Monday, March 21, 2005

Terri Schiavo

I just want to reiterate what anyone with a brain--more than Mrs. Schiavo has, at least--should be able to figure out on their own.

There is no Terri Schiavo anymore.

Her cerebral cortex is gone. Liquefied, in fact. What you and I think of as "consciousness" or "mind" is, as Jeff Hawkins put it, what it feels like to have a cortex. If the news media wanted to capture the reality of the situation, they would say, "Her parents want to reinsert the feeding tube into Terri Schiavo's mindless body."

The Republicans don't have a problem sending people to be killed in war, they don't have a problem killing people convicted of crimes, they don't have a problem indirectly killing people by cutting Medicaid, but somehow when it comes to mindless fetuses and vegetative bodies Life Is Sacred.

The dead cow whose ground-up thigh muscle you ate in your last hamburger had a far greater interest in staying alive than fetuses and vegetables.



  1. FINALLY!!!

    Someone that actually has a brain!!

    Thanks for the truthful, thoughtful post.

    I didn't think I'd find another out there ......

  2. good point, about the physical state of her brain. I just saw on the BBC "breaking" news that the judge has denied the request. We'll see what happens next...

  3. Congress has NO business getting involved in a personal matter such as this. The whole thing is ridiculous, and frankly I am tired of hearing about the shit. Let the woman go with some dignity. On the other hand if her selfish parents want to float the bill to keep her in a hospice, her husband should sign over his rights. If they had any piece of respect for their daughter they would let her go....Damn!

  4. Wow. I actually agree with you on something!! SHOCKING!

  5. Mae Magouirk safe for now. See Tekgnosis for further details.

    Tell the Media to report the REAL Schiavo polls!

    My account, etc. of Terri Schindler's Funeral Mass:

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