- I watched Oprah's show yesterday. One of the topics was
Terri. She briefly interviewed the parents and Terri's brother and sister.
- I was sickened at how Oprah twisted the whole thing.
She was definitely on the side of Terri's "thug" husband...that
he should be allowed to kill her. The Schindler family conveyed to Oprah
that they have known Terri a lot longer than her "husband" has
known her...and that she had never expressed anything about dying or what
she wanted to do in such a situation as currently exists. They said it
was out of character for her to voice such a wish.
- Oprah said very sarcasticly "REAAAALLLLY" !
It was very obvious that she wanted to discredit anything her parents said.
Either Oprah was not briefed on all the facts, which are conveniently "overlooked"
when discussing Terri, or Oprah is totally out of touch with reality.
- Later on in the program, Oprah sat as 'judge and jury'
degrading and insulting the woman whose son hanged himself in a closet
because of bullying in school. Oprah sat there judging this woman very
harshly, repeatedly calling her a liar, a misfit, obviously mentally ill
because she was a bad housekeeper.
- Why don't we just do away with courts and the trouble
of presenting evidence, and have multi- millionaires like Oprah judge and
sentence people on TV shows? Think how much money we can all save.
- Disgusted with Oprah
- From Daniel Gilliland
- This is how our society maintains its boundaries. (I
am not supporting this practice, simply pointing it out) We receive information
at all levels and at all stages in life, which inform us of our "proper"
places and methods of conduct. The news, the sitcoms, talkshows, little
publications like "USA Weekend" all serve dual purposes: they
of course inform or entertain or offer helpful household hints, but they
also brutally enforce the boundaries which constitute, according to our
particular society, "right thinking." Talkshows are particularly
effective, because they often bring out controversial guests, or guests
who reside on the fringe. Then they are attacked or supported or whatever
needs to be done, in order that the home audience gets a very solid idea
of just where the line is, and on which side a person should find himself.
Fringe guests are mainly brought out to be ridiculed-- message: don't be
like this person, don't be too daring, don't undermine what we're trying
to do here. Controversial guests (those who are supported by 50% of the
population, despised by the other half) are no less effective in constraining
people's thought. You get people riled up about their point of view, and
it creates an energy which is automatically opposed by the "other
side." This creates an insurmountable impasse-- as in politics, or
the abortion debate, or Israel vs. Arabs, etc etc-- and it is this actively-reinforced
impasse which prevents people on either side from seeing that there is
a higher-order of perception which would completely solve the problem at
hand. But of course, probably neither side wants this, because a real solution
to the problem would eliminate the condition which they use to maintain
their identity. For example, if a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
were found, you can be certain that it would involve the concomitant evaporation
of the whole notion of "Jew vs. Arab." Even if this finally meant
peace, many many people on either side would be reluctant to follow through,
simply because they would lose the very thing which is defined and reinforced
by continuing conflict.
- Either way, people realize that if they cross certain
lines, they can expect to be made pariahs and ridiculed to no end. Actually
this doesn't happen much in real life, but we are made to fear the possibility.
The show COPS on television is a classic example-- again, two messages:
entertainment, and "don't commit crimes, or we WILL find you."
Of course, police in real life are nowhere near so effective. The message
is skewed toward the lower classes, acting as sort of a social pacifier.
The more time the poor spending cheering on the cops who are arresting
their friends and neighbors, and fearing for themselves (lest they too
be caught), the less time they will have to look around and see that something
is very wrong with society (and themselves) such that they continually
experience this wretched condition.
- All societies have ways of reinforcing their boundaries,
so it's not terribly surprising to find that ours does, too. I think ours
has just come a long way in terms of deploying certain technologies which
take boundary-definition to a new level. In many ways the Internet is even
better than television for this purpose, because people have a greater
choice in terms of their information sources-- it is not suprising that
people gravitate toward news sites which reflect their particular bias
- The funny thing is that a lot of the bigger news networks
(MSNBC, CNN, etc) act more like Oprah than the overtly-biased news sources
they are accused of being-- very often both the right and the left are
complaining about the same media outlets! Oftentimes they do throw out
objective pieces, from the point of view of the right/left polarity. This
is a form of baiting which encourages people from both sides to energetically
exhaust themselves by maintaining an "against" stance. It is
precisely this form of baiting a stalemate which prevents people from stepping
back and seeing that the entire conflict is a load of bollocks, and that
it could be discarded entirely in favor of a more encompassing vision.
- Unfortunately the alternative sites-- such as rense.com
and rumormillnews, to name a few that I visit regularly-- are no less guilty
in maintaining these unending escalations of perceptual blockage. While
the mainstream media floats semi-objective pieces which can be equally
frustrating for both sides of a particular spectrum, alternative sites
tend to represent only a single viewpoint, aligned "against"
the enemies of truth, or new world order oppressors, or what-have-you.
- (I don't mean any offense by using Rense as an example--
even though I see most of these subjects in terms of polarities, I personally
tend to lean toward the conspiratological left. Mea culpa!)
- In summary, the New World Order will never be defeated,
but neither will it win. The stalemate will end SOMEHOW, either with the
cooperation of the people involved, or without it (more likely). The universe
allows certain energy oppositions to exist for a time, but after a point,
they are discarded and replaced with something else (transcended and reframed).
This may be in our lifetimes or not.
- Whatever the result is, it will be something that will
make the efforts of both the Chomskys and the Kissingers utterly irrelevant.
If you see a conflict which has been going on for years and years, and
creating a lot of misery for everybody involved, dis-identify with either
side and try to move beyond the argument entirely. Interesting perceptions
- or: When you can't move LATERALLY, move VERTICALLY.
- From Name Wittheld
- Jeff, it just dawned on me that there is something a
lot more sinister going on here. Oprah was used as a tool to sway public
opinion. A lot of people don't trust the system anymore. So they are starting
to use celebrities with a large following to control public opinions. I
think we will see a lot more of this.
- Oprah's show, in retrospect, was out of character for
her. As Oprah discredited and condemned these people, totally overlooking
important facts which would have disproven her outrageous assertions, the
camera showed close ups of the audience. The 'zombies' were totally in
'sinc' wit her, accepting the 'obvious' programming that was going on.
No one should be surprised that Oprah supports the killing of Terri Schindler.
Oprah is a ravenous pro-abortionist. Terri is not a human being to Oprah,
she is an 'inviable tissue.' People like this can't recognize human life,
they have isolated themselves from truth to such an extent that reality
escapes their grasp. They have been given over to a depraved mind... "Whom
God will destroy, he first makes mad."
- I agree with Alton Raines' comment.
- But I read no comments addressing the real tragedy: Unless
they were armed and gunning for bear, why would the Schindlers even appear
- These Schindlers, and tragically their daughter Terri
also, appear to me to be cannon fodder of the bleeding heart variety for
the euthanasiasts. Which is why Felos and Greer are acting so boldly on
behalf of Michael Schiavo. They know the Schindlers don't care enough about
what is right or about each other to put up much of a fight. If it weren't
for pro life activists getting involved, Terri Schiavo would only be getting
a few crocodile tears on her ashes by now.