Universal Health Care.
Being a good little anarchist, I feel weird talking about politics and I find it downright impossible to talk about it in any positive manner. Don’t get me wrong, just because I chose these views doesn’t mean I am some homegrown terrorist or going to do something drastic even though I have been called “an enemy combative terrorist threat” once or twice. I will wait and see what happens, continue voting and pretending it matters and being vocal about causes that matter to me the most like pot legalization and gay rights. My opinion on most things is uneducated but comes from more heartfelt, logic, common sense sort of place and the most logical thing to me is dumping government all together while delegating “public programs” into the hands of people who choose to work in those fields to be run in however they think will work best for them.
One of the big hot button issues in this country has been the so called ObamaCare. Like I said before I tend to be fairly ignorant when it comes to the language and technical stuff that goes along with politics but from what I have gathered, ObamaCare is basically what Canada has had for years now. From what I have heard, it works wonderfully up there so I have been for it since the start. The issue was clouded by trivial arguments and delayed by bickering until the other day when the Supreme Court passed it into law.
What this means to me is finally getting some much needed medical attention after all these years. There has been only one period of time in my life that I have ever had any so at this point, I wouldn’t even know where to begin if I were to try to describe all my problems. Granted, I do not take the best care of myself but in many ways, I am just trying to speed the process because I don’t know what else I have for options, if I was going to be completely honest. Now it feels like there is a bit of hope although I’m not sure if even now my fear of doctors and hospitals will win over my good sense. As much as I know I should sort myself out, I don’t trust that field and for the most part I think they are either greedy or drug addicts. It is possible I watch too much TV but shows like Nip/Tuck and characters like Nurse Jackie or House would not exist if there was not a real life connection in some way. More than anything though, I get offended by the fact that any time I go to the hospital for a tooth ache or something worse, I am treated like a criminal because of how I look and the more you try to explain to someone that you are really in pain, they see the Mohawk with crazy colors, shakiness and bags under my eyes and assume much more than they should. Really it has put me off all of it for years, most of my experiences were less than positive, now though, I worry for myself.
There have been arguments about how ObamaCare will mess with peoples existing insurance, invade people’s personal lives by taking life and death decisions away from them or raise taxes. All of these things are valid but not for me, I have no insurance or personal life to worry about and life or death questions are way too much responsibility for me, no one would ever leave something like that to me. The saying that nothing in life is sure but death and taxes wouldn’t be a saying if there was any thought put into doing taxes. For years I have heard about taxes being raised for this reason or that but it really made no difference, it just was. When you are poor, you are used to being poor and you do what you have to, every week when you get your meager paycheck you look for what you got, not what was taken out and then you start balancing your budget in your head, but maybe that’s just me.
It all seems like reason to argue, reason to keep people like me suffering and looking for other means to heal ourselves. It becomes one of those reasons to be a spiteful, pissed off anarchist, it becomes a reason to buck against the system. There are plenty of people out there who will abuse anything good that comes their way and I understand this will never change but it makes the rest of us look bad. Once I was sitting in an office trying to get food stamps and there was this girl with her newborn child on the other side of the room. The girl was wearing gold hoop earrings, dressed in perfect white trash fashion, talking on a newer model cell phone, asking whoever was on the other end “the form is asking me who the responsible parent is and I don’t get it.” After eavesdropping and hearing her say this three or four times, I couldn’t help myself and before I knew it, “obviously neither of you are” came out of my mouth. This is one of those things that really make me mad. I don’t have many morals but kids should stay as pure and innocent as possible for as long as possible, again, it might just be me though because obviously many people have no issue with breeding like rabbits even when they are clearly unfit. Tonight I saw a girl holding the hand of a child with one hand while holding her cigarette in the air with her other hand like that was anywhere near good enough, I was horrified. The people like this get all the help they need while some people who may have only screwed up a little or just not lived up to standard get left to fend for themselves.
There are definitely different standards for different people and there is no way to really know where you stand at any given time. This is one of many reasons I chose to be an anarchist. If I meet a doctor who wants to help, why shouldn’t help just be given? Why do I need to go home and fill out five copies of 10 different forms before I can get any help unless I go to the emergency room on the verge of death? Only time will tell if this newest empty government promise will be something good or worthwhile but it could be good, I see the potential and I have hope, so say what you will about it.
6/30/2012 4:28 AM