Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How Can We Call Ourselves "Civilized?"


No culture, no society, or nation which subordinates the health of its citizens to the wealth of its elites is entitled to regard itself or be elsewhere regarded as being in a state of "civilization."


Bill Moyers and Michael Winship examine the issue of the invisibility of the Single-Payer option in, and the sudden withdrawal of the "public-option" from, the so-called "health-care debate."

Which is not a debate so much as a marshalling of 'the conventional wisdom' in the service of preserving the parasitic "status quo." The health care industry spent $134 million on lobbying just this year to keep its profits high and public health in the shadows. Now Congress and "thePrez" are scrambling to make sure nothing upsets the extremely profitable, extremely "generous" (with campaign funds, support, etc), extremely inefficient private-health-insurance clusterfuck which has been so good to so many parasitic Health Insurance Executives and Congresscritters.

It's kinda long so I won't c&p it here. But you NEED to go read it. And then send obliquely threatening missives to any and all the relevant parties in the farce, warning them that dire consequences of a personal order may ensue from their rejecting their responsibilities to the People and pandering to the parasites...

And keep calling them "parasites."

No one should write anything about the private Health Insurance 'industry' without using the word "parasites." Repeat it over and over. Protecting the Health Insurance Industry is like saying ring-worm isn't good for you, but it's better than malaria, and just thank your lucky stars you don't live in Niger...

5 comments:

Liberality said...

I'm stealing the top cartoon for my blog. Just so ya know ;)

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

if you missed it, it's also atop a post below, down about three...

themom said...

Still laughing - these are just great!

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

This is the one which I removed when I noted I'd already used it...

One Fly said...

Your post Woody once again illustrates the depth of the shit this country is standing in and pretending it's a bubble bath.