Ever heard of Article 25 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights? If you’re American, most likely not. If so, you’re not alone. most Americans have never heard of it. Most Americans have no clue that under the UN declaration of human rights, medical care is a basic human right of which the United States government is a longtime and most brazen violator.
Article 25 declares: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” (asterisks added)
In the European Union (EU), they have taken Article 25 very, very seriously. And that’s why the EU has universal health care. Even in the poorest EU states.
“Obamacare”, though not universal and not single-payer, has extended health care to millions of Americans for the first time.
Fact: “Obamacare” was actually the health care proposal of John McCain, the Republican nominee, when he was running against Obama. Now Trump and the GOP demonize “Obamacare” like it’s the Devil’s own brainchild. It was actually a major plank of McCain’s Republican Party platform!
Shameless use of Hitler’s Big Lie technique by Trump and the Republican Party. Why should anyone who knows this fact believe anything Trump and the GOP say about anything?
So why is the illegitimate Trump regime with the support of the entire Republican Party asking the US Supreme Court to rescind Obamacare? Why are they ruthlessly trying again and again to take back health care from millions of Americans who got health care for the first time?
Answer: Because they need to pay for the biggest giveaway to the rich and the big corporations in the criminal and ultra-regressive robber-baron tax giveaway they rammed through Congress. Which they dub “tax reform.”
U.S. Capitalism is the reverse of Robin Hood; it robs the middle class and the poor to give to the rich. This is Class Warfare. It started with Reagan. And Trump has intensified it to the point of explosion.
The kind of class warfare no government in the European Union dares to wage. Since it would most likely result in open rebellion, blood in the streets, and regime-change.
Until the U.S. Death Society fulfills its obligations under Article 25 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and give all Americans regime universal, adequate, and affordable health care, as all citizens of the EU have long enjoyed, until then the U.S. Empire with its Mortalist-Capitalist regime has no moral right and zero credibility to pontificate on human rights.
You notice that Article 25 also declares that “food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services” are all basic human rights. The United States is also in flagrant violation of all the most basic human rights.
Article 25 is why such basic necessities are provided in all EU countries. As well as in most other civilized nations. And even in “poor” Communist Cuba. As well as in “poor” Maoist China.
But in the United States, the so-called beacon and leader of the “free world,” 11.3 percent of U.S. adults — or 30 million adult Americans — still do not have health insurance. Even under “Obamacare.” (Gallup-Healthways poll, first quarter 2017)
Yet we don’t hear any condemnation from the usual defenders of human rights in the U.S. and in Europe.
We Immortalists care about economic human rights. Otherwise, the human rights issue becomes nothing more than a geopolitical weapon against Washington’s foes and competitors.
Whereas a dirt-poor Third World country might be able to plead poverty as to lack of universal health care (Maoist China and Communist Cuba, though poor, gave universal health care to its people almost from the getgo), the U.S. has no such excuse. It has been one of the wealthiest nations on the planet since the start of the twentieth century.
By cherry-picking the sort of human rights it chooses to honor (it honors only the “human right” to overthrow governments it dislikes), the U.S. is cynically using human rights as a geopolitical weapon to destabilize and bludgeon states which threaten its military or economic stranglehold on the world.
Adapted From Cure Disease, Old Age & Death: The ImmorTalist Manifesto by Elixxir. Hardcover.
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