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This man has been devastatingly - Diagnosed with Stage IV

Posted: Dec 6th, 2019 - 6:21 pm

James Thompson

I wanted to share my response to a man commenting on my video from my appearance on TYT. “Socialism” is the boogeyman of the talking head pundits of Fox News and Breitbart. They use it to label anything that helps working  people so they can place such policies in a box with the socialism label. We need to call out this fear tactic and shine light on this ignorance. This gentleman listed off several countries like Venezuela, Argentina etc and ignored the democracies I named like Canada, England France, Germany etc. 
“...do you notice that none of the countries you name are included in the countries I named. Why? Because I’m not talking about socialism. Stop using scare tactics to drive fear by using the “socialism” boogeyman.  DEMOCRACIES across the globe, except for the USA,  are able to provide healthcare systems that cover every person. That is all anyone here is advocating for. Your same arguments decrying “socialism” have historically been used every time we made advances in this country that helped working people. Used against Social Security, the New Deal, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. 
You made the point above that insurance is not part of the healthcare system, but it is my friend. Healthcare in this country for catastrophic illness and injury does not function without insurance.
It sounds like you mean well, but nobody wants to be a socialist country. What people want is a government that provides for the general welfare of the people it governs as mandated by the Constitution. Healthcare should not be a for-profit industry. Our nurses and doctors should be paid fairly and appropriately but we should not be subsidizing the multimillion dollar bonuses of insurance executives. 
You said that it was the profit driven model that made the care I need available. That simply is not true in my case. The advancements That will help me, have been available in Europe for 20 years, where they have universal health care systems maintained by the government. 
Finally you say that socialism is the desire to redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor. Not sure if you noticed or not, but since 1980 when Reagan cut taxes for the wealthiest and big corporations, the wealth of this country was redistributed from the working people to the very rich. This is why income inequality has grown exponentially over the past 40 years. This is why wages remained stagnant while the stock market grew at an unprecedented pace. This is why our middle class has shrunk and will become non-existent. 
I’m sorry my friend, but you are the one talking about “socialism”, the rest of us want a government responsive to the citizens and not just wealthy donors. We want a healthcare system that does not force medical bankruptcies. A healthcare system that does not force people like me to make a choice between living in debt or dying in order to get life insurance for my family so they can survive.”
I wanted to share my response to a man commenting on my video from my appearance on TYT. “Socialism” is the boogeyman of the talking head pundits of Fox News and Breitbart. They use it to label anything that helps working  people so they can place such policies in a box with the socialism label. We need to call out this fear tactic and shine light on this ignorance. This gentleman listed off several countries like Venezuela, Argentina etc and ignored the democracies I named like Canada, England France, Germany etc. 
“...do you notice that none of the countries you name are included in the countries I named. Why? Because I’m not talking about socialism. Stop using scare tactics to drive fear by using the “socialism” boogeyman.  DEMOCRACIES across the globe, except for the USA,  are able to provide healthcare systems that cover every person. That is all anyone here is advocating for. Your same arguments decrying “socialism” have historically been used every time we made advances in this country that helped working people. Used against Social Security, the New Deal, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. 
You made the point above that insurance is not part of the healthcare system, but it is my friend. Healthcare in this country for catastrophic illness and injury does not function without insurance.
It sounds like you mean well, but nobody wants to be a socialist country. What people want is a government that provides for the general welfare of the people it governs as mandated by the Constitution. Healthcare should not be a for-profit industry. Our nurses and doctors should be paid fairly and appropriately but we should not be subsidizing the multimillion dollar bonuses of insurance executives. 
You said that it was the profit driven model that made the care I need available. That simply is not true in my case. The advancements That will help me, have been available in Europe for 20 years, where they have universal health care systems maintained by the government. 
Finally you say that socialism is the desire to redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor. Not sure if you noticed or not, but since 1980 when Reagan cut taxes for the wealthiest and big corporations, the wealth of this country was redistributed from the working people to the very rich. This is why income inequality has grown exponentially over the past 40 years. This is why wages remained stagnant while the stock market grew at an unprecedented pace. This is why our middle class has shrunk and will become non-existent. 
I’m sorry my friend, but you are the one talking about “socialism”, the rest of us want a government responsive to the citizens and not just wealthy donors. We want a healthcare system that does not force medical bankruptcies. A healthcare system that does not force people like me to make a choice between living in debt or dying in order to get life insurance for my family so they can survive.”

 





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