posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Same crapola over in Europe... Those socialists have been arrogantly crowing about their healthcare
1. By calling "Europeans" "Socialists" you "North American", shows a lot of ignorance to basic political and ideological descriptions and
functions of societies. Just because the wider political description of the EU includes the word "social" in "Social democratic capitalism"
doesn't mean it is any closer to Socialism that your Fascism/corporatism based system is. Ever been outside of the US? Doesn't look like it from
that statement tbh.
Btw.. here in "Europe", I don't have a nationalized healthcare system in my "State". I have to get on a plane and fly to a different "Europe"
to get free healthcare. Similar to the majority of "Europeans".
2. Calling us "Socialists" in that derogatory & insulting manner while still trying your best to let your American superiority complex to protrude
shows quite a lot about your mindset and attitude while you try your best to cling to a system that has collapsed but which has bombarded you with so
much lies that you are unable to discern whether or not you are at the mercy of excessive capitalism, greed or simply massive massive theft at the
hands of an oligarchy..
3. Picking out small problems with a different system in another country and amplifying it to the point where it is inaudible above your own political
bias only takes from your own credibility. The countries in question would never give up their healthcare systems - The people want them therefore the
people have them.. Its the democratic way isn't it? Aaaammmm.. Yea.
4. Everything needs an overhaul at some stage, take a look at your entire economy and the 'too big to fail' ideology (corporatism, fascism) that has
emerged (my "country" is similar btw) .. Me thinks you need to look at your patch before insulting everyone else's.
Fair enough, if healthcare is not to be "socialized", then don't charge $100k to set and pin a broken leg.. because thats exactly where the US
problem has arisen.
And this idea that free healthcare is bad healthcare and US healthcare is tops is absolute rubbish, its a well known fact that the US healthcare
system is one of the worst in the developed world so there's no point in defending it so adamantly... There are such things as private clinics and
hospitals in almost every country in the world.