With Increasing Encouragement Of Euthanasia, Canada’s Socialist Healthcare System Is Reaching Its Sad Yet Inevitable Final Form

“Sacrifice yourself for the common good” leads to some dark places, as history has long shown.

It’s one of the most amazing ironies in human life that the systems ostensibly built on the “common-good” proved to be so much more brutal and heartless than systems built upon ‘selfish’ individual freedom.

While individual freedom is often demonized for being ‘self-centred’ and perpetuating inequality, the evidence of many decades of competition between different systems demonstrates that the democratic capitalist nations – the nations most focused on elevating individual rights above group rights – tend to be far better for the vast majority of people.

Indeed, while capitalism is often demonized as nothing but ruthless competition, there is also widespread co-operation.

The complexity of supply chains, the specialization of labour, and the size of many large companies all demonstrate that serving the interests of customers requires a large degree of peaceful and voluntary cooperation.

It’s the ‘voluntary’ part that so enrages the socialists, whether they are the class-based socialists we call communists, or the race-based socialists we call fascists, or the strange modern quasi-hybrid of the two types of socialism we see today.

Those obsessed with centralizing power hate the fact that voluntary cooperation tends to produce better results while preserving freedom.

They also hate to acknowledge that the so-called ‘compassionate’ systems based on the ‘common-good’ lead to some very dark places.

We are seeing that now in Canada, as the combination of our crumbling socialized healthcare system and state supported euthanasia have generated some horrendous ‘incentives’ in the system:


The implications of this are disturbing:

“Allow me to summarize…

In Canadian healthcare it is now openly discussed that it is cheaper to just kill you.

Right now it’s a “choice” but remember what happened with other “choices” in Canada recently.”

The socialized healthcare system implicitly implies that our health is everyone else’s responsibility and everyone else’s business.

Inherent to that way of thinking is that everyone’s supposed ‘burden’ on the system is also everyone else’s business.

Since the state takes charge in a socialized system, that means the government decides how much of a ‘burden’ each person can be, and rations care accordingly.

Pay is also ‘rationed.’

But since Canada is just one of many countries on Earth, and since healthcare workers can be paid much better in the freer healthcare systems in the US and Europe, the system is slowly but surely deprived of people.

So, the rationing gets even worse.

Canadians are starting to see that our supposedly ‘universal’ socialized system isn’t so universal at all, since more and more people are being shut out of receiving care.

And with the growing expansion of euthanasia, the healthcare system seems far less about ‘care’ and more about death.


The inevitable result of any fully socialized system

Around the world, countries have successfully managed to pair private delivery and universal access.

This ensures the innovation and staffing needed to keep a system afloat, while giving people choice. It also ensures that everyone can receive care, whether delivered publicly or privately.

By contrast, Canada is locked in to an almost fully socialized healthcare system, where ‘private’ delivery is somehow a scary concept to people.

Our country acts as if the US system and the Canadian system are the only systems possible, ignoring the fact that much of the world manages to combine the best aspects of both systems while reducing the negative aspects.

We must move beyond the ‘either-or’ thinking when it comes to healthcare, because that approach is killing – literally in some cases – our country.

Canadians need to understand that what we are seeing in Canada is the inevitable result of a socialized system: The ruthless rationing of care, a lack of service, a lack of access, and a shift towards the promotion of death over the promotion of health.

Our country, and the most vulnerable Canadians, deserve far better.

Spencer Fernando


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