and the Supremes Take Another Step Forward Into Totalitarianism
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: The
Great Myth of the Welfare State
and the Supremes lunge to finalize the totalitarian central planning
of the vast health care pseudo-system in the U.S. was so full of
verbiage, rationalizations, shilly shalling, one step back and two
steps forward into totalitarian central planning that it was ludicrous
in a very grim way. The details are absurdly complex and obfuscating,
but basically BO imposed a "universal insurance dodge"
similar to Social Security to pay for the vast trillions more in
costs needed to pay for 60,000,000 new patients who cannot pay for
themselves, the Supremes by 5 to 4 said that's illegal, but you
can do the same scam by changing the name to a "tax" and
get away with it. The Media at first thought the Supremes had rejected
the obviously unconstitutional forced purchase, then got muddled
up by the wording and shilly shalling in the actual decision, then
reversed themselves, then....
of course, are just playing their usual game of moving two steps
forward into totalitarianism, while hiding this from Dupes by taking
one tiny step back and throwing out very obfuscating verbiage in
90 pages. They are Total Party Hacks these days, but they pretend
to be independent and "only serving the law of the land,"
just like Egyptian Supremes and those in all the totalitarian regimes.
It was more
extreme than the absurdities of the Brezhnev era of the USSR, more
like a comic opera scene from "Evita" in which everyone
contradicts everyone else and everyone is confused and lost, but
the totalitarian system trundles on toward its doom.
I expect many
states will join in the fun by proclaiming they "might"
secede from the illegal, buffoon pseudo-system, some young people
will go into hiding to avoid paying soaring costs for other people,
and on and on.
By using police
powers to force everyone to pay this "non-insurance tax"
to pay for health care for other people, BO et al. hope to kick
some of the soaring costs down the alley into the darkness to hide
them. But it is perfectly obvious that health care costs will soar
by trillions in the short and medium term and the whole pseudo-system
will help to implode the whole government and clear the land of
such absurdities. Big Pharma and Big Bureaucratic Oligarchic Pseudo-Medicine
will soar to new heights of government mandated thievery and more
millions will die and be maimed and injured.
It's all just
more of the same. yada-yada, as Americans say these days.
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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