Involuntary Euthanasia

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The culture of ”involuntary euthanasia” exposed at Gosport today is by no means unique, or even extraordinary. It is merely the tip of a very large iceberg.

It is a great, yet unspoken, on-going national scandal that NHS doctors routinely end the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients prematurely because they are difficult to manage, or in order to free up beds.

Doctors and complicit hospital staff have turned the so-called ”care pathway’’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the inconvenient elderly, and around one third of all hospital deaths are induced in this way.


Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

The lack of evidence required before initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway makes it an assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway. Many elderly patients who could live substantially longer are being killed by the LCP. Patients are frequently put on the pathway without a proper analysis of their condition. The personal views of the physician. or other medical team members, of the perceived quality of life or low likelihood of a good outcome are central in putting a patient on the LCP.

If we accept the Liverpool Care Pathway, we accept that euthanasia is part of the standard way of dying, as it is now associated with 29 per cent of NHS deaths.

~ Mail Online  article published June 20 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html


The Government ordered an independent review in 2012 which recommended that hospitals abolish the practice of LCP by July 2014.  But nurses and other experts have since  given evidence to MPs on the health select committee that the pathway is still being used by hospitals ‘under a different name’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3361844/Arrogance-doctors-using-banned-death-pathway-think-know-s-best-patients.html


In nearly every hospital it is ”Trust” policy ( for ‘Trust’  read  ‘Government’  ) not to  waste money or time on ”non-productive units”  ( i.e. the over 70s ).  They are sedated and food and drink is withheld.  They then die of ”natural causes” and the doctor can write –  for example – ”pneumonia” on the Death Certificate.  Every Trust that operates this scheme is merely following NHS Minister Hunt’s directive as spelled out in his book.

This is indeed a long-running national scandal, but most people will either choose to believe that Gosport is an isolated, untypical case, or worse, will continue to turn a blind eye to , or even approve of, widespread state-sponsored euthanasia.

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The Occupation of the American Mind

Narrated by Roger Waters, this film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces to shape media coverage about Palestine in Israel’s favour.

”A superb documentary that makes a devastatingly persuasive case that the U.S. public is being systematically subjected to disinformation from its media on the Israel-Palestine conflict. For audiences who have relied on U.S. television and the press, the reality of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation shown in this film is likely to be deeply shocking.” ~ Jonathan Cook

”Not only land, but also minds can be colonized. The brilliance of this documentary is that it manages to tell the story of both forms of colonization simultaneously. The first story reveals how Palestinian land was colonized and how the Palestinian people have been struggling for self-determination ever since. The second story uncovers how the American media has colonized the minds of its audiences and inverted the concrete relations of subjugation by transforming Israelis into victims and Palestinians into oppressors. The Occupation of the American Mind is a must see for anyone who is against colonization.” ~ Neve Gordon, Professor of Politics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Despite superlative reviews, ‘The Occupation of the American Mind’ has been virtually ignored by mainstream media and all major Western film festivals.

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https://www.occupationmovie.org/

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At least 55 protesters (including six children) were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza on Monday, and more than 2,200 injured. All of them were unarmed, and the majority were well over a hundred yards from the ‘border’ fence.

Amnesty reports that many injuries are to the head and chest – over 500 wounded with live ammunition.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reports that IDF snipers also directly targeted emergency services and journalists.


BBC 6 o’clock news on Monday devoted 50 seconds to Gaza, carefully avoiding the use of the word ”massacre” — and 5 minutes to the Royal Wedding dress.

Since then, the BBC and other western media outlets have dutifully regurgitated Israeli propaganda. They write of “clashes” at the “border”,  as if Palestinians had invaded Israel, and that Israel was merely defending itself from a siege. No mention of the wall, or the decade-long Israeli blockade which has created a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

And no mention either of International Law – that Israel is occupying Palestinian land illegally.

As the occupier and aggressor, Israel does not  have the right to ”self-defence’’  –  but the Palestinian people do  have a right to resistance in response to illegal occupation.

None of this was mentioned in the BBC’s reports.


Media manipulation is far more efficient today than it was in Nazi Germany. We are now routinely fed lies by ”public service” broadcasters, who exploit the misconception that they impartially provide all the information we need. Tragically, this assumption of integrity too often diverts people from even looking for the truth.

We are now seen as successfully lobotomised sheep – slaves to be distracted, intellectually emasculated, neutralised and pacified.

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BBC : British Brainwashing Corporationhttps://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/4068/

BBC : War is Peace. Ignorance is Strength.

In an interview with Emily Thornberry yesterday the BBC’s supposedly ”impartial” Justin Webb casually remarked ”We all know Iran is a hostile, aggressive nation” – this even though that country hasn’t waged an aggressive war in centuries.

Yet on the same programme, nothing of the kind is said to Mark Regev about Israel, which has been illegally occupying and oppressing another people for decades. It’s also apparently quite acceptable – and unremarkable – that Israel, along with the US, the UK and France, bombs Syria in flagrant violation of international law.

While Iran is being routinely demonized at every opportunity, the brutal warmongering Saudi regime remains “our important ally”.

And of course, any criticism whatsoever of Israel is necessarily “anti-semitic”.

WAR IS PEACE

Quite frankly, the BBC is now beyond Orwellian….


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BBC : British Brainwashing Corporation

https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/4068/

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The Four Horsemen Sweep By

SYRIA BOMB.jpgThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the international intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law and any obligation toward critical thinking…..

