Postmodern Collage Poetry

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Monday, March 21, 2005

Listening to Silence


The most important items for the congress this week were Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and the Steroid use of Major League Baseball players- to say that one is perplexed would be an understatement.

I have been thinking allot about what being 'Pro-Life' means.

I am not one of those people who discounts people for having this position but I want someone to explain to me when violence is acceptable?

Why is some life more valuable than others?

When is death preferable to life?

When is hypocrisy sin?

Watching Tom Delay and others lamenting Terri Schiavo; and being outraged by steroids I have say that Hypocracy is is full view. Did not GWB make money from Steroids? Does not GWB get money from the Medical Industrial Complex?

Do we always have a right to life? Or is it conditional? Does Slow death cost less than instant death?

I wonder what Carla Rae Tucker thinks here was a woman who murdered- who repented and received no mercy from George W Bush she was killed- without mercy- by the state for doing what is an aweful crime- but GW is supposed to believe in redemption? Why not for killers and people on death row?

So Ms Tucker does not have a right to life? But Terri Schiavo does?

The 1500 dead American soldiers do not have a right to life?

The 300,000 dead Iraqis do not have a right to life?

Why can't anyone be consistant? Are there no rules, no principals that are fixed, eternal?

Why can't it be simple? Why can't it be easy?

If life is a value, if a 'culture of life' is the desire doesn't all life have the same value?
Why doe American lives cost more than other lives?

Shouldn't we as a society strive for a world where life is respected? All life, Arab life, Death Row Prisoner life, Immigrant life, Unborn life?

But that is not what this is about- no one really believes in Life.

we believe is selfishness and vengence and ease and not rocking the boat- hundreds of Millions of Children in the world die from simple diseases and no one cares about their lives.

I want to know why all life is not sacred?

I want to know why no one challenges those who take life easily?

I want to know why hypocrisy is allowed to go unchallenged?


it is interesting that in this week of the Passion where Jesus/God was Crucified for challenging the status quo for challenging old ways for preaching that Blessed Are the Poor for theirs is the Kingdom of God- where God said NO to the injustice around him and said NO to Hypocracy the President and politicans have a chance to do more hypocrisy-unchallenged?

Where is our John the Baptist?