OK - I can live with the scared and ignorant folks who have been attending these town hall meetings on health care reform, but it's the politicians who know better, the ones that continue to perpetrate the lies that feed the fear and ignorance that have really been pissing me off.
These parrots of the the current health care "INDUSTRY" don't care a lick about their constituents, they only know how to suck greedily at the teat of corporations that have bought their vote.
That's right folks, your politicians are really NOT yours. They vote where the money is, just how many thousands of dollars have you given your senator or congressman lately? Are you sure they're representing your best interests, or the best interests of someone who's come in with a better offer?
We allow this shit people, lobbyists and former lobbyists (don't think for a second they ever stop being lobbyists) have infiltrated every inch of the fabric that is this countries political system.
Their job is not hidden from us, they are not nefarious villains skulking in the shadows, they are part of the political process, and their job is to buy votes! Just so you understand, they're not just going door to door, blasting you with radio and television adds, they are going directly to the politicians and tempting them with money to forfeit OUR rights to representation.
Many would say, "Yeah but that's capitalism!" I see it for what it is people, legally sanctioned bribery. And yeah since "Extreme Capitalism" is what this country runs on, then yeah I guess it is capitalism. It doesn't make it right though.
I'm not going to try to rescue the folks who have fallen to the dark side of the health care reform argument, they are beyond my help and they don't want it. For those who timidly put out a hand asking for some clarification, I'll be more than happy to help them up.
Folks, if your trying to see beyond all the bull that various sources of media are spewing at you every minute of the day, and your looking for the truth, I've got good news and bad news.
Lets start with the bad news, their is no one source to which you can go to and be assured that they are giving you concise and unbiased information. Their is no radio station you can dial to, no channel on your television called "Truth", though their are a few that come to mind who make that claim almost daily. :)
The good news, is that if you've actually read this particular rant of mine this far, you have been blessed with a mind still capable of a talent that is sadly lacking in our society and classrooms, critical thinking. You have access to the most powerful tool ever given to people living in the free world, the World Wide Web.
Your going to have to visit dozens if not hundreds of sources to research this topic, remember that most are going to represent their arguments for or against health care reform. Your going to have to glean the truth from the fiction on your own. I can give you one hint to aid you in your process of dissemination, if the web site you visit starts out strongly lambasting the current administration, you can bet your ass that they might be skewing the facts a bit to best represent their argument.