Compassion and Choices and Flowers and Rainbows,* aka Big Suicide,** is pushing bills to permit people to kill themselves legally. Not all people, just certain disabled people in danger of dying — and thus living? — in an undignified way. They’re pushing this in Colorado and it will not surprise you to learn that I’ll have more to say about this when I’m not barreling into a day full of actual work-related tasks.
As a prologue, I leave you with this juxtaposition, which greeted me in my Facebook feed this morning.
More to come. Meanwhile, the source for calling bullshit on Big Suicide is the excellently Monty-Python-named Not Dead Yet.****
Update: Not Dead Yet Colorado now has its own website.*****
* OK, it’s Compassion and Choices, but they used to be the Hemlock Society, which was at least honest about the fact that they are a bunch of privileged intellectuals who want to be able to off themselves in a philosophically elegant fashion. Then they focused-grouped the name, I guess, and are now Compassion and Choices, two random nouns meant to make you feel good about them while not really knowing exactly what they do.
** If we can have Big Pharma, Big Agriculture, and Big Sugar,*** why not Big Suicide?
*** Actually, this turns out to be a Canadian blues band, and not a bad one, actually. The unexpected benefits of blogging.
**** Best. Logo. Ever.
***** And badass logo: