[Paleopsych] Whitaker Online: Bob on the Schiavo Case

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Whitaker's 3/26/05 Articles 

    March 26, 2005  -  [1]Pimping Pain and Suffering

    March 26, 2005  -  [2]Real People Suffer

    March 26, 2005  -  [3]Deadening Diversions

    Fun Quote:
    "Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth."
    -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

                          Pimping Pain and Suffering

    Respectable Conservatives are on cloud nine. The Terry Schiavo case in
    Florida is something they live for. They can have a play fight with
    the left, and both come out ahead.

    The left and the Respectable Conservatives love to sink their fangs
    into an issue like the Schiavo case. They could care less about the
    people involved, but each gets an enormous opportunity to grandstand.
    The left sees it as another chance to destroy common decency while the
    respectables can talk big and raise money on an issue that is
    emotionally touching and splashy but peripheral to the main issues.

    Respectables and their unwitting followers get all worked up over this
    type of issue because it's safe. No one can be called a racist or
    bigot or hater for siding with Schiavo. Common pity and sympathy are
    natural in such an individual case. The poor, beleagured working man
    with a sense of decency can give full vent to his emotions in this
    type of case without harming the left in any way.

    Real leadership requires tough decision-making, detachment, and
    dedication to the big picture. Most people are incapable of this,
    especially with issues outside their immediate purview. That is why
    Jesus was so condemning of the scribes and Pharisees. They were the
    leaders of their day, and were living off of the people, "making
    merchandise" of them.

    This is why Jesus told his disciples that the "greatest is the servant
    of all." He was talking about LEADERSHIP. A real leader serves his
    people by doing what is best for them, regardless of the cost to

    A Respectable helps himself to a big serving of his people.

                              Real People Suffer

     The Schiavo case is a real tragedy for the families involved. It is
     shameful that their personal suffering is made into a political and
                              media circus act.

     Few people relate to abstract ideas. People relate to other people,
         and that is why these personal cases create such attraction.

     The influence of TV and other media has warped this very human trait
    all out of perspective. That is why Congress and the Supreme Court and
       the President must all weigh in on this case and "do something!"

       Anyone who believes a country can be governed adequately in this
    manner is out of his mind. It takes someone like Ole Bob to point this

      When there is a natural disaster like the Florida hurricanes last
        year, the Governor and the President must immediately get on a
    helicopter and rush to the scene. Why? What good can they accomplish?
      They are wasting thousands of dollars and impeding the efforts to
    alleviate REAL suffering by REAL people. All for a dog and pony show.

    Meanwhile back on planet earth, in fact in the same state of Florida,
        a little girl is brutally raped and murdered by a repeat "sex
      offender." The life of a family is torn apart because the left has
       succeeded in keeping these animals out of the electric chair and
    putting them back into REAL neighborhoods where they can prey on REAL

      Oh, you'll hear Respectable Conservatives pound their fists about
     bringing back the death penalty and keeping these people locked up.
     But will you ever hear one remind a leftist who got them back on the
                         streets in the first place?

     Here is a [4]well-written description of what REAL people suffer. It
       is part of an account of a young female "whigger" that is worth

           Notice how this young girl acts just like a "Respectable
     Conservative." Think about how many REAL little girls are ending up
    like this, because "Respectable Conservatives" have let the left lead
                              us down this path.

                             Deadening Diversions

    Cases that are novel and shocking grab the media headlines. People are
    drawn to them like moths to a flame. That is part of our nature. It is
    easily exploited.

    It is horrible when a child is murdered. It is heart-rending to see a
    case like the Schiavo one.

    But what can we say when we have thousands and thousands of our young
    people slowly destroyed right under our noses? Having Daddy's little
    girl become a wretched little whore over a ten year period is not a
    headline grabber. Yet we all see these works in progress every single

    So while we have Respectable Conservatives and leftists and everybody
    else screaming and wailing over a brain-dead woman, we have thousands
    and thousands of our little girls being turned into brain-dead little
    tramps, and thousands and thousands of our little boys being turned
    into brain-dead animals.

    Think about this when you watch Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly or your
    favorite respectable rail about the latest circus act. What are they
    saying about the little girls you see every day?

    When the dust settles on the Schiavo case, and before the next one
    arrives, take some time to think about what is really being

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