... but some life is more equal than others, apparently.
Try as I might, I couldn't resist pointing out this, in which our good buddy and uber-Christian Jinx/Jason gives us a heart-wrenching, "uplifting" update on abuse survivor Haleigh Poutre who state officials wanted to remove from life support.
Curiously, Jason's heartfelt compassionate conservatism didn't seem to extend to one Sun Hudson, a six-month-old baby who was removed from life support against his mother's wishes. And why wasn't Jason all that concerned about Hudson?
Well, here's Haleigh Poutre. And here's Sun Hudson. Any questions?
"CULTURE OF LIFE," INDEED. If you (by some fluke of the universe) needed even more evidence of the pathetic hypocrisy of the Jesus freaks, you really need look no further than the differences in their treatment of, as I've written here, Terri Schiavo and Sun Hudson.
In the case of Schiavo, despite the fact that numerous doctors had testified that there was no chance of her ever regaining consciousness, there was an overwhelming hue and cry from the freak show about how Schiavo's condition wasn't terminal, how there was always a possibility she might recover and what the fuck did all those doctors know anyway, bunch of ignorant wanks, the lot of them. And besides (and here's the positively best part) pulling life support was nothing short of murder. That's right. Murder. No ifs, ands or buts.
But when it came to Sun Hudson? Ah, no big deal. The general prognosis for his condition is that it's only a matter of time because, you know, that's what the doctors say and if you can't trust those doctors, who can you trust, right? I mean, they know best.
But none of that explains how what used to so clearly be murder -- pulling the plug and withholding life support -- suddenly wasn't murder any more, was it? Heck, no. In fact, it wasn't even worth working up a sweat over, was it? That is, until the next time it involves a white Christian.
Then, suddenly, it's going to be equivalent to murder all over again. Funny how that works, isn't it?
AND THE DEFENSE RESTS: Not surprisingly, Jason tap dances up a storm over here about how these two cases are, like, totally different but I want you to read only the first half of the first sentence of his post:
CanadianCynic is trying to take me to task for saying nothing about Sun Hudson, ...
Exactly. Jason said nothing about Hudson. Ever. Remember, Jason and his hypocritical brethren were going absolutely ballistic over Terri Schiavo, weeping, wailing, beating their breasts ... oh, it was quite the Jesus freak show, wasn't it?
And their reaction to Sun Hudson? As Jason so aptly admitted, "nothing." Even if one allowed them to split hairs, it would still have been nice to read that they cared, that they sympathized, that perhaps they were praying for Hudson or something like that.
Instead, all we read was how those two cases were not the same, and that Hudson didn't count. It was, quite simply, an exercise in technicalities for those ghouls, and nothing more. Terri mattered, and Sun didn't. And that's where it ended.
Feel free to draw your own conclusions.