Tuesday, May 29, 2007

America's problem in a nutshell

Comment from ssegalmd on the article "Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis":
As with almost all American problems, the problem is not that we don't know what to do or that we need answers. The problem is that all solutions cuts into corporate profits, and that is sacrilege in America. It's just not going to happen with Democrats and Republicans in power.

As long as people continue to view our American problems as an unexpected problem occurring in a democracy, instead of like the plan and intent of the corporatocracy, they will be wasting their time.

The reason the system doesn't work isn't because nobody knows how to fix it. It's because we are prevented from fixing it by the health care industry and its puppet government.

This problem cannot be solved as long as the present Democratic-Republican corporatocracy remains in power, and that's the rest of my life. If you want better health care, try a better country.

The root of which Dr. Swain in Peyton Place soliloquyed:
“We’re a small town, but we’re a prosperous one—and yet we allow tarpaper shacks to stand. We have half a dozen churches which most of you attend—and then don’t practice the work they preach once you walk down the steps. We have a fine school that you take for granted. We have a newspaper with a most intelligent editorial page—which you use for wrapping garbage. It’s time you people woke up. Perhaps today is the day that you will, because there’s something much bigger than the tragedy of Selena Cross on trial here—our indifference, our failure as a community to watch over one another, to know who needs help and to give it.”—Dr. Swain’s passionate courtroom testimony; the movie is finally not so much about sex as about social responsibility.
Which Marley very succintly stated in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol":
Business! Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!