So I went to find out more abut HOTA. I am seriously thinking of opting out. A hospital and healthcare system that only understand $$$ is likely to be loose with certifying brain death. A overloaded hospital system and over worked doctors are also more prone to make mistakes than in the past.
I am not agreeing to HOTA until they can prove its safety.
This is the hard fact of life: if everyone is safe, all of us are at risk. This is cruel but usually safety comes from not running last in the herd where predators pick you off. That is why I am floored by the Gospel. It has the confidence to stare down this fact of life and win. I am in awe that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has taken on the name Francis (of Assisi) as the new Pope.
We will learn at great cost that rationality is necessary but not sufficient to keep Singapore going.
Update: March 20, 9:35am
And see what our CJ had to say. He wasn't talking about HOTA but Euthanasia. It is relevant though.
Update: March 24, 9:35am
And now from Sunday Times the story the CJ alluded to. Suzanne Chin was definitely brain dead because her brain stem was damaged. Furthermore a heart valve was damaged to the point that it cannot be fixed except with open heart surgery. What happened to her was a miracle that she came back good as new.