Posts Tagged ‘Compassion’

Teaching the purpose of human life

November 24, 2014

Teresa Csore 2

Jealousy, greed, hatred, and anger when they are the driving force in life bring nothing but hostility and destruction. We come into life naked and alone and leave it naked and alone, so there is no purpose for these negative and harmful emotions. In the end they have no meaning. The only meaning in life is that we left life for others better than if we had not existed. We are given the gift of life to leave behind good will, generosity, compassion, advanced understanding, and love. If that is not what we left, then life has no meaning. I have strived my  whole life for this and had hoped that others would do this also.  I was naive in thinking my fellow man would universally think in this manner. I find that no more than 1% of man agrees with me as they are so consumed with these four negative emotions. It saddens me greatly.

Laws should discourage negative emotions and encourage positive emotions. This should be paramount in education to instill positive emotions and teach children to recognize negative emotions and the tools to discourage and dissipate them. Our curriculum and laws need major overhall to accomplish this.

Now that others’ negative acts have stolen from me any possibility of through career , family, or acts helping others to live out the purpose of life, and physical as well as emotional  pain and disability have stolen my ability to even enjoy the beauty of life, especially the beauty of nature in my garden in every morning,  I can no longer live the meaning of life, there is no purpose for my life. This is devastating. When I leave this world, I can only wish that others truly find and act out my wish. For those who do not recognize how they act opposite the meaning of life and harm others to the degree that it shortens and destroys the lives of others, like so many have done to me including family, officers, judges, attorneys, neighbors, etc., I can only pray that your life is long and in your misery and suffering, you eventually see how much you hurt others, and try to turn your life around, so that you have peace when you die.

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Gov. Quinn – Please Pardon Debra Gindorf; Post-Partum Psychosis is an Illness NOT a Crime!

April 9, 2009

GOV. QUINN GRANTED DEBRA GINDORF HER CLEMENCY PETITION TODAY MAY 1, 2009 – REDUCING HER SENTENCE FROM LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE TO 48 YEARS. AS THE SENTENCING STATUTES AT THE TIME REQUIRE HER TO SERVE HALF THE SENTENCE, SHE SHORTLY WILL BE RELEASED. THREE PREVIOUS PETITIONS HAD BEEN DENIED BY PREVIOUS GOVERNORS AND HER PRESENT CLEMENCY PETITION WAS SITTING ON GOV. BLAGOJEVIC’S DESK FOR YEARS.

I THANK GOV. QUINN FOR HIS COMPASSION AND MERCY AS DEBRA GINDORF WAS A  POSTER CHILD FOR THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED AND EXCESSIVELY SENTENCED. I STILL BELIEVE SHE WAS NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF TEMPORARY INSANITY DUE TO POST-PARTUM PSYCHOSIS AND ALL THE PSYCHIATRISTS WHO TESTIFIED AGAINST HER 24 YEARS AGO AGREE. I WISH HER WELL AND I’M SURE SHE WOULD THANK ALL HER SUPPORTERS OVER ALL THESE YEARS.

PLEASE WRITE OR CALL GOV. PAT QUINN IN SUPPORT OF PARDON THANKING HIM FOR FINALLY GRANTING THE CLEMENCY PETITION AT:

Quinn, Pat    217-782-6830
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
CAPITOL BLDG RM 207
SPRINGFIELD IL 62706-1150 
AN E-MAIL I SENT TO GOV. QUINN TODAY:

I am appalled that former Gov. Blagojevic ignored so many clemency petitions [THOUSANDS]. I am writing to bring to your urgent attention one of the most egregious cases where a person was wrongfully convicted. I wrote a letter several years ago to the Prisoner Review Board as an expert on pediatrics and post-partum psychosis, on her behalf urging clemency.

This case is a national and international embarrassment to Illinois. I urge you to make it your FIRST ACT of clemency ASAP.

Ms. Gindorf was a 20ish single mother of two small children/babies 22+ years ago – she had been abandoned by the father and was very poor. In a psychotic act due to post-partum psychosis and due to EGREGIOUS neglect of friends, family, and the state in not providing her the medical/psychiatric/social service help she needed, she apparently heard voices telling her to kill herself and take her children to heaven with her. She was also deeply depressed about her personal situation.

A family member suffered the same after giving birth two times, but I and family were always there to help her through this time. Unfortunately NO ONE WAS THERE TO HELP MS. GINDORF.

