Monday, December 5, 2022

When bureaucrats defy logic and reason


This news is about a year old, but I only recently came across it.  I can still hardly believe the institutionalized stupidity it represents.

Irony has been declared many times in this pandemic but now, from Covid-riddled Germany comes the final proof: you can’t kill yourself now unless you’ve been vaccinated. As European countries battle to limit the spread of the virus, Verein Sterbehilfe – the German Euthanasia Association – has issued a new directive, declaring it will now only help those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease. In a statement, the association said:

"Euthanasia and the preparatory examination of the voluntary responsibility of our members willing to die require human closeness. Human closeness, however, is a prerequisite and breeding ground for coronavirus transmission. As of today, the 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms."

‘Close encounters in closed rooms’ – what a fabulous German euphemism for assisted suicide. The term ‘2G’ meanwhile refers to a system which only allows free movement for leisure activities for the geimpft oder genese – ‘vaccinated or recovered.’ God forbid that a person without the jab should try to end it all – talk about a vaccine passport to the afterlife…

It makes the Babylon Bee's recent satirical article about entering Heaven seem rather less satirical and more prescient:

Pope Francis said today that God has informed him of a new requirement to enter Heaven: everyone must now receive the COVID-19 vaccine before entering the pearly gates.

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Pope Francis also stated that receiving both doses of the trustworthy vaccine will "immediately release your deceased relatives from purgatory" and "could even cut your time there in half." To drive his point home, he has commanded the Catholic church to deny communion to any unvaccinated members. 

At publishing time Pope Francis had received an initial dose of the vaccine and had to be strapped down in a bed for an exorcism before the second dose.

There's more at the link.

What will the bureaucrats demand next?  Will death row inmates in the USA be required to have received COVID-19 vaccinations before they can be given their lethal injections?

Ye Gods and little fishes . . .



Old NFO said...

Ye Gods is a little too... mild... But this is a family blog so I won't say what I'm thinking...

Bailey said...

Everyone needs to stop looking for logic in any of this... there is none to be had. Understand the agenda: total control, without exception or omission, of every aspect of our lives.
The path to such control is Dalrymplian (see his definition of political correctness), a death by a thousand cuts, composed of ever-so-subtle absurdities that gradually become de rigour... an accepted part of the mental landscape such that exception is not made for clear thought.
Once they have you believing absurdities, they can make you commit atrocities.
And the masses sleep-walk toward this, in large part owing to the incomprehensible journey that has made all this possible. Stringing together the constituent parts, noting the steps taken fifty years ago that laid the groundwork for some other more recent measure, keeping track of the progressions that allowed these things to be born, is a maddening game of searching for the important part within a huge mass of other, lesser parts, and knowing the difference when one is confronted by options.

We are lost. And the path to redemption is long and difficult and bloody.

Mike in Canada

Michael said...

Power for the pure power.

Orwell said it well

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.

We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
― George Orwell, 1984

LL said...

They're very woke. And the public is disarmed. So this new initiative should work out for them.