21 March 2005

Terri Schiavo: Yay Hurray for Terri!!!!

(Miserable, depressing update to this. Terri is still being starved. The law has been passed but it allows for a federal court to review the case. We wait for the review and we're not out of the woods yet..............)

So, so, so pleased that the torture-murder of Terri Schiavo has been halted, and double triple pleased that her care responsibilities have been handed over to her parents.

Step two, I hope, will be to tot up the cost of her care so far, deduct that from the money awarded for her care and sue the pants off Mr husband and his common law thingy for the balance. The money was for Terri's care, not for taking his illegitimate kids on holiday, although, to be fair it could be all sitting in a bank account, accruing interest. I hope they get the interest back, too.

I LOST THE LINK to her site, so I did have one truly nasty experience surfing google to look for it.

Before I link to the monstrosity I found, I want to share a couple of definitions found on Wikipedia.

  1. Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
  2. Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
  3. Believing in or practicing social equality: “a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords” (George du Maurier).
n., pl. -cies.
  1. Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives.
  2. A political or social unit that has such a government.
  3. The common people, considered as the primary source of political power.
  4. Majority rule.
  5. The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.
That last definition is in bold for a reason.

Now read this page and see if a single bloody word on there shows any respect for the individual. Some $%^&*£$ as much as said a woman was the property of her husband, to be disposed of as he sees fit. I am sure that's extreme Christianity speaking, but it sounds awfully like extreme Eastern religion, also. Sounds like the sort of person who would like to see an increase in exploding stoves.

People can be so insensitive and thick and speaking as a British citizen I can only pray that this absolutely offensive and crass rubbish isn't a fair representation of 'Democrats' in the US.

Still, on a happier note: Yay Terri! You had my prayers for your rescue; you have them JUST AS LOUD for your recuperation xxxxx


Shane said...

I'd be interested in Mr Schiavo commenting on why care won't be signed over to Terri's parents.
Alastair Campbell blog: do you believe it to be genuine?
Re you...
- 'stuck in the neverland between mistress and matriarch' (what does this mean?)
- 'forcibly suburbanised...' (forcibly as in?)
- 'ex-radical...' (radical as in?)

Cheryl said...

Hi Shane!
1. Me too
2. Would love to
3. Rampant on the inside, wrecked on the outside
4. Forcibly as in anti-housework but also anti environmental health disasters, plus free cash to be more urban (or rural) is inversely proportional to number of kids.
5. I am going to be one of those loony outspoken grannies who carries a tazer and clips 6' dealers round the ear for their cheek, right now however, people seem to expect responsibility, so radical as in irresponsible I guess, sigh.

Shane said...

Re 1: Prior to hearing such a Mr Schiavo comment, I couldn't state a position on the case.
Re 2: Me too, it is good, though I'm not convinced. It's a bit too caricature. Also suspicious of the email address: campbell.alastair...
Re 3: That rampant quality can only be veiled for so long.
Re 4: A brood with Oliver Twist earning potential?
Re 5: Of course responsibility is not an unshiftable concept... Problematise. Redefine. Occasional self-indulgence. Save thy marbles.

Thank you for sharing.