Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Incredible Government Abuse of Michael Shergold

I'm just deferring readers here to KipEsquire's blog, which has an excellent synopsis of the story ongoing in the U.K. and is the first I had heard of it. Here is a teaser:
The one observation I can come up with is that this abomination illustrates the evil of pure utilitarianism. Apparently, a supposedly civilized nation has now become perfectly willing to have its citizens literally start carving each other up based on some low-level bureaucrat’s determination of “the greatest good for the greatest number.”
If the government presented me with the dilemma it has so pointlessly and cruelly foisted upon Michael Shergold, I would probably have a nervous breakdown. (Keep in mind that Shergold has two other minor children. The surgery would pose a serious risk to him and, vicariously, to them and their welfare.) How do you chose whose interests to prioritize from among your children — especially when, thanks to the coercive power of the government, you have bonded with your children in very different ways? What thought processes could possibly have led to this nightmare?
It is an incredible story, do read the whole post, it even illustrates the importance of having a Free demonstrating that the UK does not have one.


KipEsquire said...

Thanks for the linkage. =)

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