Stop calling me names

Although no system is perfect, I have always been a supporter of the NHS.  I might even venture so far to say that if it weren’t for the NHS, I might not be here today.  So it’s no surprise that I would be supportive of America having its own version of national healthcare.  How the country should go about doing it is another matter, which of course should be left up to the experts.

It’s funny because as I’ve said before, I’m not politically inclined so what do I care?  That said, I can’t imagine anyone that has seen Michael Moore’s Sicko (2007) who wouldn’t agree that maybe it is time for Americans to demand a better healthcare system.  I mean, isn’t that what people voted for? Change?  So how does passing the recent healthcare bill turn suddenly turn people like Mr. Obama into a Socialist or Marxist?  And more ludicrously, how does it turn you into Adolf bloody Hitler?

Before we go any further with this nonsense, I urge you to read an article I recently came across by David Mitchell, which inspired me to finally put pen to paper.  Similar to Mitchell, I’m tired of all of this name calling; it reminds me a bit of schoolyard bullies and I’m starting to get thoroughly irritated by it all.  I’m not sure what’s worse, the amount of ignorance that some Americans so unabashedly display with their impressive accusations or that they are reinforcing the stereotype of Americans as loud, incredibly stupid, and it’s all about me, me, me!  What I am sure of is that I would love if people could get their basic facts straight before they start pointing any fingers and calling anybody names.

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