Here's a mind game to play: take a present day 14-year old who is heavily into digital-gore game playing. Extrapolate this behavior and its potential consequences into adulthood 40 years hence.<quoted text>
Galt is talking primarily about elderly people in nursing homes who have little quality of life and are transferred to hospitals to die where huge amounts of money are spent in a very few days when there is no hope of recovery.
In any event, the families should make the decision based on an honest discussion of the situation with ABSOLUTELY NO INVOLVEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT IN ANY WAY.
This extreme morally shallow adult human is then placed into a position of making life/death issues regarding a hospitalized family member. Pull the plug or not to pull the plug?
It behooves us today to instill Life values into those coming of age not just for their benefit but for those of us entering advanced age. Reap what you sow.
However, the present day media mix of government and celebrity, I fear, will sour any attempts at instilling good moral worldviews of coming generations. Read: Hitler Youth Corp running the world of the future. Obama: "You didn't build that!", Big Brother did.
This potential corruption is a present day specter.