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Drifting, and then becalmed in between storms seems to be our current lot in life at this moment. Thousands of captains charting different courses. Taking sights on the altitude of a celestial body above the visible horizon without any thought of correcting for instrument, or other errors.
There many stars out there that one can find to chart a course by, and some of them are dark stars. Stars that seem to give light, and the promise of a safe harbor. Thousands of ships, and many lives have been destroyed on their rocky shores.
From the New York Post May 10, 2020:
The nursing home deaths scandal in New York, and an order forbidding EMT’s in the City of New York to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims due to the Covid-19 virus has its roots in Roe v. Wade.Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally admitted — tacitly and partially, anyway — the mistake that was state health chief Howard Zucker’s order that nursing homes must admit coronavirus-positive patients.
On Sunday, Cuomo announced a new regulation: Such patients must now test negative for the virus before hospitals can return them to nursing homes. Yet the gov also admitted that COVID-19 cases might still go to the facilities via other routes, and didn’t explicitly overrule Zucker’s March 25 mandate that homes must accept people despite their testing status — indeed, couldn’t even require a test pre-admission.
State health chief Howard Zucker also issued another order. From the New York Post April 21, 2020:
New York state just issued a drastic new guideline urging emergency services workers not to bother trying to revive anyone without a pulse when they get to a scene, amid an overload of coronavirus patients.
While paramedics were previously told to spend up to 20 minutes trying to revive people found in cardiac arrest, the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,’’ according to a state Health Department memo issued last week.
First responders were outraged over the move.
“They’re not giving people a second chance to live anymore,’’ Oren Barzilay, head of the city union whose members include uniformed EMTs and paramedics, fumed of state officials.
As Lord Acton said: “Few discoveries are more irritating than those which expose the pedigree of ideas.” The nihilism of picking winners and losers in New York when it comes to medical practices to save a life, or protect a life is based upon two subjective rationalizations – Quality of Life, and Compassion.
Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis of Megara – Greek lyric poet in approximately sixth century BC
Eventually nihilists are not content with reposing and covering themselves, piling the dirt around themselves. They become more than willing to make others repose so they can pile the earth around them. Since Roe v. Wade there have been over sixty million abortions in the United States. One should not expect any mercy when they can no longer protect themselves, their voice has been silenced, and their families are no longer allowed to visit them, and to speak for them.Published in