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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks again for the :+fav:ing, David !
aegiandyad Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for favouring 'How Dying Was Assisted in The Old Days'. This is a serious subject. Hard cases make bad law, I was told by my Jesuit instructors. Our legislators have already redefined marriage after thousands of years. Redefining Medicine or adding 'get clauses'  to the Hippocratic Oath would be equally ground breaking. Wm. Burroughs relates that in some African tribal societies there used to be a 'leader out' whose doleful task it was to lead inconvenient or decrepit old bodies into the bush and then strand them there to sink or swim on their own. That is what it could be like when old age causes one to be a total cost centre instead of an 'economic unit'. Is this what things will come to in our compassionate modern society, a society in which first the marriage vows and then the oaths oaken by medical men are subject to open ended 'amendment' or, dare we say it, even no longer taken seriously?
DVanDyk Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I believe this phenomenon of "leader out"
was part of every nomadic society.
It's when we became sedentary
that bodies and their aftermath became a commodity.

Today we have the hospital
and hospice"death squads
to drug us to death.
 let the crematorium
and the funeral parlors 
empty our bank accounts

I think the old lady being scared to death
is a perfect.

I plan to go out
screaming with my boots on !
aegiandyad Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for your comment and hooray for your stance! It really is inexplicable that supposedly 80% of British people want to be killed instead of die naturally. It frightens me to the core of my marrow.

I'll join you running out screaming too. No way is someone killing me, if I can avoid it. What on earth is wrong with people? I agree with every word you have written. People are getting soft and spoilt, wanting comfort at all costs. So different to the American pioneers.
JFBAYLE Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Mgt2b by JFBAYLE  David for the fave :)
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