I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the July 1996 issue. In it, I commented upon the acquittal of Jack Kevorkian in one of his trails for performing “assisted suicides,” which is another way of phrasing “euthanasia.” The death panels in Obamacare are a continuation of policies the Federal government instigated 50 years ago to promote a culture of death and push Americans into accepting the idea that that the aged and infirmed were net drags on the American system and, for altruistic reasons, should be “eliminated” in order to serve the “greater good.”
Abortion, murder and infanticide is public policy in America. When anything becomes public policy, it is actually government sponsored. Public policy is a high-sounding term which implies that the people agree and desire certain action.
Change agents invented the concept “public policy” to disguise authoritarianism by making it seem palatable.
But before something becomes official and “public policy,” it begins as unofficial public policy. In the beginning or unofficial stage, the government and its politicians appear to be silent or neutral on an issue. All appears to be spontaneous, coming from grass roots idealism. For example, infant murder began under the altruistic sounding words “planned parenthood.” As always in such chicanery, these words are totally misleading. But they have worked their charm on lukewarm church-going Americans. Not one in ten thousand, when they hear the words “planned parenthood,” thinks of child murder.
In the beginning stages of creating the public mind to accept the formulation of public policy, it all has an aura of free expression and “free choice.” This is the stage that abortion (unofficial child murder) and euthanasia are in at this time. Of course, abortion is far more advanced than euthanasia (“assisted suicide”).
While some people are mildly alarmed, few would ever suspect the progression pattern and how these altruistic social expressions finally evolve into law. This means in plain language that at some point, the government decides “by law” who is to die “in the public interest.” They will decide which children will die and which aged and infirm will die. And eventually, they will come after you with no pretense.
By the time murder laws are enacted, the people will have been prepared to accept them as desirable and “for the good of the country” and the community. We reach the stage of the animal farm, as in Orwell’s book 1984.
We predicted the acquittal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian because we said that he is an agent provocateur to initiate public policy on euthanasia, termed “assisted suicide.”
There is a very solid economic reason why unofficial “public policy” wants you to expire when you retire. Too many aging people and too much medical consumption is a real and present crisis for the government.
It may not be official or stated, but you can be sure that population control to limit consumption is a serious government policy and program. As more and more consumption flows to an aging and sick population, the transfer of real resources reverses to these population segments. The tail begins to wag the dog. The economic system was designed to transfer real resources to the government. There is an economic agenda behind the “medical crisis.”
The term “medical crisis” is a code word for excessive public consumption. The unofficial and unstated long range “public policy” is assisted suicide and “free choice” (child murder).