Wednesday, August 12, 2009

death panel

Anyone listening to the "debate" over health care reform has to be genuinely horrified. There are so many absurdities. The fact the debate is now in the hands of purveyors of total fantasy is testament to where we are as a culture. Just one comment:

The flinging around of the Nazi references, the 'death panel" language, the killing of old people, is particularly offensive. There are real genocides: the Nazi's rounded up millions of Jews, put them on trains, sent them to camps and exterminated them. Invoking Nazism in the debate over who provides health insurance and at what cost is truly delusional.

There have been death panels in America. They were called lynch mobs. They sentenced Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, and thousands of unnamed, innocent black men to death.

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