Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the journalist conducting the interview, confessed that the remark left him speechless – especially since Kevorkian offered the strange and macabre confession without any provocation or lead-up question.
Gupta writes that, “Throughout the two-and-a-half hour interview, [Kevorkian] fluctuated wildly between being downright combative and hostile to being sweet and fatherly.” [Signs of a man possessed?]
The journalist also mentioned Kevorkian’s “crazed rants,” “often about the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution, complete with a defense of James Madison and trashing of Thomas Jefferson.”
The interview is part of the lead-up to Kevorkian’s Thursday interview at 9 PM EST on Larry King Live.
Kevorkian or "Dr. Death" has helped approximately 130 people kill themselves. He also spent 8 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk, who was in the final stages of Amytrophic Lateral Scelerosis at the time of his death. Kevorkian had given Youk the lethal injection himself, and, in a videotape of Youk's death, dared authorities to try to convict him.
Kevorkian told Gupta that he believes his case should have been heard by the Supreme Court, because the issue of assisted suicide is a constitutional issue. Everyone, says Kevorkian, should have the right to kill him or her self.
"They just don't get it in Oregon, " he says. "Or in Washington state or Montana, the other states," where assisted suicide is currently legal. Assisted suicide is only legal in these states if someone has a terminal illness.
"What difference does it make if someone is terminal?" he says. "We are all terminal."
Five of Kevorkian's victims were found to be healthy after autopsies were performed. [Why are we not so surprised.]
However, when it comes to himself, Kevorkian says that he is not ready to die. "I have purpose in my life and three missions," he said. [Talk about an insurance agent not wanting to avail himself of his own product!]
The first mission is to warn the human race of its “impending doom,” due to what Gupta labels a “culture of overabundance” that will lead to the “extinction” of the human race.
The second mission is to educate people about assisted suicide, or what Kevorkian calls “patholysis” – the destruction of suffering.
The third mission is “to convince the American public that their rights are infringed upon each and every day - and that the Ninth Amendment is not being upheld.” [His missions are all signs of man's impending doom if we even dare to listen to or follow them.]
The controversial physician’s strange ideas about freedom and the Ninth Amendment are nothing new. In a speech at the University of Florida in 2008, Kevorkian spoke of his desire for anyone to be allowed to do anything at all, denouncing every law as "an infraction of liberty. Every law!" [So an anarchist wants another law. No law at all. An oxymoron right? Or more like a moronic lunatic proposing.]
In that speech he had also said people had a right to smoke marijuana or carry cocaine if they wished.
FYI. Kevorkian is of Armenian decent which may mean that he has Jewish blood.
Imagine if he were in Nazi Germany right now. He does not want to die right away right because he believes he still has his mission. But what if Hitler imposes Kevorkian's own right on him?
Ah! The irony of it all.