What we’re looking at here is the face of the Conservative movement, leader of The New White Supremacists, one the biggest narcissist the world has ever seen. And the sheep in line step like so many ill-informed hate followers of the past that have heard the same thing so many times they believe and hang on every word of misinformation. The white hoods have come off and now the Klan is calling themselves the Real America and are gun loving Soldiers of Christ. Fascism has come to America wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross…a burning cross.
Three weeks ago it started with aches and pains, congestion, sneezing, coughing, typical cold coming on. It happens every year at least once and this time it went on for 10 days. Depending on the work load I usually work right through being sick but the project I’m on is physically demanding and the virus had killed all my energy and I thought it was possibly the Swine Flu but no fever. Then last Sunday I felt fine, work all last week and by Friday felt sick again and with a half day of work scheduled for Saturday I was getting tired of being sick and tired. I sucked it up did the work then went to Patient First on the way home to see a Doc in the Box. Now the reason for this post; I walked in handed them my insurance card and walked out an hour later having had blood work done, a flu test, met with a doctor who handed me the results of the tests along with a prescription that was filled there all for 10 bucks. What hell would I have to pay if I was uninsured? How long would I have to work to pay for this not to mention all the other medical attention I get? Here’s a rundown on what’s wrong with me: Food allergies as a child, asthma for 40 years 4 different drugs every day for that, Pneumonia 4 times over my lifetime, 2 allergy shots twice a month, 3 hernia surgeries over 30 years due to my work, cancer in 1990, back surgery in 2007 and all I had to do was walk in and deal with being sick and not whether I’d be turned away and left to die because I was uninsured. How could I not want everyone to have this kind of access to medical treatment? What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with affordable insurance for all?
I was home sick and watched a couple war movies, saw the President walk through Arlington and thought about calling my dad. (Pictured receiving a Purple Heart after Iwo Jima) But he wouldn’t have cared about the significance of the call just that I called, so I waited a couple of days. I’ve been so back and forth on war, as a kid I played it with my friends, have an interest in WWII history and selfishly want to hear more about my dads experience during that time even though I know it pains him to talk about it which is why he rarely does. I supported Desert Storm and lost a couple friends because of that and got fooled into supporting that idiot “W” and his puppet master Chaney’s “war on terror’ when we went to Iraqi. But even then I thought it better to use our military resources to lock down the castle, meaning tighten security at home in the US while probing and surgically removing the terrorist threat. Recently I’ve not become passive because I like seeing fundamentalist get their ass kicked no matter the ideology, but more anti “taking the fight to them.” And not just being in Iraq or Afghanistan but having our military in Japan, Germany and scattered all over Europe and Asia. Have we become Rome though not in the same vein but still spread thin and spending vast amounts of resources let alone cash to keep the Soviet Union from rolling into Europe all Stalin Style? Could we not evolve our military into peace keepers by bringing the majority home to aid with the reconstruction of the US infrastructure? I think maybe that would be a great way to thank those who serve.