May 11, 2005
On "Thoughts on Terry Schiavo, Michael Ross and Blogging"Topics: Commentary
As most of our regular readers already know, in addition to being the primary author at Hyscience, I also post regularly on BlogsForTerri and NewHopeBlog(and others) - so I receive trackback notifications for all three blogs. Just a few minutes ago I received notice of a post by James McGovern at "Thinking Out Loud" that had sent a trackback to BlogsForTerri on a post I had written at BFT entitled Patrick Buchanan on "The Execution of NewHopeBlogSchiavo" (still with me on this?).
Although BFT wasn't even mentioned in the post, much less linked as it should have been, James has written a good piece on bloggers and suggests that we should start talking about important matters of our time via blogging and stop complaining that things don't work or just rant about fairness. He suggests that since fairness will never truly exist for the masses we bloggers should instead use the power of technology to spread the messages(of life issues). James goes on to suggest that bloggers recruit the expertise of fellow bloggers who are IT professionals in order to get the message(s) out and believes that the IT folks would be very willing to provide the help.
While I may not agree with all of James' views, I believe that he is right on target in regard to how we bloggers that blog in favor of life issues should take advantage of available technology and the expertise of fellow bloggers that have the technical know-how to help propagate our message. During our fight to save Terri Schiavo at BlogsForTerri, I learned first hand how IT folks can help facilitate a blogs' capability to propagate the message, and I know that without such help we would not have been able to build a "blogforce" of 500 blogs in only a couple of weeks and literally build a world wide audience.
An additional theme within James' post at Thinking Out Loud is one of pro-life and anti-State sponsored execution/euthanasia. He uses the cases of Michael Ross and Terri Schiavo to make a dual point that execution is wrong because it takes a life(I agree) and that although he was convicted of a sadistic sexual assault and the murder of six women, lawyers came out of the woodwork in order to keep him alive - but not the case of Terri Schiavo, a totally innocent handicapped woman. Reading all of his post is worth your time.
Cross posted at Hyscience
Posted by richard at May 11, 2005 8:18 AM
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