Ultimately, I don't think universal health care can happen in this country, at least not without an actual revolution or fundamental change in our economic structure and way of life. And believe me I'd be all for it, though I'm not supporting any change that involves violence. My pacifism and political opinions are well-known to my friends so I won't rehash them here. Just don't talk to me about your Democratic Party phone banking come election-time - please.
This crassly commercial time of year doesn't help my attitude. Why are we so obsessed with making more gadgets anyway. Why does quality of life for many people equal how many shiny toys we can afford. Why is shopping seen as patriotic act to help the economy. It's just so fucked up, sometimes I can't stand it.