posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:40 AM
i am uncertain of how i came to be on this planet. i am also uncertain of what, exactly it means to be alive. because of these two conditions, my
primary philosophical viewpoint is that of an unwitting participant in a bizarre experiment.
from this perspective, i can state the following:
1- all planetary resources are equally everyone's
2- i should not be at cost to remain alive
.....let me rephrase that second one:
since i do not know how i came to be alive, it should not cost me anything to remain alive.
now, i realise that this is not a very tenable argument. for sure, this philosophy is a great big pie in the sky. i have no proposal for HOW
healthcare should become provided for all people.
but it clears up a very important point: universal healthcare is not a privilege OR a right. it is not socialist or fascist.
it is, or at least it ought to be, an inherent condition of living.