Would a government ever use euthanasia as a form of population control? The concept is not so outlandish. The problem governments face is convincing people to accept the idea that the elderly and handicapped are expendable. We needn’t choose between caring for defenseless people and caring for ourselves. The truth is, we can do both,... Continue Reading →
So, your country, province or state has struck down the law forbidding Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide. What now? They may promise government guidelines to prevent abuse, such as: -The person’s natural death must be reasonably foreseeable. -Two doctors must believe that the person requesting PAS meets the criteria. Vague guidelines meant to restrict PAS... Continue Reading →
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984, Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tail and It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis have a few things in common. They are all dystopian fiction novels - individuals trapped in dysfunctional societies and controlled by oppressive governments. They have something else in common - a recent spike in sales.... Continue Reading →
An imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be. Dystopian fictions are cautionary tales. A government given too much control. My dystopian novel Quietus will be released in 2018.
The following are fictional notes of a fictional president of a fictional place. Private notes of Aura Zarling, incoming President of Covona: Problem: Longer life expectancy led to an increasing number of people who no longer contribute to the economy. Aging baby-boomers devour tremendous amounts of our nation’s old-age pension and health care funds. Problem:... Continue Reading →
How does one write on a topic as controversial as Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide? Many people are happy that Canada has struck down the law against euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. New laws may be enacted.The laws will become laxer and we will descend down the slippery slope. This pattern has been repeated in other... Continue Reading →