Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kunstlerism of the Week

No picture for this one. This week James Howard Kunstler takes a break from talking about oil depletion but takes aim at the GOP in "The Party of Cruelty":

The most striking elements of so-called health care in America these days is how cruel and unjust it is, and in taking a stand against reforming it the Republican party appeared to be firmly in support of cruelty and injustice. This would be well within the historical tradition of other religious crusades which turned political -- such as the Spanish Inquisition and the seventeenth century war against witchcraft.

I'd have preferred a European single-payer system, since in my personal experience, Spain had a version of our current rotten system in 1985. Now, without sacrificing private property rights or taxing citizens into poverty, they cover their populace, fully.

To those who would call me a Socialist, in this sense I most certainly am, as I am when it comes to building infrastructure, protecting the environment, and curbing the rapacious power of corporations (or are they people? I guess the Supreme Court just resolved that).

Basic health care should be a universal right for all citizens. And there I stand.


Lalo Telling said...

And there you do not stand alone.

scottlo scorbal said...

Kunstler recently appeared on Douglas Lain's "Diet Soap" podcast.