"Do Not Resuscitate" Reminds Reader of Nazi Germany
April 25, 2013
Gasping for air in an ER, Ron Graham, a welfare patient, was told to sign a "Do Not Resuscitate" order.
He believes this is the first step to euthanasia, getting rid of undesirables as they did in Nazi Germany.
Texas follows in Hitler's Footsteps!
Reichsleiter Bouhler and Dr. med. Brandt are instructed to broaden the powers of physicians designated by name, who will decide whether those who have - as far as can be humanly determined - incurable illnesses can, after the most careful evaluation, be granted a mercy death. (Signed, A. Hitler)
Graham: "It was a creepy, scary experience and I am going to prevent it from ever happening again."
by Ron Graham
While there are no papers in which Hitler implicates himself in systematic genocide of Jews, there is a memo to Himmler in which he said they had to implement an euthanasia program to cull the unfit material from the body of the healthy Volk gradually. He wrote in 1939 that once the war was underway they could proceed without concern for public opinion.
The gradualism of the National Socialist "Action T-4" project that gassed or otherwise euthanized 35,000 German citizens before the war began, and many more afterward, reminds me of a creepy conversation I recently had as a patient in the ER here in Texas. I was dependent for oxygen on a burnt out 40-something redneck male triage nurse who tried to persuade me to sign a 'do not resuscitate' order.
I am a welfare case. They're empowering low-level medical staff to snuff indigents. It's not really new; this flared up in the 80's under Reagan Bush. But this is worse. It's not all medical staff. Just a few moles. That's how it starts.
Emergency room duty is hard work, emotionally as well as physically. I must be clear that 99% of EMT paramedics and ER nurses, doctors are empathetic. But it only takes being at the mercy of one, or God forbid, two, that have lost compassion due to burnout or personal issues to frighten you when you're helpless on a gurney in a chaotic ER triage or "shock room" setting.
When you see state legislatures talking about granting public provided doctors to enter a 'do not resuscitate' order in your chart - without your knowledge and signed consent - it means you may be handed over to the 1% who lack empathy and compassion, for these are the ones that capable of withholding the simple oxygen or CPR that routinely saves lives.
Needing oxygen or CPR is not an 'end stage' terminal notice. Most people recover after standard treatment with antibiotics, electrolytes, steroids, or surgery, etc, and walk out of the hospital within a day or a week.
At the media and tv level they try to frame the 'end of life' thing as something that doesn't come up till somebody is brain dead on life support for ten years. In reality it's about meeting Obama's austerity budget cuts, so the money can be diverted to the endless banker 'bailouts'.
It so happens I've been working for the Texas Catholic Conference lobby to rescind current law which enables a "Physician or NURSE, or NURSE PRACTITIONER" to write up a DNR without the patient's knowledge or consent. Under Obamacare, a "social worker" could do that too.
I'm giving advice to people in similar circumstances to find out how to request a copy of your hospital chart, and prepare a document to ask to be put in your record to the effect of, I WANT TO BE RESUSCITATED. "I want caregivers to do everything possible to keep me alive including restoring pulse and breathing." See more at:http://savethemales.ca/#
I advise buying medical dog tags online, the USB storage type in which you can enter your name and needs, and that you WANT to be resuscitated and kept alive and have not given consent to a DNR.
I will set it up so they know that if anybody signs me off for "do not resuscitate" it will GO PUBLIC. If they do that to me, it will be a news item. They ain't going get away with denying me standard CPR or ventilation.
Bottom line is that one does NOT want have one's life or death up to a on a burnt out 40-something redneck male triage nurse at the end of his shift on a busy ER night. During that first hour in triage I felt like Mel Brooks in High Anxiety when they were trying to kill him.
I couldn't read the doctor; she was inscrutable. But she wasn't stupid. I got her to help me by telling her if she discharged me without oxygen as she was trying to do, I'd be right back in an ambulance, or a box. When I said that, she stopped, and told the sadistic male nurse to "give him some 02, then walk him."
She meant the walking test, where they take your SP02 level to see how far you can make it walking without 02. Once I made them give me that test, they had to treat me, and I had no more trouble with staff from then on.
But it was a creepy, scary experience and I am going to prevent it from ever happening again.
I'm not afraid to go when it's the right time, but I'll be damned if I'm going to leave it up to an EMT or ER Nurse having a 'bad hair day' while all I need is standard oxygen and CPR to live through an exacerbation.
I've also read up on the Texas Bishops position and they actually support Texas SB303. My problem with the bill the National Right to Life lawyer said in the interview that a physician can enter 'DNR' on the chart, and the burden of getting second opinion or another doctor willing to treat the patient is on the patient. That would very wrong . The Texas Bishops' material is vague, so I'm inclined to believe National Right to Life org. is entirely justified to oppose the bill till this point is clarified.
"The gradualism of the National Socialist "Action T-4" project that gassed or otherwise euthanized 35,000 German citizens before the war began who got no say in the matter. " Figures of T-4 German 'useless' population granted 'a mercy death' after 1939 are more like 200,000.
July 1933: Adolf Hitler passes the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring, in turn enforcing the compulsory sterilization of any citizen with a "genetic defect." Defects include schizophrenia, deafness and even chronic alcoholism. In the coming years, approximately 400,000 sterilizations will be carried out.
May 1939: Hitler -- as per a request from the boy's father -- agrees to authoress the killing of Gerhard Kretschmar, a child born blind and with limbs missing. After the 5-month-old child's death in July, Hitler quickly initiates a Children's Euthanasia program and upwards of 5,000 youngsters are killed due to "defects."
October 1939: Hitler signs the memo, backdated to September, and the euthanasia program becomes official. Now named Action T4, the program no longer discriminates with regards to age and all persons, young and old, can now be killed should they be "unworthy of life." As noted in the memo, Karl Brandt and Philipp Bouhler are handed the reigns and over the next few years will oversee the murder of approximately 200,000 people. Action T4's need to kill humans in such vast numbers will also result in the introduction of "death by gas" to the Nazi regime.
Doktor Karl Brandt, Waffen SS, was director of the T-4 'mercy death' project that ended the lives of 200,000 German citizens. They were killed for being 'defective'. Goebbels is on record as saying in a private meeting with staff that retarded or crippled Aryans were bad PR. Hitler wanted the world to see only the Master Race. Brandt's public title was a euphemistic joke, 'Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation. He stood trial at Nuremberg for this crime against the humanity of Germans, not Jews.
He was hung for it in 1947.
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