Thursday, March 24, 2005

So that's where he's been

The Ultimate Warrior, a renowned observer of the human condition, has checked in with his take on the Terri Schiavo case.

Yes, he's that Ultimate Warrior.


Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

What am I reading annnnnd why am I reading it?

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That man is crazy. And right (I think).

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though his editorial had some misspellings and meandered for longer than it should have, I believe I agree 100 percent with his points.

After 15 years, there seems to be little (if any) hope of Schiavo’s recovering. Not just because of the time factor, but because there’s little of her left to recover.

Most adults would probably agree that 15 years is too long to be in a vegetative state. I believe they would not want to be in such a state for that long (and have their family members sustain them) nor would want to have family members in such a state for that length of time.

Adults should have living wills to spell out their wishes in such scenarios.

Since Terri was bulimic and had the heart attack while purging, she is responsible for her condition. I think Warrior and my assistant managing editor have been the only two people I’ve heard to point out her bulimia as the cause of her condition, and very rightly so. You can almost call her condition poetic justice or even God punishing her with Hell on earth (if you’re religious and believe that).

Though it seems like keeping her alive is the most human thing to do, I think keeping her alive has caused more damage to the family than letting her die ever would. If this had gone on for only one or two or five years, I think the family would have moved on by now.

I think Warrior made a few more arguments, but I’ll keep it at that. I could have used an outline to help me wade through his messy post, but I gotta give him points for good arguments.


4:59 PM  
Blogger John Hubbard said...

I love the Ultimate Warrior. The retirment match he had with Macho Man was a classic. Anyway, He has some good thoughts. It's nice to see he is doing something productive in life.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Susan, the Ultimate Warrior became a famous professional wrestler in the late '80s and early '90s due to long, rambling interviews that were 1) highly entertaining and 2) utterly incoherent even by wrestling standards. He's also that rare breed of wrestler who actually lives his character; the guy even changed his legal name to Warrior. I suppose the moral of the story is that I know far too much about wrestling for my own good.

Bamacrat, for my money, the Warrior's best match will always be the title-for-title showdown with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI. It was one of the few truly good matches that Hogan ever had.

J.B.G., please tell me that I misread your comment and that you don't actually believe Schiavo deserves "hell on earth" for struggling with bulimia.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I'm not saying she deserves it, but if you believe in higher powers and karma, then her condition seems to be a punishment for her actions. And in the way she's dying, it probably feels like hell on earth to her.


9:47 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

If tragic medical conditions are punishments for moral failings, then what offensive actions have millions of babies throughout the years taken to be born with hideous deformities or incurable diseases? I wouldn't think they could create too much bad karma in the womb. Why, then, would they be punished?

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if you're Catholic, then you believe in original sin, the concept that we're all born with sin, which is why babies are baptized. But I don't think God would punish them for that.

I believe in some cases, God lets things in this world take its course, but in a few cases, he uses his hand to take action.

Maybe that's what God did in this case, I don't know. I don't have to power to understand God's thoughts and actions (I doubt that anyone does.).

But a woman who once ate and then purged her food is now going without food and water. Call it poetic justice, call it karma, call it fate, call it an act of God or whatever. It's almost too ironic to not call it one of those things.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

Why can't it simply be ironic? Does God or karma necessarily have to be called into it?

10:01 PM  

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