“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, February 05, 2010

Brother of Terri Schiavo Speaks, “Terri died because we took away her food and water”

Brother of Terry Schiavo claims 'lies' are still being spread about her

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2010 / 07:58 pm (CNA).-
Nearly five years after the death of his sister Terri Schiavo, Bobby Schindler has said that the general press is still “telling lies” about her.

Schindler explained his perspective and said that news accounts “refer to Terri as being brain dead.”

“I see that all the time,” he continued, “ and it simply is not true. They say that she was on artificial life support, without explaining to people what artificial life support means. There's this perception out there that Terri was on a machine – that people like Terri need machines to keep them alive.”

“It's still being reported by the mainstream media,” Schindler told on Thursday. “There's things that are being said that were simply not true.”

Terri Schiavo died in March of 2005 when a Florida judge ordered the removal of her feeding tube, a move that was requested by her then husband, Michael Schiavo who had custody of her. The case made headlines and was the subject of a public feud on right to life issues. Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler had fought for two years to try and prevent their daughter's death.

Bobby Schindler claimed that the autopsy report following his sister's death showed that she was in good physical shape when her feeding tube was removed, and that the pathologist indicated that Terri could have “quite easily lived a normal life span.”

“Terri died because we took away her food and water,” Schindler stated, “just like we would all die if our food and water was taken away.”

“It took almost two weeks.”

According to Schindler, the media continues to report that Terri was brain-dead, that she was on artificial life support, and that she was unresponsive and blind.

“These are simply not factually correct,” Schindler stated to “It's patently false. If Terri were alive today she could be here to 'March for Life' with us. All she needed was a wheelchair, and we could have taken her anywhere. But there's the perception out there that these people basically need to be bed-ridden, and that they are unable to be taken anywhere. It's just not true.”

“If you go on YouTube, or go on MySpace, and put my sister’s name in there and see all the horribly offensive things that come up, and how she’s made fun of,” he continued, “it frightens me, because of what exists in our culture today and how we view people like my sister and people with cognitive disabilities.”

“I think we’re being taught to look at these people as burdens, as inconveniences, instead of what I believe they are – as gifts. They allow us to show our compassion, our love. I believe that they are blessings.”


  1. Like I said, they starved her to death. A horrible way to have to watch someone die. Especially if it is the Court that has ordered that the person not be fed.

    Cruel and inhumane to do to a prisoner, but standard operating procedure in the US medical industry.

    “Terri died because we took away her food and water,” Schindler stated, “just like we would all die if our food and water was taken away.”

    “It took almost two weeks.”

    A cruel thing to do to the survivors, even if Ms Schiavo was "brain dead" and did not realize the outrage that was being done to her.

    If her continued existence was a liability to society, a lethal injection should have been administered.

  2. The lethal injection would have acknowledged that the state was putting to death a citizen that committed no crime.

    The truth was too harsh for our age of treacle and euphemism.

    Terri Schiavo was not on life support. They used a feeding tube so she would not choke. That is standard procedure for brain injured people.

    When people have brain injuries, they have to re-learn how to swallow.

    Terri Schiavo's existance was inconvenient to the shit bird husband and the euthanasia crowd.

    On another point made by her brother, the youtube videos on Terri Schiavo are truly despicable.

  3. March 21 2000 EUROPE

    Nazi doctor 'killed 772 children'


    AUSTRIA will be confronted with one of the most grisly episodes from its Nazi past today when an 84-year-old doctor said to be known as The Scythe stands in the dock accused of killing mentally and physically handicapped children.
    It will be the first significant Nazi trial in the country since 1972, when two Auschwitz architects were in court , and, given the age of the criminals and the witnesses, is likely to be the last.

    Much hinges on the stooped figure of Heinrich Gross who would, according to witnesses, stride into his Vienna clinic wearing polished boots and his crisp Wehrmacht colonel's uniform and point to the child patients marked down for euthanasia.

    more on the good nazi doctor

  4. when reviewing nazi atrocities, the current german government's extreme laws regarding this matter make absolute sense and should really be used universally. the worst SOBs ever.