Monday, December 6, 2021

Death capsule is designed to undermine societal resistance to suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

I have avoided writing about Philip Nitschke's (Dr Death) Sarco Death capsule that is designed to promote his death business while undermining resistance to suicide.

An article written by Clare O'Dea for says that Switzerland has approved the Sarco death machine. Essentially this article is propaganda to popularize suicide and provide fame for Nitschke.

O'Dea reports:
Some 1,300 people died by assisted suicide in Switzerland in 2020 using the services of the country’s two largest assisted suicide organisations, Exit (no connection to Exit International) and Dignitas. The method currently in use is ingestion of liquid sodium pentobarbital.

...Sarco offers a different approach for a peaceful death, without the need for controlled substances.
Sarco is a deadly lucrative stunt for Nitschke, O'Dea confirms my thoughts:
The first Sarco is being displayed at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany from September 2021 to August 2022. The second turned out not to be aesthetically pleasing. For that and various other reasons it’s not the best one to use.

In other words, the purpose of Sarco is to enable suicide in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Sarco fulfills Nitschke's philosophy that suicide should be available to anyone at any time. Nitschke tells O'Dea:

P.N.: Currently a doctor or doctors need to be involved to prescribe the sodium pentobarbital and to confirm the person’s mental capacity. We want to remove any kind of psychiatric review from the process and allow the individual to control the method themselves.

Nitschke has been promoting suicide for years. Many years ago, when he was trying to create the "peaceful suicide pill" he was he stated that the suicide pill is for anyone, including troubled teens. This is what he told Kathryn Lopez in 2001:

I do not believe that telling people they have a right to life while denying them the means, manner, or information necessary for them to give this life away has any ethical consistency. So all people qualify, not just those with the training, knowledge, or resources to find out how to 'give away' their life. And someone needs to provide this knowledge, training, or resource necessary to anyone who wants it, including the depressed, the elderly bereaved, the troubled teen. If we are to remain consistent and we believe that the individual has the right to dispose of their life, we should not erect artificial barriers in the way of subgroups that don't meet our criteria.

Nitschke is a death salesman and the Sarco is his latest deadly device to create attention to his deadly business, while killing people along the way.

More articles on Nitschke:

  • The economist swoons over death doctor and his suicide machine (Link).
  • Suicide promotion websites linked to euthanasia activist (Link).
  • Schadenberg comments on suicide activist, Philip Nitschke (Link).


Danteewoo said...

How about suicide by jumping out of an airplane over the ocean? No mess to clean up, no drugs, happy fish, happy dead person...until he wakes up in Hell.

Pam said...

The logical fallacy is that because you have a right to your life that somehow you controll your right to life & thus you have the right to give it away. We are not the Author of Life. Only the One who gives life has the right to take it away. The legal "right to life" is merely upholding the fact that NO ONE has the right yo take a life. At the time we "codified" it in legal terms, suicide was illegal or socially disapproved of in most cultures, thus there was no assumption or need to explain that taking one's own life would also be taking rights that didn't belong to you. Only the One who has the power to give life can have the right to take it. Anyone who has seen parents' Dr's & nurse's attempt to save a dying infant knows in their heart that the Aithor of life is not another human. The Author of Life can only be God our Creator.

Unknown said...

One key fear people of past times feared was being buried alive. Hence, many coffins of the rich were outfitted with bells on pull cords in the event that the deceased awakened someone could free him from certain panic as the air would run out. This unfortunately depletes the Oxygen, causing suffocation. It is truly burying a person alive. The end result is premature death by being buried alive. Many of the vampire myths came from exhumation that indicated tremendous panic and suffering in the closed coffin. We may not get vampire myths, but a painless death in this case? A rarity if at all. I have never seen a person struggling to breathe who just gave it to dying without trauma, even in the Derek Humphry method, or in drug OD. The will to live is inherent. I think Nitscke has gone too far.

Deacon Bill Gallerizzo