Re: Free Ticket to Eternity By Nat Hentoff

Tom Boland (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 13:09:55 -0800 (PST)

Thomas Cagle <> forwarded:
>Ric Burger -- a diabetic, a wheelchair user and a spokesman for disabled
>citizens in the state -- noted: "The fact that the state of Oregon will
>not properly fund our personal attendant services, yet will pay for us
>to die, amounts to nothing less than cultural genocide."

Ric speaks truth to power.  What an outrage!  From the pinnacles of power,
the rhetoric of extermination extends. Thanks for sending this, Tom C. --
Tom B

PS:  In Jonathan Kozel's "Rachel's Children", a book -- and scathing
inditement -- about conditions at welfare hotels in New York City, Kozel
notes that the government would not pay back rent, but would pay to bury
indigents.  Ah, the state's tender mercies!

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