No Longer a Christian Nation

What would Jesus Do on healthcare reform? Apparently, he’d scream all sorts of slanderous insults at the top of his lungs, call our President a Nazi, and tell the uninsured to go die in the streets like the money-grubbing suckholes that they are.

Keep in mind that the vocal opposition to healthcare reform is the Christian Right. It’s time to stop pretending that America has any form of Christianity that actually resembles real Christianity. Christianity used to be about helping thy neighbor, but now it’s just some bastardization of religion whose main tenets are: “Fuck the government. Fuck the poor. Let’s make sure I keep what’s mine.”

You can be sure that whenever a complex issue comes up, a huge portion of the American people will run in circles screaming at the top of their lungs in fear because they’re simply too stupid to understand anything and too willfully ignorant to educate themselves when information is so readily available. The right-wing and the Christian right have concocted an anti-healthcare reform platform that’s so filled with lies that it’s hard to know how to combat it. Surely, if they wanted to start a “World is Flat” campaign, they could certainly convince their constituents that the “World is Round” folks have just been shoving some giant government conspiracy down their throat for the last however many years.

These morons have been referring to healthcare reform as some kind of Nazi propaganda while being completely incapable of connecting the two (because there is no connection). These same morons have been willfully utilizing completely debunked criticisms as well: government takeover (debunked), illegal immigrant insurance (debunked), death panels (debunked) – the list goes on and on. And this is all in an effort to make sure the uninsured – the poor – stay uninsured. The irony is that the uninsured end up going to emergency rooms and driving up the cost of healthcare, costs that are put on the American taxpayer anyway.

A further irony is that the parents of all these idiots are likely on Medicaid or Medicare, a government run healthcare system that works quite well. Another irony is that old people are largely against healthcare reform, citing the “government-run” thing as their main criticism, despite the fact that the government runs their healthcare. I say that if you’re old and have the gall to oppose healthcare reform, we pull your Medicaid or Medicare and let you fucking die as soon as possible. And if you’re one of these Christian right-wing idiots and your parents are taking from the government, we let them die too.

After all, this is the mantra of our Christian nation: fuck the government, fuck the poor, give me what’s mine. Man, that Jesus must have been a hell of a guy.


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Christian is as Christian does

FearlessFreep's picture

George McGovern recalls that when he was running for re-election to the Senate (he lost), two old ladies in a supermarket said to him, "We aren't voting for you because you're liberal." Then they paid for their groceries with food stamps.

 

I don't think we ever were a "Christian nation."

Coaster's picture

Our founding fathers were secularists.  They sure as hell left god and jesus out of the Constitution and in the opinion of those more schooled on that document, built a wall between church and state with the second amendment. 

Eveytime I hear one of my fellow Okie's proclaim, "This is a Christian nation", I puke a little bit in my mouth. 

Forget about health care, it's the afterlife that counts

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Your life sucks and you can't get any health care?  Invent your own religion and the money will pour in.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33382

{;-) Dan in Miami

So you're saying the Christians Right are acting like Jews?

Scumby's picture

But seriously...

All I've seen out of this healthcare reform is a bonanza for the health insurance juggernauts, where a whole new group of customers will be forced onto their rolls with government subsidies attached.  Note how their lobbyists defeated the one part they didn't like--the 'public option'.  The reforms proposed are neither a government takeover nor a return to free markets--they instead strengthen the stranglehold of the insurance companies.

Take this for example:

http://www.healthreform.gov/factsheethealthreformstake.pdf

It laughably calls paying the average of submitted plans by the health insurance oligopoly a competitive market.  Such a plan does not reward low bidders and therefore provides no pricing pressure; in fact it encourages collusion.

Most of the rest in there is about squeezing hospitals so there are more profits for health insurers and some cost reductions for Medicare.

I'd like to see some actual radical health care reform, either true free markets or socialized medicine, not more pork for the health insurance oligopoly.

Jesus wants you to be rich! Or possibly just dead.

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

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{;-) Dan in Miami

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