Court rules locked-in syndrome sufferers should be left-to-die
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Is there supposed to be some satire here somewhere?
Other than the literal meaning of being 'left-to-die' being the opposite of having the 'right-to-die', and left being the opposite of right ? no. It seems that not having the right to die and also having locked in syndrome is simply being left to die.
It certainly doesn't advocate or agree with the decision, or mock anyone who suffers - quite the opposite, it was attempting to draw attention to the ridiculousness of the court decision.
Thanks for the 1 star though, Some tits on a bank note is far cleverer.
Well, I got it. The strange thing is, that as the baby-boomers start hitting their 80’s, the pressure on the Government to allow people who want to die to do so will be enormous; we’ll be hearing all sorts of moralising but the bean-counters will have their way as the economic ‘drain’ of millions of vegetating old people will exert enormous pressure on the Social Security system. Next stop, dystopia.
I didn't mark it as I didn't understand it until you explained.
It's quite a witty joke: maybe it deserves a rewording, if only for my benefit ?
I think you meant 'I don't get it', Titus.
If you don't get a joke, fine, but the sarcastic tone is a little knoby. Try being a little constructive in your replies and the world will be a nicer place
So, witty and topical then? No wonder Titus didn't like it.
If it's meant to be a joke, please explain it to me. It's obviously far too clever and subtle for me.
I thought I'd already done that ?
Lets just leave it.
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