Friday, July 24, 2009

Morally Bankrupt...

It saddens me every time I listen to friends and relatives discussing health care, and what frustrates me most are the statements of, "Well I just don't want to have to pay for everybody else. I mean why should I have to pay for them?"

We have in the last 41 years of my life become a very cold and very hard society, not because were any different from countries with socialized medicine, but because we simply haven't had the benefit of having it. We don't know anything else, we only hear or see whats reported to us from people paid to represent some particular interest group.

But I digress from what I'd meant to say...and I say it regularly and always upon seemingly deaf ears or those that simply cannot comprehend, "It's morally wrong for health care in this country and indeed any country, to be an industry for profit."

Profit has so become the bottom line in our culture that when I say this people often look like I'd just fed them a spoon full of Castor oil. I mean think of it people, if a man, woman or child lay before you bleeding from a severed leg artery, would you do the morally correct thing and try and help them out, or would you be too busy trying to determine the cost of expenditure to yourself?

If you can't arrive at an immediate and simple answer to that question, then my case is lost to you and I except my failure to explain it to you - this time.

I wont give up, I'll never give up.