FOR SPECIOUS LIES...
"Having the ring of truth, pleasing to the eye, and apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially plausible.
I often wonder why Americans do not stage a wholesale revolt against their Federal Government...you don't need to answer that I know why.
Two documentaries on PBS that I have recently viewed really make me scratch my head; Sick Around The World, and Hot Politics. Not only does the US Federal Government not care about the health of the planet, but they ain't losin' any sleep about how healthy their own citizens are!
I pledge allegiance to the Corporate Energy, Medical Management and Pharmaceutical Conglomerates of the United States of America, and to the Return On Investment for which it stands, one Nation drowning under a Sea of Greed, indescribable, with unlimited profits for all.
SICK AROUND THE WORLD is a look at the superior Healthcare models in other Capitalist Democracies such as Great Britain, Japan, Taiwan, Germany & Switzerland.
As a percentage of GDP the US spends nearly double (15.3%) the amount of Japan (8%) but does not have a universal plan that covers everyone.
I find it shocking that Healthcare is NOT considered a basic Human Right in the US.
The other countries have Government regulated Insurance programs and most have found a way to put people first instead of Doctor's Fees and Pharmaceutical Profits. You can check it out HERE .
Once again it's the unimpeded pursuit of the Almighty Dollar inherent in the existing system that puts everything aside for profit...
and the so-called freedom FROM Government to make (or fail) on your own.
That confounds me because in theory it is THEIR Government and they are supposed to do what the citizens want NOT what the Corporations want.
That Americana Myth of the self made Marlboro Man making his own way in this world is astonishingly similar to the Caste System in India...
you get what you deserve...
except in this instance there is only the one God, who some believe, loves America more than any other country in the Universe.
In the documentary HOT POLITICS on Frontline, see HERE, the Federal Government's bizarre avoidance to deal with pollution and the changing Environment is examined.
1988 was the hottest year on record and since then all of the Presidents from George Bush Senior to Dubya, have kowtowed to the Petroleum and Coal Corporations and their Lobbyists.
The position taken is that it's the Economy stupid and anything that harms the the flow of Income to the Energy Corporations will kill it.
Once again, it's all about Money.
It would seem that Coporations run the world now.
How did this happen?