Gaslighting: means you are lying despite the evidence.
NOTE: I interviewed Terri Schiavo’s brother, father, and other medical and legal persons associated with this travesty on my talk radio show at WDBO – Orlando. Their pain over their fight to keep Terri alive was heartbreaking. I wrote about Terri Schiavo on my previous blog platformed at Google “blogspot” which was censored/removed by Google several years ago. All I have left are the two pieces below which mention her:
Michelle Malkin: ‘Trust the Science’ control freaks we see today were at work 17 years ago
Never forgotten: The lies about Terri Schiavo
By Michelle Malkin
Published March 30, 2022 at 12:07am
This week marks the 17th anniversary of the court-sanctioned murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Under the order of a Florida judge who never bothered to visit her and an adulterous spouse-in-name-only who ranted “When is that b–– gonna die?” to one of Terri’s nurses, American legal and medical authorities supervised the cruel, two-week-long starvation and dehydration of a profoundly disabled woman who was not terminally ill and who had an army of family members ready to care for her for the rest of her natural life.
Bobby Schindler, Terri’s stalwart brother, penned a tribute to Terri this week as a reminder to those who have forgotten the family’s landmark battle to save her life. “It was 1990, for those who do not remember, when Terri, at the age of 26, sustained a brain injury resulting from suspicious circumstances while home alone with her husband, Michael Schiavo,” Bobby wrote. “Terri’s brain injury affected her ability to swallow and therefore she needed a feeding tube to receive nourishment.”
Michael Schiavo became Terri’s court-appointed caretaker since she hadn’t created a medical directive. But shortly after a nearly $1 million medical trust was established to provide for her long-term medical needs, he declared he wanted to end her life – and inherit the cash. Terri’s family fought Michael Schiavo all the way to the Supreme Court and lost. Pro-life politicians tried to intervene, but the judicial deal was sealed, and Terri’s death sentence was unstoppable.
What I will never forget are the feckless, callous corporate media lies about Terri and those who defended her. National outlets derided the Schindlers and attacked the “radical, antiabortion, right-to-life Christian right” for casting doubt on medical experts who wrote Terri off as hopeless and falsely mischaracterized her as “brain-dead” or on “life support.”
Here are the facts: As I reported in my 2005 column calling out the lying media liars at the time, Terri was on a feeding tube. A feeding tube is not a ventilator. Terri was breathing just fine on her own. She was capable of saying “Mommy” and “Help me.” And as many of her medical caretakers and parents have argued, if given proper rehabilitation, Terri could learn to chew and swallow on her own as well. She was disabled, not brain-dead.
And that perturbed Michael Schiavo. Registered nurse Carla Sauer Iyer, who worked at the Palm Garden of Largo Convalescent Center in Largo, Florida, while Terri Schiavo was a patient there, testified in a sworn affidavit: “Throughout my time at Palm Gardens, Michael Schiavo was focused on Terri’s death. Michael would say ‘When is she going to die?’ ‘Has she died yet?’ and ‘When is that b–– gonna die?'”
When Terri’s 39-page autopsy report was released a few months after her state-ordained murder, gloating propagandists concluded that it exonerated Michael Schiavo of allegations of abuse. “No trauma before Schiavo collapse,” a typical headline blared. But on page 4 of the medical examiner’s summary, what the report actually noted with regard to possible strangulation was this: “Autopsy examination of her neck structures 15 years after her initial collapse did not detect any signs of remote trauma, but, with such a delay, the exam was unlikely to show any residual neck findings.” Indeed, the autopsy report refuted Michael Schiavo’s widely disseminated claims in the media that she had an eating disorder or had suffered myocardial infarction. But if mentioned at all, news reports downplayed and buried those astonishing revelations (revelations which bore directly on Schiavo’s credibility regarding his claim that Terri would have wanted to die).
With regard to Terri’s alleged persistent vegetative state, most news articles inaccurately portrayed the report as supporting that diagnosis. But “(i)t’s always seemed to us that PVS isn’t really a diagnosis; it’s a value judgment masquerading as a diagnosis,” Stephen Drake, research analyst for the disability rights group Not Dead Yet, commented. “When it comes to the hard science, no qualified pathologist went on the record saying she couldn’t think or couldn’t experience her own death through dehydration.”
Diane Coleman, president and founder of Not Dead Yet, agreed. “The core issues remain the same. Protection of the life and dignity of people under guardianship, and a high standard of proof in removing food and water from a person who cannot express their own wishes. These are issues of great concern to the disability community – evidenced by the 26 national disability groups that spoke out in favor of saving Terri Schiavo’s life over the past few years.”
