[Marxism] Re: Ralph Nader supported keeping Schiavo alive
Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Wed Apr 27 17:27:39 MDT 2005
I always wanted to get married and have a child. It happened when I was
45 years old.
Shortly after my son was born, I realized how much my parents must have
loved me. All the conflicts that I had with them over my radical
activity, my stiff relationship with my mother even before that--all
that was wiped away. For the first time, I felt very emotional towards
what she had felt for me and what she had gone through (my father had
already passed away).
My stiffness as a personality undoubtedly was shaped by her own
difficulty as a woman of ability (became an M.D. in the mid 1930s)
operating in a chauvinistic world. She once said that she would have
been happier as a nurse. Then she would have been appreciated for her
ability, without being seen as a rival to the male doctors.
This is what made the Schiavo case so difficult for so many. Science
and the law was on Mr. Schiavo's side. There was a lot of emotion on
the other. As Fred says, this was completely aside from the religious
What the media failed to point out, was that serious and caring people
have been studying and working on this issues for many years. It was
this body of work that resulted in Mr. Schiavo's case having merit.
Unfortunately, much of this was passed over during the
from Brian Shannon
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