The Charlie Gard case revisited


The elites love to make things complicated, for that’s an important way they rationalize their intrusions into private life and drive toward totalitarian control.  But the Charlie Gard case is really quite simple.

Charlie is a sick patient, with a horrible prognosis.  Charlie’s God ordained and rightful guardians – in this case his two competent and loving parents – want Charlie to receive a presumptively safe experimental drug that probably won’t but may help Charlie.  The parents have found a doctor (and at least one hospital) that are willing to administrator the experimental drug to Charlie.  The parents, doctor, hospital, charitable donors, and the like will cover all costs associated with Charlie’s treatment; treating Charlie will not impose undue burdens an third parties.  All parties involved agree that the drug should be administered for three months, followed by a treatment decision – palliative care if the drug fails and continued administration if it works.

At this point, all sane people of good will would express themselves with one voice: “Charlie’s parents and willing doctors should be permitted to take one last shot, even if it’s a long shot, at helping Charlie.  In fact, people in a position to help Charlie – like his current doctors – should do what they can to facilitate his last hope at a treatment”.

Importantly, all of this could have been done four months ago and, had that happened, today the conversation would be about Charlie receiving ongoing treatment or about his dignified death in the loving and heroic arms of his parents.  As a side benefit, the cause of medical science would have been advanced.

So, why aren’t we having this conversation?  Why, instead, are we still talking about Charlie being denied even the possibility of receiving the experimental drug four months after he could have?

Because Caesar, arrogant bastard that he is, decided to intrude himself into a private family affair, drag things out for four months, and ultimately give little Charlie a thumbs down, all the while depicting himself as a compassionate and objective expert who only wants what’s best for Charlie and his deluded parents.

Funny how Caesar doesn’t get between parents and doctors when they are cooperating to kill unborn children.

In the end, it’s all about power – the raw exercise of total and arbitrary power over all life by Caesar and for Caesar.  It’s all about Caesar’s thumbs up or down deciding everything, from cradle to grave.

And if you doubt this, riddle me this.  Why, as of this writing, won’t Caesar and his goons let little Charlie die with dignity in his parent’s arms at home or in hospice?

It’s because Caesar is a power mad jerk.

Here’s another way to think about Caesar doing demonic evil under the guise of Godly good.

Nobody of sound heart and mind would accuse Charlie’s parents of doing anything immoral or sinful – of violating God’s common sense law – in using their own money to work with willing medical experts to give Charlie a safe but experimental drug for three months, with the understanding that Charlie should receive only palliative care should the drug be proven not work.  Put differently, nobody would dare suggest that God is in any way displeased with Charlie’s parents and that the Divine court finds them guilty of sin, let alone serious sin.

But Caesar is displeased with Charlie’s parents and has found them guilty – not of immorality or sin but of violating Caesar’s labyrinth of self-serving man made rules and regulations.

So, Caesar finds fault and punishes where God does not.  And you expect me to believe this isn’t fundamentally about the creature usurping the creator, that this isn’t about the will to power?

In closing, here we stand, four precious months now behind us.  Charlie still hasn’t received the experimental treatment he should have received four months ago and, absent a miracle, his parents are doomed the the kind of loving and compassionate closure that only Caesar and his objective, loving and expert henchman can provide.

Incidentally, here are some other recipients of Caesars compassion:

God help us all.