89-year-old European woman commits suicide after being ‘left behind by digital age’

Technological advances have been credited with saving many people’s lives over the years, but one British woman made the decision to end her life because she believed she had been “left behind by [the] digital age.” According to the UK Mirror, an 89-year-old retired art teacher, identified only as Anne, felt gadgets had created a “lack of humanity.”

“They say adapt or die,” Anne allegedly said before her death. “At my age, I feel I can’t adapt, because the new age is not an age that I grew up to understand.”

“There's a story from Europe that portends our future,” Pat said on radio this morning. “These are the kinds of stories we're going to be hearing soon in the United States.”

The Mirror reports:

Peacefully clutching her loving niece’s hand, a pensioner committed suicide at Dignitas after she despaired of modern life.

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The British OAP spent a few days sightseeing with her niece then slipped away at the clinic near Zurich in Switzerland. Shortly before her death from a fatal dose of drugs, she had claimed people were addicted to gadgets.

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In the UK assisted suicide is illegal and helping someone die can carry a 14-year jail term. But legal guidelines state anyone acting with compassion towards a loved one is unlikely to be prosecuted.

It seems as though Anne was not only disturbed by humanity’s increasing reliance on computers and televisions but also “the damage being wrought on the planet by overcrowding and pollution.” Furthermore, she was horrified by the rows and rows of pre-made meals she saw at the grocery store.

“She didn't like TV dinners, so she couldn't handle it anymore,” Pat asked. “I'm just going to die because there's too many prepared foods. Could you not go home and fix your family a homemade from scratch meal instead? No, she had to kill herself.”

The Mirror reports that Anne, who was an ex-Royal Navy electrician, “played tennis until age 70,” but she had recently suffered from heart and lung disease. She was not, however, considered terminally ill.

“If you're in that position, don't you just do something crazy and erratic? I don't know, jump out of a plane and forget to open your parachute or something spectacular,” Stu asked. “[Instead], you go with your niece to a clinic in Switzerland and off yourself over frozen dinners?”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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