Monday, March 28, 2005

Right to Life vultures gnashing their beaks after losing their battle with justice

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

There is no serenity among the Christian Right to Life vultures hovering outside the Florida hospice where braindead woman, Terri Schiavo, lies dying. There is no acceptance. There is no courage. There is no wisdom.

These followers of Jesus Christ, all lopsided with self-righteousness, contorted with hollow conviction are like sex addicts, compulsive gamblers, kids who've had their video games taken away from them. These are the kind of people who pray for a good parking space at the shopping mall, whose facade of "faith" is just another pathetic way of competing with their neighbors. Who have sided with the galactic Schoolyard Bully, owner of all misfortune, conniver, black comedian, supporter of the born-again bigot in the White House, and those who revel in the grotesque emotional orgy on the sidewalk outside of the hospice housing Terri Schiavo.

"From Slate: In 1988, Tom DeLay's 65-year-old father, Charles DeLay, suffered catastrophic brain damage and went into a coma. He had no hope of recovery but evidently reacted when his son entered the room. Although Charles DeLay had no living will, his family concluded that he would be better off dead and wouldn't want to go on living this way. Tom DeLay joined other family members in deciding to withhold dialysis. His father died.

There is no doubt that beyond the veil of this life, a spiritual drunk-tank awaits these Culture-of-Life vultures who feast upon the carrion of other peoples' misery.

Associated Press
Tue, Mar. 15, 2005


HOUSTON - Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital plan to take a critically ill 5-month-old baby off life support after a judge on Monday reaffirmed his decision lifting an injunction that prevented them from stopping care they believe is futile.

Sun Hudson has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disorder called thanatophoric dysplasia, a condition characterized by a tiny chest and lungs too small to support life. He has been on a ventilator since birth.

His mother, Wanda Hudson, has been fighting the hospital, maintaining he just needs time to grow to be weaned off the ventilator.

"I'm just going to wait and see," she said Monday in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle.

Texas law allows hospitals to end life support in cases such as this but requires that families be given 10 days to find another facility to care for the patient. No hospital has been found to take the baby.

Blogger's note: George W. Bush signed this practice into law while governor of Texas.

The Right to Life vultures are in full thrall in Florida protesting, gnashing their beaks, throwing temper tantrums in their battle with justice to keep braindead woman Terri Schiavo alive. The American Christian right, led by their morally bankrupt shamen, George W., Tom DeLay, et al, have raised high their flags of hypocricisy in turning this miserably sad and difficult family situation into political hay. If Terri Schiavo were anything other than a white Christian woman the Pharisees among us wouldn't give two shits about her fate.

There has surely been no similar outcry for the tens of thousands of injured and murdered Iraqi citizens who've crushed under the blindfolded American war machine abroad. They are not white Christians.

From Yahoo! News: Among the messages on protest signs Sunday: "Barbara Bush: Are you proud of your sons now?" "Stop the American Holocaust!" "Send in the National Guard!"

I think several military cargo planes should be filled with these people, and their quaint signs, and flown to Iraq so that they can administer food and water and surly chants to people whose families want them to have help. These people should tend their own households first before making public nuisances of themselves in a case where their input, signs, and indignation were not requested. Michael Schiavo is Terri's husband. He says that Terri would not want to be kept alive this way. Those are her wishes, though I'm sure none of the sign-carrying righteous would believe that -- I've been listening to them malign Michael Schiavo all weekend on Web radio. I think the ire on display in Florida and Washington D.C. is, in part, rising from peoples' fear of their own mortality, their lack of faith in their spouses, and the limits of science and medicine.

Let Terri Schiavo die in peace.

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