a heart is captive

a heart is captive

Monday, October 10, 2011

Traveling Mirror: Universal Health Care/Socialized Medicine

Traveling Mirror: Universal Health Care/Socialized Medicine: Why I like universal health care- I do not feel well since yesterday. Could be an anxiety attack, part of the ptsd I have, a heart attack, o...

Universal Health Care/Socialized Medicine

Why I like universal health care- I do not feel well since yesterday. Could be an anxiety attack, part of the ptsd I have, a heart attack, or just tired of the intense heat we have had then the sudden weather change. I have no health care coverage so if I go to the doctor and it is nothing big deal I am out $150 office visit, which I do not have to spare, or if it is a serious thing no coverage for that either, so that adds to what ever stress I am feeling. I can not just up and go to the doctor either it will be a week or maybe 3 weeks during this time of the year for an appointment. An emergency room visit will cost at least $5000-10,000 if I am there over night- a real amount from a person who did need 18 hours in the hospital via an emergency. So you tell me why this "socialized medicine is wrong" and somehow un American.
Tell me why I am out of this wonderful American health care loop since I can not afford it?  Why should only the rich receive healthcare- any kind of healthcare with out the added worry of paying for it? Tell me why it is not Christian to have health care. Hell tell me why it is not Christian to not have homes for the homeless, why should anyone in the USA go hungry because they cannot afford food. Many Senior Citizens are not rich and are considered food insecure. And many more people in this once great country live on the edge of homelessness or in that one pay check away from the streets reality. Why is this the Christian way to all the Tea Party types? Why are you not your brother’s keeper and why don’t you care about others? It is so obvious that you are callous and are repulsed by the not rich citizens of this once great country. I can not understand your logic and lack of compassion. You seem to me cruel and mean spirited. Life is so fragile, so fleeting that it is a wonder why so many people want to make so many others miserable for this short life span.
So tell me why socialized health care is so wrong.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Who are the Domestic Enemies?

    When does the federal government become the domestic enemy? I believe it became the enemy of the people when the congress and senate passed the Patriots Act with out reading it and let Bush and Cheney invade two countries with out provocation or review.
     Afghanistan did not invade nor fire on the US until we invaded their country. We forced Osama Bin Laden out of the Sudan where he was easier to keep tabs on into the wilds of Afghanistan. Now we are occupiers of a hostile people because they do not want to be occupied. We invaded and ruined Iraq and caused the brutal death on tens of thousands- why- because Saddam wanted to “hit my Daddy”? That country’s infrastructure is in shambles everyone is living under war stress and getting angry and desperate - they have nothing to loose. Now we are continuing the destabilization of a country with nuclear weapons. Pakistan was never treated nicely by Afghanistan since it came into existence. Afghanistan wanted major parts of Pakistan for decades. Pakistan took in millions of Afghanis including Karzai. And now Pakistan is blamed for everything that has gone wrong with the US invasion.
    The government has protected and danced to the tune of big business, the military industrial complex and other high dollar lobbies.
The economic meltdown was not cause by me, but by banks and financial institutions believing they are above the law and idea of ethics- any ethics. Millions of jobs went overseas never to return again for only one reason -profit. We have ceased to be a democracy for many decades now- we are a capitalistic nation with out any set of moral boundaries. That is why the Tea Party types are going fundamentalist Christian on us. They need some sort of divine guidance since they refuse to take responsibility for their inactions and actions. The blind faith in some sort of god takes the responsibility off their minds while they call for more slaughter, more derision to destabilize the US. They blight the name Republican- a once proud progressive party.
    So when can we decide the federal government has become the domestic enemy? When will the leaders of this once great nation accept the responsibility of its acts that have caused this slide down to a fallen empire?