12:42 pm on December 2, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Anyone with a libertarian inclination will exult in the excellent movie, Dallas Buyers Club. It’s based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, an electrician and part-time rodeo cowboy in Texas who was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Ron spent the last years of his life fighting the corrupt “health care” industry and the FDA as he searched for ways to cure AIDS, or at least diminish its horrendous effects. When diagnosed, he was told by the doctor to put his affairs in order, as he would be dead within a month. Through hard work and courage, he managed to live for seven years beyond that expiration date. He transformed his life from one of party-hardy debauchery to one of dedicating himself to helping others as he strove to help himself. I recommend this movie for its strong libertarian theme as well as its revelation of much truth about HIV and the nauseatingly corrupt U.S. medical industry and its partner in crime, the federal government. A word of caution: this movie is not one for children nor any adult who is easily offended.