in the arsehole of diogenes

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

'Dying with dignity means dying with the least amount of suffering,'

said Véronique Hivon, Parti Québecois member of the National Assembly in Québec City.
Terminally-ill patients in Québec now have the right to choose to die.
The non-partisan Bill 52, also known as an Act respecting end-of-life care,
was passed on Thursday afternoon in a free vote at the National Assembly in Québec City.
The bill passed by 94 to 22 votes, with no abstentions.

So far, so excellent.
But the least-appropriate word that can be attached to any human being
at any stage in life, in any situation,
is dignity.

Trees have dignity.

1 comment:

Marcus Billson said...

I call this blog intellectual parsing. Human dying entails enormous suffering. It took my bull-man of a father-in-law who was physically strong eleven days of medically induced agony intended to save his life to die. Suffering is the theme here, and dying like birthing is suffering. The great and brilliant duc de Saint-Simon, the memoirist of the court of Louis XIV, will probably be remembered and read in the future not for his gossip, not for his historical analyses of war and French national economic failure under the monarchy, but for his excruciatingly detailed chronicles of the hundreds of hideous "natural" deaths of the French court, these chronicles of great interest to modern medicine and modern diagnosis.