Big business versus big government-
We versus I or me-
We as part of the one: The I Am, who is God-
Golden Rule versus private profit-
Good Samaritanism versus making a private profit at other people's misfortune-
Cuba (socialized) has more doctors per capita than does the US. Cuba has a longer life-expectancy rate than does the US even though Cuba has been relatively impoverished by the US. Cuba has a lower infant-mortality rate than does the US. We wrote about this years ago. It has been known for decades now, but the truth has been suppressed and censored by the powers that be. Cuba delivers faster and better emergency care to any Cuban citizen than the average American hospital delivers to the average American with private health-insurance.
Contrary to what has happened in the US, Cuba doesn't limit the number of medical schools to limit the number of doctors to keep the doctors' profits high.
As of Saturday, July 07, 2007, the date of this writing, the US is ranked 37th in the world by The World Health Organization. Is this what America's neocons want to export to the whole world?
Profit is everything for the shareholders, so cutting expenses while keeping premiums high is central to the private-insurance companies. Not treating the covered people is the best way to make more profits. It is an evil system at its core. Nothing can fix it. It must be scrapped.
This is the movement to eliminate private health-insurance companies, including non-profits, because the so-called non-profits still are all about making money for the executives running the non-profits.
This is the movement for socialized, single-payer, governmentally run, universal health-care. This is the right way to go; however, it won't work within the capitalist system surrounding it.
The capitalist system is antichrist and will fall; however, the capitalists cannot be coerced into Christianity. That is the most important lesson for would-be Christians to learn and to apply.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Matthew 10:14
You notice here that Jesus did not say beat them into submitting to belief.
And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. Luke 9:53-55
The capitalists tell out-and-out lies about socialized medicine. They deliberately cover up the truth.
In truth, socialized medicine around the world in general costs about one-tenth the amount in overhead and profit of private insurance in the US.
Healthcare workers live well under socialized medicine.
Most importantly, everyone is covered. No one is turned away. No one is put out on the street, which actually happens now under capitalism.
Who will lead on this issue? Hillary Clinton has been getting huge donations from the mainstream, corporate, capitalist, healthcare industry in America.
Really, rather then being the "healthcare industry" it's the sick-maintenance industry. The industry in general doesn't want cures. They can't continue profiting from cures. The cured don't need them anymore. The drug companies especially want maintenance dosing rather than cures. The drug industry is a huge and powerful lobbying association that writes much of the legislation concerning their industry on the state and federal levels. Turn to God for healing over both the short- and long-runs.
Keep them sick and in the system as long as they can pay. Otherwise, throw them on the streets, literally. That's the evil inherent within the mind-set of capitalism. Not all who subscribe to capitalism are that draconian, but capitalism leads inevitably in that direction. It is evil's temptation. We must be delivered from capitalism.
Where Michael Moore is in error concerns trying to change things from within the system. He is trying, unaware, to hold an inherently divided house together. He incorrectly believes that there was a time in America when the people were more unified. Well, that's the falsehood those put in charge by the oligarchs of creating the political-socialization process were instructed to work to cause the people to imagine—that Americans were, and are, together in spirit: The spirit of America. It was never true. Oh, there have been times when the people have been closer together in spirit in general than at other times. It ebbs and flows. However, there has never been a time when America has been without real, legitimate, radical dissension within and for good reason. That good reason is that America is not founded upon the New Commandment, the Golden Rule, Good Samaritanism, good stewardship, good shepherding, or anything of the like. It is founded upon what Michael Moore and we have correctly identified as the "me syndrome": Selfishness: The root of all evil: The reason people come to love money rather than God and righteousness.
Radicalism, real radicalism, is the call for changing roots. It is the call for total transformation from head to toe, root to branch to leaf... It is the call for the new wineskin that can hold the new wine, which is the spirit of absolute truth that is absolutely right (right without qualification). That new root, new wineskin, is unselfishness: Being last and therefore being first.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. Matthew 12:33
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. Matthew 9:17 KJV AV
[Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. NASV]
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Matthew 19:30
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8
Inherent in this new root, new wineskin, is the absolute truth of the correctness of the golden rule, which requires a non-coercive approach so as to cause no harm: To not be the mover bringing forth harm or perpetuating harm or setting a harmful example but rather setting always the pacifist example of doing no harm.
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7
We've written earlier that brain damage caused by trauma, emotional and/or physical (in the common usage) causes people to be willing to sacrifice the few for the many, whereas the undamaged brain is more unwilling to do harm period. It is less willing or even adamantly refuses to sacrifice anyone (do any harm) to ostensibly stop harm to even more souls.
So many people have been traumatized that they have a difficult time comprehending what they used to know inherently before they were victimized by the disease of evil. That's understandable on a certain level but no ultimate excuse. We are required to come back from that forgetful state and to remember how to approach God as little children.
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
Therefore, when Michael Moore calls for insurance executives to be hauled off in handcuffs, we understand on a certain level what motivates Michael to say this, but we caution that this is not part of the solution. Those executives themselves have been abused by evil into a compassionless and selfishness state. They must be re-educated. They must have the Holy Scriptures, the words of Jesus Christ, opened up to them so they may see the light. This of course will require that they overcome recidivism: The ultimate challenge and test of worthiness.
Is it casting pearls before swine?
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matthew 7:6
Well, Jesus cautioned about that, but he did it. He was in his way explaining that the road, the narrow way, is not for the faint at heart. Jesus was troubled but went through with everything, because he had enough of the right kind of love in God to brave the whip, crown of thorns, ridicule, nailing to the cross, and the long agony of dying under such cruel and unjust torture.
People are helped by having their disease states explained to them, letting them come to better understand what has made them sick in the first place. In the final analysis, apostasy is the reason for all disease, disorder, ruin.... Apply any synonym. Apostasy is being away from God: Not close to God. It is being selfish. Unselfishness is being closer to God. It leads in the opposite direction of disease (dis-ease). There are bumps and pits on the road to recovery, but ultimately, the road is made straight and level.
Therefore, the Real Liberal Christian Church does not call for the punishment of the hardhearted, coldhearted, small-hearted executives and shareholders, but rather for speaking the truth to them and for setting the right example for them: Forgiveness, which is within the same stream of consciousness as real healing.
We've written at length about this spiritual understand in There is No Such Thing as a Conservative-Republican Christian: Jesus is a small-c communist and Supplement: There is No Such Thing as a Conservative-Republican Christian: Jesus is a small-c communist and in other articles on our website.
The Real Liberal Christian Church is about bringing forth the giving and sharing world for which Michael Moore and many others strive.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:19
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:23
We are about doing that in accordance with Jesus's teachings and life example as much as we are given by the Holy Spirit to be able to do it. We are about diverting the stream of wealth to that end until all human activity is wholly consistent with the spirit of "first and last"—until the law and the prophets are written on every heart when righteousness will be the automatic reflex response rather than selfish fighting or fleeing. This is where the spirit is over the matter of the brain and mind and the rest of the flesh. This is where the brain matter and the spirit conflate as spirit.
We can do nothing alone (without God). We know that human souls are one in God. They are one when people know they are one: Realize, perceive they are one.
Love one another; as I have loved you. John 13:34
Please donate to this most worthy of causes (Jesus's cause).
Tithe or better if you are able, if the Holy Spirit gives you to do it, moves your heart to have the real faith to do it.
This all sounds new though even though it seems based upon the scripture. Yes, it is and it isn't new. It is just explaining the truth that has been with God since the beginning. It is just more reading between the lines of scripture.
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)