Posted by: Michael George Daniel | August 4, 2009

Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Health Care and the Entrenched, Fear-Mongering Power Structure

I’m sure it is not the best or even right solution that is proposed by the-not-much-different-than-their-republican-brethren, but it is a step in the right direction. The moment (and the month) to speak out for a more compassionate society, by advocating health care reform, is now (August 2009).

See below my hero Michael Moore passing along some great news about some reasonably progressive mass media coverage of the issue.

As a way to advocate speaking up for progress, moving away from denial, and becoming conscious of the dire need to choose the path of a new, more just, interconnected, compassionate, ecological culture, would you consider passing this information along to five friends and asking them to do the same (and so on)?

This may be a first step to a real focus on health and wellness that would necessarily have to reveal (much more fully and to many more people and institutions) the deep implications of the environmental crisis on the health of all life on the planet and our interconnection, physically, psychically and psychologically, with the earth. That would be a good thing.

Oh, and if you don’t subscribe to Michael Moore’s email newsletter, you should – it’s a hoot!

From Michaelmoore.com:

“Keith Olbermann to Expose Congressional Opponents of Universal Health Care Tonight!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We’ve just received an advance transcript of tonight’s Special Comment by Keith Olbermann on his MSNBC show. It is nothing short of brilliant — and if all of America were to hear what he is going to reveal tonight, we are certain the vast majority of Americans would be on the phone to their elected representative immediately, calling for an end to the private, for-profit, rip-off health insurance companies who have wrecked our country.

Here’s a brief section of Keith’s editorial tonight:

“Congressman Mike Ross of Arkansas. Leader of the Blue Dogs in the House. You’re the guy demanding a guarantee that Reform won’t add to the deficit. I’m guessing you forgot to demand that about, say, Iraq. You’re a Democrat, you say, Congressman?

“You saw what Sandy Barham said? Sandy Barham is 62 years old, she’s got a bad heart, and she’s hoping her valves will hold together for three more years until Medicaid kicks in, because she can’t afford insurance. Not just for herself, mind you. For her employees. She needs the public option. So do those six people who work at that restaurant of hers, Congressman Ross.

“And why should you give a crap? Because Sandy Barham’s restaurant is the Broadway Railroad Café, and it is at 123 West First Street North in Prescott, Arkansas. Prescott, Arkansas, Congressman Ross. Your home town. You are Sandy Barham’s congressman. Hers, Sir. Not Blue Cross’s and Blue Shield’s, even if they do insure 75 percent of the state and they own you.”

And here’s what Keith has to say about Senator Thune:

“Senator John Thune of South Dakota? You gave the Republican rebuttal to the President’s weekly address day before yesterday. You said the Democrats’ plan was for ‘… government run health care that would disrupt our current system, and force millions of Americans who currently enjoy their employer-based coverage into a new health care plan run by government bureaucrats.’

“That’s a bald-faced lie, Senator. And you’re a bald-faced liar, whose bald face is covered by… your own health care plan run by government bureaucrats.”
Don’t miss his show, live at 8pm ET. Rebroadcast at 10pm and 1am.

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MichaelMoore.com”

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