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Thursday, August 27, 2009

EngSoc: "Cruel and Neglectful Care"

The London Telegraph documents the nightmare that the Democrats want to bring to America:

"'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today.

In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with 'neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel' treatment.

The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff."

In other words, the inevitable always happens. The "enlightened" British state run National Health Service is turning into a mirror image of what the "little people" receive in Cuban hospitals.

Someday the world will learn (although I harbor no hopes for leftists on this score) that allegedly noble ends cannot be achieved by evil means. As Yaron Brook has forcefully argued, there is not such thing as a "right" to enslave others:
The solution to this ongoing crisis is to recognize that the very idea of a "right" to health care is a perversion. There can be no such thing as a "right" to products or services created by the effort of others, and this most definitely includes medical products and services. Rights, as the founders conceived them, are not claims to economic goods, but to freedoms of action.

You are free to see a doctor and pay him for his services — no one may forcibly prevent you from doing so. But you do not have a "right" to force the doctor to treat you without charge or to force others to pay for your treatment. The rights of some cannot require the coercion and sacrifice of others.
Crossposted at The Dougout
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Blogger Epaminondas said...

Lies all lies

Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:26:00 pm  

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