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by The Old Hippie Because So Many Are Still, Insanely, “Allowing”...
| - Why Single Payer Healthcare Is Being Purposefully Ignored.|
While President Obama said every idea must be considered, the idea of creat-
ing a single-payer national health insurance program appears to have already
been rejected. Marginalized advocates ask why single payer is ignored?
- Health Care Is Not A Right. . . It’s A “Privilege” - ?!?
Sen. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) called any move towards health reform by the
Obama administration a move towards “socialism” and “class warfare.” He
then [insanely] described health care as a privilege, not a right.
“The world has turned against American hegemony before: against the Vietnam war, against the World Trade Organization and against the invasion of Iraq. On all three occasions, the world was right and Washington was wrong.
On this occasion, the global economy is being devastated by the Wall Street crash. Hundreds of millions are are hurtling into extreme poverty, export industries are collapsing, currencies being destabilized.
As the conservative French president Nicolas Sarkozy says, “Laissez-faire, ces’t fini.” (Laissez-faire is finished.)
As nations blame Wall Street and move to protect their people, the protests need not be anti-American nor anti-Obama. Sarkozy cannot be accused of being anti-US. Neither are Iceland nor Ukraine. The global opposition might just may be what we need, an organized populist counterforce to the business and banking lobbies entrenched in Washington.”
“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all... can only blame ourselves, and deserve our collective fates.”
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A“Below The Fold” bonus Article -
Why Did So Few Americans Give a Damn?
“The American use of torture has been public knowledge or surmise since very early in President Bush’s war on terror. Not many Americans seemed to take note or to protest at the time. There were individuals who protested; the American Civil Liberties Union was on the job, as were Amnesty International and other American nongovernmental organizations and citizens’ groups. They were mostly ignored. Questions were asked in Congress, but little ensued.
This was the amazing thing, really. Very few people among the American public seemed to care—except Fox television executives, who recognize a commercial opportunity when it hits them between the eyes.”
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