Friday, March 26, 2010

Strange days indeed

"The world holds us to be fools. Let us hold it to be mad."
St. Francis De Sales.
The words of St. Francis are ringing in my ears today cause it seems like America has gone a little further down the road to mad. A lot of pundits say that the American people don't know what's in the new healthcare law and would be horrified. I'm not so sure. I don't think a lot of people care. Most of the people I've listened to this week were estatic. Now granted, I do live in Northern Virginia and work in DC so most of the folks here already owe their living to the government and are quite happy about it. They think they are going to have "free" healthcare and that's all that matters. If you remind them that the English have free health and slovenly nurses, foreign doctors including some female Muslims who refuse to wash their hands because someone might see their naked forearms and become overwhelmed with longing, dirty sheets, dirty floors and docs who legally decide that you are too old, too young or too sick to be treated... they shrugg their shoulders and say that those things won't happen here.
Sr. Carol sold out and got a pen. Bart Stupak apparently suckered a whole lot of people and got three airports and media exposure. A large chunk of the American people think they got free medical and as long as somebody else is paying for their abortions let the road go on forever and the party never end. Strange days indeed.


Old Bob said...

Well said, Dymphna! Thank you!

Antara said...

You are fast becoming one of my 'must-reads'.

Thanks you for another bang-on post.

I predict many tears from these 'estatic' folks down the road.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Pray, and pray hard, tough times are coming...another excellent one

Lola said...

Some aquaintances of ours are British and are squatting in a house in my old neighborhood since they decided to leave the US. (Not all English Types are classy.)
The big attraction back home? "Free healthcare" and Governement Subsidized housing. Or rather Government Subsidized lives.

Not really interested in providing a better life for their children, just an 'easy' one.

It'll cost them plenty.