As a result she carefully washed and dressed her children/babies and gave them an overdose of over the counter medication (I’m not completely sure about what medication but that doesn’t matter) and also took an overdose herself. However, being young, uneducated and naive, she didn’t give herself a big enough dose and woke up later finding her children dead.

She was charged and convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole, because those many years ago the disease of post-partum psychosis was not recognized, and the murder of children always gets no sympathy form a jurors who are so overwhelmed with passion against the murderer that they don’t usually think fairly or rationally.

She was clearly innocent due to temporary insanity from the post-partum psychosis. All the psychiatrists and a half dozen others who have examined her since or who are nationally renowned now support clemency. No where else in the world, let alone the U.S. are we so irrational and harsh in treatment of women with post-partum psychosis who commit crimes. It is a national and international disgrace and a stain on Illinois.

PLEASE SHOW THE WORLD, ILLINOIS, AND MS GINDORF THAT YOU RECOGNIZE THE WRONG DONE TO HER AND GRANT HER A FULL PARDON. I BELIEVE SHE IS ONLY REQUESTING CLEMENCY. Please pull out her clemency petition from the pile and review it first.

In Europe, women with this illness who murder their children are sent to a mental hospital for two years and released. High-profile cases where a woman drowned her five children have resulted in not guilty verdicts due to post-partum psychosis. PLEASE SHOW THE WORLD THAT ILLINOIS IS COMPASSIONATE AND BRING IT INTO THE 21ST CENTURY NOW BY IMMEDIATELY GRANTING A FULL PARDON TO MS. GINDORF. I’m sure she will be shocked if you pardon her and not just release her with clemency.

Gov., I believe you are a rational, honest, and hard-working leader. Please reveal this to the world by taking this action!! I do not know Ms. Gindorf, but she deserves your mercy and a chance to recover some small amount of money from the state for wrongful incarceration and the way she has been mistreated by the courts. 22+ years in prison when she is innocent due to a transient mental psychosis is simply barbaric. Within a year of the “crime” she no longer was a danger to society or anyone. She is punished daily with the knowledge that she took the lives of her children, but has received mental health care and now copes with this reality.

This is a treatable illness that even goes away on its own within 6 mo to a year after the child’s birth and only recurs with pregnancy. It is treatable even after subsequent pregnancies. Ms. Gindorf, due to her age, no longer has the option of pregnancy so she is not a risk to anyone.

I am available for discussion at any time about the details of post-partum psychosis.

May the Lord give you the wisdom and strength to act quickly and boldly to reverse this injustice. I know you have a lot on your plate, but his action is sorely needed and will make you and all of us in Illinois feel a little better about admitting our mistakes. Please give Ms. Gindorf justice.

Yours truly,
Linda Lorincz Shelton, Ph.D., M.D.

For more information see: http://www.left-bank.org/FreeDebra/debra-story.htm

Patriotism Means Standing Up – Walk the Walk – Fight Corruption

March 27, 2009

Sunday, November 2, 2008
PATRIOTISM MEANS STANDING UP – FIGHT CORRUPTION
With the 2008 election imminent I want to pause and discuss Patriotism. Patriotism to me is helping not just secure our country and protecting the Constitution, but ACTIVELY working on a daily and regular basis to make our country better. This means walking the walk and not just talking the talk. Patriotism is a constant war where we serve and protect our values embodied in our Constitution. Never fight a war unless you are willing to die. Yes there are sacrifices, but that is the price of justice and freedom.

In the United States ask who in the population is thought to be putting themselves on the line every day and not shirking their responsibility to their country? I don’t just mean upholding the law as an officer! I mean standing next to your neighbor, your colleague, your co-worker, your enemy – whenever and whereever the Bill of Rights is threatened. Stand up for compassion. Stand up for opportunity. Stand up for education. Stand up for justice. Stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

We have failed as Americans in the last few decades by looking the other way, being only self-centered and self-interested, putting profit before compassion and justice, ignoring our neighbors, wearing blinders next to the needy, and justifying our mistakes with pat phrases. Silence and lack of action are the biggest dangers to our democracy. Transparency, action, and open debate will save us.

Please be patriotic – VOTE at EVERY ELECTION. INFORM yourself about the candidates. Please DON”T cover up corruption. BREAK the thin blue line and stand with what’s right. SPEAK OUT for those who are attacked for defending the Bill of Rights.

UNITED WE STAND – DIVIDED WE FALL!


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