I don't know if many have noticed the veritable little machine that is "Right-wing apologists and deniers" on loads of interweb sites?
I can't believe that Obama is being called "fascist" for helping the less well off have lives. *AND* the American right-wing/Conservative element are now comparing *him* to Hitler... earlier entries in my blog show how they hate his guts already.. but to compare him to somebody how had millions of people killed sounds more like.. they are very very desperate NOT to look like they ever supported right-wing regimes, or were anything to do with the Ku-Klux Klan; so for instance, wipe any memory of Pinochet from your minds...
Tis worrying, the crap they'll invent isn't it.
In his blog yesterday (ok a bit later, it's gone midnight), Dave Semple wrote:
It mentioned a few facts that i didn't know:
Stephen Hawking had his life saved by the NHS.
Stephen Hawking is actually British.
Stephen Hawking has spoken out in defense of the British NHS, saying:
'Stephen Hawking himself retaliated against the claims by the American right when he said, “I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS…I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived."'
I thought "well hell, that rings a bell" (or 'thoughtwords' to that effect...)
So I replied:
"Similarly I would not be here if it were not for the NHS, as I was involved in a road accident as a passenger and got a serious head injury/smashed up shoulder which meant being needed to be taught how to move limbs/walk/talk/then work.
Hanna and any of his Conservative lot would have found it necessary to leave me to die under a private healthcare system; I had no private health insurance.
The NHS sorted me out. I feel badly sorry for anybody that is the position I was in.
I feel even sorrier for people who are in the position but live in a country where healthcare is an “elitist” thing.
We used to have such a system in the UK, where people died for many unnecessary reasons.
That is why the NHS was developed.
Off to bed now, got the "DEATH PANEL" in the morning; I hope they decide I am worth more than 22k(gbp)! (the stupid b****)
Stephen Hawking: kick ass, excellent."
Tis the way though isn't it, the right-wing HATE anything not 'of their ilk'. Like the NHS.
Anyway in The Guardian today (over the past few days) has been the article from where I half-inched the picture featured in this post:
The article, on The Guardian website, had a reply:
12 Aug 09, 8:07pm
"In America, the right wing insists on dominating--when they are in power, they immediately invade some other country and kill those people and destroy their infastructure. When they are not in power, they arm themselves and threaten those in power. They know no reason and they are incapable of compromise. They are high on fanatical religion, low on education, and they love their guns. The right wing money men use them to disrupt the ability of the center and left to get anything done..."
Sounds spot on to me.