Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Many of the people who are concerned about health care reform are terribly misinformed as they go to these "town hall" style meetings and shout down the representatives and Senators from the various states across the country.
It has been said these people are FROM the districts where they are attending these meetings. It has been said they are NOT FROM the districts where these meetings are taking place.
One basic issue is that people don't like change unless it benefits them individually.
The health care insurance companies have a huge amount at stake in a potential health care reform bill being passed because it would limit their power, which is currently mind boggling with the amount of CONTROL the insurers have over people of this country.
The underlying problem with all of the zaniness taking place is a combination of things ranging from radio talk show hosts (right wing as well as left wing), the nightly political gabfests on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, etc. and of course, MISINFORMATION!
Remember last year's Presidential campaign and the woman (PICTURED ABOVE with John McCain) who actually believed Barack Obama was "an Arab"?
That McCain rally took place in Minnesota and the woman was terribly misinformed about Obama as a result of the combination previously mentioned.
The people at these town hall meetings remind me of this woman and the deception she was fed by the fear mongers.
The same thing is taking place as these people are being (purposely?) misinformed by opponents of health care reform across the country.
This has been documented as memos on how to DISRUPT the town halls have been in circulation for quite some time now.
This is a concerted effort to scare people and MISINFORM as well to get their way as they do not want health care reform.
Just like the woman last year in Minnesota, who by the way was refuted on the spot by McCain (to his credit), these people are concerned and that is fine. However, do not scream out and get in people's faces and try to intimidate the representatives at these events.
The mega corporations, big pharma and health insurance giants have had things their way for quite some time now, especially the last eight years under Bush & Cheney.
They are getting a pass on the (expletive) mess they left this country with after their term was up.
The point is to keep your dignity and do not yield to the fear mongering that is going on with this issue and which will continue to go on.
The call here is that health care reform is going to happen ... like it or not.
Deal with it when it does because it is inevitable.
Do not fear change because that just plays into the hands of the people who want the "status quo" and the vote last year was FOR CHANGE.
The people of the United States spoke and Barack Obama won the election.
What have we become as a nation for God's sake?
People in New Hampshire bringing loaded guns with them to the town halls and trying to justify this on political talk shows.
I ask again, what have we become as a nation for God's sake?
Let's just leave it at that.