ADDENDUM TO THE PRINCE’S IRE
Here is a photographic P.S. to the last posting:
The line wound down the block and around that building. Look upon them with compassion . . . and a bit of fear.
Now, I don’t believe for a minute that the Saudi prince of yesterday’s posting is truly “filled with ire.” He has enough present problems of his own. It is my own ire that I’m projecting, of course.
But nevertheless, this is personal! I know that, because of the generosity of this prince, the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Cleveland Clinic gave Hubbie two or three more years of life. I know that. You wouldn’t believe how precious those extra years were.
I also know that when I myself need the services of the Cleveland Clinic, I will be too sick to drive myself there, as I had driven Hubbie all those years, but that isn’t what bothers me. What bothers me is that those services which I would need won’t even be available for me.
The photo above shows us a possible future for Americans. It was taken a few months ago in China, a nation of socialized medicine; a nation that is making great discoveries in the field of medicine; a nation that is creating technological and pharmaceutical medical advances.
A nation which is bankrupting itself because its government is trying to pay for all this – and it can’t. No government can.
The people in that line, so early in the morning, are waiting for a chance to get a ticket for an appointment to see a doctor at a major hospital in a big city. The attached news article told about an “enterprising” young man who makes a good living selling “tickets” for those appointments at a higher price. We call it ticket-scalping.
He says if you are well off, then you can afford to pay for a ticket to be seen much sooner than all these people in line. You can pay more for the privilege of having a doctor see you, without weeks or months of waiting.
A socialist country. A socialist-democratic society. You need to be wealthy enough to get good and prompt medical care — in every single country where it has been tried.
This is personal to me for another reason: America will have its elections soon. For more than forty years, the “joys of socialism” has been taught in American schools. Without doubt, marxist socialism has taken over schools and universities, music, movies, and the entertainment-news media to such an extent that younger people do not even recognize the meaning of the political slogans they are taught to hurl.
As one person put it in a lecture I heard: “In Journalism schools, socialism is so pervasive that it is invisible, like the air we breathe.”
“Huh? Socialism? Big Brother? What’s all that?”
Young people at a recent (American!) political rally —
He and his crowd don’t understand the consequences of what they’re promoting.
So that’s a problem. Name-calling and catch-phrases are used to prevent free and open political dialogue. And just try to oppose these young people!! (And some not-so-young. The “aging hippies” called The Sixty-Eighters were Lenin’s “useful idiots” in the ’60s cultural-socialist revolution around the Western World!) Try to oppose them, try to assert another opinion — and then duck! All sorts of names and accusations will be thrown at you.
How did socialism win the cultural revolution? Why is the American Constitution beside the point, an annoying impediment to social change?
The Western World was taught, instructed, enticed, tricked, and intimidated into giving up all those values which created its own civilization. It was a prolonged and powerful process which promised great things – and besides, it was sold to us as Fun! and Freedom!
Who wouldn’t want to get on board – and try out some of these formerly forbidden social behaviors!! (Ever wonder why the Leftists in this country are so fixated on reproductive activities?) The Marxists promised to “sell us the rope that we will hang ourselves with.”
If you don’t know who this man is, we are already lost.
So, no need to discuss the consequences of such imposed social changes – just follow the Fads, the Slogans, the Name-Calling, the Celebrities, and the erroneous, immature logic. ‘Cause then you’ll be free! And the government will give you free stuff!
Like socialized medicine.
Get ready to stand in lines.
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