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Author Topic: Is health care a right?  (Read 98150 times)

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Offline LordBerners

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Re: Is health care a right?
« Reply #400 on: November 06, 2007, 10:30:03 PM »
In order to see through the arguments of the right-wing, I think it can be helpful to understand that the 'public'/'private' dichotomy is a false one.  Their cries of 'government interference' are absurd in light of the fact that their own exhalted position is granted and gauranteed by the State.  When they squeal about 'their' tax dollars, of course what they are really bemoaning is a loss of privilege.

Anyway, the reference to a 'right' is naive, since one's class opponent will never recognize one's 'right' to anything.  Political decision making is about power, and alas, as some have pointed out above, in american society the capitalist class (owners/wealthy/corporations) have an absolute monopoly on power.  Under what circumstances can it be wrested from them?  I fear only very unlikely or fantastic ones.
Please, just call me Berners.. or Baron.

 


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