News of the Week for Oct. 1st, 2017
If the proponents of a proposed statewide ballot Initiative in California have their way, not only will Californians under California law be able to toke with impunity, but they will be able to trip balls on magic mushrooms…
“California voters could decide whether the state should decriminalize the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms by adults in 2018. A ballot measure was filed Friday with the state Attorney General’s office.
“The measure would exempt adults 21 and older from penalties of possessing, selling, transporting, or cultivating psilocybins.
“At least 365,880 valid signatures are needed to place the measure on the 2018 statewide ballot.
“Kevin Saunders, a mayoral candidate in the town of Marina, near Monterey, is behind the push.
“‘It’s a natural progression from marijuana legalization,’ he said. ‘I think that we are having an opportunity to lead the discussion.'”
A little mood music:
With all of the Sturm und drang over the National Anthem (i.e. The Star Spangled Banner), centered around the whims of elitist sports teams owners, ’tis only seems right to present Jimi Hendrix playing it:
We were told that euthanasia would only be by the consent of a patient who was not only terminally ill with but months to live but also was in their right mind without duress.
Then euthanasia was extended to children, the mentally ill, and others unable to consent, which foregoed the requirement of not only desire, but outright consent, for once established as an acceptable medical procedure, doctors were free to use this “treatment”.
Now, in Canada, a doctor can not only deny life-saving treatment for a person in their right mind who wants it, but actually have that patient, against the patient’s will and with their full mental faculties, outright executed by lethal injection:
“Tonight I am preparing to celebrate a funeral for someone (let’s call him ‘H’ to protect his privacy) who, while suffering from cancer, was admitted to hospital with an unrelated problem, a bladder infection. H’s family had him admitted to the hospital earlier in the week under the assumption that the doctors there would treat the infection and then he would be able to return home. To their shock and horror, they discovered that the attending physician had indeed made the decision NOT to treat the infection. When they demanded that he change his course of (in)action, he refused, stating that it would be better if H died of this infection now rather than let cancer take its course and kill him later. Despite their demands and pleadings, the doctor would not budge from his decision. In fact he deliberately hastened H’s end by ordering large amounts of morphine ‘to control pain’ which resulted in his losing consciousness as his lungs filled up with fluid. In less than 24 hours, H was dead.
“Let me tell you a bit about H. He was 63 years old. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters who are both currently working in universities toward their undergraduate degrees. We are not talking here about someone who was advanced in years and rapidly failing due to the exigencies of old age. We are talking about a man who was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. We are talking about a man who still held onto hope that perhaps he might defy the odds long enough to see his daughters graduate. Evidently and tragically, in the eyes of the physician tasked with providing the care needed to beat back the infection, that hope was not worth pursuing.
“Again, let me make this point abundantly clear: It was the express desire of both the patient and his spouse that the doctor treat the infection. This wish was ignored.”
…or at least what inevitably happens when one tries to impose doctrinaire Marxist principles to create that fantasy utopia. Real Communism was tried, but because Communism is contrary to human nature, it inevitably fails.
Prof. Jordan B Peterson points out the failures of Communism, and the hubris of those who think that it is possible… of only the right (i.e. themselves) person was in charge.
The concept of “decolonizing” is all the rage in the woke social justice paradise of South Africa, with the pursuit of the purge of all ideas of Western Civilization such as science, medicine, and now the taboo against cannibalism:
“A community meeting following the arrest of four Estcourt men for allegedly killing a person and eating human flesh saw hundreds of residents allegedly confess to having eaten human body parts procured from one of the accused.
“The four men, Nino Mbatha (32), Sthembiso Sithole (31), Lindokuhle Masondo (32) and Lungisani Magubane (30), appeared in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and conspiracy.
“This after one of the four men allegedly walked into the Estcourt police station on Friday, holding human body parts and confessed to being “tired of eating human flesh”. When he was questioned, he produced part of a human leg and a hand. Further investigation led police to a house in the Rensburgdrift area in Estcourt where they were met with a foul smell, and more human remains were found.
“KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said on Friday that one of the accused, also an nyanga (traditional healer), was arrested in Amangwe area where more body parts were found.
“It has been alleged that the men raped, killed and cut up the body of a woman, which they then consumed.”