Thinking further upon the unBiblical notion of health-care reform, it struck me that the fact that Albanian women have a longer life expectancy than those in the United States (see here for the numbers) is just further proof of how important it is for Biblical Christians to oppose this evil initiative to care for the weakest and most vulnerable members of American society.
Little Matt Kennedy’s been doing his bit to drum up the hysteria, by citing an article in The Guardian outlining flaws in the British National Health Service while conveniently failing to mention that according to United Nations research the people of the United Kingdom must endure the world’s 22nd highest life expectancy, while the United States stands at a proud #38 – showing how the enslaved British must endure their substandard health care system for significantly longer than Americans, who die younger, as god and the Republican Party obviously intended them to.
Leading the way, however, in this crucial battle, has been the Investor’s Business Daily who published an editorial implying that were Stephen Hawking to live in the U.K. he “wouldn’t have a chance” (thank you Jay Bookman for spotting this). Sadly because of troublemaking nit-pickers who kept pointing out that not only does Professor Hawking live in the U.K., he has always lived in there, the IDB felt pressured to revise their well-researched hyperbole. All of which has left Consuella wandering around the Rectory muttering about how “if investment experts relied on idiots like these for advice the global financial crisis was inevitable.”
Personally I think she’s being a bit harsh. As I reflected while recently conducting an extremely well-remunerated funeral, you only have to look at the late Michael Jackson to see how well the American medical system works for rich and poor alike. And if the citizens of more affluent and influential nations like Costa Rica or Malta want to squeeze out a few more years of life before facing judgement at the feet of the Lord and Saviour their socialist governments forced them to deny that’s up to them. As far as I’m concerned sending the ineffectively insured to meet their Maker a few years earlier than necessary is simply good stewardship. After all, it’s not as if what Jesus said in Luke 6:20 about the Kingdom of God belonging to the poor mentions anything about treating them should they fall sick or injured. Instead of whining about not being able to see a doctor, they should simply obtain whatever antibiotics or other medication they need by helping our honest agro-industrial corporations and consuming more factory-farmed chicken and pork.
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.