"PLAYING GOD" AND OTHER LIES
Terri Schiavo is safe - for now - thanks to God, the Florida Legislature, and Governor Jeb Bush. Frankly, I didn't think Bush had it in him. Who would have ever imagined any of the Bush clan (other than, maybe, Barbara) to display testicular apparatus? Jeb may have played it safe by getting a lot of legislative back-up for his act, but credit where credit is due.
Now we are treated to the howls and shrill cries of the Thanophiles (death-lovers). Like the Specter in the old, black-and-white version of "A Christmas Carol," they point their bony finger accusingly at the Governor and accuse him of "playing God."
A curious phrase, that. "Playing God."
Now, I'm only 54, but I seem to recall that phrase being used from time to time since I was a child. It seems to me that, back then, "playing God" was used exclusively with reference to killing people. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Nowadays it is almost always used by Thanophiles against those who are trying to keep people alive. How did this reversal happen?
It is not without good reason that wiser heads than mine have said, "He that frames the question, wins the debate." The fact is, in the word-rich, media world we live in, those who control the meanings of words are able to capture the hearts of the not-very-thoughtful public - which is to say, the majority.
Of course it is all lies. The false use of words - clever euphemisms like "fetus" instead of "child" or (heaven forfend) "baby" - misdirections like "choice" instead of "abortion" - or flat-out lies like "gay" - is the tender of today's pagan forces.
It is a lot like a violation of God's old testament railing against "false weights." (Proverbs 20: 10 and elsewhere)
Words have meaning and those meanings should not be tampered with in order to deceive. However, since the media is largely sympathetic to the pagan agenda, they adopt (and even invent) terms designed to cast their issues in the light favorable to the agenda.
The erstwhile 13-year-old-rape-victim who "needs" an abortion is a "little girl" for the purposes of the rape part of the story and "a young woman" when it comes to her deciding to kill her child.
Pro-life people seeking to save the life of Infant Baby Doe from starvation by parents who decided that this was the way to prevent having to raise a Down's Syndrome child with a mild esogophel atresia - those pro-lifers who offered to adopt the child - are called "meddlers." The "agonizing" parents are simply exercising their right as parents to control the medical decisions for the child. On the other hand, those who step in to force certain parents to provide vaccinations or HIV medication or surgery for their children in violation of their religious convictions are portrayed as "brave" and "compassionate."
"Compassion" is always, without exception, that action recommended by the Left.
Thus, when the courts sought to starve Terri Schiavo, it was deemed "compassion."
What is not mentioned is what this "compassion" entails. The news organs bleat that they "remove the feeding tube" but that never happens - it is far too invasive a procedure to do willy-nilly. What really happens is that the feeding tube, instead of delivering nourishing food, now is used to deliver paralytic medications. Paralytics, you ask? Yes. This is so that, as the brain dehydrates from lack of water, the body won't thrash around in ugly looking fits. This way the awful killing can take place with all the appearance of peaceful rest. What is happening inside, is far from peaceful.
Consider this list of what happens to someone who is starved and dehydrated to death:
The first day the mouth becomes dry and caked with thick phlegm. Over the next few days the lips become parched and cracked. Further along the eyes sink back in their sockets and the cheeks become hollow. The mucous lining in the nose eventually cracks causing nosebleed. After a week, the skin becomes dry and scaly, and hangs loose on the body. The bladder begins burning because the urine becomes so concentrated. The drying out of the stomach causes dry heaves and the body temperature rises precipitously. The drying out of the brain cells causes convulsions (controlled by the paralytic). Eventually, one by one, the major organs fail and the person dies. This usually takes two to three weeks.
This is "compassion"?
The media calls this "pulling the plug" - as though, like a light, once the plug is pulled, the light of life suddenly and finally dies.
Now, who is "playing God"? Those who do this; or those who try to preserve life? Is the man who administers CPR playing God; or is the one who puts the pillow over the face playing God?
We are a long way down in this word game, but if we become educated to what is going on and fight back we can save lives - and maybe our culture. A good start would be to get a copy of "Dark Cures: Have Doctors Lost Their Ethics" (my book) and learn to blow the lid off of the Thanaphiles' lies.
We need to be very watchful of all of the sick, elderly, or disabled who are among our family and friends and guard their lives. This book will help you to do that.
Normally I would be hesitant to promote my own books in such a venue, but I think the need is urgent. I am well beyond getting any royalties from this book, so my motive is not financial. However, looking at Terri Schiavo face reminded me of how important it is to have people on your side. Terri had her never-give-up family. Who will the sick, elderly, or disabled in your family have?
Wake up before the Thanaphiles get them! Here, the old saw "Knowledge is power" is truer than ever.
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Paul deParrie is a 17-year veteran of anti-abortion street activism, a preacher, and a social critic. He is the author of "Dark Cures: Have Doctors Lost Their Ethics" (Huntington House) available at NewsWithViews Online Store Front. deParrie may be reached at: email@example.com.
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"Normally I would be hesitant to promote my own books in such a venue, but I think the need is urgent. I am well beyond getting any royalties from this book, so my motive is not financial. However, looking at Terri Schiavo face reminded me of how important it is to have people on your side. Terri had her never-give-up family. Who will the sick, elderly, or disabled in your family have?"