I understand the whole argument that his life is no one’s business and therefore the family owe the world no information regarding his condition. But I am finding it ever harder to agree with that position.
Despite the fact that the family have opened up a museum and exhibitions to him (and this since his accident), and that there will soon be a Micheal Schumacher app that likewise goes into all details about his career; they have also now set up an entire charity in his name.
Here we have what is being described as an entire movement based on both the good will of his fans, as well as the inspiration of the man to never give up, yet the argument for his privacy in this situation is to still be respected?
How? How can anyone be inspired by him to “keep fighting” when they have no idea on his condition or if he is even fighting at all. Note that this charity or movement is not about his career, but instead it is actually focused on the character of the man himself. This is about him as a person being an inspiration to “keep fighting” after his horrible accident.
Surely this has to now be crossing a line when it comes to still asking for privacy when they are also wanting to create a legacy of the man himself that transcends his racing career. This is very much wanting to a spotlight on him in his current state, yet not wanting to tell anyone on what his current state is. That seems to be very much wanting the cake and to eat it as well...
I have been a fan of Schumacher and I think him along Senna, are the best drivers in F1 history. I was a fan of him on and off the track, but I can not embrace this "keep fighting spirit" thing, it just sound to me veil and kind of sick, they way those close to Shumacher decided to handle the situation. I mean Putin, the KGB, CIA, etc. would be proud of the way they have kept basic simple information about his condition completely in the dark. One of the most famous sportsman in history.
I am not sure even intelligence analyst who visit deeply secretive Nuclear government installations, go through the same screening and media coding in order to not say anything remotely meaningful, like they have done in these last 5 years. Congratulation in achieving that, but I am not sure what is the purpose is and all of this efforts just seems to me kind of paranoid and sick mentally, I hope Corina and the family are receiving good Psychological care about this because I am more worried about their mental health, as far as paranoia goes.
These statements about #keep fighting, social media campaigns, apps, etc. are completely meaningless to me. I mean, fine, don´t let the fans know anything never if he is in a vegetative state, zombie, a semi conscious state, yet at the same time asks me to support "keep fighting" for what? If we knew the situation, would we really want him to keep fighting, does Michael himself wants to keep fighting and is aware of anything? Sounds just twisted...
I send support to those who are kind enough to let me know what I am supporting and well wishing, honestly, If Michael is on a vegetative state barely aware of his existence without being able to communicate that he does not wish to go on for example as a zombie for the rest of his days. I mean "looking at the window and crying" "tears falling down his cheek by looking at a lake" That sounds depressing as hell.... and not the way I would want to go on at all... so I can´t wish to keep fighting... if it is something like this...
If I wish anything is for the best for Michael himself as an individual, as the person I knew and what he would want for himself whatever it is, and I hope that he is aware enough to have his wishes met peacefully, that´s all.
Edited by Flyhigh, 11 January 2019 - 19:47.