Hey, let's give it a shot. I'm a little soft in the gut myself, but I think as bad as things are these days, we should put all options on the
Let's go ahead and take the Glenn Beck approach for just a couple of years (in food, healthcare, and all other areas). Make everyone 100% responsible
for themselves, and 0% responsible for anyone else, no ifs ands or buts.
You can buy any quality of food you want depending on how much you are willing to pay, and if it makes you sick you can have any quality of healthcare
you want, depending on how much you are willing to pay, and if you die, that was your choice, because clearly with so much freedom you could have
chosen to make a little more money and get healthier food or a better doctor, right?
Ditto for education by the way. You can spend thousands to get your kid a good education, you can spend hundreds to get him out of your hair for the
day and get him a little practice socializing, or for about 30 bucks out the door you can get the kid a knife and a bus pass and tell him everything
he needs to know is out there somewhere (probably at Glenn Beck's house). And that's no threat to Glenn. Glenn will empty both barrels into that kid
before that knife even gets opened, cause he knows the score. The kid was no good, otherwise his parents would have bought him a nice education. You
can't expect Glenn to spare children whose own parents admit they are a lost cause.
Naturally in the course of this experiment with pure capitalism our nation will collapse into several regions of varying stability, our economy will
basically go away, and there may even be violence, but that's the whole point. That will kill everyone who can't pull their own weight, causing some
kind of libertarian Utopia to almost automatically assemble itself for us, so that we can again come together as a nation, around the graves of people
like Glenn Beck and thank them for inspiring us to stop supporting shiftless excusemongers like themselves out of some misguided notion that life
remains sacred after the third trimester.
Too heavy on the irony?
edit on Thu 16 Sep 2010 by The Vagabond because: punctuation error
edit on Thu 16 Sep 2010 by The Vagabond because: added parenthetical in 2nd sentence for clarity