The 5 p.m. deadline whereby Judge George Greer continues to play God in determining whether Terri Schiavo lives or dies, has passed and a three-week stay has been granted. But it sounds like this pompous jurist wants, like Pontius Pilate, to wash his hands of this whole affair by saying , 'get on with it and kill her.' Right now prayer and bold uncompromising courage by those who can make a difference are all that remain in Terri's defense. And if a last second reprieve is not forthcoming within three weeks, and Terri Schiavo is allowed to die a painful, agonizing death by starvation and dehydration, while scores of unborn children will also continue to be viciously murdered on a daily basis, we might wonder what protection is possible for innocent victims of a despicable legal, medical, media, and social environment that daily expands its ability to rationalize, justify, ignore, mock, and belittle the sanctity of human life. If we search hard enough, however, we will find the protection that people like Terri and these unborn angels need.
A Callous Society
We are certainly living in a callous society where human life has become so much trash to be dumped in a wastebasket and discarded. It is clear that murder has become not only acceptable but actually fashionable in a society that increasingly gorges itself in its own despicable hypocrisy, selfishness, greed and arrogance. This detestable situation is so foul that it could only have been generated through the combined crimes of the legal, medical, political, media, and social mobs that increasingly dictate death and spin sin to their whim and for their own twisted, perverse tastes. Murder and treachery are redefined and reshaped in the latest bright colors and sold to a public either so indifferent to care or ignorant to see the vile rubbish that they are buying as noble deeds is actually nothing more than a mask for vile sin.
This society boasts human rights, values, and decency when everyday it forgets more and more what these things even mean, instead intoxicating itself in its own brew of lies and euphemisms in its crusade to conceal its putrid, rotting conscience and moral core. If hypocrisy be a cloud, our moral visibility would be nil amid a dense fog of perdition that would make San Francisco or London look clear by comparison. To make matters worse, this sad excuse for a moral milieu is preached to by a cabal of counterfeit con artists who dare call themselves religious, political, moral, and social leaders who defiantly associate themselves with even the scent of nobility, honesty, sincerity, or humanity. It is in this putrid pipeline of perdition that we find the secret passage by which innocent life may yet be spared the sword of convenience, arrogance, selfishness, and greed.
The Label of Protection
Recently, I read a series of letters between fellow contributing writer to The Daily Catholic Frank Joseph, M.D. and Catholic fraud Senator Dick Durbin that clearly elucidated for me the path to protection of the sick, the elderly, the helpless, the handicapped, and the voiceless like Terri and the unborn. In attempting to explain why he voted against Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzalez, Durbin stated that the "horrible" events at the Abu Ghraib prison were the result of an Administration's wish to redefine what is legal and acceptable in the treatment of war prisoners and detainees. Durbin was disgusted by the ease in which "loopholes in the law to rationalize torture and inhumane treatment" was allowed, and stated that he could not "in good conscience …ignore the rule of law and denials of human decency that…made Abu Ghraib possible."
Dr. Joseph forcefully put Durbin in his place, answering that he was a hypocrite and a fraud in light of his pro-death voting record and ready willingness to refuse to ban the gruesome partial birth abortion murder. In reading Durbin's vile and despicable hypocrisy so reflective of such Catholic frauds as Kerry, Kennedy, Giuliani, Granholm, Cuomo, Collins, and others, and in joining Dr. Joseph's frustration with the cowards who call themselves bishops for failing to excommunicate these heretics, I snatched on to a temporary measure by which the innocent may avail themselves of the "lease on life", the "feeding tube" now so eagerly ripped from Terri's mouth. All that is needed is a change in labels!
From now on, all unborn children and people like Terri Schiavo should be called terrorists, for by that label they will automatically qualify for the kind of consideration, concern, care, protection, compassion, consideration, empathy, and noble efforts of decent, genuine, and sincere people such as Durbin and his lot of Catholic counterfeits mentioned above Likewise, there is no doubt that the media will turn from calling unborn children a "fetus", their murder "choice", Terri a "vegetable", her murder a "processing", and all their other biased labels and terms and immediately run to the defense of Terri and all unborn children as soon as they are labeled terrorists or insurgents. When we compare the way these hypocrites and frauds speak about the unborn and the helpless as compared with terrorists and brutal prisoners of war, can we doubt for one second that it is far better to be a terrorist than an unborn child or a brain damaged woman?
Suppose that The New York Times got its hands on a photo of a terrorist prisoner of war having a pair of scissors jammed in the back of his head, the hole enlarged, a tube inserted and the brains being sucked out… Do you think this photo just might be posted with waves of outrage? I think so! However, this same detestable torture is inflicted upon innocent unborn children every day without even a mention much less a photo. If scores of such photos were distributed in parades against the war would such photos be widely shared? I think so, yet the media and pro-death forces faint when one photo of a dismembered infant corpse is shown by pro-life groups. If a terrorist or prisoner of war was beheaded by Americans would these images become permanent posters in your face? Of course they would, but beheaded unborn and American prisoners are largely ignored.
So, you see, it is far better to be called a terrorist in this society than to be called an unborn child or a voiceless victim. If you are called a terrorist or prisoner of war being disrobed is a despicable, horrible crime against you. If, however, you are unlucky enough to be called a "fetus" or a "processing vegetable", dismemberment, defacement, and dehydration are mere steps toward your ultimate fate.
I must admit that little allowed by this society surprises me anymore. I must admit to becoming somewhat cynical, pessimistic, and sarcastic about this society's claims and efforts to define, rediscover, or even squint at human decency, sincerity, and respect for life. However, when I see despicable frauds who claim to be Catholic leading the parade to perdition I become so repulsed and disgusted as to turn my stomach many times over.
These imbeciles may wave and wax poetic with claims of sincerity and noble intent, but the only thing I see when I look at them is pathetic, despicable, and tragic hypocrisy wrapped in utter depravity with a good dose of cowardice and a touch of insanity. It is in the light of this most foul sandwich of sacrilege that I have been forced to grasp for straws that might play on the hypocrisy of this society to rip morality out of immorality. So the next time you hear someone say, "I would not treat a dog that way" remember that they are likely crying out against the treatment of terrorists and war criminals rather than unborn innocents and vulnerable victims like Terri Schiavo.