SHORT REVIEW: A brilliant film advertising the lowest of ideas.
The culture of death gets yet another movie made supporting it. Here’s the message coming from the international entertainment community: Abortions and “mercy killings” are grand. Sure, abortions have a long history of being racially applied by eugenicists and mercy killers tend to forget their Nazi forefathers but what the heck, leftists say its okay. Leftists only want what’s good for us.
Javier Bardem offers a masterful performance as Ramón Sampedro, a quadriplegic at the end of a decades long fight to “die with dignity”. This film is worthy of the Oscar it received because it is to be honest a great film. Then again, Triumph of The Will is a damn good flick as well.
Obviously, life as a quadriplegic is very hard. But it is still a life and life, despite what leftists want us to believe, is worth living. It is a gift even in its lowest times.
The term often used is “die with dignity”. This is great. Ask yourself, who is going to decide what “dignity” means? Who will decide when this “dignity” is lost? I know many will say, “Well duh, I WILL!” What about the mentally retarded woman down the street? What about the autistic boy across town? Will they choose? Do they live with enough dignity? At what point do their lives demand for them to “die with dignity”? This is where the lawyers come in…that means the state. Kids, this is called the slippery slope. Life is precious, too precious to be put into the hands of self-serving leftists who have the vision of a bat in an echo chamber. Yes, some people live with horrible circumstances and it may seem mericiful to put them down. But what of those left behind? Ramón Sampedro found his reward but what has he left behind? A world where it is just that much easier to kill without consequence. A world where leftists argue that killing the ill is "reasonable".
The Nazis began The Holocaust by killing the handicapped with a little remembered piece of human depravity known as the T-4 Euthanasia Program. Deemed to be a drag on society, the systematic murder of the retarded began. This accepted killing led naturally to more. Here is a clue for all of your Right-To-Die morons, once a society sets up a criterion for innocent people to be killed; it doesn’t take much for said criteria to expand. This is a lesson from history.
Simply, if we allow people to start killing themselves to “die with dignity” then we have to allow for people to kill others for the same reason. The ball rolls from there. It sickens me that this has to be explained by a dimwit such as myself. It sickens me that we have films made supporting the ideals of the Nazi party nearly seventy years later.
This film is a great but it is, in all honesty, evil.