In a brewing “Party of Death” debate between the world-renowned Publius of Legal Fiction and Feddie of Southern Appeal (in which Pub won with the first shot, and we’re just waiting to see if he can properly mop-up the post-debate mess); I caught this comment by pro-life commenter Lucas:
“i am not even an organ donor because i do not want someone to stop working on me or in some cases to keep working on me, just to get my heart”
I hope to god this is parody. I read all of Lucas’ other comments on that board, and I honestly have no idea if he’s serious. It’s all the stuff I might write, except that it’s a tad too broad and doesn’t contain the necessary hypocrisy to fully push it into satire. Even worse, I’m afraid the guy’s retarded or something. I once got in a debate at Legal Fiction that concluded by me realizing that the conservative I was debating against truly wasn’t playing with a full deck. And why not? There are crazy and stupid people out there; and thanks to AOL, it’s easier than ever for them to contact us.
But really, this was just too much. A dude dares to call himself “pro-life,” yet he refuses to allow his unneeded organs to be used to save lives? He could personally save a few lives, yet he refuses because he’s afraid that someone will pull the plug on his vegetative ass? That’s outrageous.
And again, this might well be parody. If so, it was the best comment he gave. Not only was it terribly ignorant, but it was truly hypocritical and selfish. In other words: Bulls-eye. But nobody else seemed to think he was joking and he did leave a lot of comments. So I’m guessing we really did stumble on yet another loon. At a rightwing site, no less. And isn’t that just the worst: That the best thing you can hope for someone is that they were being satirical? I’ve often wondered if that’s what some people are for: To remind you not to be so stupid.