October 1, 2015, - 3:29 pm

WTF?! – VIDEO: Woman Happy After Fulfilling Lifelong Dream of Becoming Blind

By Debbie Schlussel

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Want another sign that we live in a warped, stupid, depraved country? A woman deliberately blinded herself to make her life “more interesting.”

We live in a spoiled country–a perverted country–in which people have it so easy and are so bored that they do crazy and disgusting things to themselves to make it “less boring,” whether its making a sex tape, cutting off their penises and getting fake breasts or, now, deliberately destroying their vision.

Jewel Shuping fulfilled her “lifelong” wish to become blind by having a “psychologist” put numbing drops and then drain cleaner on her eyes. This caused her to lose one eye and get glaucoma and cataracts in another. Reader Duane sent me this story and before even reading the story, I though, “Hmmm . . . this sounds like something a spoiled Millennial hipster would do.” And, sure enough, Shuping is only 30. So, now, she will spend most of her life blind.

My late father, H.L. Schlussel, MD, an eye doctor and surgeon, is probably turning over in his grave about this story. He regularly did charitable work treating the blind through the Garden City, Michigan Lion’s Club and always did what he could to save the vision of his patients who still had it. My dad saw patients lose their vision because of tragic accidents that were no fault of their own. He watched a good number of his older patients go blind through macular degeneration, for which there still is no cure. All of these people would give almost anything to be able to see.

And, yet, this stupid, spoiled, sick woman willingly destroys her sight. And, unfortunately, while this is an extreme, I believe it’s a symptom of something I’ve written about before on this site: that younger generations in this country–particularly hipsters–are so spoiled, that we have it so easy in life through technology and innovations, that they are bored with life and constantly engage in risky behavior to make it exciting. On the less extreme level, you have foodie hipsters (and Barack Obama), who are so bored with regular, tasty food–food starving people around the world are desperate for–that they constantly seek new, weird, ever-escalatingly-exotic (and, often, disgusting and unsavory) tastes and combinations to make their taste buds wake up and their life exciting.

What this sick Shuping woman did is a more extreme version of this. There have been other stories like this–of people deliberately amputating body parts because they’ve always wanted to be handicapped and feel like they have a disadvantage that is worth living life to overcome, people deliberately castrating themselves, and the like. And we’re seeing more and more of them. People like to be victims and create their own victimhood if they don’t have one already “built in.”

Also, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she’s quite obese and unattractive. This is what she did to get attention and feel good about herself. Very sick and very sad.

A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after she fulfilled her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, according to Barcroft TV. BIID is a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. She told Barcroft TV that her fascination with blindness started when she was a child. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she said.

Um, why does every sicko get a special name for the “disease” of being crazy and selfish?

Shuping says that when she was a teenager, she started wearing thick black sunglasses, and even got her first cane when she was 18. By the age of 20, Shuping says she was fluent in braille. “I was ‘blind-simming’, which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by the time I was 21 it was a non-stop alarm that was going off,” she told Barcroft TV.

Her need to lose her sight increased as she got older, and by 2006, she claims she found a psychologist who was willing to help her. Shuping says the psychologist put numbing eye drops into her eyes, and then a couple of drops of drain cleaner. “It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin,” she said. “But all I could think was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.”

The woman says it took about half a year for the damage to take full effect. “When I woke up the following day I was joyful, until I turned on to my back and opened my eyes – I was so enraged when I saw the TV screen,” she told Barcroft TV. One of her eyes eventually had to be removed, her other eye had glaucoma and cataracts, Barcroft TV reports. . . . She told Barcroft TV that she has no regrets and that she hopes to help other blind people live an independent life.

HUH? She should have donated her corneas to someone who needed them to keep from going blind. They way to help blind people is not to take your own sight away. But we live in a sick country, where people feel they must walk in a minority’s shoes. . . literally.

“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth,” she said. “When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder.”

Riiiiiight.

Remember the good old days, when people didn’t have it so easy–when they had to work hard to buy food or sow, grow, harvest, and cook it themselves? We didn’t see this kind of behavior then because people actually had to worry about living life, providing for themselves and their families, and surviving plagues, darkness, harsh weather, etc. Now, we have so many conveniences that everything is easy and cheap. And, for some of these people in younger generations, there is nothing to do but watch the Kardashians or become a YouTube star. And if you can’t do either of those things, why not “accomplish” or “achieve” something, like destroying your own eyesight . . . you know, just to make it exciting.

You don’t see any Yazidis or Christians in Iraq trying to blind themselves to make life exciting. They’re too busy trying to stay alive and survive Muslim persecution, rape, torture, and murder.

Like I said, we live in a spoiled, sick society. That’s Western society today. And you wonder why Islam is filling the void and taking over.

Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible? We’re already there.

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17 Responses

I hear what you’re iterating in the writing Debbie, but I wouldn’t entirely correlate this specific story of some mechanical flaws with our society.

