Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Undaunted Senator Dick Durbin Rides Again

This time, he rides the lightning of ESCR. the Chicago Tribune has the story here. He plays the same old muddle game: mention "ethics", emphasise "progress" and appear in public with the unfortunates that would "benefit" from the "miracles" that ESCR would bring. Observe:
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Sunday his support for upcoming legislation that would expand federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

Durbin's announcement at a news conference at Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center in Chicago came after Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed an executive order last week that devotes $10 million to stem-cell research, a controversial decision that drew the ire of opponents who believe stem-cell research destroys potential human life and is akin to cloning.

"There is a way to fully support stem-cell research and the great promise it holds while still maintaining close oversight and ensuring that research meets the highest ethical standards," Durbin said. "We, as a country, are ready to meet that challenge--and now is the right time to do so."
"Highest Ethical Standards". Now, that's funny. What's ethical about killing another human being in order to harvest cells that might--in 23 years at the minimum--provide a viable treatment? Of course, that's not the point. The Ka-ching! of federal dollars is the point. Reinforcement of the Great-I-Am Absolute Individualism that defines today's Nihilism is the point.

The only surprise in this artice came from the mention of ASCR:
While Durbin (D-Ill.) contends the research provides hope for patients waiting for doctors to come up with cures for conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, opponents argue that research shows there is more promise in adult stem-cell research.
There's progress, at least. Of course, does Chicago Tribune reporter Jamie Franscisco site the number of therapies that ASCR has provided? Does he support the "opponents" claim in any scientific way. No. Instead, he quotes that out-of-step, compassionless and hierarchal Catholic Church, with it's eye-rolling argument about life again:
"You're destroying one life form to potentially help another life form," said Jim Dwyer, spokesman for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.
How Reasonable of this reporter. Intellectual honesty and fair reporting do not move the Agenda along. No, emotional manipulation with three-card monty propaganda must go into play. After all, Reasonable people can't risk more people becoming Fools over this obvious issue.

I have to give the "Honorable" Dick Durban credit. He has the Guliones to publically back the wrong side of another controversial issue. One might not guess that his seat could be at risk in the next Congressional election. On the other hand, many Americans have already been snuckered on the ESCR shell game. Perhaps he considers this a "safe" issue. How pathetic.

ASCR proponents better full-court press their case soon. They have the private money, proven success record and moral acceptability on their side. In spite of the hype regarding ESCR, people not drinking the NARA & Co. kool-aid won't so easily support research that kills human beings if perfectly effective research that doesn't proves just as beneficial. If ASCR proponents don't move soon, they could lose the opportunity to capture the public's support. Watch them try to get public funding then.

Everyone deserves to know the truth. The Reasonable people like Mr. Durbin and the MSM aren't interested in giving it to anyone. Thus, once again, it's up to Fools to step to the plate and deliver. What are we waiting for?