According to the Irish Times – Flu caused 726 excess deaths among over-65s last winter.
Now the article itself is of little consequence, but there is an interesting Freudian slip of the pen in that headline. They didn't say there were extra deaths or an increase in deaths. No – there were excess deaths.
Now I can only draw one conclusion from this and that is there is a quota and that last year we exceeded the limit.
The EU is very fond of quotas. There are [or were] fishing quotas, milk quotas, grain quotas and a shed load of other quotas so it is only logical that they have secretly imposed an old age quota and that we inadvertently exceeded it? Everything is going swimmingly well until along comes that pesky flu which as we all know is nearly as infectious as smoking, drinking and obesity and knocked all our figures to shit and back. So 726 of us very inconveniently drop dead leaving the quota rightly fucked up.
So what are the implications? I presume Ireland is going to have to pay a massive fine to the EU for over destruction of old folk? Will they balance the books by allowing an extra 726 wrinklies live in 2016?
Over the last year there have been quite a few stories about old folks' homes where staff treat the
inmates patients like shit. Old dears were regularly tied to their chairs, force fed drugs and beaten up. Naturally there was uproar in the general populace, but those staff were only doing their duty – making sure that we filled our quota for culling old people. We see the same type of carry on in our hospitals were seventy, eighty and ninety year olds are left sleeping on trollies for days with the excuse that there are no beds available, whereas the truth is that they are all part of the Grand EU Scheme, and were just left there in the hopes they'd kick the bucket.
I can understand their reluctance to talk about this quota system. After all, it's not very nice for the grieving family to be told that their relative just had to snuff it so the quota can be filled? It's much easier to lie and pretend they did their best?
I suppose I can see the EU's logic here. After all, us geriatrics are just a massive pain in the arse, sitting around all day pissing and shitting our pants and soaking up that lovely pension fund which could be put to much better use. We are of no use to society as we don't work so we aren't filling the coffers of Big Industry or even paying taxes.
You almost have to admire those devious fuckers in Brussels?