Socialism Is Not A Dirty Word! Unless You Are A Capitalist Trying To Profit From Public Services
A Message To The Non-Thinking Lemmings Of America
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts 090209
Once again the ultra-wealthy have
fooled the mass populace of stupid Americans. In case you don't
know, let me clarify who the stupid ones are. Those are the
people who do not look at both sides of an issue or a story.
Those are the people that stay within the narrow confines of
their warped political paradigm, accepting only information from
those with their same political viewpoint, mouthpieces that are
also ignorant, or else getting kickbacks in profit to keep you
in the dark.
What? Someone would actually
profit by keeping you in the dark?
This can't be true you might say.
What possible scenario would exist where something like this
Well, first you need to crawl out from the big huge
rock you're hiding under for a moment and then we can try to
think real hard of an example. Let's think together now, real
Hey! I know, the health care
debate, or as I like to call it, health scare.
Let's see now. Our elected
representatives have written a bill that would reform the health
insurance industry and give us free health care, like
Canada, so that we can live a better life and escape from
exorbitant medical bills that crush families and drive many to
poverty, while others get filthy rich denying us all needed
What's that you say? Canada has a
medical system that sucks?
That's not true at all. Have you ever
personally looked into it, or done research on your own? It is a
model of efficiency and caring for its people. Tommy Douglas has
been voted by the people of Canada as the greatest Canadian
of all because of his efforts to bring them a national
health care plan that cares for everyone. Contrary to
disinformation from the American far right, Canadians
overwhelmingly love their health care system.
you have heard such a horrible thing about Canadian health care?
Oh... I see. That Limbaugh guy again.
Well, I guess he must be a credible source that should certainly know about drugs
because he was an oxycontin addict who used his maid to
illegally buy him
drugs. Fair enough.
What's that? You also heard it from FOX News? Hmmmm...
that would be the same faux news organization run by
multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch who said that he can say whatever he
wants in his media outlets, whether it's the truth or not.
You might want to look for a real news source, unless of
course you watch it for the propaganda and your own political party news,
at which point you're home sweet home.
What you might look into on your
own is why the health insurance industry has been spending
over a million dollars per day to mislead Americans on the
health care bill. Yup, over one million buckeroos per day to
pull the wool over your eyes. That could buy a lot of ammo for
the family gun, or perhaps more black market oxycontin!
What's that? You want to know why
the health insurance industry would do that? Seriously? Wow, you
have been under a pretty big rock, so I guess you really are in
the dark. Okay, let's set the record straight then, so you get
the big picture.
Over 1/3rd of our health care costs in this
country go directly to the health insurance companies for
administration and for profit. Over 33% of our
healthcare costs go to the private insurance companies. That
my friend is trillions of dollars that is now paid to a
middle man who profits very handsomely. That is no exaggeration
either. It is literally trillions, with a capital T. That
way the health insurance companies can make their shareholders
really rich, while you get really sick from services denied to
That is how private health care
(and all insurance scams, er, companies) make
their profits, by denying services to its customers who
all pay-in, continually with a perpetual monthly and yearly cash
flow to keep the insurance coffers brimming with our money.
people never get sick or have an accident, so their money
just goes bye-bye, while the insurance companies get even
richer. All of this makes it possible for the mega-wealthy CEOs
to pay themselves hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in
bonuses, money on top of their already outrageous six and
seven figure salaries.
Under the proposed government run
health care program, our government would take over as the
middle man, instead of the greedy for-profit insurance
companies. The government would then pay the doctors and
hospitals, without taking a profit. Sure they would pay their
cost for administration fees, but the government wouldn't pay
themselves any outrageous profits. None. Healthcare costs
in America would drop dramatically once the insurance middle-man
Ask yourself why the very same
Congress that is fighting over the health care bill gets to
receive government paid health insurance for life, but
your right-wing representatives are fighting to keep you
from having the same benefits. They have the best health care
possible and we pay for it. Maybe the next time you're
screaming your head off at a town hall meeting, you could bellow
out to your representative how they like their socialized health
Just so you know, our soldiers
also receive government paid health care. So take a deep
breath and reconcile why this horrible socialism works for them
and Congress too. Are you perhaps less American? Is your family
less deserving of government paid health care?
One last caveat, no one says you
have to accept it. You are free to keep on paying the
greedy privatized insurers and continue getting substandard care
with deductibles and costly premiums, if you want. And
yes, that is part of the plan, but since you're so concerned
about mom and grandma, just don't screw this up for them while
you're throwing your anti-socialism hissy fit.
