The debate over assisted suicide is a complicated one.
But in general I believe if life becomes no longer bearable without any hope of ever getting better, than a person should be able to have control over his own life and decide to end it. I understand that there’s slippery slopes.
But we all got to push off this mortal coil some time.
So I generally support physician assisted suicide.
Unfortunately the man who is best associated with being pro “right to die” has a face like this:
The late Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Did he have to look like the embodiment of Death?!
Even when he’s trying to smile, he looks like Death.
It was the LAST face seen by the 130 people who were assisted into the Great Beyond by Dr. Jackie K. himself.
If I’m pushing off this mortal coil, I would want someone to have a friendly face to escort me to whatever (if anything) comes after.
Not a jaundice, wrinkled man with bulging eyeballs looking like the personification of the Angel of Death.
I understand that its wrong to judge the man by his looks. I’m sure he was a fine gentleman, a humanist who enjoyed painting and composing music.
But doing what he did and looking how he looked… it’s just unfortunate.
My ideal escort would be someone with a sense of humor. Cuddly and gentle without any potential to arouse any fear.
I want Death to be the most huggable black man in America.
Just look at that face!
Now look at that face about to eat a hot dog.
Just look at it! LOOK!
Yessir, if I’m pushing off this mortal coil, let it be Al to escort me and I will die that death like a death ought to die.