A Bit and A Bit
Friday evening we had a late truckdriver come in so I had to handle it. He was from Canada and he needed to get some paperwork faxed to his crossing point so he could get through quicker. As I was escorting him through the office area he said "This place is a maze." I replied "Not really. It's all L shaped and you ought to see all our hospitals." He then said, "Not anymore. Our hospital just closed." and inquired why and he said "Not enough doctors and nurses to staff them anymore." I snorted and said "And the experts here want to copy your system." He said "I hope Americans aren't that stupid. I need stomach surgery badly. I can barely eat and I'm on a waiting list for treatment." I suppose there are Canadians who love their system but I just met one who is suffering because of it. How many more are there?
I didn't watch but a few minutes of the Superbowl but I love this commercial.
I read some of the angry reactions to this posting and they just don't realize. Any cause can become oppressive when people lose perspective and respect for others. All too many can see only a threat from the other side. I can't ever be oppressive because I'm a progressive. That is why I am suspicious of people like Rand who are as far off the mark as Marx was, just in the opposite direction.