Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Altruistic or Evil?
As a mother of a child who has suffered, and will face many challenges, I am sickened by this. I could go on and on about the social implications of the attitude, that those who are different or suffer should be snuffed out...It opens a scary Pandora's box. Mercy killings all 'round then.
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tell you otherwise is selling something."- The Man in Black
But life is also joy. And my family, including my "unfortunate" son, experience joy on a daily basis.
Is what motivates us love or subconcious selfishness?
So, Virginia Ironside...You must have suffered through life with those social skills. Do you wish your mother had "lovingly" smothered you with a pillow as you slept?
Ok, that was snarky and I apologize. I'm sure she's not as horrible as she sounds-- in fact, she seems sincere, but also completely unqualified to make this statement. Until you have loved a child who has suffered, I'm not sure you should say anything like this.
Of course nobody likes to see suffering and we wish it could end...but the inference that a "good mom" would kill her child rather than care for and suffer with the child, is a bit twisted. We're not talking about shooting a horse with a bum leg here (though that seems rather severe to me also).
If anyone with a "smother pillow" even gets near this sleeping angel, the wrath of this "good mom" will swoop down on you like a Jo Storm.
What do you all think?