I think I am going to give Steve H. the last word on Terri Schiavo. Central quote:
Leftists believe that if a person is probably not capable of consciousness, that person should be killed. Conservatives believe that if there is a substantial possibility that a person is or will be capable of consciousness, that person should be kept alive.
You should have heard the furious anger that people I worked with — that I have to see and be nice to every day and otherwise who I think are okay people — expressed towards her parents and anyone else who wanted her to live. And I have noticed, like Steve, that suddenly here are all these pictures of Terri before she was brain-damaged. I’ll bet the reason we weren’t shown these pictures before is that everyone concerned thought — mistakenly — that people would either feel angry that “we’re only being shown Terri when she was good looking to be manipulated,” or “how can they show her like that when we know she doesn’t look like that anymore, it just makes it worse and make us feel more like she should be killed” or something like that. I have listened to people yap on about what they see on the tv and in the paper and what they think about it and this is what they would have thought. Still, Steve is right — there would have been maybe just a little less of that “she’s not a person any more” attitude. The pretty face always wins.
The problem with leftists and other “human race improvers” is that they are not only liars to others, they have come to believe their own lies. So what else is new.
And that is all I have to say.
PS: I’ve put a link to my blogroll up in the “links” section. It will open up (when not cacked) on a separate page. So you can get away from here.
Update: okay okay, one more link — a very good article by a liberal on how liberalism failed Terri Schiavo. Sample:
FOR ALL THE ATTENTION we have paid to the Schiavo case, we have asked many of the wrong questions, living as we do on the playing field of modern liberalism. We have asked whether she is really in a persistent vegetative state, instead of reflecting on what we owe people in a persistent vegetative state. We have asked what she would have wanted as a competent person imagining herself in such a condition, instead of asking what we owe the person who is now with us, a person who can no longer speak for herself, a person entrusted to the care of her family and the protection of her society.
That’s what I keep saying, in my feeble way.