posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 12:19 PM
ATS seems to be consumed by hatred for the government these days because of the health care bill. I find the anger to be misplaced. It rightfully
belongs to the insurance companies that got greedy and started screwing us! They gouged us by raising our rates again, and again, and again. Health
insurance used to be 5% of our incomes to now being 17.5%. They cheated us by dropping our coverage right when we needed it most. They defrauded us by
denying us coverage for an illness that was not our fault. They let us suffer and die, all in the name of profits and greed.
That led to our government stepping up in our defense. Who else would have? Who else could have? Now, when the government tries to right an injustice,
we turn on them? And when I say them, I really mean us, the people. Least ye not forget that our government is owned and operated by US! YOU AND ME!
We decide who represents us. We decide who makes the rules. And ultimately we decide who we let screw us and for how long. The time of being scammed
by the insurance companies had long expired.
Health insurance lobbyist in conjunction with certain elements within our government that DON'T represent the people, (rhymes with depublicans)
brainwashed a uncomfortably large segment of the American people to forget about the Evil Insurance Wizard behind the curtain pulling strings, and
focus their anger on the only ones who could come to our rescue, ie; the government, aka; US!
They demonized the one body of Americans who could stop the madness. When we the people said "Enough! We will now make you adhere by OUR rules!"
they concocted absurd lies about our rules and had us believe it. Lies like we wanted to kill our elderly so as not to pay for their care! Shame on
them, and shame on the ones who let them convince us we would do such a thing! Lies like writing new rules for them to abide by, meant we wanted kill
babies. Shame on them, and shame on us! They would have us believe the lie that Americans should only care about our own butts and not our neighbors.
Shame on them, and shame on us! They would have us believe the lie that standing up for what Jesus taught us about caring for the poor would somehow
lead us to enslavement, or socialism. Shame on them, and shame on us!
They sold us these lies while wearing our flag as a super hero cape. They preyed on our sense of patriotism, using it to disguise their agenda of
enriching themselves at the expense of the lives of our families and friends. They condemned 45,000 fellow Americans to death every year for
money! And some would defend this? Shame on them, and shame on us! They sent millions of our fellow Americans to live in the street because a son
or daughter came down with Leukemia! Is this disgusting treatment acceptable to some? Shame on them, and shame on us! They tell us to believe these
families are losers who need to get a job. That's right...SHAME!
They enslaved us to their system of rules and had us believe it was for our freedom! What is freedom, if not to dictate how we govern ourselves?
Freedom to say we are not slaves to tyranny, oppression, or injustice. Our attempt to reform health insurance was acting upon our sense of freedom.
It was freedom loving Americans standing up to those who would oppress us through monetary maltreatment that led to this reform. It was our sense of
freedom that demanded that we tell the insurance companies they have victimized us long enough, and the time for reform had come.
Yet they convinced us that freedom is the right to choose to be exploited by them. They conditioned us to believe we should come to their defense from
us, the victims!
Shame on us for allowing them to water down reform to the point where they still get to exist. We should have had single payer!! If their grip was not
as strong on some of our elected leaders, and their influence on the weak minded not so widespread, then they would have been run out of this country,
exiled forever, or just hung!
As an American, I am embarrassed to think the rest of the world was looking to us as a beacon of freedom. They have seen what we have let this
disreputable, detestable industry do to our country and our definition of freedom. They must be shaking their heads now, reeling in the knowledge that
real freedom has been hijacked by corporate greed disguised as freedom. This now is the freedom we defend?
Frank Lloyd Wright said: "A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call
democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it."
So go ahead and be angry about health care reform. Just remember where the anger should justly be directed. Not at us, our fellow Americans, our
government, the victims, the families, or the dead. The anger rightly belongs to the insurance industry, and the people who defend their vile
corruption that has been afflicted upon America!!
Get it right, and remember my words, because the banking industry is next and they are way more ruthless than the insurance crooks. They will use
these same tricks on us because they know what works. The anti reformers are already spinning up their game. Don't let the banking vampires demonize
[edit on 23-3-2010 by 12GaugePermissionSlip]