Nicholas Angel: You should be ashamed! Calling yourself a community that cares!
James Reaper: Oh, but we do care Nicholas!
Joyce Cooper: It’s all about the greater good!
NWA Members: [echoing in agreement] The greater good…
Nicholas Angel: How can this be for the greater good?
NWA Members: [echoing] The greater good…
Hot Fuzz 2007
Yesterday I told you about Alfie Evans the 23 month old Toddler who was removed from life support but kept on living. Alfie Evans spent the feast of St. George, Patron of England defying the odds by continuing to breathe on his own despite a court order removing him from life support the British Government, apparently upset that this 23 month old British subject refuses to surrender is life has decided to go with plan B. They have decided to deny him food.
toddler Alfie Evans is being starved to death by the hospital looking after him, the boy’s father Tom confirmed.
The 23-month-old is now approaching 24 hours since being removed from his ventilator. Tom says his son is still fighting, but he needs food.
Mind you Alfie has been granted Italian citizenship, the Pope has appealed to the country and an ambulance is waiting to take the child to Rome for treatment without delay the moment the UK will allow it.
They will not. This comment is from a self described: “passionate and unapologetic defender of the NHS”
There is nothing more than can be done to help #AlfieEvans now. The legal arguments have been heard, many many times over. Alfie needs palliative care to ensure this final stage of his life is as comfortable and symptom-free as possible – exactly what #AlderHey are giving him.
— Dr Adrian Harrop (@DrAdrianHarrop) April 25, 2018
Given that this doctor and the NHS has given up on young Alfie there is no logical reason prevent his parents from seeking treatment outside the UK as it as the only shot he has for life. To the normal sane person (and to Brits of just few generations ago) such a decision to deny parents such this option which has been freely offered would be inexplicable but there is actually, in my opinion, a very simple explanation.
I submit and suggest the British government is not afraid that treatment in Italy to save Alfie’s life would prove futile and result in his death, they are afraid that it would prove successful and he might live.
You see if Alfie Evans lives then every patient whose parents, friends or spouse have been convinced by the NHS that treatment for their loved one is useless will be asking themselves if that was really the case in their situation. Was the NHS simply trying to conservative their budget at the cost of their parents, friends, spouse, or children’s lives?
And if enough brits decide that the NHS is less concerned about preserving the lives of British Subjects than protecting the bureaucratic system spawned by the NHS, then those who profit the most from that system might see a risk to their jobs, reputations and political future and power.
Now it’s fair to say that Alfie’s odds are not good and if he is allowed to go to Italy for treatment it is very probable that he will still not live to see his second birthday or much beyond it.
But Her Majesty’s Government and those who worship at the altar of the NHS can’t take even the slightest chance that Alfie beats the odds, because if he manages to survive, or even worse grows up to be a useful and productive citizen he will be a living breathing indictment of their system.
Therefore the courts of England have sentenced Alfie Evans to be slowly starved to death and the NHS and the Doctors and Nurses within it along with the pols who back it will insist that doing so is for the child’s own good. He gets the Black cap that the villains of Rotherham will not.
And the NHS will be safe for another day.
Erick Erickson has England pegged.
What a monstrous country England has become. The state killing Alfie Evans is not something a moral people would allow.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 25, 2018
Closing thought #1: If you’ve ever wondered what those Death Panels Sarah Palin was talking about might look like, this is it.
Closing thought #2: Does anyone think for one moment that if this child’s last name was “Windsor” and his mother’s maiden name was “Middleton” that there would be no question of leaving the nation as Her Majesty’s Government would spare no expense to provide any treatment his parents requested?
Closing thought #3 Why is it every time I hear someone defending starving #alfieevens to dead I hear the NWA members from the movie #hotfuzz chanting “The Greater good”?
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