Human Exceptionalism

Michael Savage Banned from UK: But Philip Nitschke Allowed In for the Magical Suicide Tour

I don’t listen to Michael Savage, but it seems odd to me that a talk radio shock jock would be banned from the UK because of things he has said, but that Philip Nitschke would be allowed in despite what he does–teach people how to commit suicide. From the BBC Story on Savage:

Controversial daily radio talk-show host [Michael Savage]. Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence. His views on immigration, Islam, rape and autism have caused great offence in the US.

Yet here is what Nitschke has been doing since being allowed in:

Dr Nitschke, who helped four people to die when euthanasia was briefly legalised in Australia, explained the choice people faced: a lingering and possibly painful death in hospital, surrounded by strangers, or a quick, pain-free and peaceful exit at home. [Me: Uttlerly false premise, but what else is new.]He showed a video of Betty, his octogenarian assistant, demonstrating how to commit suicide with a large roasting bag and a can of helium of the kind used to inflate balloons.

His own preferred method, in keeping with his motto, “I’d rather die like a dog”, is nembutal, washed down with a whisky. Nembutal is a barbiturate used by vets to put down animals. It is strictly controlled in Britain but available over the counter in Mexico.

He urged his audience to prepare their own “end of life: strategy before they became too old or sick. Much better to stock up now rather than risk the liberty of a loved one, he suggested…He added: “I cannot condone anything that is illegal but I know hundreds of people who have bought nembutal in Mexico and flown back to this country without any problem” [me: thereby condoning what is illegal].

So, I guess the moral of the story is that in the UK, it is worse to “offend” certain unnamed people than to encourage and teach the elderly, ill, disabled, and despairing how to kill themselves. But such are the weird politically correct times in which we live.

Hit it Phil!

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up AND THAT’S AN INVITATION, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up TO MAKE A RESERVATION, roll up for the suicide tour.

The magical suicide tour is waiting to take you away,

Waiting to take you away.

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, roll up for the suicide tour.

The magical suicide tour is hoping to take you away.

Hoping to take you away.

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up AND THAT’S AN INVITATION, roll up for the suicide tour.

Roll up TO MAKE A RESERVATION, roll up for the suicide tour.

The magical suicide tour is coming to take you away,

Coming to take you away.

The magical suicide tour is dying to take you away,

Dying to take you away, take you away.

Take you today.

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