Sunday, September 06, 2009

To Reform or not to reform... LMAO @ USA

Quote of the day: "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist" Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Song of the day: "Civil War" Guns n Roses

Topic: Government, special interest groups, racism, all the things we should not talk about.

I guess the best way to start this is by going into mental health facilities. As we all know they have closed most of them down (as well as orphanages but that is another topic). Doc and I were engrossed in conversation on the adverse effect of closing down insane asylums the other day. Here is my stand and if you don't like it... well that is too damn bad.

With most states closing down mental health facilities and leaving the maintenance of people with mental health disorders to the family, general public, medicaid, prisons, and what ever means special interest groups get the government to support. Wouldn't it have just been easier on everyone to have set facilities in set places to take care of the needs of the mentally ill? So, we basically released the handicaped into a society where they have no means of coping.

Then we criticize people for heckling them. That is just human nature. The survival of the fittest. Yes, I agree, it is not a very nice thing to do. But... it is a characteristic of many animals to weed out the ones not fit to function in society. Mother tigers eat their young if they are born dis-formed (and they are not the only creature).

American doctors give parents an option of abortion if something critical is found like Down Syndrome or Spina Bifida (to name a few). Other countries allow families to commit infanticide if they have less then perfect babies (or more then one for that matter) and reflecting on Hitler; some dictators have demanded genocide for the less than perfect being. Is it right by the American standards? No.

Returning to the mentally ill. We had no business cutting funding to the facilities to help these people. Now, they are a burden to society. They are either reproducing and giving us a generation of mentally retarded children that will drain our current medicaid and disability system, or they are committing crimes and ending up institutionalized, or they just can't cope with anything and are living in sub-poverty standards or are homeless. We are still supporting them and at a higher cost factor.

What is worse is now there are laws to protect these people (so American humans can't go with the natural instinct to annihilate them) and allow them to drain our system. This come down to play hand and hand with our elected officials allowing special interest groups to run the country.

What? This doesn't happen? Take your blinders off. It happens every day and every politician is involved in some fashion or another. It is really easy to take money under the table for a political favor. American's are greedy and special interest groups know this. They know if they pay the right person then they will get their cause noticed in congress or the senate or by the president. We are after all American's and that means we are suckers and that means that the President of the US is going to hear a lamb call and run to help.

Only this is back firing now with the health care. Yes I support him 100% on this. I want health care. I want my kids to have health care. I don't have the means to pay for it. I don't think his health care proposition is suppose to help the single (white) mother, that is trying to make better for her kids.

Worse, I am watching him steer clear of the topic's he got elected over. And this is making his approval ratings plummet. I watched a video of an African American woman the other day on u-tube. She was cheering O'bama's election. She was watching something on TV. She got pissed off when she found out that there was going to be welfare reform and she was going to have to get a job. The video ended with her saying, "Is it too late to not vote?"

Going back to the blasting sheep (or whatever I called it) and you see the President make an error to help and then force the American people to accept his position (hmmm dictatorship?) and then have the nerve to wonder why people are getting heckled? Special interest groups are getting aid but where is the aid for the working class people that need it but are forced to pay higher tax dollars to support other people (that are deliberately draining the system)?

If in The Constitution of the United States of America, it says, "All men are created equal" Then why in the hell is this an issue at all? If we are all created equal then we are all entitled to medicaid or some sort of government health insurance. If all men are created equal then I shouldn't have to go to my local DCFS office and prove I don't make enough money to qualify for health care. If we are all equal then there would be no laws for society to follow and no crimes. But I think somewhere there is a lie.

Now, because I spoke out against the government I will prolly get some heinous thing happen to me (like Ted Kennedy). I will die some horrible death because the government will poison the drinking water or something. They have ways, you know, of getting the trouble makers out of the way. Look at the vultures that were circling Kennedy's seat the moment he announced his illness. They were already set to take over. See? That is what they did when my Grandmother was growing up. The government took care of anyone that blinked an eye about the law. Maybe that is a good idea for reform. Return the government to power. Hmm, that would mean their pockets didn't get any gold lining from special interest groups.

Something to consider.

My regular readers know I don't normally laminate about politics and most likely this is not the best thing for me to publish now that Blogger is no longer anonymous. However, I am entitled to my opinion.

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Blogger dr sardonicus said...

I think you could have broke this down into about six different posts.

I do not believe Hobbseanism to be human destiny; in the post-Enlightenment world, we have developed governments and social conventions to ensure that the lives of most of us are not nasty, brutish, and short. "Survival of the fittest" is a much misunderstood concept hijacked by libertarian conservatives to justify their opposition to social spending. We are given brains, self-awareness and the ability to reason; there is no excuse for humans to behave like animals, or for society to deny basic human decency to every one of its members based upon Social Darwinist presumptions.

9/6/09, 4:15 PM  
Blogger Dr Jenn said...

I will try to break it down into small sentences and separate posts next weekend.

9/6/09, 10:27 PM  

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