Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What is all the Fuss about?

Someone help me, I thought the idea was to make sure all the uninsured in the United States (preferably citizens, IMO) obtain coverage? If this is the plan, why in the world are these town hall meetings morphing into all out rebellion? Are these people protesting against President Obama’s new socialistic agenda, are they more concerned with what they may lose within their coverage, or are they pissed because the reform will be another social taxation e.g. Medicare?

I can’t figure it out.

America’s Freedom of Speech facade is such an advantage and disadvantage...at times: Some folk need to shut the h*ll up and others need to understand that it is not an absolute! I actually respect the opportunity to publicly voice opinions. If I did not I would not send readers a commentary every week. Nonetheless, the healthcare debate continues to divide the nation. Some are accusing the Republican Party of “sending the mob” to democrat lead town hall meetings to create havoc. If this is the case: THEY ARE WRONG. THE WHITE HOUSE IS WRONG FOR THIS: Asking the public to forward emails to the White House email account if one receives an email notification with misinformation about or challenges to the new healthcare initiative. What is this a ‘police state’? Is our government in the business of keeping tabs on people who have opposing views? Yes: Black Panthers, SCLC, All African People Revolutionary Party, and the Nation of Islam.


The outcome will be a passing of Health Care Reform. That’s a given. The Republicans are too insufficient in numbers and leadership to stop this forceful push from President Obama. Loud-mouth Rush can’t even help them! The yelling and screaming will soon be history; and then we will look back on this political circus with respect or disrespect for the protest. I will be one to respect it! I will also be one to disagree with and detest the methods that are being taken to pass the bill: impatient intensity, a strategic effort but insincere plan to slow down the push, and the ignorance that members of congress appear to have relating to the reform they are about to sign-off on.

All of this fuss about socialism principles will further put us against them and them against us. I am not too frustrated by or defensive about the new administration’s intentions. Not at all. My concern stems from what I, a working tax paying citizen, may have to help pay for next. Already paying for cheap condoms and Similac!


I am perfectly in agreement, ‘if you have you should consider sharing’ – but I am adamant about NOT giving a dime to those who do not do for themselves. This is the sentiment of many. Voicing it should not be an alarm or indication that the one mentioning it is a cold-hearted white Republican. I am not. My registered voting status is Independent, and last I checked I am BLACK.

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. –Proverbs 21:13

I want equality across the board. For those people with good intentions e.g. seeking employment with health benefits, trying to stay in good health, etc. who are unable to pay for health care: I am WILLING to donate some of my loot via higher taxes. If a person is shiftless and uses tax payer dollars to buy a case of Welch’s grape soda, salty Swanson frozen dinners, Oreo cookies, and sugar-laced cereal (too many to single out one): I am UNWILLING to donate any of my loot via taxes.

Perhaps, yesterday I should have told the woman with two fat face kids about my unwillingness while I was shopping at Kroger on a strict budget. Soon my and your tax dollars will have to pay for her child’s foot amputation as a result of diabetes.

Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by Mjiba Adeze Frehiwot.



Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I know...this is about oppression and maintaining it. This is about the relationships some of these politicians, mainly Republicans, have to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. The Republicans have rejected universal healthcare for years. Have you seen Michael Moore's "Sicko?" If not, you must! It will frustrate you even more. Lastly, I can't help but to feel that this manufactured outrage has alot of racist undertones. It reminds me so much of those rallies during the Presidential campaign. They are just lying!

I had to laugh at the grape soda, sugar-laced cereal, etc. It is so true! I see some of these children and it is scary how large they are at such young ages. I feel that is a form of child neglect; giving your kids a&nb sp;bunch of junk. Unfortunately alot of so-called food programs that are designed to help families purchase groceries only provide enough for junk.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Unfortunately, this is an opportunity for those who did not want President Obama in office to voice their opposition, and it happens to be during a time when there is a very important subject. In my opinion, most of the people voicing their concern are racists against a black man being president who is half white anyway. How can the Congresswoman talk with all of the loud, rude, and ignorant yelling and screaming. Voice concern, but be heard with being civil.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to Reader SP:

But, of course, if we mention the "racist undertones" we will be accused of always prefacing race. How can we even not think/believe that it does not have anything to do with our President's skin color? The antaganism? I have tried. Really tried. I really prefer not to take it here - but note the velocity of the anger. It appears to come from a disposition of resentment and hatred. Perhaps, I am incorrect. However, as I breeze through the bill/plan/reform I do not detect anything that causes me to be in such a knot: If you have insurance there will not be a 'lost' of any CRITICAL services. Then there is a public option that's needed, by the way, to regulate the cost - that will only provide more security to those who may become uninsured.

And, let's say it is NOT about race or any other legitimate concern - WHY in the world would a citizen not want to HELP another citizen (who is trying) in a time of need? What has this nation come to...if this is the case?? We will send our dollars over to another country to help (I support this) - but we fail to help fellow American's in despair? Wow! I guess another KILLING needs to occur i.e. 911 for Americans to summons up enough CARE to do the RIGHT thing. Amazing...We have to go through something tragic to help? Sad.

We need to accept that any so called unpopular legislation will be challenged. It should. But, it SHOULD come from a disagreement i n political ideology - not because the man is black-white. Lord! So damn shallow!


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I don't understand it either!!


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:




Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

So I can't believe that I'm continuing to agree with you? But I loved to see how my boy rolled with it today at the town hall. I know you hate to hear this, but he is a force that most white people, especially those white men, don't know how to deal with, and he doesn't respond to their attacks in a way that is familiar.....and it gets their panties in a bunch. I love it.

I will say, however, that the same kind of venum and hate was hurled at Hillary back when she introduced similar ideas, but I guess your sexist ass doesn't want to hear about how sexism is alive and well today... :)


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to SN:

Sexism's bite has been DEEP. Painful. Nothing has compared to racism. I can't imagine men hating women so much that they will block legislation just because she is female. Perhaps, I can't understand this because I am male. I identify with racism because I am a Darkie!


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to Muata:

I have met (and even dated!) Tons of people/men that think its wrong to pay for others in time of need! It amazes me that people think this way---but its a reality!


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to TK:

Perhaps, it is a fear of losing what they have? What they have earned? Believe it or not, MANY white men have been expressing this for years. Some actually hate that 'minorities' are even in this country. Some believe that they are the privileged race/gender? Hell, the public school system promotes this mentality! Some believe that the race is NOT set-up with barriers for some. Also, if a black man can be president in the United States, what hindrance is there for Pookie or Bob to get a job? This may be the thought process. We have to admit that there are tons of people out there who rape the system daily (including the corporate types). I for one do not care to pay for the crooks. I despise the lazy man/woman! I have worked for the little that I have so those who are riding around in a nice car, going to the store and getting whatever they want to eat - but refuses to work because the government is giving them handouts: CAN KISS MY BLACK BEHIND. I ain't mad, just in a good mood today!


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Health care Reform Myths: