Friday, March 25, 2005

What it's like to die of thirst.

The Wittingshire blog has a piece called "Thirst" which has an excerpt from a book that researched "the experience of extreme water deprivation". Go read it because here's their comment afterwards:

Let's set aside the hunger issue, since that's not what's going to kill Terri Schiavo. If someone doesn't find a way to cut through the sanctimonious red tape and get water to her, she'll die of thirst. Why the graphic description? An LA Times story purports to reveal how positively enjoyable it is to die of hunger and thirst. It's true that the body kicks into a fast mode after a day or two without food. It's also true that people in the last stages of severe illnesses like cancer lose their appetite and may die most easily by heeding their body's strange distaste for food or water.

But this isn't Terri Schiavo's situation. Her body was plump and healthy, not dying. Her brain is injured, yes, but there's heated debate about just how much she is aware of, how much she is sensing. Considerable evidence suggests she may be sensing a great deal. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, blocked Terri's doctors from performing the very tests that could resolve that controversy. Meanwhile, many in the mainstream media seem intent on blocking our understanding of just what it means to die of thirst.

The MSM is selling us another Big Lie, but what else could be expected from the salesmen of the Culture of Death? Step right up folks!

No comments: