reply to post by ancientthunder
Thanks for the reply.
Spaniards are only my fellow human brothers and sisters, caught in this turmoil, which seem desparingly without hope...
But they are not alone under the present condition of our world, facing slowdowns and recessions, and worst of all, an obscene $26 trillion hoarded up
by the 1% gathering dust, and that's just those which can be tracked. Many more trillions are hidden under the beds and grounds of the rich.
However, many in USA as well as in the world, are often pragmatic and resiliant. They did not let the situation get them down, but instead took
actions to alleviate the sufferings to themselves and their loved ones for survival at the basic minimum while issues get sorted out.
So too must Spaniards. Daily protests, exhortations by unions for life as it was to return immediately, violence, are not the answer.
My main concern here will be medical issue.
In the past, where present philosophies of medical sciences and ethics derived from, Hippocrates was not a 21st century doctor. He healed others
whenever he could, never turning anyone away if he could help it, using whatever he had including herbs even.
He was most certainly NOT paid for his efforts and medicines as what today's generation of doctors are. Chicken, ducks, eggs was accepted by him from
the citizens and slaves, and he made no distinction between the rich or poor.
Today, we may scoff at chickens or eggs being payment for treatment and drugs. But consider economically - if one citizen gives a chicken or 3 eggs
for a treatment, or a day's honest labour in return, how much will the doctor get if he serves a community of ten thousand, with at least 100 patients
It would be enough to set a BARTER system with the EXCESS chickens and eggs, for self, drugs and services, and keep the community going, LEAVING NONE
WIth the common ailments taken care of by private practice doctors, at least the public services will have the necessary funds to treat the more major
illness of the population.
Already, many communities in USA and the world are practising such ancient systems, and survived. So too can our fellow human brothers and sisters in
Spain and other suffering EU states. No one needs to go hungry or medically untreated left in pain.
Such systems had been sustainable in our past, so too will it be for the present. EU citizens need not worry that such system will be permanent. It is
only temporary, while the world and EU sort out the financial mess. A way of life of the middle classed past may had gone, but it will return once the
right policies of focussing on the contributing members of society is emplaced.
And once the economy had found its niche in trade with the world, with citizens returning back to stability, they must never forget the greed,
corruption and apathy of the past, but teach themselves and the next generations of their mistakes that must never be repeated.
No matter what beliefs, survival is a must now, without hurting or harming anyone. Good times do not last, so too hard times. There will be and IS
Good luck! :-)
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