The four horsemen sweep by, scything down reason and justice on the way.

FOUR HORSEMEN (video)  https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/four-horsemen/


 Article by Craig Murray, historian and former UK ambassadorApril 11 2018

The media onslaught has moved past the attack in Salisbury by a “weapon of mass destruction” (quoting Theresa May) which could only be Russian, except that was untrue, and was extremely deadly, except that was untrue too. It now focuses on an attack by chemical weapons in Douma which “could only be” by the Russian-backed Assad regime, except there is no evidence of that either, and indeed neutral verified evidence from Douma is non-existent. The combination of the two events is supposed to have the British population revved up by jingoism, and indeed does have Tony Blair and assorted Tories revved up, to attack Syria and potentially to enter conflict with Russia in Syria.

The “Russian” attack in Salisbury is supposed to negate the “not our war” argument, particularly as a British policeman was unwell for a while. Precisely what is meant to negate the “why on earth are we entering armed confrontation with a nuclear power” argument, I do not know.

Saudi Arabia has naturally offered facilities to support the UK, US and France in their attempt to turn the military tide in Syria in favour of the Saudi sponsored jihadists whom Assad had come close to defeating. That the Skripal and Douma incidents were preceded by extremely intense diplomatic activity between Saudi Arabia, Washington, Paris and London this year, with multiple top level visits between capitals, is presumably supposed to be coincidence.

I am not a fan of Assad any more than I was a fan of Saddam Hussein. But the public now understand that wars for regime change in Muslim lands have disastrous effects in dead and maimed adults and children and in destroyed infrastructure; our attacks unleash huge refugee waves and directly cause terrorist attacks here at home. There is no purpose in a military attack on Syria other than to attempt to help the jihadists overthrow Assad. There is a reckless disregard for evidence base on the pretexts for all this. Indeed, the more the evidence is scrutinised, the dodgier it seems. Finally there is a massive difference between mainstream media narrative around these events and a deeply sceptical public, as shown in social media and in comments sections of corporate media websites.

The notion that Britain will take part in military action against Syria with neither investigation of the evidence nor a parliamentary vote is worrying indeed. Without Security Council authorisation, any such action is illegal in any event. It is worth noting that the many commentators who attempt to portray Russia’s veto of a Syria resolution as invalid, fail to note that last week, in two separate 14 against 1 votes, the USA vetoed security council resolutions condemning Israeli killings of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza.

The lesson the neo-cons learnt from the Iraq war is not that it was disastrous. It was only disastrous for the dead and maimed Iraqis, our own dead and maimed servicemen, and those whose country was returned to medievalism. It was a great success for the neo-cons, they made loads of money on armaments and oil. The lesson the neo-cons learned was not to give the public in the West any time to mount and organise opposition. Hence the destruction of Libya was predicated on an entirely false “we have 48 hours to prevent the massacre of the population of Benghazi” narrative. Similarly this latest orchestrated “crisis” is being followed through into military action at a blistering pace, as the four horsemen sweep by, scything down reason and justice on the way.

Salisbury : A Rush to Judgement

salisbury.pngThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law, or any obligation toward critical thinking….

“By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.” ― John le Carré

The art of (cold) war  by Claire Connelly https://www.patreon.com/posts/17586151


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A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, March 14, 2018 © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

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”Corbyn’s request for further details on the evidence united the British Parliament… against him. From the jeering Tories opposite, to his own angry backbenchers, there was uncontained anger at his request to clarify exactly what is currently known about events in Salisbury. If the consensus is such that the leader of the opposition’s attempt to propose some kind of opposing viewpoint is shouted down, shouldn’t that cause at least some pause for thought? The British Parliament has seen this kind of consensus before. The voices of dissent were drowned out. It didn’t end well. And the evidence was wrong.”

https://www.rt.com/uk/421436-skripal-skepticism-salisbury-novichok/


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This is NOT an ”open and shut” case 

~ former UK diplomat Craig Murray on the Salisbury poisonings.

It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars.….”

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/of-a-type-developed-by-liars/comment-page-1/#comment-722031


salisbury3The prepubescent Gavin Williamson, speaking in his official capacity as ”Defence Secretary” (sic) told Russia to “Go away and shut up.” Putin must surely be terrified by this boy’s steely determination, diplomatic expertise and dazzling repartee

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The Self Has Become A Commodity

London__Westminster_-_Vauxhall_Bridge_Road_Pedestrian_Crossing_-_geograph.org_.uk_-_1739902-1304x400Every measure of mental ill health imaginable shows a society in freefall, not only making its citizens sicker but denying them the help to get better. That is unless your stated aim is to get back to work as quickly as possible. For soon there will be a Department of Work and Pensions employment advisor at your therapy centre, your GP, damn it probably your local supermarket if the Tories get their way. For what worth does anyone have if not to contribute to the job market ? …

The self has become a commodity, with simplified ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) used to inject into people the idea that they can and should be able to excise certain traits, emotions and behaviours for maximum marketability, be that on their CV or via Instagram hits. This responsibilisation and the pressure to display a positive mental attitude and upward trajectory creates casualties, for not all of us can succeed as measured according to neoliberal ideals.

~ article by Jay Watts, Novara Media

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis Means Defeating Neoliberalism Once and For All

http://novaramedia.com/2018/03/05/tackling-the-mental-health-crisis-means-defeating-neoliberalism-once-and-for-all/