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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:27 PM

Republicans Are Now Actively Endorsing Eugenics To Solve Coronavirus Pandemic

This could not be crueler, stupider, or more selfish.

https://thebanter.substack.com/p/republicans-are-now-actively-endorsing



Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has a theory on how to survive the Coronavirus pandemic: ask the elderly to die for the sake of the economy. During an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson this week, Patrick argued that contrary to all health experts advice, Americans should not practice social distancing so that Americans can go back to work. Free market capitalism and the American Dream are, according to Patrick, more important than the lives of everyone over 70.

“Those of us who are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves but don’t sacrifice the country,” Patrick told Carlson. “Don’t do that. Don’t ruin this great American Dream.” Grandparents, claimed Patrick, who turns 70 next week, have a “choice” to make as Coronavirus decimates the stock market and upends business all over the country. "No one reached out to me and said, 'As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?' And if that is the exchange, I'm all in."

“We all want to live. We all want to live with our grandchildren as long as we can,” he went on. “But the point is our biggest gift we give to our country and our children and our grandchildren is the legacy of our country, and right now, that is at risk.” There are a few problems with this theory. The first, very obvious one is that seniors most certainly won’t be able to take care of themselves, as Patrick suggested.

Hospitals Can’t Cope

When someone gets desperately sick, they go to the hospital where qualified health care practitioners (almost all under the age of 70) look after them and supply life saving medical treatments. If all of those self sacrificing seniors go to hospital at the same time — which is happening right now — the entire health care system will go down as it has in Italy, China and Spain. That means potentially hundreds and thousands, if not millions of people could die from other treatable diseases or accidents because there would be no one to treat them. So not only would Patrick be sacrificing himself and millions of other seniors, he would be sacrificing pregnant women, victims of car accidents, cancer patients and children in need of hospital beds.

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Reply Republicans Are Now Actively Endorsing Eugenics To Solve Coronavirus Pandemic (Original post)
Celerity Mar 25 OP
TruckFump Mar 25 #1
Celerity Mar 25 #2
TruckFump Mar 25 #13
Celerity Mar 25 #15
gratuitous Mar 25 #3
TheBlackAdder Mar 25 #17
notdarkyet Mar 25 #4
KatyMan Mar 25 #5
bluestarone Mar 25 #6
unblock Mar 25 #7
RockRaven Mar 25 #8
Thomas Hurt Mar 25 #9
Eugene Mar 25 #10
Celerity Mar 25 #12
Yonnie3 Mar 25 #11
Celerity Mar 25 #18
Windy City Charlie Mar 25 #14
TheBlackAdder Mar 25 #16
Celerity Mar 25 #19
area51 Mar 25 #20
hatrack Mar 25 #21

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:31 PM

1. Fuck you.

I am over 70 and I don't appreciate this bullshit.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

2. you are referring to the Rethugs or me?

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Response to Celerity (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:36 PM

13. OMG!!! Not referring to you!!!

To the sick Repukes who think that those over 70 are expendable. Sorry for the confusion!!!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:40 PM

15. no problem! lolol, I was fairly sure you were not referring to me, as I am just the messenger

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

3. So many patriots

All, all of them, willing to let you die for their country. And not just let you die, but it will soon morph into your patriotic duty to die for the greater good of their bottom line. People who fail to get with the program will leave our masters and overlords no other choice, and the consequences will be on the heads of those stubborn, unpatriotic, defiant citizens. "There is no greater love than for you poor people to lay down your lives for your betters." That's pretty much in the Bible, and you don't want to go against the Bible, do you?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:45 PM

17. So many DEATH PANELS

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

4. That would include Mitch and trump..many others add some

He

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. I'm sure it won't be long before they start

Using the phrase "useless eaters" [link:https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/useless_eater|

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:37 PM

6. OK when these assholes get sick

DO NOT treat them!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:38 PM

7. It's even worse than that

They phrase it as a voluntarily choice on the part of the elderly, but it's neither voluntary nor only the old who will die.

As hospitals become overwhelmed, they will turn away a lot of patients, not just the most dire of the covid-19 patients.

Will they be doing many heart transplants during this time? Will they have room for an appendicitis? Liver failure?

Not only that, be many non-emergency procedures and check-ups will be delayed, putting patients at risk of increased danger from their condition, of something not being detected in time.

Many people will die, whether old or not, whether they "volunteered" or not.


Republicans are talking about grabbing random citizens and throwing them into the volcano in a misguided belief that this will assuage the gods.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:39 PM

8. How about the over-70 GrOPers all put their money where their mouth is by sacrificing themselves

and then we'll see where we are as a nation? If they are so certain that this is the right course of action, what are they waiting for?

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:42 PM

9. The party of Trump are christofascists...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:45 PM

10. Dan Patrick turns 70 on April 4. Will he sacrifice himself if he gets sick?

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Response to Eugene (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:53 PM

12. 10 days til he hits 70yo, then toss him in Rikers until he self-raptures




'We Feel Like All of Us Are Gonna Get Corona.' Anticipating COVID-19 Outbreaks, Rikers Island Offers Warning For U.S. Jails, Prisons

https://time.com/5808020/rikers-island-coronavirus/

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:45 PM

11. The Federalist advocates Corona Virus Parties

Speaking of crueler, stupider, or more selfish

I'm not going to link this shit. If you have to see it it is at thefederalist (dot) com

How Medical ‘Chickenpox Parties’ Could Turn The Tide Of The Wuhan Virus
It is time to think outside the box and seriously consider a somewhat unconventional approach to COVID-19: controlled voluntary infection.



some more headlines


Inaccurate Virus Models Are Panicking Officials Into Ill-Advised Lockdowns

How a handful of Democratic activists created alarming, but bogus data sets to scare local and state officials into making rash, economy-killing mandates.



The Wuhan Virus Is Serious, But Shutting Down Isn’t The Long-Term Answer

What to do about the U.S. economy in the wake of the Wuhan virus? The answer requires a mix of both short-term suppression and then long-term mitigation.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:49 PM

18. Ben Domenech is the purest of scum (& married to the blonde RW sausage Meghan McCain of The View)

they are now breeding it up, unfortunately

a new gen of RW shills on the way for the 2050's and beyond, unless their child(ren) rebel(s)

Meghan McCain is pregnant and self-quarantining

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/entertainment/meghan-mccain-pregnant-self-quarantine/index.html


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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:39 PM

14. Typical chickenhawks

Typical chickenhawks....wanting to treat this like a war, and just like in a war, they want someone else to do the dying for them.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:45 PM

16. DEATH PANEL says what?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:50 PM

19. +1000

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:55 PM

20. Dan Patrick, & the republinazi party, want us to renew.


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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:04 PM

21. It's not even eugenics, if you're doing eugenics "correctly" . . .

Eugenics means controlling who reproduces, not who lives or dies (or when).

It's just another shitbag Republican ploy to set people against each other - without any actual sacrifices by Republican "leadership".

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