This is imaginatively risky and to me kinda selfish of this woman doing something that’s extraordinary odd. She claims that she has a psychological disorder/DSM on why she did this, but it shouldn’t justify her conditional maneuver to intentionally excluding her eye-vision. But on the other hand of me using my critical thinking skills, this story can be a beneficiary for those who are blind to presumably not live in shame for having a disability of blindness?

Sean R. on October 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

SICK? Yes. Psychologist? Criminal! Free to do what she wanted to do? Yes. Any Right to Special Consideration? No.
Candidate for the DARWIN AWARD? Yes.

This is proof that no matter how one may wish and hope for an idyllic society and put forward efforts to create one, it ain’t gonna happen. Individuals are free to choose. She chose poorly.

I wish my father could have had his Macular Degeneration cured and a relative her Retinitus Pigmentosa reversed. Neither wished going blind.

This woman will, eventually, regret her decision. I hope a reconstruct is available, possible, when she finally regrets what she has done. Her HELL is just starting.

Dennis on October 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

I think she confused losing her eyesight with losing weight. She should have just joined a gym instead.

Hillel on October 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

BIID = Big, idiotic, insipid dolt! People like this should form their own country on an island WAY offshore. Bruce Jenner should be part of that community.

Hillel on October 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm

If she wanted to go blind and do some good, she could have at least donated one of perhaps both of her eyes to a blind person for eye transplant purposes, if that’s possible.

Peter on October 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

There is no mention whatsoever as to whether this woman will receive social security disability payments, housing assistance, food stamps, etc. now that she is blind. Just like all of the alcoholics, drug addicts, etc. who chose a lifestyle that we all have to pay for.

I have cataracts and my eyesight is worsening. To have perfect vision……..

Thomas Walker on October 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Clearly, this woman is sick in the head. You can’t really judge her because she’s nuts. What rational person would deliberately give up his/her eyesight? She should’ve been put in an institution and the “psychologist” who assisted her should be in jail.

Jeff on October 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm

I am reminded of a routine from the Canadian series “The Red Green Show.” The title character (played by Steve Smith) was specifically referring in one episode to the whole business of body piercing (something that is more associated with liberal leftists and the hipster types) when he ended his comment with the sage advice “try to end life’s journey with the same number of holes you started with” (and he may well have been commenting on this insanity in our time). This may also include (in terms of what one started with) what Debbie euphemistically called “meat and veggies” in one of her articles on Bruce Jenner before the latter “transitioned” into “Caitlyn”; as well as one’s various sensory faculties including, in this case, sight. I have always been appreciative of what I have, and have never even considered indulging in such abominations as what this Shuping nutcase did, knowing full well that there is a finality to all these things that one may end up down the road with an equivalent to buyer’s remorse – if they have any sanity left.

ConcernedPatriot on October 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm

She is a selfish and generally vile human being. In our warped society, self-mutilation is now an adventure or act of virtue.

Worry on October 2, 2015 at 3:26 am

This has to be the dumbest, most ultrasubcretinesque way I’ve seen in a long time to get an extra tax exemption of about $1,600 (by checking the blind box on her IRS Form 1040). Of course, now she’ll have to pay an accountant to do her taxes, since she won’t be able to fill out her own tax return anymore, offsetting her tax reduction, but dumb is dumb.

Ralph Adamo on October 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Debbie, there is no question that you can see clearly, quite clearly. As a matter of fact, you see clearly enough for 10, 100 people, an entire nation. One of the best articles I’ve ever read in two years and nine months on this site. And I’ve done plenty of perusal in the archives.

Debbie’s commentary on the state of our society as a whole vis a vis this particular story should be required reading for every American. This is why elections haven’t mattered since Reagan left office, and why there will be no American Renaissance. Or, as Bob Grant used to say in his last few years on the air, “save what?!!?!!”

That’s right. What’s left to save in America? The 32 fans that Debbie has on this web site? 45 people in Kansas, 113 in Texas? I’m just being rather coldly general here, but take a look at America. Read this article again, . . .

and again.

It’s over. God has decreed America’s demise. And then darkness will come. The human race is about to learn some lessons once and for all, en masse. “ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

And so we’re going to have to learn the hard way. What a shame. This woman’s story is so typical of the kind of societal mental illness that Debbie describes so perfectly in her article, and the disease has reached critical proportions. It is spreading rapidly, and we have been engulfed by our collective sickness.

When I was a child, my left eye was discovered to be extremely nearsighted. My right eye had perfect vision. As the years went by, eventually the vision in my right eye deteriorated to the point where it’s only okay. I am and have been legally blind in my left eye for decades. If a close friend or relative is walking down the street coming my way, I cannot recognize them for sure until they are somewhere between 8-15 feet away, depending on the day.

I can see well enough to tell if a lady down the block is having her purse snatched, but if I decide to act and run after the guy, unless I catch him, I’ll never be able to properly describe him.

The Bible tells us that the human body is a wonderful thing, a fascinating creation of God’s. It says that our senses are precious miracles given to us by God for our benefit and in order to live a complete life. How wonderful the sense of taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight are!!! Where would we be as creatures in our world without them?

