I am done blogging about Terri Schiavo, because it is clear that those who want to keep her alive are going to pay no attention to the medical experts who have diagnosed her, to her medical history, to the courts and their NUMEROUS rulings that have been upheld, to the evidence of her desire to die if she ever got in this situation, and to the wishes of her husband.
All of those are inconsequential when God is your copilot and you are charging hard towards a “Culture of Life,” whatever the hell that means. At any rate, there appears to be a subset of those who are part of Terri’s fight who are divorced from reality. When I quipped in the comments section that I was the last conservative, this was the response:
Yeah, you’re the last conservative, John. Don’t throw your shoulder while you’re patting yourself on the back, or your wife may decide that your quality of life has degraded to the point that you need to be starved to death.
You can’t debate that type of stupid, at least not honestly. Terri Schiavo is someone whose cerebral cortex was destroyed through hypoxic brain damage, receiving no oxygen for 15 minutes, resulting in the cerebral cortex atrophying to pulp and being replaced with cerebral fluid, leaving her bed bound with normal waking/sleeping hours. She is in a persistent vegetative state, with no concept of anything, since that aspect of her brain has been destroyed and will never be recreated through God or magic. She has only autonomic reactions, she can not swallow, and she is, other than the physical resemblence, not Terri Schiavo anymore.
When someone believes Terri Schiavo’s condition is the same thing as a ‘thrown shoulder,’ you are dealing with people who are living in an alternate reality. Really- it would do you just as well to debate Terri.