In watching today's coverage of the health care town halls I felt a real sense of hurt by those most vocal in opposition of Healthcare for All. What is it about the notion of caring for our weakest and most vulnerable neighbors and fellow citizens that so angers people? We have so much in this country yet we give so little that it brings me to tears to see the needless suffering that exist throughout this nation and planet.
This photo is of a rickshaw driver who after a day of toting well heeled convention goers to and from shopping and dining calls their carriage his bed. There is a story attributed to Warren Buffet that goes, "Let's say that it was 24 hours before you were born, and a genie appeared and said, 'What I'm going to do is let you set the rules of the society into which you will be born. You can set the economic rules and the social rules, and whatever rules you set will apply during your lifetime and your children's lifetimes.' And you'll say, 'Well, that's nice, but what's the catch?' And the genie says, 'Here's the catch. You don't know if you're going to be born rich or poor, white or black, male or female, able-bodied or infirm, intelligent or retarded.'"
How different would our choices be?