- Subject: The Shot Heard Around the World
When we are all dead what country's citizenship did it matter that we belonged to ? According to the movie 'SICKO" that would be any country that takes good medical care of its living citizens, but that would not be here in the USA. It could be any socialized medical country like: The Vatican, China, Palestine, Germany, Israel, Ireland, England, Cuba, Russia, Canada, Mexico, France, etc. etc.. The biggest point of Michael Moore's movie is that if you socialize only one thing around the world and here in the USA, just one thing, it should be the public health system. The only thing different I would have changed in the Sicko movie was the ending where instead of Michael Moore taking his laundry up the Capitol steps to see if our government will start paying government employees to do his laundry like they do in France, well, maybe that was a pretty good ending. But another good ending may have been seeing Americans give back the USA to the Indians because our health care system leaves most Americans as bad off as the day the pilgrims first arrived and then show Americans returning back to their respectful socialized medical countries where they'll get top notch medical treatment instead of the 1600s type still going on today.
Then if you want a real surprise watching Sicko notice Michael Moore donates $12,000.00 dollars to the guy who has the largest Anti-Michael Moore website against Moore movies going on because this same guy's wife has now taken ill and cannot afford to be a giant Michael Moore hater anymore and pay for his wife's new medical bills; so Moore donates anonymously the money to keep going his biggest critic on the web...class act right? That's the way you do it.
How about the Bureaucrat Doctor that works for Corporate cronies who is confronted at congressional hearings because he is the top Doctor rubber stamping denials on your and my health care treatment forms without even personally reviewing them. This country is totally out of health care control and Moore's movie focuses on great true stories like it from beginning to present. It's too late for me with my diabetes and complications and my ballooning co-payments, but there still may be time left for you to change a broken health care system before you need it and find that it isn't there. Good Luck to you with that one.
GoneFishing (Posted on July 6, 2007, 11:07 am GoneFishing)