We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The doctors and many academics were enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. That's why so many of them ended up on trial at Nuremberg. The Nazis had the original death panels and killed the mentally disabled, people with chronic diseases and other eugenic undesirables. I find it highly ironic that Doctor Ezekiel is proposing to emulate the Nazis.
Action T4 (German: Aktion T4) was a program, also called Euthanasia Program, in Nazi Germany spanning October 1939 until August 1941, during which physicians killed 70,273 people specified in Hitler's secret memo of September 1, 1939 as suffering patients "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination", but described in a denunciation of the program by Cardinal Galen as long-term inmates of mental asylums "who may appear incurable".
The Nuremberg Trials found evidence that German physicians continued the extermination of patients after October 1941 and evidence that about 275,000 people were killed under T4.
The codename T4 was an abbreviation of "Tiergartenstraße 4", the address of a villa in the Berlin borough of Tiergarten which was the headquarters of the Gemeinnützige Stiftung für Heil- und Anstaltspflege, bearing the euphemising name literally translating into English: as Charitable Foundation for Cure and Institutional Care.
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Now doesn't that sound reassuring.
The techniques of gas-chamber execution were originally perfected in T4 and similar programs in German hospitals, that killed (Christian) Germans.
The medical community were almost all on the progressive eugenic bandwagon. Nothing like scientific groupthink.