Speaking of mom and grandma,
those crazy ass death panels do not exist. End of life
counseling merely has to do with how you want to be treated
should you end up on a respirator in your later years. Oh and by
the way, end of life counseling originated in Texas with then
Governor George W. Bush. I know, I know, unbelievable. Say it
isn't so. Oh the horror. <sigh>
For the record... the plan that
the health care industry fears the most is the Conyers-Kucinich
plan, HR-676. It is the one plan that cuts out all profit from
health insurance. The plan being bandied about in Congress right
now pales in comparison to HR-676.
I guess when you realize that
trillions of dollars in profits are literally at stake here for
the greedy for-profit private health insurance companies,
you might now understand why they are spending over a million
dollars per day to pay off our Congressman and your favorite
right-wing talking heads to fool you on this health care debate.
Are you starting to get the picture?
But, you stammer, we've been
taught that Stalin was bad and socialism is a dirty word.
Well, first off, we have all been brainwashed to associate
"socialism" with Stalin and the old Russia. Let's separate those
two right now and forget about the Russian ruse.
derived from the word "society." Socialism is nothing
more than caring for a society. That means the rich and
the poor. What kind of benevolent society doesn't care for its people?
Animals take care of their own, so what does this say for the
human race if we can't take care of each other?
Let's boil this down very simply
for the one faction that the far-right likes to pander to,
aside from the wealthy. For those fundamentalist Christians that
errantly believe the right-wing is about religious values, ask
yourself your favorite question... what would Jesus do?
For that matter, what would Mother Theresa do? What would Gandhi
Christians believe that Jesus is
going to return one day and lead the world out of darkness.
Let's see now, what type of system will Jesus be running? Will
it be capitalism, fraught with its greed and avarice or will it
be socialism, caring for the many? I'm thinking that perhaps
Jesus won't be driving a BMW and bilking the poor out of their
hard earned money.
In case you're clueless to social
programs, the following are all examples of
socialism (government run programs) working right here in
Even that nasty old thing known
as the military is a government service. I could go on and on
about the horrible and awful social services in America, but I
think some may be starting to get the picture.
Some however, probably still
think it would be best to privatize these services, so the costs
can go higher and the services get cut to obtain more profit.
Don't for a minute think that wouldn't happen either, because
you would be fooling yourself with a disingenuous concept of
Let's bust a common age-old myth
right now... competition does not always produce the best
Heresy, you say!
Well... like the statement or
not, it's sad but true.
Once goods and services reach an
equilibrium among competitors, the only thing left is two
options. One is to either add more to the goods or service, thus
driving the cost up. (You didn't think they would add more and
keep the cost the same or lower did you?) The only other option
is to lower the cost for the same goods and services, but then
that takes a cut out of the bottom line, the ol' profit margin.
If the profit margin begins to look less rosy, under
capitalism, a manufacturer or retailer then abandons those goods
or services for greener ($$$) pastures, whether or not those
less profitable goods or services are necessary for a better
society. Like it or not, capitalism does come with its own
You see, the key here is, we've
all been sold a false bill of goods when it comes to defining
socialism. It has been in the corporate private sector's best
interest to get us all to think of socialism as an evil, bad
thing. They want us to think that, so that we fully and openly
embrace capitalism (economic rape), the system that takes from
the poor and gives to the rich.
Please believe me, I'm not here
to knock capitalism as much as I am writing to set the record
straight on the misperceptions of socialism. Capitalism can be a
good thing, when it has checks and balances to keep it from
being overly greedy and bleeding a society dry of its wealth. We
have no such system in place for capitalism, so just maybe we
need some reform for that too?
I think if Jesus were walking the
earth today, he might be overturning a few more money tables as
he did once before. It's certainly a pretty safe bet.
Maybe it's time to think twice
about whether social programs have a greater benefit to us all,
rather than privatizing for the benefit of only a few.
Health care would be a pretty
damn good spot to begin.
Darn Good Explanation Of Government Run Public Health Care
Hopefully this explains the necessity of public
health care to the FOX news crowd.
SiCKO, The Movie
Michael Moore's brilliant health
documentary on what it is like to be sick in arguably the
richest nation on earth is a must see for all. You will be
surprised to see how other countries such as Canada, France and
Denmark do things to provide their people with healthcare, a
basic necessity for quality of life. We could easily afford