Keep your government hands off of my Medicare! – words bellowed by a bellicose bumpkin in a moment of anti-Obama fury, his puny mind aghast at the notion that his government might redirect some of its resources away from bombing innocent Iraqi civilians and toward actually helping his countrymen. Preventing or curing diseases, saving lives, mitigating suffering, caring for society’s unfortunate: How dare they…

The health care conglomerates are spending an estimated $1.8 million dollars per day in their efforts to derail any meaningful modification of the dysfunctional health care system that might minutely threaten their revenue streams. Profiteering off of the inevitable ailments and miseries of 260 million people is big business, and those whose Hamptons mansions and luxury yachts are dependent upon this business will stoop to any level to secure their ill-gained fortunes – even if it means convincing millions of Fox-watching sheep to enthusiastically march toward their own slaughter whilst singing the praises of their herdsmen and bleating “Get your government hands off my Medicare!” in unison.

Simple human decency demands that they be stopped – whether the sheep appreciate it or not.