Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sicko was Right

Healthcare for the poor is just not a priority. I think it's particularly disgusting that the U.S. Government, instead of being responsible for the deplorable conditions in the Watts-area hospital, instead sees its role as being a punitive one.

Also, folks should check out lenin's post today. It's particularly interesting because the same sort of thing is being done here in the U.S., where the federal government has decided to try to press civilians under antiterror laws whenever their crimes happen to fit the rubric. I think it's especially devious the way this is being implemented: first prosecute the school shooters as terrorists - it's okay, because we all hate school shootings, so there'll be no outcry. Then, and only once people have accepted the logic of that (or even only once the courts have accepted that logic, since that's all that matters), then prosecute the naysayers, ne'erdowells, and radicals.