Debbie nails so many of modern American society’s ills in this article, and our impending doom as a result. This woman is exactly what Debbie says she is. I thank God every day for my senses, including my rather deficient vision.

Unless I am watching football on a very large screen, sitting rather close, often times I have trouble telling the quarter, score and time on the clock, unless I stand up and walk closer. That’s a ridiculous pain in the ass.

I hate glasses, and refuse to wear them. Many attempts were tried during the oh, so enlightened 60’s to “fix” my vision. My mother took me to more than one eye doctor. A patch, glasses, etc., you name it. Science loves to tinker, and often does so to the detriment of the at large community it serves. Nothing worked, but I see fine enough to walk down the street and assess whatever situation I’m in.

Debbie sees clearly enough to assess the situation America’s in, and it’s a BAD one. She is a prophetess akin to her namesake in the Bible. It’s too bad people don’t like to listen when God speaks to them through people like Debbie. And so, America and the rest of the human race will learn the hard way.

God will not allow behavior such as this woman and her fake, phony, fraud of a psychologist exhibited in the world tomorrow. Frivolous thought processes leading to this type of aberrant behavior will no longer exist. In the meantime, we have to live with stories like this, and cringe.

And so, while we cringe, the clock of America’s impending demise ticks loudly every time some ridiculous idiot with too much free time on their hands tries to practice their own form of social engineering and gains the attention of journalists like Debbie.

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, . . .

Smoke rising from the land, tens of millions dead, tens of millions more dying, no electricity, no running water, and people stabbing each other at the corner store to get the last candy bar. Right here in America.

Frivolous thought processes that Debbie points out so well in this article are a vital cog in the machinations of our doom. If only people could “see” clearly, they would understand. But The Lord has blinded us from good sense. In time He will remove the veil, but in the meantime we walk in darkness.

What ridiculous nonsense this woman has engaged in. And how wise Debbie is in extrapolating this in to an all too deadly accurate commentary on the state of American society. I’m sick enough of stuff like this to vomit. And fearful enough to be quaking in my boots, every day. Horror and destruction get closer and closer.

All because people can’t see clearly enough to think straight anymore.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on October 3, 2015 at 10:18 am

What she did is the most disturbing, abnormal act -taking her sight – she is a dumb ass, most stupid disrespectful person of her own body that i ever read about… hope she suffers and regrets her decision ..one day when she needs her sight and is in trouble which could be preventable if the stupid idiot did not blind herself.. ie phone is not working, or door cannot be locked (cannot find keys..), or gets lost on street with no help, how about somebody pushes her and she is frustrated because cannot see what direction or who does this.. the list goes on she will regret what she did -she is an abomination, a disgusting human being and i hope she reads this!!!

Maxine smith on October 5, 2015 at 8:11 pm

OOPs! The horror of this true story made me overlook something I wrote in error.. how could she ever read what i wanted her to read all theses comments including mine.. not possible anymore.. Sample from ‘the list’ that goes on: You live solo, and a smoke alarm goes off in your building, you are blind.. as you make your way and open your front door – the quite horror fills you from smoke pouring in and you get turned around wondering where is the nearest fire door stairway.. no help is arround as people fend for themselves or are just not available or you cannot see them …. You are in panic situation but do not have to be..after all you did not have to destroy your eyes…. This is one of the worst case scenarios hopefully will not happen to this freak…

maxine smith on October 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm

I’m moving to Israel, I can’t take America anymore. Not because one mentally ill woman did this, but because a trained ‘psychologist’ did it to her, another psychologist promoted it as normal, all her friends, the blind community, and Marxists on YouTube accepted it as ‘normal’ and promoted it to others. Mental illness is the norm in Murica

Meir Bank on October 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    You mean this is the last straw the ultimate thing (this blinding) that turned you off the USA? Or there are more examples of the defective lifestyles you heard about accumulating… and then you hear this one -and its just trumps them all and you had enough..? Dont blame you..I myself never ever get involved with posting online but this…. got to me and is extreme.. and just had to post my opinions.. Your information presented is scary and interesting..I see you have done some research.. i dont want to go there it is very disturbing..

    Maxine on October 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

The previous comments on this sight are a bit extreme. I don’t think the tax payer should pay for her disability check, but y’all need to get a grip and get your panties out of a waud. The psychologist who did this to her had lost his license like 3 years prior to this so he doesn’t represent the mental health field. The girl obviously has issues but someone like this probably represents.000000000000000001 percent of the population and to be “Christians” y’all certainly don’t act very Christ like. I wish y’all would move to Isreal and leave normal people that want to live in the 21st century alone. Shallom.
P.S. Oh wait. The Orthodox Jews that are becoming a bigger part of the population there are taking up tax dollars because many of them don’t work and refuse to practice birth control. Plus your surrounded by other religious nut jobs who want to kill you.
Please by all means. Go to Isreal. Lol

Daisy64 on July 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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