Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm channeling the Dutch

So it is said, so it shall be:

Dutch plan to let healthy elderly people commit suicide

Jeez...that really freaks me out. I agree that a human being should have sovereign rights over their life, but once this is accepted and it starts to become a "trend"...I guarantee you the insurance companies are going to start marketing it.

Damn, I thought I was imagining a future 10 to 20 years down the road.


M Styborski said...

Hmmm. I guess you CAN grow tired of Soylent green…

Anonymous said...

Ahem. "Welcome to the Monkey House"
Vonnegut was already there. As usual.

Jason Brad Berry said...

hey anon....I have a confession....I've never read a single Vonnegut book. I was always required to read so much non-fiction that I never made time for a lot of fiction.

Can you tell me what the exact title of that Vonnegut book is? I'd like to read it.

M Styborski said...

Welcome to the Monkey House is a short story contained in the book of the same name. Beware, once you let a little Vonnegut in, the rest will follow like a river through a broken levee.

I started with 'Cat's Cradle' then 'Breakast of Champions' then decided to take them all on chronologically. It's a wild ride watching his world(s) unfold and double back on themselves.

Anonymous said...

thought you might find interesting if you haven't read already
Terry Pratchett and Debbie Purdy back new suicide guidelines

also that its in the business section