The below was written on on March 31, 2005 but for some reason didn’t publish properly:
It’s headline news, unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last year or so you know about Terry Schiavo. In fact there are probably a few hundred other bloggers out there posting right now.
I’m not here to tell you about how she died or about the processes gone through to attempt to keep her alive. What I am here to talk about is the media and the Government and how ridiculous it is that all people are not treated equally.
How many more people died this morning? Why aren’t they in the news? Where’s the story about the poverty stricken elderly that waste away and die? No plight for them? Why is Jeb Bush not stepping it up to make sure everyone is kept alive at or against their will? Why doesn’t the Florida Senate take a moment of silence for everyone that passes away in Florida?
It really bothers me, as you can see, that as a society we get on these whirlwind romances with a personal tragedy. Do we ever sit back and think about the others who have it worse? What about those that our Government always likes to forget about?