Here it comes: the fight of our lives for the fight for our lives: Universal health care.
Despite the incredible amount of evidence that health care in America is a disaster, a terminal disease on a social scale unprecedented in history, that annually millions of lives are ruined, physically and financially by lack of access or restricted access to health care, what I call the Hegemony of Profit Before Health is preparing to attack without mercy.
Listen carefully to the rhetoric that the Hegemony will blast at you in the coming days and weeks. It will not be about health. It will not be about solutions for the common good. It will not be how to create the healthiest America possible within a generation.
No. The rhetoric will be about frightening you into resisting changing the status quo. The rhetoric will be about confusing you what the real issue is: denying your inalienable right to be as healthy as possible. The rhetoric will be about preserving a diseased system that holds you in its grip to the enrichment of a few–and sustains a diseased population to guarantee that enrichment flows in perpetua.
This is the fight of our lives. This is the fight for our lives. This fight will likely determine if America remains pre-eminent among the nations: more important than the fight against terrorism, more important than saving the economy, and just as important as protecting the environment.
The fight for universal health care will determine whether or not you, your children, and your children’s children will be among the healthiest people in the world with America as its strong and sure leader, or relegated to third world status, of ever declining health, a land held hostage like cattle in a factory farm, weakened by design to sustain the Hegemony of Profit Before Health.
My life is at stake. Your life is at stake. I choose life. I choose a healthy America, strong into the future, the standard for health care in the World. I choose universal health care.