“The sooner we realize … that we are battling a systemic, radical, anti-life, anti-Christian value-system, the more we will understand it is now our urgent duty to defend the medically weak. If we don’t protect them now, it will be impossible to protect our own families if and when the time comes to do so,” Bobby Schindler warned this week. Terri’s murder at the hands of a cabal of liars and grifters is more relevant than ever as Big Pharma, Big Government, Big Tech and Big Media elites conspire to undermine medical autonomy in the age of COVID-19. As we have witnessed repeatedly over the past two years, the “Trust the Science” control freaks don’t take kindly – and never have – to dissident families who dare question their authority.
I remember Terri Schiavo like it was yesterday. I wrote the following when her tragedy was happening!
The Inevitable Consequence of Allowing Man to Become the Sole Arbiter of When Life Begins is the Court Ordered Murder of Terri Schiavo – Gary L. Morella
Have we learned nothing from history? Just as the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, the Soviet gulags, and slavery needed to be made public to keep from anesthetizing man as to the gravity of what occurred, and is occurring today, given that slavery, in particular, is acceptable in many parts of the world, so must what is happening to generations of our children, who are not be allowed to see the light of day, an ongoing event where the number of innocent victims approaching fifty million have eclipsed the barbarity of the Nazis, Soviets, and slavery combined. Generations of individuals whose contributions to the world will never be known are gone. Has it not occurred to anyone that if this “legal” killing of our children had been the norm throughout human history, the world might never have seen many poets, artists, scientists, et al, who contributed to the common good, and especially saints, who reminded us that we are ultimately procreating for Heaven in cooperation with God’s plan for creation, not just reproducing, as any animal would. How many such individuals have we lost since Roe v. Wade?
The primary function of the state is to secure the safety of its citizens in promoting the common good. To license out to citizens a “right” to deprive others of the right to safety is to call into question the very legitimacy of a state. A respected state, in fulfilling this safety obligation, does not encourage the promotion of destructive acts to its citizenry. This is not the pursuit of happiness as envisioned by the founding fathers. And what could be more destructive than abortion?
This may come as a shock to those who believe that there are a “million valid reasons for abortion” and that the Jewish holocaust and slavery are being exploited by reminding the world about man’s inhumanity to man in regard to what is considered the “legal killing” of innocents in what should be their safest refuge, their mothers’ wombs. The Nazis and the Soviets both held that what they were doing was “legal” – the Nazis for eugenics “purification of the race” purposes, the Soviets for the oppression of those who believed that man had a higher calling than to be slaves for the state. Moreover, slavery itself was “legal” in this country. So much for ignoring that there are higher laws than man’s, which must be obeyed.
The “choice” that we are we talking about here leads to the case of a young Florida woman Terri Schiavo, whom the state deems unfit for life despite considerable physical evidence to the contrary. And just who is the state to be having the final say on matters of the life and death of innocents, regardless of their physical condition? Do we live in Nazi Germany, or Stalin’s Soviet Union? Did all who fought and died in this country’s wars do so for nothing by allowing a judiciary gone mad to de facto put a swastika on our flag?
This is what happens when abortion, as pre-natal euthanasia, inevitably leads to euthanasia, as post-natal abortion. What goes around comes around. So if you advocate the killing of babies in the womb, as a function of man-made rights currently in vogue, in complete ignorance of universal moral absolutes, do not be surprised when someone advocates killing you, without caring for your opinion to the contrary one whit, using a similar set of “rights”, which are subject to change at a moment’s notice.
Remember, it happened before. It is the consequence of failing to protect life from conception to natural death, which is rooted in the contraceptive mentality of the age. For if man is the sole arbiter of when life begins, is it any wonder why man demands that he be the sole arbiter of when life ends? It is a logical progression. It is, first and foremost, not allowing God to be God. And it is killing innocents in and out of the womb!
“American justice” has become evil! It now promotes the death of innocents, and unnatural behavior as a civil right in an affirmative action sense. And some day, this country is going to be called to account by Almighty God for its sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance via its complete ignorance of universal moral absolutes in accord with Natural Law, a participation in God’s Divine Eternal Law, an ignorance which ultimately leads to anarchy and eternal perdition.
How can someone claim to be “pro-choice” when there is no choice allowed for those who must suffer the brutal consequences of man playing God?
Where are the courts when it comes to investigating the heinous crime being committed against Terri Schiavo by those who will not even allow the slightest attempt on the part of people who love her to care for her? Moreover, where are the courts when it comes to the very suspicious nature of Terri Schiavo’s condition, as documented in many news reports?
The laws that are being “faithfully executed” in this country kill innocents within and outside of the womb. There are higher laws to which all man-made are subsidiary. Mankind is not obligated to obey unjust laws. And there cannot be laws that are any more unjust than those which have no regard for innocents having an inalienable right to life. What is happening in America is shameful beyond belief, making a mockery of the deaths of all who fought in this nation’s wars throughout its history. And one day, those sitting judges, who have no regard whatsoever for that aforementioned important subsidiary relationship, will face a Judge Who does, and so will a country that allows such crimes to happen hypocritically in the name of “justice.”