Friday, 7 October 2016

BreXit : Let's Just Get One Thing Straight - The NHS and the MigrantIssue

Your new National Health Service begins on 5th July. What is it? How do you get it?

  It will provide you with all medical, dental and nursing care.  Everyone--rich or poor, man, woman or child--can use it or any part of it.  There are no insurance qualifications.  But it is not a "charity". You are all paying for it, mainly as taxpayers, and it will relieve your money worries in time of illness.

“We should do what America does, what Australia does, what every country in the world does. We want people who have trade and skills. But we do not want people with criminal records and we cannot afford to have people with life threatening diseases.

"We have leading cancer experts in Britain saying the burden now of treating overseas people is leading to huge shortages in the system. 

I do not think those (immigrants) with life threatening diseases should be treated by NHS"

 "It is not a "charity". 

And charity does not encompass the forced re-distribution of wealth or resources from a deprived and under-privileged majority amongst the masses of the people (a monad), or the extension and thinning of what little and limited privilege they do have (in this case, hard-won and fought-for with the shedding of the blood of the masses of 
The People in a Multi-generational and on-going struggle - which we are currently losing - against the Class Enemies of Capital, Aristocacy and Oligarchical Tyrany) to an external, even more under-privileged minority until that privilege becomes ultimately thinned our to absolutely nothing and vanishes.

As Tolkein wrote of the haunted soul of Bilbo Baggins and the Ring-Wraiths, "like butter spread out over too much bread".

Privilege (like butter) is a finite and ultimately, a scarce socio-political resource unless you invest time, energy, labour and other resources (sacrifice) to create more of it, through the normal processes of destruction (particularly self-destruction), construction and ultimately synthesis (through prana, spit and clay).

“There are 190 countries in the world that operate like that. That is what Britain should do."

“If things go well next spring, I would like to be minister for Europe. I mean that quite seriously. I would like to be the person who goes to Brussels and says: 

‘We want to trade with you. We want reciprocal relationships.

But this European treaty doesn’t work for us and so we are breaking it.’ 

"I would like to be remembered as the man who reclaimed our independence and democracy.”

Published on 21 Aug 2013 

In 2013, the British Library is holding an exhibition, "Propaganda: Power and Persuasion", which includes a section on health campaigns. Sarah Graham was interviewed about HIV/AIDS awareness in the 1980s, including the British public health campaign "Don't Die of Ignorance", for inclusion in the exhibition. 

Thanks to the British Library for permission to make this film available.
"There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. 

What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? 

If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. 

Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.” 

― Hunter S. Thompson, 

Generation of Swine: 
Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s 
(Gonzo Papers Vol 2)

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