I have read some (by far in the minority, but enough to be easily noticed) horrid comments about Ted Kennedy’s brain tumor diagnosis – intimations that he deserves this because of past actions or because of his liberal politics.
Enough already. Very young children get malignant, non-operable brain tumors. What did they do to deserve theirs?
What did I do to get lucky and have a treatable benign brain tumor? I’m no better than those children, I guarantee you.
This is the same type of thinking that considered AIDS a punishment for being homosexual.
The polity needs to grow up.
…Cancer is a damnable enemy which respects no moral boundaries. It will attack a Republican just the same as a Democrat, a man or a woman with equal energy. Cancer is a horrifying malady, one which seeks to kill its victim, but only after excruciating torture. I know it too well, from my own cancer to my mother’s recent return of Breast Cancer, to the deaths of old friends and some new ones (and children – the damned thing goes after children as if it were the devil himself). No one deserves Cancer, and any victory over Cancer is a good one, one to celebrate.