Oh. One more thing. I’m also tired of hearing about Kennedys and Michael Jackson. There was a story on NPR this afternoon about Jackson’s cemetary. Sheeit. Let it go, people.
Friend Eric sent me earlier this Newsweek commentary by Sharon Begley in which she discusses the mechanisms that allow lies (such as the “Death Panels”) to spread. In it, she mentions the letter she received from a “sweet housewife” that very clearly states her hope that Ms. Begley dies, “the sooner the better.”
This letter came in response to an article she wrote on Aug. 15 in which she attempts to understand why the myths about Obama-Care are sticking. The story, titled “Attack!”, makes a series of highly informative points and, while I suspect you were quicker than I in doing so, I urge those of you who haven’t to read it in full, immediately.
The whole thing is just shocking to the outsider that I am, but there is one part that had me stifle a scream on the tube about 20 minutes ago:
“In an editorial on July 31, Investor’s Business Daily warned that health-care reform would produce a system like Britain’s, where the government decides who gets medical treatment based on whether “your life is considered worth saving people such as scientist Stephen Hawking [who has been paralyzed with Lou Gehrig’s disease for decades] wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K.” But Hawking lives in the U.K., and regularly gets expensive care—because the U.K. doesn’t do anything like what the editorial claimed.”
That’s it, people. Something must be done. I suggest sending all the naysayers to Europe, for an intensive course in public healthcare. While we organize this, please, pass this article on to as many people as you can, if you haven’t done it already.
— From London, furiously.