On Sunday, I spoke with a college professor friend of mine who gave me an inkling the of the madness that has overtaken the university system in this country. What he said was so shocking that he shall remain nameless because I don’t believe he truly understands the implications of his “vision”–and doubtless that of his academic colleagues–for America.
We were talking about health care. Unsurprisingly, like 90-plus% of his fellow professors, he is an avowed leftist who believes in government-controlled, national healthcare. “Millions of Americans are dying because they have no access to healthcare,” he said. I overlooked the exaggeration, simply stating that, while our healthcare system is far from perfect, handing control of it to the government would be far worse.
“Oh no,”" he replied. “Just look at Great Britain. They have a much better system than ours. Everybody gets coverage.” I told him that’s true, but if one examines such things as comparable mortality rates for cancer treatment, or waiting times for MRIs or surgical procedures, you’re much better off being in the U.S. if you get sick or need surgery.
Then the bomb dropped. “That’s only because here some people can get exotic drugs or treatments that cost thousands of dollars. In Britain they ration live-saving treatments. if you’ve only got a few months to live, for example, and you need a drug or surgical procedure that costs too much, you don’t get it. That way they save money and more people are helped.” “That sounds great in theory,” I replied, “until it’s your twelve year-old daughter who needs an exotic drug to save her life. Would you be willing to let her die to keep the system solvent?”
His answer? “Yes. If a few people have to die to save ten thousand, then it’s worth it.”
For anyone still wondering about why an ardent socialist like Barack Obama hasn’t been laughed off the national stage, look no further than our poisoned university system–which is more than likely an extension of our poisoned public school system. The people in charge of shaping future generations of Americans may have finally succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. If a college-educated individual would be willing to allow his own daughter to die for the “greater good” of society, there is no limit to what such people would expect from-ordinary Americans.
Or would demand be more accurate?
We need to re-educate younger generations and make them understand that wealth and prosperity are not zero-sum equations, where some people have to be poor in order for others to be rich–or some people have to die so that others may live.
That’s not America. That’s Nazi Germany, the former USSR or Communist China. It’s the idea that as long as everyone is “equal,” it’s OK–even if they’re equally miserable or equally oppressed.
Most Americans didn’t realize war was being waged against us by Islamo-fascist terrorists until 9/11, when their motives became transparent. This is a similar subterfuge. The American left has dominated the educational system for a number of years. They have waged an undeclared culture war against American values, traditions and exceptionalism that is reaching critical mass. And if my friend’s system of values is any indication, no sacrifice, not even one’s daughter, is too much for “the cause.”
Just like the war on terror, Americans need to snap out of their torpor. We need to take America back from these jackboots masquerading as “do-gooders.”
One grammar school, one high school, one university at a time.
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