This Is the Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans to Italy

This Is the Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans to Italy, by Kira Davis.

In recent weeks many people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken from the hands of his parents by the National Health Service (NHS) and the courts.

As of the time of this publication, Alfie was forcibly removed from his breathing devices but continues to breathe on his own. The NHS and the courts would not even allow Alfie to go home with his parents, and when the nation of Italy offered to fly him to a Rome hospital for experimental treatment (at their own expense) the courts told Alfie’s parents they would not be allowed to leave the country.

Even after Alfie surprised doctors with his will to live he was denied water for nearly six hours. He continued to be denied nourishment. With the denial of his exit from England altogether it was clear that the British courts and the NHS had no intention of letting Alfie live.

But why? …

The NHS simply cannot afford the extremely expensive prospect of keeping alive a little boy who most likely will not live much longer due to an incurable condition. … It’s cruel, but logical…the inevitable result of a single-payer system. …

What is not logical and nearly incomprehensible is the decision of the court not simply to deny Alfie further treatment, but then deny his right and the right of his parents to leave the country to seek treatment elsewhere. …

Worse, it’s like East Germany and the Berlin Wall:

Some years ago I watched a documentary on the design and building of the Berlin Wall between East Germany and West Germany. … In one clip, an aging (former) East German Wall architect spoke briskly about the strategy of his designs. …

With great sincerity – almost pleading with the interviewer – he said, “We had to build the wall. Too many people were leaving for the West and you need people to make socialism work. We had to build the wall to keep them in so they could see how great socialism was, so they could see that it works.” …

The point is – this man and his comrades felt that the only way to sell people on their socialist vision was to force them to live in it. Those leaving were just too stupid to understand that it was the best thing for them.

This is exactly the point in the ruling by the NHS and the courts to forbid their free citizens from leaving the country. If they are allowed to flee the heart-wrenching consequences of socialism, then others will want to do the same. How can a socialist system work without the cooperation of everyone? And how can you force people to participate in that socialist system when they discover that system may kill them or their loved ones?

You build a wall.

Great Britain doesn’t yet have a wall to keep its citizens in, but the courts have built one with the law. …

For some bizarre reason, a nation that boasts figures like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, a tiny island nation that was once so powerful and broad it was said that the sun never set on the British empire…for some inexplicable reason that nation has chosen to hang its pride and joy on socialized medicine. …

To release this child to the care of any other nation would be to admit failure, and heartless bureaucrats who will never have to watch young Alfie struggle for air or dehydrate to death have decided that their misplaced pride is more valuable than the lives of their citizens.

Reader Stephen comments:

A heart-wrenching story that exposes the black heart at the centre of socialism. Always and everywhere, everything the left touches turns to custard; and here is a particularly despicable example of left-wing ideology trampling over people.

The left, you know, those caring types who feel everyone’s pain and are the champions of the oppressed have not one jot of compassion for poor, defenceless Alfie. They just want him dead. And quickly. It’s sick.

Where are PETA and the greens who bleed buckets for every
defenceless whale and dolphin and sheep? Not a peep from those misanthropes. Perhaps if we discovered that little Alfie were transgender or a member of a certain unnamable religion, the left would would swing swiftly into action to save him.

hat-tip Stephen Harper