Australian Catholic Bishops
Attack Revival of Nazi Euthanasia
Jan. 19, 2011 (EIRNS)The Roman Catholic Bishops Council in Australia has launched a campaign against the revival of "Nazi practices" of euthanasia and eugenics in Australia, and by implication, globally, adding their voice to the global uprising against the British Empire's revival of these crimes against humanity which American statesman Lyndon LaRouche has been warning is crucial.
LaRouche's co-thinkers in the Citizens Electoral Council has long aggressively campaigned against the repeated attempts to legalize euthanasia in Australia, and against the imperial economics of euthanasia which underlies those attempts.
"Australia Slipping Into Nazi Practices," today's edition of The Record, the publication of Catholic Church in Western Australia, warns, preparatory to a conference of Catholic bioethicists to be held in Melbourne Jan. 23-26, which the Bishops Council instructed take up this danger.
"The renewed push for euthanasia to be legalised in Australia shows that the Nazi practice of eugenics is prevalent in society," Melbourne's Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott told The Record. The practice of euthanasia has eugenics within it, "in the sense that some people are deemed unfit to remain on the planet because of health condition, disability or even merely their age." He named the evil Australian psycho, Peter Singer, as exemplary of those pushing infanticide for eugenic purposes.
"Culling the feeble" started before the Nazis, and enjoyed the support of the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Melbourne Catholic bioethicist Nicholas Tonti-Filippini told The Record. He cited Churchill's letter, as Home Secretary in 1910, to the Prime Minister pressing for passage of eugenics legislation, in which Churchill wrote: "The unnatural and increasingly rapid growth of the feeble-minded classes, coupled with a steady restriction among all the thrifty, energetic and superior stocks constitute a race danger which it is impossible to exaggerate. I feel that the sources from which the stream of madness is fed should be cut off and sealed up before another year has passed."
Tonti-Filippini said that "when we speak of eugenics, we tend to think of the horrors of Nazi Germany. We forget that the eugenic movement was widespread and was endorsed by most Western Governments. What is also forgotten is that the worst excesses of Nazi medicine actually began in relation to people with developmental disabilities and mental illness and the establishment of a facility for the purpose at Hadamar."
Lest people forget, The Record elaborated:
"On 13 January, 1941, the first transport of mentally sick and disabled persons arrived from the psychiatric hospital Eichberg at the newly established killing centre Hadamar near Limburg. After a few hours, the patients were killed by gas, their remains were burnt in the crematorium. Until August of the same year, more than 10.000 people were killed in the gas chamber of Hadamar."
As for Australia today, The Record reports that eugenics has become such a widespread practice that approximately 90% of children who are diagnosed with disabilities in utero in Australia are aborted. There is also a practice of sedation and starvation, for those who survive to be born with a disability and whose parents do not wish them to survive. The upcoming conference will also consider eugenics at the end of life, "in relation to the advocacy for euthanasia to be available for people who are in pain or experiencing existential suffering which is word for loneliness and depression."