The one oddity that remains fresh in my memory from a visit to Hong Kong in 1972 was the ubiquitous NO SPITTING sign. An ungracious hock-patooie anywhere, anytime on public streets would be distasteful to most of my fellow Americans.
A Facebook-linked blog written by a gentleman who has experienced in the real China of today saw what I did not see in British-controlled Hong Kong. While in China to receive an adopted daughter, he and his wife experienced public filth that, by comparison, would make the poop-laden streets of San Francisco seem a minor issue.
The crux of Regie’s blog is a warning against single-payer healthcare.
As we stepped in more urine, took our number from the print-out machine, walked past the line of children whining and crying from the scalp IVs in their heads, then rushed to clean up blood and mucus (left by the last patient) on the plastic table they were now laying our baby on, then waited on the ONE overworked doctor (attending to no less than three hundred people) try to round up a basic anti-biotic to administer to my [adopted] daughter (right there on site – no refills) it dawned on me what I was seeing and what I had been seeing this whole time. I wasn’t watching a “backward” culture or a third-world society. These people weren’t genetically inferior to first-worlders. They weren’t “less-evolved” than I was. I was witnessing the kind of maximum, almost brutal efficiency a society must develop when the state is the master and the individual is merely a subject.Regie’s Blog: BIRTH OF A VIRUS … 27 February 2020
The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) passed in the Senate by a partisan vote. Not even one Republican voted for the law. ObamaCare has actually dramatically increased the cost of healthcare and actually forced families to choose between healthcare insurance and managing a household budget.
Joe Biden was Vice President. Nancy Pelosi “we have to pass it to see what’s in it” was Speaker of the House. ObamaCare spawned the TEA Party movement.
In 2016, something seemingly impossible happened. A New York businessman was elected to the office of President of the United States of America. That election was a time for choosing. Ronald Reagan, a former Democrat, foresaw the future of America under a socialistic government.
Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.American Rhetoric 27 October 1964 | Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing (aka “The Speech”)
In 1964, the Democratic Party was incrementally moving to the left of the political spectrum; it is no longer moving that way, it has arrived. The leftists now driving that party openly call for full-blown socialism.
Is the Democratic Party in disarray over the 17 candidates for president listed on the primary ballot? Yes, but sane American voters who believe the election is over and done with are deceiving themselves.
Voter turnout should alarm all freedom-loving Americans. In the primary elections, Democrats are turning out in droves while Republican voters fail to vote.
1964 was also a leap year. 2020 will be either a leap forward by regaining Republican majorities in both houses of Congress and re-electing President Donald Trump or it will be a disastrous leap backward, a leap from which we would never recover.
Where can we go?