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March 20th, 2010

I don't understand people at all @ 12:02 am

Current Mood: depressed depressed
Current Music: Take it Back - Barenaked Ladies

It seems like there isn't a day that goes by where I don't lose a little faith in humanity. People can be cruel and stupid in ways that keep on surprising me even though, at this point, I should be expecting it.

This Health Care(tm) thing is really getting me down. I'm very tired of listening to mom and dad yell at the television and talk about how America is going to be destroyed because Obama is a bad president.

I suppose every child realizes that their parents aren't as good or as nice or as smart or as perfect as they'd thought when they were young. I sometimes wonder if mom and dad realize how foolish they sound when they repeat Glenn Beck's talking points verbatim, or how cruel they sound when they say "Why should I have to pay for someone else's health care? They should get a job!" As though everyone who doesn't have insurance is a "welfare Queen" or trying to rip off the system. As though everyone can get health insurance, even if they could afford it! I've read articles where Health Insurance companies have refused to insure children. Children!

"Oh, and what about Bob and his son - they both have cancer and they don't have health insurance and they're fine!"

Sure. That's why we had to have a benefit to pay for Bob's son's living expenses during his chemo - because he's being taken care of so well.

But this isn't even about my mom and dad, really. Even if whenever I give an opinion on something, my dad berates me for it. Dad says "Capitalism has worked just fine for the last 250 years - the government doesn't need to get involved in private business!" I say "I have three words for you 'child labor laws'." "Oh! Those don't count - besides everyone did that, they'd still be doing that today!" "That's sort of the point-" "Well, I think that America is still the best country on Earth!" "... but I didn't say anything about America as a country ..."

But I digress.

I know, I know. I shouldn't read comments people make on the internet. Under the guise of anonymity, people say the ugliest things, things they'd never say to anyone's face.

"Soooooooooooooooooooo I should work and pay for you and your family to have health insurance WHILE you sit on your a$$ and reap all the rewards see I have insurance because I want to better myself I get my a$$ up and go to work and PAY for it I believe we have a system in tact for people like you its called welfare and medicare but seems its broke cause most want to keep bleeding it dry instead of using it til the get to a better place in life with a job!!!!! VOTE NO to this!!!!!!!!!!"

"Screw you Adeyemi, im not paying for your familys heath. STOP YOUR CABLE, YOUR CELL PHONE AND SELL THE CAR, TAKE A BUS TO WORK AND GET IN A SMALLER HOUSE IF YOU CANT AFFORT HEATH CARE!!!! DO THIS AN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO."

"Its America. I have the FREEDOM of not caring about anyone else but me and who I want to."

But, of course, no one would say that sort of thing in the face of someone in need, would they?

Would they?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_PX5L_v_7I&feature=related

... Of course they would. Because people are assholes. I know people are assholes.

Sometimes ... I just hate people.
 
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