Straight Up with Sherri

Friday, April 01, 2005


I mean, let's just be honest. Starving Terri to death was never about "dignity" or her "wishes." It was about those people intolerant of those different. Those supporting this cruel torture of Terri were not interested in finding out how she ended up with 13 bone fractures, or why her "guardian" never bothered to find out. Could you imagine a parent finding out that their child had 13 bone fractures and never bothering to find out HOW or WHY? They ignore the fact that Michael was LIVING with the Schindlers when the bone scan was done, and he NEVER mentioned a word. But WE are the ones LOOKING for conspiracy? So, c'mon trolls, admit it, this is what you really think and feel, right?

Let's kill the elderly and homeless, too!

Editor's note: In the spirit of Jonathan Swift's classic essay, the author offers the following modest proposal.

© 2005

Upon further reflection, I've changed my mind: Killing Terri Schiavo and those like her is a fabulous way to make our nation run much more efficiently. But we shouldn't stop there: Let's kill the elderly and homeless, too!

Think about it. Most of the elderly sit around growing old, collecting Medicare and Social Security benefits, while contributing little to our nation. And the homeless soak taxpayers daily as they collect welfare checks and lounge around in city shelters.

Of course, this is only the beginning. We should also exterminate all prisoners convicted of serious crimes. Then, let's get rid of all people suffering from genetic deformities. After that, we can kill those who are grossly obese. The possibilities are endless! Of course, it will be up to the courts to determine what words like "serious crimes," "deformed," and "grossly obese" mean.

Like Terri, most of these sorts of people have a low quality of life. Most have little or nothing to contribute to society and are a major drain on America's resources. While compassionately, mercifully killing them, we could also cut the tax bills of every productive citizen in half in less than a year if we aggressively pursue this option. All we need are the Bush brothers, a few brave judges and lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union to start the heads rolling.
For those who are worried about going too far with such a plan, we can build in an exception process so that those odd individuals who are still contributing citizens can have their lives spared upon review by a panel of judges.

Another possibility is that with all of the bodies we'll be accumulating, perhaps some bright scientist can find a way to burn them as fuel to help offset America's rising energy costs. This would also eliminate burial expenses and inefficient uses of land resources.

This sort of activity does have precedent, by the way. Most people have forgotten, but before Adolf Hitler started killing Jews, over 200,000 physically and mentally disabled people were the first people killed in the Holocaust. And like today, the media were instrumental in promoting Hitler's plan. Such people were called "useless eaters." Ian Cook with the BBC explains further:

The Nazis took Darwin's ideas of natural selection, in particular the idea of survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom, and applied them to the human world and society (Darwin's "Origin of the Species" had been published in 1859). It was argued that allowing disabled people to live and have children led to the "unfit" reproducing more quickly than "the fit." It was said that this weakened society's ability to function efficiently, placing an unnecessary toll on non-disabled people.

The Nazis claimed that the social and economic problems that Germany experienced in the 1920s and early 1930s were due in part to the weakening of the population created by an unfair burden.

The nations of the world still look to the United States for leadership. Let's show them what Americans are really capable of!

Editor's note: "Life and Death in America" – a stunning special investigative report that will start with the Terri Schiavo story, but will go on to expose as never before America's rapidly expanding euthanasia/"right-to-die" movement – will be the focus of an upcoming issue of WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine.


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:58 PM  

  • There is one strong lesson embedded in this story. Have you ever wondered why Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII tolerated so many atrocities in Nazi Germany (and its allies)? It has a lot to do with their obsession with the dangers of Communism and the (far greater) evils taking place under the leadership of Josef Stalin. I believe that they employed a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach to pragmatically accept Nazi programs (such as T-4). Each Pope failed to recognize that the problems were more related to heartless designs of global tyranny and the use of death as a political tool and less related to the label they employed.
    This is why we must identify with the "culture of life" and vigorously oppose the "culture of death".

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 8:05 PM  

  • Why are you bringing up Nazi eugenics and killing old people because they are inefficient?

    This is about the right to die.

    Explain what you said here:

    "It was about those people intolerant of those different."

    Not sure what that "sentence" means to begin with, but tell me what the people who wanted the feeding tube removed (FYI: I was not one of them) were intolerant of. What about Ms Schiavo made them want her to die? Was it her medical state, her beliefs?

    Tell me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:25 PM  

  • What I meant by that...

    Have you ever been in a mall or shopping center, and there goes someone by in a wheelchair. There is that nagging feeling to look, and then that voice in your head "Don't stare. Don't stare."

    Seeing people like this usually makes people very uncomfortable. We don't want to see it. We don't want to think about what it must be like. Children are so different though. They will point and talk without thinking there is anything wrong with it. It is like we are taught that it is shameful or something...

    It is not only the handipped that I have seen this with. I ust to live in PA, right smack dab in the middle of Amish country. The Amish would get the same reaction from the tourists. Except some of the tourists that actually thought that the Amish were PAID to live that way in order to bring tourists into town. People are funny sometimes.

    Maybe a better example is the fact that so many people "hate" nursing homes. It is uncomfrotable, smelly, depressing. I have heard it so many times. "I want to go visit, but I just can't stand going there. i know I should, but...."

    I use to be uncomfortable around the elderly and dying. I am not anymore. I sat at the bedside with a boyfriend and watched his father pass away. I watched him literally turn white, and .. I guess I don't need to share the details. I will never forget that moment.

    I also was part of a team at a former church where we visited a nursing home every month. We walked around and visited. Then we would all meet ina room and sing hymns and praise songs. My first few visits were uncomfortable, but by the thirs tie, they were real people with names and personalities. I loved them.

    I then spent 2 years caring for my best friends elderly mother...

    ALL these things have changed ME- for the better. I now realize how precious these people are. They give us so much more than we realize, if we just take the time to let them.....

    sorry so winded..

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 8:41 PM  

  • I guess that was a long answer to merely say- that comment was for the "I wouldn't want to live that way" crowd....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 8:47 PM  

  • yoooo hooooo, troooollls???

    {crickets chirping}


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:17 PM  

  • Sherri, you're a breath of fresh air. You have more sense than all of the Bush family put together. Wish we had people like you in our justice system and politics!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:24 PM  

  • I too dont really agree with the decision made on this issue. But I will not sway from My President GEORGE BUSH KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB.


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