Murray Simpson on Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:09:58 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The Vegetative Prince Will Not Wake Up: Dutch Prince Friso medical ethics and the ordeal of social inequality

It seems unlikely to me that the issue is so straightforward.

The religious and cultural prohibitions around suicide are very old  .
Euthanasia is a C.20th issue                                         .

That's not to say that the two don't connect, but it's more than just
a reformulation of the suicide issue.

On 02/09/2012 02:16, "Morlock Elloi" <> wrote:

>Eutanasia is euphemism for the transgression of the popular taboos
>regarding suicide.
>The general public's inability to deal with the concept of suicide
>breaks down when it become obvious, all the way down to the lowest
>cretins, that the poor thing is suffering too much, an if the
>poor thing had not been subjected to the lifelong life-worship
>brainwashing, it may have offed itself long time ago.

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