If You Get Sick, It’s Your Own Fault
A person recently told me that a lot of people die from the flu. She told me that a lot of people don’t realize that the flu can be deadly. She told me that a lot of people do not do what they should do to prepare for the flu.
She was saying this in sight of a nurse giving out free flu shots. Which was funny, because she also said that she would never get a flu shot because all you need to do to not die from the flu is to “eat healthy” and take lots of vitamins. If you eat healthy and take lots of vitamins and get the flu, your lymph nodes will swell up a little but that’s all.
I think I get it.
People who are sick did something wrong to get sick. Maybe they didn’t eat right or take enough vitamins. Or maybe they were just poor, and that’s why they got sick, but it is still their fault because they are probably poor because of some decisions they made along the way. It is not society’s responsibility to fix them or to pay for fixing them. If each person takes care of themselves, they won’t get sick and everything will be fine. If each person takes care of the land they live on, there is no need for an Environmental Protection Agency, and if each person is moderately well armed, and can thus take are of any suspicious behavior that happens in their vicinity, there is no need for a police force. If each person does not do anything stupid with matches, there is really no need for a fire department. If your house burns down, it is pretty much your own fault. Why should anyone else be paying for your protection from your own stupidity?
Those people who live in California, whose houses are burning down in the brush fires, moved to those hills knowing full well what would happen. The rest of us should not have our insurance rates go up just because they are stupid.
Addicts totally made their own decision to become addicted and then become thieves because they needed a fix. If I have to exercise my constitutional rights and shoot this addict breaking into my home, then so be it. That is not my problem.
Whenever everyone gets together and organizes some kind of thing…a service or facility or whatever, like a community center with a pool or a fire department or a homeless shelter or even a grocery store…they screw it up. Organized = corrupted. Nothing should be organized, and any kind of variation that exists between people in something they have or something they need is the result of people’s personal decisions and personal activities, and should be left the way it is.
That applies to so-called pre-existing conditions, too. If you are sick, it is pretty much your own fault, so why should an insurance company take on your problems? Do you think that is their job? Hardly.
I’m tired of people always insisting that other people should help them. By helping another person, you are always hurting them, and yourself. Halfway through helping them, they will just take the rest of your stuff and stab you in the back. Then you will have to shoot them, and then there is all that hassle when that happens. That’s what happens when you help someone. You end up having to shoot them.
Of course, there may be more than one way to look at this sort of thing …
P.S. The libertarian right wing logic…it slithers so easily off the tongue once you start, don’t it?
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