The mention of global warming nearly always takes me to thoughts of the healthcare issue being played out on the Washington, DC playground. A playground that seems to have more than its fair share of bullies strutting around. Bullies that seem to think we are simply to take their word for whatever the issue, but especially global warming and healthcare, and submit to the attitude that it is either their way or no way and in our best interest to obey.
I’m not a scientist nor an economist, nor have I studied up intensely on the global warming or economic issues. However, I am a resident of this planet, and the United States in particular, and I don’t like being bullied or having people think they need to parent me because, in their opinion, I’m too stupid to understand the issues at hand. Neither do I like people making up supposed data to support their side and then expect everyone — including me — to simply trust them regardless of their transgression. After all, they did it for our own good, did they not?
The global warming and healthcare issues remind me of domestic abuse, where the abuser accuses the abused of making him or her do whatever the deed. Or, where the abuser claims the actions were done in the best interest of the abused and doesn’t seem to get why the abused would dare question. In short, it reminds me of cases where the abuser thinks he or she is both all-knowing and has some special right to always getting what he or she wants in spite of what anyone else may want, need, think or know. The abuser, of course, being a control freak totally out-of-control and definitely not playing by the rules or showing any kind of integrity. (Does this sound like any of your elected officials, their appointees or staff?)
Have we done damage to the planet? No doubt we have. Are healthcare services beyond the reach of many? Of course they are. However, it serves no purpose to look for a solution to a flawed hypothesis. It especially serves no good purpose when it has already been learned, or become suspect, that the original hypothesis is flawed, yet the players continue on as though they can’t get a grasp on the fact they were wrong or that they should be willing to start over from scratch, if necessary. After all, and simply put, rather than rushing to judgment, the true data is necessary for review and consideration if we are going to find the answers, because only then, do we have a chance to isolate what the actual problem is, what it was actually caused by and, therefore, what will actually help fix what actually needs to be fixed.
So, when are the real efforts and discussions going to begin in the attempt to find the real solution to the real problems? One can only wonder if ever, since bullying and stubbornness seem to be the “in thing” thus far in this century. However, we can’t just accept this as the norm and go on about our business as though nothing odd is taking place around us and even to us.
Global warming and forced healthcare coverage? I think there needs to be some more studying on the subjects and a hesitation to address us as though we are idiots, especially when the temperatures are dropping and unemployment has been rising! That’s what I think, but I’m sure there is someone from that playground that will be sure he or she knows better than I and that this is actually the best time to convince the public that the temps are rising and it is perfectly okay to fine people for not being able to afford health insurance. This is, after all, becoming an upside down world with upside down reasoning skills that makes the term irrational seem to be a compliment.
To those who are receiving it — enjoy your global warming powder!
To those with good health insurance and a job — appreciate them today because tomorrow… well… you just never know!
Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.