Thursday, March 25, 2010

a dose of Reality

This morning you were awakened by your alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. You then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, you turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. You watched this while eating your breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the vitamins which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, you got into your National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door, you deposited any mail you may have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and dropped the kids off at the public school.

After work, you drive your NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which has not burned down in your absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

You then log on to the internet, which was developed by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because it's impossible for the government to do anything right.


Would my beloved friends in the US of A please stop panicking? Please? Take a deep breath... a valium or two if need be... you're gonna be fine!


Trude said...

Exactly! My narrow-minded fellow citizens need to relax and realize there are plenty of countries who do this and armageddon hasn't happened yet. It's going to be okay. Maybe now we won't have to keep closing hospitals' emergency rooms because they can't afford all the uninsured people who come in because they couldn't afford the medicine they needed to take to prevent the ER visit. (Phew!)

Nariane said...

As an outside observer:
a) It seems odd that the most vocally opposed to the Health Care bill are those that don't need it...
b) That this debate has turned so ugly

As Eddie says the rest of the world is sitting here shaking our heads thinking "what are they doing??"