EDITOR’s NOTE – Yes, I know I am breaking my own rules by mentioning Gail Schmalfeldt. While I still desire to NOT bring her into the discussions on Billy Sez because she has nothing to do with how much of an ass her husband is, and especially because she is now dead, Bill Schmalfeldt keeps bringing her up over and over and over again. I think the word for it is “weaponized.” This time, however, he said something so stupid in its depth and breadth that needs to be addressed. Keep in mind that I will NOT countenance any denigration of Gail in the comments section and my reactions will be fierce and swift. You have been warned.
And now back to our regular Zombie programming….
Yesterday I was forwarded an archived link of yet another one of Bill’s screeds. It can be found HERE. In it, Bill is discussing the nice form letter he received from the place where Gail’s body was taken for dissection for the purposes of aiding medical education. And it’s a very nice letter. I’m positive it brings comfort to those whose loved ones wanted to make a contribution after they have died.
HOWEVER (There always seems to be caveats with him. It’s really a shame.)
Bill took it upon himself to use this letter to try to tar and feather those whom he does not like. To wit:
Did he REALLY just call entire swaths of religious-minded people SELFISH because they wish their bodies to be buried whole and not poked and prodded by medical students? By making a blanket statement, he throws it over all sorts of people that are in no way connected with his little vendetta. The idea that somehow you need to “make a difference” in the same manner Gail did in order to be considered “better than” is utterly ludicrous.
Somehow I think that devout Catholics and Jews, ESPECIALLY the Orthodox varieties as well as other groups, religious or not, that I’m not as familiar with their burial practices might have a bone to pick with Mr. Schmalfeldt.
That’s a whole lot of people he’s calling “selfish.”
Frankly Bill’s attempt at a morality play using the body (or lack thereof) of his dead wife is just one more shining example of his inability to understand his own inappropriateness.