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America' Emerging Culture Of Death...
(Painting by Steven Clark Bradley in Memory of Terri Schaivo, executed by the Culture of Death)
"I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will
fight to the death for your right to say it."
"After ruling our thoughts and our decisions about life and death for nearly two thousand years, the traditional Western ethic has collapsed."
On a triumphant note, Professor Peter Singer began his milestone book, Rethinking Life and Death. His book proudly and shamelessly conveys an attitude of revolutionary confidence that brings to mind another atheistic iconoclast, Derek Humphry, when he said, "We are trying to overturn 2,000 years of Christian tradition." Attorney George J. Felos, a nationally recognized expert in right-to-die cases, is best known for the landmark case that helped establish an individual's constitutional right to refuse or have withdrawn unwanted medical treatment. This case known as Guardianship of Browning, and the most widely-known case of Terri Schiavo. Mr. Felos was featured on NBC's Dateline program and was propelled into the upper echelons of the Culture of Death movement. Felos has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including CBS's Early Show, CNN's Burden of Proof, Daybreak and Greenfield at Large, Court TV's Pros and Cons, Inside Edition, The Kathy Fountain Show, and NPR's All Things Considered. He has also presented seminars and debated end-of-life issues for various professional, civic and religious groups, and leads meditation and personal growth workshops.
Something To Think About...
"It's like a game where we're being made to believe that we are free?"
Felos is the creator of the book, Meditation for Lawyers, the first-of-its-kind instructional course accredited for continuing legal education. His article by the same name has been published and posted in various journals. Felos graduated from Boston University School of Law, has practiced in Pinellas County since 1978, and is a founding member of the National Legal Advisors Committee on Choice in Dying, and served as Board Chair of The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, the largest non-profit Hospice in the world. Together, those mentioned here represent a mere thimbleful of deceit when contrasted with the ocean of depravity flowing from what is the culture of death in America.
If you’ve ever gone into a bank in America, and all of us have, you must have noticed just how quiet and serene that place was? There seems to be a reverence which rivals that found in most churches. The reason for such a display of piety is because in the unassuming financial institutions across America is the country’s fastest, biggest and most powerful religion, the worship of the Almighty Dollar. It can be truly stated that God is now green in America. Because of this devotion to this pious paper and pristine plastic, the nation has been plunged into the abyss of despair for the lives of the unborn, the infirm and the aged. Unborn children do not participate to a thriving economy, so their demise is of no avail. Those of us who cannot work, cannot walk, cannot feed ourselves are unproductive citizens, so we can be discarded as so-much rubbish if they cannot demonstrate some utility to the masses. “I’ll dare those old folks live so long and continue to drain our coffers of the funds that could be better spent studying the sex lives of the sperm whale!” “Should they not just get out of the way and die so there is a bigger piece of the pie for everyone else?” Does this sound like lunacy? Quite possibly, such words are reminiscent of a page or two out of Orwell’s 1984 or Huxley’s Brave New World? In reality, these unspeakable new age “Values” are found throughout the pages of yesterday’s and today’s newspapers, all throughout the country! Fitting examples are inexhaustible all around us. Perverted pedophiles are abducting and raping our children at an all-time alarming rate and they receive sentences that allow them to return back on the streets in incredibly short amounts of time only to again steal our children out of their beds and finally kill them. Yet, if you are the chairman of Enron or WorldCom and you can expect anything between 25 to 200 years. That should not be seen as shocking. After all, the offering up of our unborn and growing children, our disabled and bedridden citizens and the early demise of our elderly pales in comparison to any premeditated sacrilege against the Green God of America.
Is all life worth living? Do the old, unborn, the infirmed or mentally ill have no social value? The proposed and not so secret response from the brokers of the culture of death is a resounding, “NO!” In fact, it is easy to see that the whole catalyst of the death culture is centered around one overriding maxim purporting that population reduction must be accomplished without delay and by any means. Such culture transforming issues as abortion and such organizations as Planned Parenthood have led the way in what is considered to have changed the thinking of Main Street America in what now seems a permanently calloused culture and is considered as groundbreaking and deepening into a six-foot social grave. Though abortion is by far the most widely debated issue facing traditionally valued Americans, there are many movements afoot that are not even so quietly laying their framework of treachery and social engineering that also use the premise of population control as their dictum.
The Euthanasia movement is now gaining great expanses of mental ground in the American psyche. The old, infirm and mentally impaired and their “safe”, “dignified” and “self-determined” death is considered one of the biggest pieces of the diabolical picture that is even now being sketched by the workers of woe, within the Culture of Death. Matters such as the homosexual movement, assisted suicide, animal rights vs. human Rights, the environments movement and the dangers of socialized medicine in America and the financial constraints such a program will place on the keepers of the very life you cherish seem easy to isolate and identify within the society at large. Yet, it still remains that even the most docile and sanitized amongst us still require ears that hear and eyes that see.
Therefore, I wish to dedicate this book to all the Theresa Shiavos of America whose unfortunate lives have run headlong into the merciless, unrelenting will of the false god in whom increasing numbers of common people trust in this country today. This is not a book written against the liberals of this country. Nor is it a vindication of the political right, of which I have always considered myself one. In fact, it is an indictment of both sides of the massive green beast that runs roughshod over friend and foe alike. The real purpose of this book is to reveal the true nature of the culture of death that has come to pervade over every major decision we face. I will investigate many of the movements in this sorted tale of the end of freedom and the forces that had made America more the land of the freak and the slave than the free and the brave. It is not written with pride and bitterness. Rather, it has been penned to warn a great nation that a land is nothing without the care and mercy shown to its less fortunate. It is submitted to you to underscore that the measure of a great nation is not in its GNP or its S&P but in its TLC. On the contrary, the words written here have been tempered with fear and trembling for the nation I love. The indisputable facts laid out herein are written in shameful disgust over the failure of the moral base of America to adequately speak out and stand up to be counted.
No great nation can long endure under the strains of the obtuse who seek to systematically destroy those whom our nation had so long defended. America threw its youngest and brightest into WWII to fight an intolerable tyrant and the idea that only the State could decide who was worthy of life. We fought and died to bring Adolph Hitler and his regime to an utter end because of his disrespect and utter disregard for life. Now, today in America we have Judges seated in a leather chair behind some large desk not making choices to help someone live but rather deciding who should die. America stood tall and brave against the forces of Communism because of just such an evil philosophy as this, which religiously and progressively marched its people to a dreaded drum right to the very precipice of death and defeat; a defeat based on our commitment to freedom and life. Yet, today in America, are we really better than those we destroyed? Are we really different? Perhaps the Nazi movement and the Communist ideals are not so much dead as they are renamed and recast in more benign and more beguiling silhouettes; wrapped up in a tattered swath of red white and blue and empowered by a document that no more represents nor resembles the original constitution of the United States of America than did the Communist Manifesto or Mao’s Little Red Book!
The diabolical forces at work in America must be rendered powerless. We cannot stop them from speaking out, lest we defeat the very freedom we seek to preserve, but we must always be vigilant and ready to work against them by recognizing the forces at work, and the masters they serve, which make up America’s emerging culture of death. Lest none of us have any quality of life remaining, it is imperative that we take another look and reaffirm the words of Christian Philosopher, Francis Schaeffer when he said that there is no life that is not worth living. If we believe that, we should pose ourselves the same question he asked, how shall we then live?
This is an Excerpt From the introduction of Steven Clark Bradley's Novel, Quality of Life. It's a work in progress.
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