Words escape me. Great Britain demanding the death of ill children. Infanticide.
Little Alvie Evans died last night. A toddler child confined to a National Health Service Hospital; their dictates, their decrees, and finally, the throwing of the switch. Alfie isn’t the first notorious case the world is aware of coming out of England. Remember Charlie Gard? “Charlie Gard: A Society Which Loses its Humanity, Loses its Soul”
Alvie Evans’ story is another glimpse into what happens in a totalitarian Socialist State. It’s another example of outcomes when the State owns your healthcare and your life. Think about it. In socialism, the People are owned by the government, their everyday lives are affected, but worst of all, the government owns your body by being in control of your healthcare.
Joe Herring writes eloquently about Alfie Evans’ plight, “Another Child Sacrifice on Britain’s NHS Altar” published only hours before the baby’s death was reported, but he nails what’s wrong with Britain’s National Heath Service, and the dangerous outcomes of complete State control of your healthcare. In the cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans it isn’t just the confiscation of their rights by the State, but Great Britain has taken the right to determine what is best for children out of the hands of the parents. The United Kingdom’s judiciary and National Health Service own the children, and parental rights have been extinguished.
Alfie Evans’ case is even more egregious than infant Charlie’s. In Alfie’s case there was more knowledge and aid available to assist him, from diagnosis to treatment, than in Charlie’s situation. Italy had granted baby Alfie citizenship and was standing by with an air ambulance to take Alfie to Italy for care. But that was not to be allowed – no escape from the British Kingdom of Socialism. Note that money was not an issue for Charlie Gard or Alfie Evans, both had either raised the funds needed for critical transport and care, or it was being given to them. It was simply a matter that the NHS wasn’t going to turn the babies loose…
From Herrings’ article:
In Britain’s socialized medical system, second opinions are typically given by other NHS physicians, chosen not by the parents or the patient, but by the attending physician who gave the first opinion. Unsurprisingly, second opinions in the NHS rarely overturn the first. In this case, however, Alfie’s parents were able to force the hospital to release records for outside review.
Unsurprisingly, Alder Hey’s prognosis has not been confirmed by outside medical professionals. Indeed, numerous outside experts vehemently disagree with Alder Hey’s conclusions.
The disturbing truth is, the physicians of Alder Hey haven’t even attempted to determine the cause of Alfie’s distress, having decided within months of his birth that his life was not worth living.
It’s important to note that Britain has a two-tier healthcare system. They have a private healthcare option, where obviously, people who have money can access private physicians and go into private hospitals. The majority of the people, though, are under the auspices of the National Health Service. And once in their grasp – there is no breaking free. In Alfie’s case the Royal Courts ruled the parents could not take their child out of the country.
I consider this true fascism. Total State control over one’s life. That’s also Nazism, when all freedom is lost. (This is discussed in depth in the Charlie Gard article linked above.)
Now the world is seeing that British citizens are not Free; under Socialism, they’ve been returned to serfdom, where the feudal lords owned them and they could not leave the estate or domain of the feudal lord to which they were attached.
This brings me to an important second point. The Duchess of Cambridge, Katherine, had a baby this week, a boy, named Louis Arthur Charles. Prince William and Katherine are blessed – their child was born healthy, and may he have a long, healthy life. But the question, which is almost meaningless to ask, would Duchess Katherine’s baby be denied care? No, of course not. More significantly, IF the baby required care which was not available in the United Kingdom, does anyone think that William and Katherine wouldn’t have been allowed to take their child out of the country? No, of course not. In fact, the United States has patients coming from all over the world for our expert healthcare.
In socialism, there isn’t equality of anything. Oh, they pretend that there is, (or there will be if we only enter into it with enthusiasm) but it’s not true. Some are more equal than others. There will always be people who have more than others, but a Socialist State pushes the majority into the lower end of the spectrum, it’s the only way it can economically survive. When they’ve run out of the resources to sustain the people, a way has to be found to “cut costs.” When it comes to healthcare, it will be treatment and care that will be cut.
Alfie Evans’ crime? Being born to a working class family.
America has been moving toward the very thing which looks like a bright shiny object – socialism. Free healthcare. Nothing is free, and there certainly will be no care or control of one’s life in a society that has deteriorated to the extent that Great Britain has.
Despair flooded me this past week as I followed little Alfie’s story. Now sadness weighs heavily on all of us who not only grieve with Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, but it feels like a great hole was blown open in the moral fabric of society.
The Charlie Gards, the Alfie Evans of the world are important, just as the Down Syndrome infants are, or the disabled or the elderly – it keeps our humanity, our Soul. If we deliberately kill – when alternative resources or experimental treatments are available, we’re on our way to the same kind of thinking and mindset which engulfed the Third Reich. No difference.
A friend, Kenny Solomon, used the phrase: “genocidal theocracy” – which brings to mind the abortion industry and their rabid supporters.
A colleague, Vassar Bushmills, noted: “Never forget, that murder by indifference is the greatest sin before God.”
This is what awaits a country who gives up their freedom – and that’s why America is so special in all of mankind’s history.
I pray for the soul of Alfie Evans, and comfort to his parents.
But a curse be upon those who would murder the innocent, the helpless and the vulnerable. It’s a very short distance from the sick, to the disabled, to the no longer “useful” to society. It’s also the path to the darkest corners of humanity’s mind and soul.
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