Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Well, They Got Her

      Terri Schiavo is dead.

      I sincerely hope she was as vegetative as they claimed, but I don't think we'll ever know.

      Mark Steyn wrote another of his typically brilliant columns, saying among other things:
Until a year or two back, I spent a lot of my summer Saturdays manning the historical society booth at the flea markets on the town common, and I passed many a pleasant quarter-hour or so chit-chatting with elderly ladies leading some now middle-aged simpleton child around. Both parties seemed to enjoy the occasion. The child is no doubt a ‘burden’: he was born because he just was; there was no ‘choice’ about it in those days. Having done away with those kinds of ‘burdens’ at birth, we’re less inclined to tolerate them when they strike in adulthood, as they did in Terri Schiavo’s case.

In that sense, the Schiavo debate provides a glimpse of the Western world the day after tomorrow — a world of nonagenarian baby boomers who’ve conquered most of the common-or-garden diseases and instead get stricken by freaky protracted colossally expensive chronic illnesses; a world of more and more dependents, with fewer and fewer people to depend on. In Europe, where demographic reality means that in a generation or so all the dependents will be elderly European Christians and most of the fellows they’re dependent on will be young North African or Arab Muslims, the social consensus for government health care is unlikely to survive. Terri Schiavo failed to demonstrate conclusively why she should be permitted by the state to continue living. As Western nations evolve rapidly into the oldest societies in human history, many more of us will be found similarly wanting.

      May God bless and keep you Terri.  And may he have mercy on us all, for the euthanizers will be coming for us.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

8 Comments:

  • I can't condone starvation and dehydration for anyone. The idea that her death is clean of blame because no active agent was involved is the kind of pseudo-morality which is now endemic in world culture. It was murder. What can we do to change our culture of convenience to one of morality?

    By Blogger Ralph, at 11:38 AM  

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    By Blogger Ralph, at 11:40 AM  

  • Pardon the duplication. Blogspot is driving me crazy. If they can't get their act together, I will have to find an alternative blog service.

    By Blogger Ralph, at 11:48 AM  

  • Sorry about the duplicate entries. Blogspot is driving me crazy.

    By Blogger Ralph, at 2:02 PM  

  •       Yeah, Blogger can be a nuisance, especially when it gets busy.  That day, I ended up with several duplicate posts I removed from the blog.

          But for the price, I find it worth it.

    THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

    By Blogger Stephen M. St. Onge, at 11:50 PM  

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