Sunday, August 20, 2017
Q. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
A. A single perspective is not enough.
From an interview with Siri Hustvedt
6:31 AM : Here we go again. I’ve decided to give blot another try. Maybe the secret is, don’t ask too much of it. Just be happy that it does what it does extremely well.
7:00 AM : The London Times has reviewed Chris Kraus’s Kathy Acker book but I haven’t read it yet because of the stupid two article limit. You can register as many times as you like and use a fake email since you don’t need to confirm but (yawn) it’s too early for all this bullshit.1 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/culture/review-after-kathy-acker-biography-chris-kraus-n0z50cdrc
1:46 PM : So the Australian state of Victoria seems to be going with a version of the Oregon model with their Voluntary Euthanasia legislation, if it gets through both houses of parliament. (I made a submission when the public enquiry was on as I was living in Melbourne at the time.)
The Oregon model is flawed in the sense that you don’t have the option of having a medically qualified person oversee your exit. They just give you the stuff and then you get on with it yourself. If you are unable to do that because you are incapacitated there are no options for you under the Oregon method.
And assisting anyone is just as illegal there as it is anywhere else, whether you are a doctor or a carer. This is the real problem. It has to be legal to help someone if they need help and if they say they need help. That is what I would like to see. Someone told me that’s the situation in Germany now, if you are not benefitting financially in any way. But I haven’t been able to verify that.
But having the authentic fully tested stuff provided by a qualified and registered chemist in the cupboard to use at a time of your own choosing is, for some people, a perfect and beautiful solution, that is the advantage of the Oregon system, just in my (more or less humble) opinion.
3:05 PM : got it: https://app.box.com/s/ul4j3xi3gbg1g06saq1p8c10w05i87rx↩