Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is ‘morally wrong’
Kudos to Ban Ki-moon for having the courage to step forward and say something like this.
One thing I will question is why the rest of the Western world was seemingly so absent from public condemnations of events and policies in the USA that preceded or directly resulted in this situation. I do champion diplomacy and have the deepest respect for those who engage in it. However it is also necessary and healthy to be brave and principled enough to bite the hand that feeds you when the other hand is beating you or someone else. At some point you become complicit via inaction.
CNN: Two Republican senators urge committee to hear out Kavanaugh accuser before vote https://www.diigo.com/annotated/7ba20bf547894b5079c37ae8258904a6
Yeah. 🙂 I think the least you could do is take the hour or so to hear out the accuser before the vote; you know, the vote to decide who’s going to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States of America for life.🖕
Excellent article! Well worth the read. Plus you get a history lesson.
Feels like it! 😐 One more reason to GTFO.
And “Governor” Phil Bryant is a buffoon. Denial & ignorance (best case) and actively looting your historically suppressed constituency (worst case) are both very grave errors/crimes/sins/mistakes/acts/choices in an actual democracy. I’m hoping for massive amounts of cosmic justice, whether I’m privileged enough to witness it or not. 🙂🕊️♥️🕉️☸️🌍🌌🐢🦄
Now don’t get me wrong! There should be a public education system that is stellar in every regard. But it is incumbent upon each of us (or at least those of us who want to be able to vote, or make any decisions in the public sphere) to ensure that we have a torrent of diverse information constantly flowing into our brains with which we can make decisions, compare and contrast, reach conclusions, ponder, meditate, etc., resulting in a nuanced, intelligent, wise, well-informed, reasonable, citizen of the world.
And like I said earlier this might not be for everyone. Maybe some people don’t want to put forth the effort or care or attention into doing this for themselves. In that case I would politely request that you refrain from doing anything that would affect anyone else on the planet and get used to accepting the guidance of those who do care to accept this responsibility.
How does that sound?
Check out @AmirAminiMD’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/AmirAminiMD/status/1029124848403013634?s=09
Sounds good to me! Sounds like progress is required, change. Because change is normal. Change is natural. Change is inevitable! So let’s just get on with it instead of resisting it and causing infinitely greater problems than would occur otherwise.
I think one way of looking at what we’re experiencing now is the result of holding on to some fanciful notion of what the past was like and completely failing to recognize and confront the current reality.
Check out @profwolff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/profwolff/status/1029053971627892736?s=09
This references an article I wrote about previously:
As Mr. Wolff points out, the New York Times continues its seemingly proud tradition, one it shares with plenty of other purveyors of truth, of stopping short of assigning blame where it is due and responsibly questioning the premises of this situation.