Sunday, March 27, 2005

Adolph Hitler, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Josef Stalin: On behalf of the Culture of Death, we apologize.

Carl Limbacher has a story on Newsmax that mirrors much of what I have been writing with comparison of Terri Schaivo's fate to those visited on unfortunate souls during the Nazi and other regimes.

Confounding all conventional wisdom and human experience, many liberal groups and even some medical experts have argued for Terri Schiavo’s death.

They claim that starvation and dehydration are not painful or discomforting for her or anyone undergoing the experience.

In fact, they allege that such victims begin to experience "euphoria" as the victims draw close to death.

If such claims are true, we may have to rewrite the history of such notorious events as the Holocaust – where starvation was the key process by which millions died and were later placed in crematoriums.

The internationally accepted Geneva Convention – which identifies starvation as a war crime – also will have to be rewritten. Ditto for many statements made by reputable organizations, many of them liberal, that have condemned the practice for decades.

As I have been trying to pound home for weeks now, why doesn't Terri Schiavo enjoy at least the same level of protection that would be expected to be provided a prisoner of war? If death by starvation is peaceful and even euphoric and such a natural, good way to die, then why aren't Hitler, Stalin, Idi Amin and other totalitarian monsters held up in a more positive light by the culture of death and the left? Have the people who live in the Culture of Death suddenly found starvation to be acceptable, now that it is convenient to their own ends? Meanwhile, Terri Schiavo is in a state of euphoria now, right?

ON another note...

Gibbs said Schiavo, 41, was declining rapidly. "They've begun to give her morphine drip for the pain. And at this point, we would say Terri has passed the point of no return," he told CBS' "Face the Nation."

A question: If starvation is such a painless, peaceful means of dying, why the need for a morphine drip?

Hat tip to Irongoat from Unto the Breach.