Save the Planet!... Hospital Patients?... 'Just Let Them All Die'!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 04/06/2009 - 11:02am.

Canada’s healthcare system is, as always, in a bad way. It is overcrowded and underfunded and there are lengthy wait times for necessary procedures and treatment. On top of that there is a doctor shortage, severe in many parts of the country that will only get worse when Obamacare comes in. 

Many doctors will head south of the border where despite the move towards socialized medicine, it will still be legal to charge patients who have the desire and the ability to pay. Not to worry; there is a solution. We could just close down all the hospitals and let the people die.

In recent years there has been an apparent increase of instances of patients succumbing to infections that they have received in the hospital. If you’re not that sick when you go into the hospital, there is a good chance you will be by the time you leave; in a body bag or otherwise. The breakouts of these infections don’t get as much attention as when illness and death results from the private sector such as the recent listeriosis outbreak that was caused from eating meats produced by Maple Leaf Foods. This is because of the prime directive that all people must be treated equally in publicly run hospitals so when outbreaks occur in these institutions, there is nothing anyone can do about it. If hospitals were run by the private sector, the CEO’s of institutions that suffer outbreaks of infectious diseases would be fair game as the private sector always is in today’s brave new world. But governments of course downplay when things go wrong under their watch. After all, they care and they try and that’s all that is important.

The Quebec Health Ministry recently raised concerns about the new “green” disinfectants and other cleaning solutions that are currently being used in that province’s hospitals. The Ministry reported that about 70% of hospitals in La Belle Province are using green products. As shocking as it may seem, in a country where the lives of everyone is overregulated by nanny state governments at all levels, there are no regulations that define what makes a product “green”. Apparently these green products that are used in hospitals are nothing more than a diluted form of regular cleaning solvents and disinfectants. It is feared that the use of these watered down environmentally-friendly products is leading to greater outbreaks of C difficile and other infectious diseases that can be easily spread throughout hospitals.

We have to get our priorities straight. We all know the immortal words of former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion who asked, “Do you think it’s easy to make priorities?” That question was perhaps the closest Dion ever came to reality in his short disastrous reign as leader of the Natural Governing Party. It is hard to set priorities; nonetheless they do have to be set. So are we going to save lives or save the planet?

The answer is really a no-brainer if you just look at it logically. We can have a planet without hospitals or people for that matter but we can’t have hospitals or people without a planet. Saving the planet is more important than worrying about those sick and elderly who inhabit the country’s hospitals. After all, what good are these people anyway?

This is just another example of how the religion of environmentalism takes precedence over the lives of human beings. It is mindboggling to think that hospital officials would use disinfectants that are labeled “green” without any regard as to whether or not these products can do what they are needed to do. Caring about the environment is more important than saving lives and that’s all that matters.

Arthur Weinreb - April 6, 2009 - source CanadaFreePress

Arthur Weinreb is an author, columnist and Associate Editor of Canada Free Press. His work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Men’s News Daily, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Arthur can be reached at: aweinreb@rogers.com

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