Dutch Euthanize Alcoholic – IOTW Report

Dutch Euthanize Alcoholic


Utilizing The Netherland’s assisted suicide laws, alcoholic Mark Langedijk applied to the state to end his life by lethal injection.  On July 14th a doctor came to his house and ended his life.

The Dutch reportedly euthanized 5,400 people this last year.


17 Comments on Dutch Euthanize Alcoholic

  1. “Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.”

    At least he went out with a smile on his face and a full belly of pork and booze.

  2. Seems like he could have just drank himself to death.

    Two things I’ve learned in the past year after the death of Mrs. Mxyzptlk and then subsequently finding new love:
    Never say never.
    Don’t give up because you never know what tomorrow might bring.

  3. “Don’t give up because you never know what tomorrow might bring.”

    From your keyboard to God’s ears Mr. Mxyzptlk. 🙏🏻

  4. He was 41 and he had living children.

    From the dailymail

    ‘My parents especially have done everything humanly possible to save Mark. They adopted his two children, they took him in when his marriage finally collapsed, they helped him find accommodation, they arranged rehab, they gave him money, support and unconditional love.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3980608/Dutch-euthanasia-law-used-kill-alcoholic-41-decided-death-way-escape-problems.html#ixzz4RYBuXmw4

    Took him in and did everything for him? Probaby part of the problem.

  5. I heard the guy was so pickled that when they cremated him he burned for a week.

    OK, maybe that was too wicked.

    Or he was.


  6. had a long talk w/ myself about my excessive alcohol intake & was determined to stop drinking
    … but, then again, I shouldn’t take advise from a drunk that talks to himself 😉

  7. As a young Musician Lazlo ran into all sorts of characters.
    I was having grief with my current band at the time. I think it was The Cashews (they’re nuts).
    But anyway, this older Musician told me:
    “There is only ONE way to make sure you never live the dream, playing the big places, drinking champagne, hot girls everywhere, being a musician on the big circuit: and that’s to quit.
    Who knows, tomorrow some asshole disc jockey maybe plays your record because he hates his boss, and Boom. You’re a star.
    Never quit, never give up, because the instant you do, all you could ever be is gone forever.”

  8. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

    1 Corinthians 10:13

    “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

    James 4:7

    From somebody who didn’t give up. It’s been thirty-six years since I took my last drink.

  9. So……
    If The State does it, it’s the law, it’s “euthanasia”.

    If you or I were to do the exact same thing, it’s against the law, it’s “murder”.

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