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Media Attack on the Schiavo Foundation: Letís Make Disability Go Away
Disability Matters ^ | 5/2/10 | Dr. Mark Mostert

Posted on 05/02/2010 10:15:05 AM PDT by wagglebee

Killing defenseless people with disabilities is not very difficult. They can’t fight back and, in many instances, either they have no advocates, or those advocates are overwhelmed in the unrelenting drumbeat for death.

It’s this latter point that Terri Schiavo’s family has had to live with since her untimely and completely unnecessary legal execution in 2005.

They fought as hard as they could, and were helped by many people who knew how dangerous the situation was. There were several disability organizations as well as faith-based groups who all saw that what was happening, and then did happen to Terri.

They all knew that it was a precursor of very bad things to come.

Terri’s family did everything they could, everything they knew how, but the pro-deathers prevailed.

Since Terri’s death, her family have lived and breathed her memory in a constructive and positive way – by establishing a small foundation to spread the word and also to help others in similar predicaments.

No good deed goes unpunished, apparently.

A TV station in Florida ran a piece yesterday headed “Terri Schiavo’s Family Profiting From Foundation.”

Now, with a lead like that, which way do you think the story was going to go?

Natch.

All innuendo and spin. Why would we expect anything else? Even all these years after her death, Bobby, Suzanne, and Mary spend countless hours trying to correct misleading reporting about the circumstances of Terri’s death. This is just one more media attack in a long string of animus posing as “news” and comes just a few weeks after Fox’s The Family Guy made horrible fun of Terri and her disabled condition.

Now this.

Let’s be clear – the media and others with less than unbiased interest are hammering the Foundation for one reason and one reason only: Its existence reminds them that people with disabilities are worth less than the rest of us and are easily disposed of. They’d rather not be reminded of their part in shaping this view, now widely held across the country.

At another level, they understand that it takes only a split second for any of us to be in the same state as Terri.

And that they, too, could be legally executed.

The Schiavo Foundation reminds them of their own fragile mortality.

They’d rather not have to be reminded about it.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; moralabsolutes; prolife; terrischiavo
Let’s be clear – the media and others with less than unbiased interest are hammering the Foundation for one reason and one reason only: Its existence reminds them that people with disabilities are worth less than the rest of us and are easily disposed of.

Exactly!

1 posted on 05/02/2010 10:15:06 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 05/02/2010 10:15:37 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 05/02/2010 10:16:03 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 05/02/2010 10:16:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
"Let’s Make Disability Go Away"

OK, we'll start at the Brady Foundation.

5 posted on 05/02/2010 10:26:50 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: wagglebee

The deadbeat murdering husband and his azzhat atty is the source of the story and got the media ball rolling. Hell awaits these two clowns. Total douchebags.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 10:33:41 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: All
Pinged from Terri Dailies


7 posted on 05/02/2010 10:37:19 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you for posting this


8 posted on 05/02/2010 10:44:08 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake)
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To: wagglebee

Don’t you think that some people, aka Liberals, look at a Disabled Person and hate them ONLY because they see how “dis-abled” they are reflected in the person’s eyes/life?

It’s easy to wish to destroy what you don’t understand. And isn’t that the essence of why people have acted in a belligerent manner towards those they don’t understand?

Think about this situation:

Conservatives, because of their innate empathy, tend to react in thoughtful ways to people and ideas that they do not understand or find they cannot identify with.

Liberals, because of their inability to think logically, tend to react in bellicose ways to people and ideas that they do not understand or cannot identify with.

The RESULT is that Conservatives THINK about opposing viewpoints and Liberals verbally attack opposing viewpoints.

Hence, Conservatives THINK and Liberals FEEL.

That’s why Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals uses ridicule, etc, to attack other points of view. They do not use FACTS, just words that would cause THEM [the Liberals] to react violently [if the words were turned on them]. What is happening NOW is that We The People have discovered the Liberal ‘modus operandi’ and how to dissect it using actual proven facts and documentation. And if the Liberal mantra is just so convoluted and absurd, We The People ignore it and go on to other more important matters at hand. And this makes the Liberals even angrier and more venomous! They are so narcissist that they attack others just because the others are ignoring them!

Which leads to the discovery that there can be no “Moderate Democrat/Liberal.” Just as there is no “Liberal Republican.” As The Conservative Monster says: There is no longer Democrat and Republican; there is only Marxist and Patriot.


9 posted on 05/02/2010 10:53:04 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Excellent post!


10 posted on 05/02/2010 10:54:56 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: VRWC For Truth

And may they rot.


11 posted on 05/02/2010 11:34:31 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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