Thursday, July 12, 2007

American Malady

Annette Keino's movie review on Michael Moore's latest movie: Sicko.

For me the state of the American system was always a distant uninteresting matter, the anecdotes mere tales much like you would expect from a foreign country. They were brought closer home however when in a debate at university I realized that many of my fellows did not consider free universal healthcare to be not just a priority but a necessity for the just governament of human society. The me-ism of the modern world it seems, decrees that everyone must pay their way through life. Sharing, and carrying others on the communal back is seen as the creep back of socialism, cheap unrealistic sentimentalism. Free services it is said make people dependent and discourage industry.

Read more here.