We may be slow learners, but the rest of the industrial world has figured it out: Universal, single-payer or national health care systems. That’s the reason why all those other countries cover everyone, have better patient outcomes, cause no one to declare bankruptcy or lose their homes because of medical bills, and spend less than half per capita on health care than we do.
We could do it too, by reducing the starting age for Medicare from 65 to 0.
- Rose Ann DeMoro and Michael Moore
“Let me just say that I’m always suspicious when I see articles about the motivations of journalists. I think they often reflect a misunderstanding of what journalism is all about. Journalists are supposed to be assholes. The system does not work, in fact, if society’s journalists are all nice, kind, friendly, rational people.
You want a good percentage of them to be inconsolably crazy. You want them to be jealous of everything and everyone and to have heaps of personal hangups and flaws. That way they will always be motivated to punch holes in things.”” — Matt Taibbi
Soldiers Of Conscience
directed by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg
A description from PBS:
“Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, this film transcends politics to explore the tension between spiritual values and military orders. In telling the stories of both conscientious objectors and their critics, the clash of views reveals a surprising common ground: all soldiers are “soldiers of conscience,” torn between the demands of duty and the call of conscience.”
Click here to watch the whole thing.
“There’s no higher exertion of your freedom than to follow your conscious” - Camilo Mejia, one of the veterans profiled in the film.