March 21st, 2005



So, Terry Schiavo's article on ends with links to two different sites: and
I looked at them and immediately summarized that the former is pro christian bullshit and the latter is info in support of letting her pass away. less than a second after I clicked on the link, because I deduced that it would provide further support for what I already believed. It made me realize how we are no longer subjected to contrary opinions, we no longer have to draw our own conclusions from unbiased neutral source, we can have affirmations handed directly to us, without even having to be aware of what other sides of an issue are.

I looked over (incidentally I thought her name was terry with a y so why not terrysfight?) and I don't know.
I think it comes back to my post on friday about my cat and how I believe that our culture really, really, really doesn't know how to deal with death. I mean, my cat is 18 years old! that's 16 years longer than "natural" life expectancy and like 4 years longer than "average" domestic cat life expectancy, he has liver and kidney problems, and arthritis and only 3 teeth. The vet says we can start giving him intravenous fluids once a week, but that's kinda ridiculous. I don't want to have to deal with my cat dying, but I don't want to know he's all old and in pain and feeble and we're just prolonging things.
So with Terry, I think it's much more the parents' (and those who are vicariously pretending to be her parents) inability to deal with death that is keeping her alive. not a love of life, or a wish to preserve terry's chances of being a great writer, or mother, or benefit to the world, I really think it is a wish to not have to deal with knowing that she is dead. I mean really... Dying only hurts the people who are left alive, and unless the parents know she is an un-repented serial rapist and want her to re-grow her brain so that she can develop speech and then confess to a priest, and if she doesn't she will go to hell, then I don't know why they aren't just letting her be with God. Except that this whole issue is giving them a purpose, and letting them be martyrs. If she dies, what will they devote their lives to?
I really think this is for them and not for terry.
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