Michael Moore's Sicko shows us how full of self-hatred the US is.
By Sam Smith.
Americans, you are a laughing stock. So you think you live in the greatest country on earth do you? What a joke.
The poor of America are suckers. There are fifty million of you that don’t get any health insurance, that’s enough to sway the vote one way or another, especially given that only half of your countrymen usually vote. But you don’t bother, you care more about what’s going on within the confines of the four walls of your own house, than with what your society might look like if you cared about each other, and voted accordingly.
You think you’re all in it together don’t you? And you’d be right. You are all in together, the politicians and the media and the corporations all combine together to feed you the same shit everyday, convincing you that the only way forward is privatised health care. You’re all a part of all that. You’re in it together.
It wasn’t until I saw Michael Moore’s Sicko that I realised how incredible the British are, and how our civilisation is so superior to the American one. We have reached a point in civilisation, where we have not only created but also sustained and defended an institution, which means we can live our lives without the worry of whether we could afford attention, if we were to have a life threatening accident or illness.
I never imagined that there were countries, so barbaric, that they disliked each other so much that they didn’t care about creating the institutions necessary to provide free health care to those who need it. Selfish self-obsessed spiteful hateful rats.
According to Michael Moore there are nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance, of which 18,000 will die because they don’t have one of what we have in the United Kingdom, in France, in what we have in virtually every civilised country. They don’t have an institution providing free health care.
You the poor aren’t civilised in the United States, you are civilised by the powers that be, civilised into passive resignation, as the rich screw you to fuck, with the politicians and the media in their train. And you buy into their shit, thinking that there can be no other way. But there can be another way, Michael Moore showed it, and all I’m doing is sitting here laughing at you, thinking about how fucked up and stupid you are as a people, that you can’t even get together and organise a health system that you, the richest country on earth, could more than afford.
‘I am confronting the American audience with a question: 'Who are we, and what has happened to our soul? - Michael Moore.
You must really hate yourselves in the US, the nation of hate, you must have a serious self-hatred complex, that you don’t even like each other enough, to organise your own health care system.
It’s your hatred for each other, that stops you realising that if you had compassion for each other, if you loved each other, then you’d probably be able to build yourself a better country.
‘Before we had the vote all the power was in the hands of the rich people. If you had money you could get health care, education and look after yourself when you are old. And what democracy did was to give the poor the vote and it moved power from the market place to the polling station, from the wallet to the ballet.’ - Tony Benn.
America you have fucked up, you have screwed up, you willingly vote for and/or passively let your own government spend billions of dollars on supporting the business interests of the American royal families, sacrificing your lives in Iraq, whilst buying into the argument that you can’t afford your own health care system.
‘If you can find money to kill people you can find money to help people’ – Tony Benn’. Can you America – can you find it in your heart to trust each other and do that.
Believe it once you’ve got it, you can nail all those uncaring private health care companies and health insurance companies whose actions Michael Moore documented. Michael Moore interviewed Tony Benn, who said of the UK National Health Service,
‘Even Mrs Thatcher said ‘the national health service is safe in our hands’. People wouldn’t have it in Britain, they wouldn’t accept the deterioration or destruction of the national health service. There would have been a revolution.’ – Tony Benn.
Too right baby, any toffee nosed corrupt Conservative politician or New Labourite tries to dismantle the peoples’ realisation of its common will to protect each other, in the name of private health care, I’ll be causing havoc in the streets. I’ll be ripping it up, there’ll be a real revolution, heads will roll and there’ll be no health care for those without their heads, and we’ll have a real democracy.
If I was living in America I would be making things hot now, and if you’re reading this you should start doing it, come on have some fun, before it’s too late! What about this from Fox News really rubbing salt into the wounds, its from a reaction to the movie:
Many Americans have forgotten how well off they are. They complain at the slightest pain, because they're told that virtually ALL their problems can and should be taken care of by a nanny state. - David Asman.
‘I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world. If you have power you use it to meet the needs of you and your community. And this idea of choice which capital talks about all the time, choice depends on the freedom to choose and if you’re shackled with debt you don’t have the freedom to choose. People in debt become hopeless and the hopeless don’t vote, so they always say everyone should vote, but I think if the poor in Britain or the United States voted for people who represented their interests if would be a real democratic revolution. And so they don’t want it to happen. See I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly demoralise them. An educated healthy and confident nation is harder to govern. And I think there’s an element in the thinking of some people we don’t want people to be educated, healthy and confident because they would get out of control. The top one per cent of the world’s population own eighty per cent of the world’s wealth. It’s incredible that people put up with it but they are poor, they’re demoralised and they’re frightened and therefore they think the safest thing to do is to take orders and hope for the best.’ - Tony Benn.
- July 2007