….And with that, Logic and Reason have left the building
November 8, 2009 24 Comments
I’m sitting here at the mouth of a malaria-infested river here on the western coast of Africa, wondering when the damned rain will stop, eyes a bit red because the rolling blackouts last night kept killing my room’s air conditioner which of course turned a once mildly uncomfortable room into a blazing furnace with a bazillion percent humidity in a matter of minutes, and I decided to get a much-needed dose of Americana. Of course the news was first, so on to Drudge….
…And I see this.
My jaw almost literally hit the ground.
I… I …. I just don’t know what to say. I seriously don’t. I mean I could mention the word “recession”, but apparently people who are in positions to modify and draft legislation just can’t be bothered with the fact that there just isn’t as much employment out there as there was before, and that homes are getting foreclosed on faster than ten bucks can be spent on two dollar blowjob night at the local brothel. I also could mention things like “capitalism”, but apparently that word is about to be reviled out of the English language ad placed in the same category as a certain slur that I know that definitely isn’t the word “can’t”. I could also…
Nope. I can’t.
I am actually in shock. Is it just that American legislators are just too close to the process that the fact that maybe only MILD reform legislation needs to be addressed, not a complete revamp of the system? Is it that they are just so busy looking to put their name on another useless process that the government insists is just too much for us lowly consumers and businessmen to regulate that they just have to step in and have a say? I don’t know about you but I don’t want a fucking lawyer telling me how to run a burger joint, how to design a car that has options and functions that I want, and DEFINITELY not be in charge of the difference between having insurance and not. I mean seriously, why? Why did this have to pass? I, applying my (albeit twisted and GROSSLY odd) versions of logic and reason have attempted to find justification for this, have also attempted to locate just a basic outcry that could serve as the purpose to this new legislation.
I just. can’t. do it. There is nothing there.
Maybe its just the fact that I work overseas and am not actually there that I couldn’t bring myself to hop on the band wagon of this supposed health care “crisis”. Maybe my head has just grown so far from what the apparent new ideal of the American mind is to date that I can’t even conceptualize this incessant need to overhaul the health insurance industry and tax the living shit out of the wealthy until they go blind and cry tears of blood.
Huh. That’s all I can come up with. Oh well, there goes my hopes of eventually working back in the states. Not only could a stateside job not afford me, but seriously, it’s sounding more and more the longer that I stay out here… I can’t afford you.
At least sitting here in this pretty vile armpit of the planet I can have an objective viewpoint.