Hasting Center's Nazi Doctors Set Orszag's Agenda to Kill Useless Eaters
May 11, 2009 • 11:15PM

Last May 20, 2008, Peter Orszag — then Director of the Congressional Budget Office, sent his deputy, Philip Ellis, to speak at a meeting of the Hastings Center, a propaganda group for euthanasia. The Hastings meeting discussed the main point of the health-care "reform" agenda that Orszag was bringing into the government: that elderly, poor, and very sick people must be denied medical care so that they will die and thus drastically reduce medical costs, to enrich financiers in insurance and hedge funds.

The deputy whom Orszag sent to the Hastings meeting, Philip Ellis, was the Congressional Budget Office expert on "Comparative Effectiveness," a doctrine for slashing health care using cost and pro-euthanasia criteria.

Now that Peter Orszag is President Obama's Budget Director, this agenda is being rushed into implementation. Orszag's deputy in the White House, Ezekiel Emanuel — a Fellow of the Hastings Center — is the leading director of the Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The Council is drawing up a list of approved medical procedures which is to be imposed on all American physicians and patients, public and private, according to the Hastings Center's agenda: treatments and medicines that preserve lives not worth living, are to be banned.

At the 2008 Hastings meeting, Orszag's deputy Ellis remarked on the meeting's warning that one-third of health care expenses go for treating people for conditions they die from anyway. Ellis declared that "This translates into a stark economic crisis." Two weeks later Orszag himself briefed the Strategy Unit of the British cabinet in London, on how this "crisis" might drive the agenda of a new U.S. Presidential Administration.

Now Orszag has Obama addressing this "crisis" of old and poor people refusing to die, by rushing to cut off their care.

The Hastings Center was founded in 1969, to counter the optimistic American idea that every sacred human life might contribute creatively to human progress, as reflected in first moon landing that year.

The Rockefeller, Ford and New World Foundations paid for Hastings Center to carefully revive and popularize euthanasia, which the Nazi German "Action T4" killing center had carried out against "useless eaters" three decades earlier, and for which the U.S. had punished the Nazi perpetrators in the Nuremberg Trials only 23 years before Hastings was set up.

As the London-Wall Street financier axis increasingly acquired the "income streams" from medical care payments (through HMOs, etc.), Hastings was their chief agency for creating the new field of "bioethics," promoting the "right to die" as a major ethical concern that trumped the right to live.

For example, in 1985, the Prudential Life Insurance Company's Foundation ran a crusade called "Bioethics in the Community: A Program of Local Decision Making" directed entirely by the Hastings Center, to promote medical cost-cutting and euthanasia laws and policies.

At a recent meeting co-sponsored Hastings and Yale University, Hastings founder Daniel Callahan said that half of the cost increase in health care comes from the use of new technology or the increased use of old technology, and to control the costs we must "rethink the value we place on endless progress and innovation."

Peter Orszag's health care policy advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel, the Hastings Fellow, is the nation's leading spokesman for the "bioethics" doctrine developed by Hastings. His point of view is that suicide is unnecessary: we can accomplish the same thing through cost-cutting. Emanuel heads the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He developed the Medical Directive, a form of the "living will" that euthanasia advocates convinced a depressed population to adopt after the great 1960s paradigm shift.