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Friday, March 25, 2005


I'm emotionally and mentally exhausted from the events surrounding the Schaivo deal. And I'm not directly involved, but for the machinations of the GOP, all Americans, myself included, must feel the same degree of exhaustion from emotional and moral blackmail on the part of Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, Dennis Hastert and the 47 Democrats drunk on the Kool-Aid.

If I feel this way, you can only imagine how Michael Schaivo must feel. And I'm equally sympathetic to Bob and Mary Schindler, because they most certainly were emotionally hijacked for the GOP's political gain. The GOP has no shame, if they ever did.

For many Americans, the Schaivo tragedy dug up memories of facing similar decisions of whether or not to pull the plug on a loved one because you know in your heart they would not have wanted to continue existance in a persistent, vegetative state. On the other hand, we witnessed our Legislators attempt to give birth to a facist government in the name of Jesus.

Ironically, they attempted it during Easter week. Yet, maybe it's appropriate, since if Jesus returned today, Karl Rove would have Him shot and killed. No need for the spikes to drive in His Hands, and a wooden cross to hang Him from, when a bullet from a 9mm Sig Sauer would get the job done just as effectively.

I'm tired - emotionally, mentally, physically. I feel like I did the day I had to allow my mother to die, since the doctors could do no more for her. Damn the GOP thug leaders who are forcing not only me to re-live these memories, and anyone else who had to face a similar dilemma, but for the additional pain they are causing everyone else in the name of Political Gain.

This morning, I prayed for Terri Schiavo. I asked God to allow His Will to be done, and if His Will was that she be allowed to die with dignity, so be it. There has been plenty of time for Him to perform a miracle; while we cannot ask God why He didn't perform a miracle, we can accept that God knows best and not the religious fanatical fools we have in Congress and the White House. All I want is for no one else to use the tragedy of two families for their own Road to the White House, and World Domination.

Perhaps, what we are witnessing, is the ugliness which is known as the Federal Government. Maybe we are witnessing self-destruction and don't realize it yet. Whatever we are seeing, is the ugliness of the human spirit that we don't like to confront, but we know it's there and it must be confronted in order to continue the cycle of life that facilitates decency, compassion, dignity and value of ourselves and our fellow human beings.

What gives me the greatest comfort? Imagining those who chose to involve themselves in this tragedy, standing before Jesus in Heaven and making a speech to justify their actions while they were here on earth, and justifying why they should be allowed into Heaven. Nothing they say is going to change Jesus' mind, if He has already consigned them to the depth of Hell.

I'm not trying to preach or convince anyone that they should believe the same way I do. The freedom to believe in this way, or not to believe in this way, is part of what democracy really is about, and I am angered that a bunch of jack-booted, gun-toting, homophobic-spewing, religious whack-jobs, have hijacked this concept of freedom and tries to market it by saying Jesus told them to do it, when the reality is, He has told them NO SUCH THING.

My heart aches for Terri and Michael Schiavo, and the Schindler family - they were used as pawns in this sorry game. If you believe in the principle of sowing and reaping, look for those who participated in this fiasco to reap what they have sown. It won't be pretty; yet don't gloat about it either. Accept it and show them the right way to do what's right in the sight of God and man. It's the only way.

And with that, I'm finished discussing this...for the time being, anyway.


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