some more on Healthcare/Warfare
augustus 30, 2009
a few days ago I posted some words about the hassle being made about healthcare-reform, and the huge amounts of money spent in the US on ‘defense‘, which seems to be taken for granted.
I’ve done some more surfing the net on the topic, and came to the conclusion that there are some weirdo’s overthere.
First I want to explain this is not about US-bashing, for me and many people in the world the US is the cradle of lots of interesting cultural things, science, literature etc. And lots of nice people. Helas there are some morons with the biggest mouths, as shown in the ‘townhall meetings’.
Maybe ‘culture’ is not the right word, actually America has no culture of its own (besides the natives’) but being a melting pot ‘american culture’ is the zenith of all cultures.
The frightening thing is the huge spendings on military, and the huge consumption, something like 5% of the world population consuming 25% of the recources. Leading to a deficit that seems unsolvable, and the suspicion that this war-machine is there to maintain the obesitas-hummer-lifestyle by obtaining the goods at gunpoint. Irak is about oil, Afghanistan is about gaspipelines that otherwise will go through the Russian hemisphere. Like the Georgia-conflict, same story. Democracy and religion are just the excuses. Other conflicts like in Africa about all kinds of crudes may have no direct military interference, but CIA and all kinds of special services are swarming around (like China’s, Korea’s, Japanees, European etc), with ‘development agents’ etc.
Reading some of the reactions on the healthcare issue, I get the impression of an upcoming civil war not far away. The fanatism and the trigger-happy ‘militias’ reviving after their slumber during 8 years of republican government are some scary ingredients. The hysteria on the ‘townhall meetings’ showing some pre-human evolutionary stadium, be it that a great group of those primates don’t believe in evolution, want to deny science (or leave it classified in army labs), and at the same time pretend to have the highest moral standards.
Like ‘pro life’, the strange mixture of anti-intelectualism, fundamentalism, and ‘love for live’, which some of them brings to taking other people’s lives… Too stupid to acknowledge that their policy of ‘abstinention’ leads to far more abortions than some regulated system. Like regulating drugs instead of the war on drugs, like regulating whatever instead of their ‘freedom’ at the cost of a war on the rest of the world. Crazy enough to start a (civil) war. And I guess a good part of the army will choose the side of the primates, because they are drilled that way.
Saw this vid where the townhall (nearly)riots are attributed to some memo of the ‘right principles’ movement, which should be orchestrated by the insurance-companies.
Later, this was ‘debunked’, by saying the man had no ties to any lobby (he is insurance-agent by coincidence, but not for medical insurances), but not denying they spread the memo, just some parts of it ‘were highlighted out of context’ – is not that what they all do, especially when you encourage people to disturb debate by 5 ‘well prepared questions’, and yell them simultaniously to discourage the other side?
On ‘The Young Turks’ I saw an item with the same subject, so they are also part of this ‘liberal leftist conspiracy’, and from there I stumbled on this one, showing the primates in their natural habitat, obviously afraid of loosing their ‘white supremacy’, and showing their evil: someone with a bad conscience will subscribe their own deeds to the others…
Makes me wonder also, why is it that in the cirkles of people with those ‘moral standards’, christian, muslim, whatever, critisizing others for ‘loose morals’, that in those cirkles you’ll find the most rapes, incest, and all kinds of filth? I think I even don’t wonder, it’s the oppression and constantly pointing at other’s immoral behaviour that creates the perverted minds…
Here an article that shows there still are some non-morons overthere, like this one also.
Here a site which name says enough strange thing is some of the items I agree with, like the internet-control thing (though I doubt it is possible due to the decentralized structure of ‘our’ net) but most of it is about the blessings of the conservative thinking, their obviously not-hated Fox and the fox’s mouth Glenn Beck, and this one is also on the right side, but at least the comments are diverse and there are some interesting between them
Another possibility is the USA just splitting up, States declaring themselves independent. But allthough America has done a lot to split up countries like the all too independent Yugoslavia, I doubt if the federal government will tolerate such behaviour, and then there’ll be also some kind of civil war, be it of an other nature.
Let’s hope non of the possibilities will come that far. Or maybe when it happens the biggest part of the population is busy watching some playoffs or Idols, ignoring what’s happening outside, like most of them now seem to ignore what’s happening abroad…