes horrifying sounds that sound very much as if he is very aware that he is dying and has changed his mind very strongly about the issue. Peaceful death, in so far as any death can be called peaceful, is heavy morphine (or fentanyl, which has much the same effect as morphine), not heavy sedatives.

Further, with heavy morphine, the difficult moral issues go away. You give the patient a pain control clicker with no limit, or a very high limit. And if he should die, death by misadventure. Chances are it was accidental overdose, a common side effect of extreme pain control with self administered morphine in dying patients. Doctor did not kill him, and it is hard to tell if he killed himself. Probably he did not.

The great advantage of heavy sedatives from the point of view of the medical profession is that a heavily sedated patient is unable to protest being killed off. Hence the popular “suicide” method where the patient is heavily sedated, then has a plastic bag popped over his head, then a cord is tightened around the patient’s neck. Sounds voluntary and peaceful, like Obamacare.

The great disadvantage of unlimited self administered morphine through an IV drip is that if pain control is successful, patient is likely to decide there is no hurry to commit suicide, and hang around occupying an expensive hospital bed for months or years.

Opiates control pain, and overdose will kill you. Sedatives control the patient, and overdose will kill you. If a patient is heavily sedated, cannot choose, therefore, not suicide but murder. Murder is a lot more effective at controlling health care costs.

23 Responses to “Inner Party always wins”

  1. Dr. Faust says:

    Hospices routinely practice euthanasia by a much simpler method – dehydration – which has almost no pain associated with if done correctly and is always lethal. But most people want a faster solution than refusing water so doctors will offer palliative treatment for someone going through terminal dehydration in the form of sedatives and pain killers and leave the patient unconscious until they die.

    I don’t know why this issue suddenly became prominent but I imagine the age of the baby boomers has something to do with it.

    • jim says:

      For dehydration to work, need to give the patient lots of morphine. Otherwise, will get agitated about dying of thirst.

  2. Dan says:

    Elections do matter because the left is more evil than conventional thinkers can possibly imagine. Consider some examples:

    The left killed 100 million in the 20th century and would long ago have completely disarmed Americans if it could have (and it has tried).

    The left destroys economies utterly (Venezuela 2014; Europe, 21st century) even after definitive proof that socialist economics fails.

    The left government of a nation (Sweden) offers grant citizenship to 100% of a nation much larger than itself (Syria) — thereby replacing itself in a single status-preening action.

    • Adolf the anti-White says:

      The left killed considerably more than 100 million.

      The exact figure will depend on whether you include abortion, euthanasia, et cetera.

      Direct kills by starvation, shooting, et cetera, were 100 million for the major Communist regimes alone. That excludes the violence by, for example, the post-Apartheid South African state which looks the other way when blacks kill people (including other blacks).

      I’d guess 500 million.

  3. Dave says:

    If the patient is a divorced or never-married woman with a NARAL card in her wallet, go ahead and sedate her. She is a feminist who spent her entire life voting for single-payer health care, or for an unstable isotope that decays into single-payer health care. People deserve to get what they vote for.

  4. Adolf the anti-White says:

    Elections give you access to power over the government, in the same way that lotteries give you access to money.

    Your vote will almost definitely never change anything. And if it does change something, it’s a barely significant part of the power/money in the country.

  5. Alrenous says:

    Did you know Cato is not always useless?
    http://www.cato.org/blog/freshman-republicans-switch-tea-kool-aid

    “This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts.”

    • Adolf the anti-White says:

      Rational right-wingers should realize that the most important power held by the President/Congress is the SCOTUS nomination and confirmation.

      • peppermint says:

        that’s great. Does it mean we need to vote for Republicans so they can get Sandra Day O’Connor or Clarence Thomas or the current chief justice who came up with an excuse to keep Obamacare and thus keep Obama in 2012?

        • Adolf the anti-White says:

          Clarence Thomas is probably the second best justice on the current SCOTUS. It doesn’t matter much that he’s a nigger. In fact, that reduces the Cathedral criticism of him, and lets him get away with more.

          There should have been right-wing blowback on Reagan for nominating O’Connor. Same for Bush nominating Roberts, although Roberts is less of a problem than O’Connor was.

          Half of politics is winning elections. The other half is pressuring your own faction to comply with your ideas.

          If the right had been more aggressive, Bork would have been conformed, and we could have blocked Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. Or at least have force Obama/Clinton to nominate more moderate justices.

  6. Brian says:

    I’m tired of arguing, voting, and enduring. And no, I’m not interested in ‘revolution,’ either. I simply want to find a tribe of reactionary people. so we can walk away from this society, together.

  7. B says:

    Source on people dying of barbiturate overdose making horrifying noises?

  8. Mister Grumpus says:

    (What’s an “inner party” again?)

  9. Alan J. Perrick says:

    Happy belated Halloween, “Jim.”

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