. . .Well to respond to Jesse
Um who gives a shit. Terri Shiavo probably doesn't care whether she is alive or dead, if anything
she would rather be dead because at least then she would have a chance to be in heaven and not just
in a mindless vegetable state.
But in no way should the controversy over her life received the national attention that it has. The
only reason that this case has reached the amount of attention that it has is because politicians
like to use issues like this to get votes. Simple as that. Same as the abortion issue, politicians
are never going to do anything important about the issue but they are going to use it as a rallying
cry to get people sympathetic to either side of the issue to vote for them.
It is one big
magic trick, look at this profoundly emotional issue that has hardly any relevance on anyones life,
instead of looking at my policies that are actually effecting you in a negative way. Instead of
politicians dealing with important substantive issues the debates focus on "you are evil cause you
are killing this person," "you are evil cause you won't let this person die."
Why don't we
have national attention on poverty, minority issues, healthcare, anything that actually affect the
average American lives. Why? The answer is simple because when people actually start paying close
attention to what are politicians are doing, they get angry and fed up with those
As I alluded to earlier before the abortion issue is the exact same thing as the
Shiavo case. Why? Because the Republican Party is never going to outlaw abortion eventhough they
constantly preach about how horrid abortion is. What they are doing is just getting catholics,
women, impoverished, farmers and many others who don't tend to agree with the Republican economic
policies to become republicans because of this highly emotional issue. It creates a fictional divide
between people that irrationalizes politics and creates unnecessary polarity.
We should be
more aware and immune to this kind of bull shit magic tricks that politicians use for their
political gain. We need to focus on substantive issues that profoundly affect the majority of