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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: AFK on January 15, 2013, 01:30:14 am

Title: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: AFK on January 15, 2013, 01:30:14 am

I find this story to be both terribly sad, yet, beautiful, if in a melancholic way.  Adult twins who were born deaf, who have lived together for 45 years.
They were starting to lose their eyesight and would've been completely blind soon.  Rather than face completely helpless lives of dark, silence. 
They decided to die together, which Belgium allowed legally. 
Because really, why the fuck should a government get to force you to live when you don't want to.http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/14/16507519-faced-with-blindness-deaf-twins-choose-euthanasia?lite (http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/14/16507519-faced-with-blindness-deaf-twins-choose-euthanasia?lite)

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 15, 2013, 01:58:44 am
That is really poignant.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 15, 2013, 03:01:48 am
I am heartened by this, somehow.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on January 15, 2013, 03:03:53 am
I am heartened by this, somehow.

I wonder what Helen Keller would have thought?

I mean, I'm okay with them being allowed to do it, but...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 15, 2013, 03:10:20 am
I am heartened by this, somehow.

I wonder what Helen Keller would have thought?

I mean, I'm okay with them being allowed to do it, but...

I don't know. If she was 45 and losing her sense of touch, I wonder what she'd decide.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: AFK on January 15, 2013, 03:21:20 am
I am heartened by this, somehow.

I wonder what Helen Keller would have thought?

I mean, I'm okay with them being allowed to do it, but...


It's the ultimate jailbreak and I can't fault them for a second.  Who the fuck wants to be imprisoned by their biology?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in another part of Belgium...
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 15, 2013, 08:15:01 am
I am heartened by this, somehow.

I wonder what Helen Keller would have thought?

I mean, I'm okay with them being allowed to do it, but...

Yeah, I kind of wondered the same thing.