This post follows from my previous two blogs “National Death Service” and “Polly Toynbee certainty”.
It is just a matter of time now before they open the Floodgates of Death. Legitimise assisted suicide and inadvertently condemn a generation to an early passing. To qualify for an early death, all you will have to do is one of the following:-
- Be spotted on a Zimmer frame crossing the road.
- Be slow in the checkout queue at Tesco.
- Dare to turn up at A & E.
- See your GP more than once in a year.
- Going to a Rolling Stones concert.
- Nod off in the arm-chair.
How could they have guessed that the songs of their baby boomer generation were so prophetic:-
- Did “The Who” really mean what they said in their song “My Generation”, when they blasted out the words “I hope I die before I get old”?
- Did “The Beatles” know more than we thought about getting old when they said “will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”?
- In 1971 when “The Rolling Stones” rocked with the song “Sister Morphine”, did they really know the consequences of the words:- “Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, I don’t think I can wait that long
Oh, you see that I’m not that strong”
Of course there will be other consequential damages :-
- Nobody to look after the grandkids
- Specsavers will probably go out of business.
- So will hearing aid salesmen and walking stick makers.
And unintended consequences :-
- Church congregations may decline significantly.
- But there will be many more funerals to go to.
- House prices might fall as more properties are released onto the market.
- Drug companies’ profits will fall dramatically with less people to pop pills.
But also some new business opportunities :-
- Cruise liners could offer “final solution voyages” ending with burial at sea.
- or “Death in the clouds” — you could opt for sky diving without a parachute.
All this because we don’t cherish the lives of old people as much as we should.