Why isn't there a Progressive movement for forced organ/tissue redistribution?Submitted by Delysid on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:18
It seems to me that organ and tissue donation is the last bastion of freedom of choice in the American Nanny State. Progressives champion the idea of forced redistribution of wealth through income taxation. They attempt to use government to control just about every aspect of our lives, especially in the name of health care. Progressives use the government to regulate and control what chemicals we put into our bodies, both food and drugs.
So why aren't progressives openly calling to control the chemicals and tissues that come out of our bodies?. Why aren't they trying to redistribute health and disease in the same manner as income and other property? Why aren't they calling for the healthy to sacrifice a certain percentage of their healthy bodies in order to help the greater good by redistributing their organs and tissues to the sick and needy?
Progressives notoriously portray everyone but themselves as selfish and greedy and a system of voluntary charity as inadequate for helping society, which is why they use government to forcefully redistribute wealth, so why do they settle for a voluntary organ and tissue donation system? The waiting list for organ donation is practically endless and countless people are suffering. Just like poverty, disease is an eternal problem, relatively speaking, for mankind. In the progressive worldview forced wealth redistribution is just and ethical, so why aren't there calls for tissue redistribution? Aren't healthy people exploiting the sick, by eating the best foods and taking the best medicines just as the wealthy are exploiting the poor?
Just as taxes are collected annually, shouldn't the government also harvest tissue? The healthiest people could be audited and evaluated and to see how much they could afford to "donate," but everyone could pay their fair share. Isn't this how progressive redistribution of wealth works? Human beings only need one lung, kidney, cornea, hand, and various other organs to live. Isn't it selfish to keep extra organs and appendages when other people could benefit from them? Those who can't afford to lose an appendage could still be forced to donate tissue such as bone marrow and skin, that way everyone is contributing their fair share back to society.
Isn't government organ and tissue harvesting the next step for our compassionate progressive government?