Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Lee Penn on Terri Schiavo
Judicial murder
By Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice
Lee wrote all of the following: Not a Bushie. His view on the state of liberty in post-9/11 America is in this book, which I recommend highly:

The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance

Truth and justice are on the side of giving Terri food and water .... but so are some money-grubbing right-wing opportunists.

List of Schiavo donors will be sold by direct-marketing firm

And:

The money: Conservatives invoke case in fund-raising campaigns

The left, which opposes the war, the Patriot Act, and the US torture policy [on which they are correct], has blood on its hands because it supports the murder of Terri and the abortion of millions of babies since 1973.

The right, which opposes the murder of Terri and abortion-on-demand, has blood on its hands because it supports torture and murder of America's "enemies," imperialist wars in the Middle East, the death-by-neglect of those denied health care by the insurance companies, and the impoverishment of the American working class in the name of "free trade" and "outsourcing."

The American majority has blood on its hands in two ways .... first, because "we" re-elected Bush (knowing of his unjust war in Iraq and the torture of prisoners), giving him a clear win in 2004 and increased percentages of the vote in almost every state, compared to 2000. And second, because the recent opinion polls show that the public strongly supports the starvation of Terri.

Herod and Pilate, once enemies, were friends after they condemned Christ.

The left and the right in America now shake blood-stained hands over numberless corpses.

For now, the forces of death are the victors in this affair.

The solution begins with prayer: repentance, and the request that God may have mercy on, and save, our enemies.

As the Fátima Prayer says:

O my Jesus! Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. [End.]
Jesse Jackson on the right side in Schiavo case

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