Kids, we are in the middle of
the most hysterical campaign of misinformation
and outright lies in memory. Apparently, if the
government "takes over" health
insurance by providing a public insurance option,
it is going to execute you if you either a) don't
have a job, or b) cost too much money to keep
alive. Personally, I would support a plan to
execute the morons I've seen interrupting recent
town hall meetings on health care. I firmly
believe that "terminally stupid" is a
real affliction, and euthanasia is the treatment
of choice in this case.
Despite the fact that rancor
and lies are driving the health care debate,
there is one thing that is apparently agreed upon
by all politicians, morons, and other people who
haven't been paying attention: We don't want
socialized medicine! We don't have a freaking
clue what "socialized medicine" is, but
we don't want it!
Well, the Angry Liberal has
some news for you, and those of you who hate
"socialized medicine" had better sit
ANYONE WHO USES ANY TYPE OF
HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, WHETHER PUBLIC OR
PRIVATE, IS PARTICIPATING IN SOCIALIZED
That's right! All of you "rugged
individualist super-capitalists" out there
who have any sort of health insurance are part of
a socialized medical program. And I'm amazed how
many Americans are too stupid to recognize this.
Webster's online definition of
socialism is as follows:
Main Entry: so·cial·ism
any of various economic and political theories
advocating collective or governmental ownership
and administration of the means of production or
distribution of goods
So a "socialized"
system of paying for health care would involve
collective ownership (in other words, a lot of
people paying in premiums and receiving a policy)
and administration of the means of production (health
care payments, either by the government or
private program administrators), and distribution
of goods based on something other than merit. In
the case of health insurance, the payout is based
on who gets sick, not who deserves the money.
Such a system is simply a textbook example of
socialism in action.
So for you stauch
capitalists out there ("anti-socialists,"
if you will), what is your "capitalist"
alternative to insurance? That's easy. You stand
on your own two feet. You don't voluntarily
participate in any socialist programs like
insurance. And when you get into an auto accident,
you get out your checkbook and scribble out a
series of checks for half a million dollars, made
payable to your doctor, your hospital, the
testing labs, the rehabilitation facility and a
couple of dozen other related entities. In other
words, you pay your own way. But you don't mind
this. After all, you're a capitalist. You believe
in self-reliance and you will not participate in
any liberal social program like insurance. I mean,
you could pay into an insurance plan for your
whole life, and if you never get sick, you'll
never see a dime back! Where is the fairness in
that? That's not any better than paying taxes!
And the thought of your premiums going to all of
those other socialist scumbags who get cancer or
are shot in a robbery - you simply can't stand
for that. If you let your guard down and
participate in a socialist program like insurance,
you'll be contributing to the destruction of our
way of life! And morons who don't look like they're
smart enough to have a job will scream at you at
town hall meetings.
And don't think for a
second that I'm only talking about health
insurance here. Auto insurance and homeowner's
insurance are exactly the same. If you carry any
of these products, you are a socialist.
Feeling stupid yet?
You should be.
The bottom line in
the current health insurance debate is this: Both
private and public insurance options are
socialist programs. The only argument is this: Do
you prefer the administrators of your socialist
insurance program to be government employees, who
can be tossed out every two to six years if you
don't like they way they are handling your
insurance, or do you prefer the administrators of
your socialist insurance program to be private
citizens who are not accountable to you in the
least and actually profit by charging you too
much and paying out too little?
In short, ignorance
and stupidity delivered at a high decibel level
is still ignorance and stupidity. And right now
during the health care debate, America is hearing
from the ignorant and stupid like never before.
Their message - no socialized medicine - is
further proof that they know absolutely nothing
of the world in which they live.
So why would anybody
listen to them?
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