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« Thoughts On Terri Schiavo's Final Days. | WILLisms.com | Schindler's List. »

A Death Culture.

Peggy Noonan has an interesting take on the Terri Schiavo situation in this morning's The Wall Street Journal:

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee calls Republicans "brain dead." Michael Schiavo, the husband, calls House Majority Leader Tom DeLay "a slithering snake."

....

On Democratic Underground they crowed about having "kicked the sh-- out of the fascists." On Tuesday James Carville's face was swept with a sneer so convulsive you could see his gums as he damned the Republicans trying to help Mrs. Schiavo. It would have seemed demonic if he weren't a buffoon.

Why are they so committed to this woman's death?

They seem to have fallen half in love with death.


Seriously. What is it that makes these people tick?

Is it revenge against what they perceive as an out-of-control moral crusade gone too far?


I do not understand why people who want to save the whales (so do I) find campaigns to save humans so much less arresting. I do not understand their lack of passion. But the save-the-whales people are somehow rarely the Stop stop-abortion-please people.

The PETA people, who say they are committed to ending cruelty to animals, seem disinterested in the fact of late-term abortion, which is a cruel procedure performed on a human.

I do not understand why the don't-drill-in-Alaska-and-destroy-its-prime-beauty people do not join forces with the don't-end-a-life-that-holds-within-it-beauty people.

I do not understand why those who want a freeze on all death penalty cases in order to review each of them in light of DNA testing--an act of justice and compassion toward those who have been found guilty of crimes in a court of law--are uninterested in giving every last chance and every last test to a woman whom no one has ever accused of anything.

There are passionate groups of women in America who decry spousal abuse, give beaten wives shelter, insist that a woman is not a husband's chattel. This is good work. Why are they not taking part in the fight for Terri Schiavo? Again, what explains their lack of passion on this? If Mrs. Schiavo dies, it will be because her husband, and only her husband, insists she wanted to, or would want to, or said she wanted to in a hypothetical conversation long ago. A thin reed on which to base the killing of a human being.


Likewise, why do liberals worry so much about the death penalty for convicted murders but refuse to support innocent life before birth. Why is Terri's situation not torture, but the withholding of food and water (or, even more ludicrous, comfort items) for a day or two as an interrogation technique of terrorists is outrageous.


When a society comes to believe that human life is not inherently worth living, it is a slippery slope to the gas chamber. You wind up on a low road that twists past Columbine and leads toward Auschwitz. Today that road runs through Pinellas Park, Fla.

Consider this photo (via Ankle Biting Pundits):

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Consider it for a moment.

A disgusting spectacle. Hateful.

What could motivate someone to spend time and other resources to create a poster like that, then spend more time displaying it for the cameras? For someone go to out of his way to support an innocent person's death, and then use that death to score a political jab, is disgusting.

Just foul.

Abominable, even.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 March 2005 05:00 AM

Comments

I ask myself these questions all the time. It seems to me that my biggest question today is... WHY IS THE GREAT STATE OF FLORIDA SENTENCING AN INNOCENT LADY, WHO DID NOT COMMIT ANY CRIME, OTHER THAN BECOMEING AN INCONVENIENCE ON HER HUSBAND, TO SUCH A CRUEL , HORRIFIC DEATH? This is not a dignified way to go!

Posted by: Zsa zsa at March 24, 2005 05:21 PM