Truth and Ethics in America
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
We need a cosmic bypass to get around this monster trying to get its incisors into the collective hide. Apparently the empire is in such dire straits that the plutocracy is now turning on its own underlings to extract money by force. This is worse than taxation. As I feared the recent election sent the party in power into overdrive, while the opposition sees ripening fields developing. Never mind that these crops are on the way to destitution. Survival is beckoning. Pluto works on the gut and the attempted passage of the extortion device termed as "health care" heralds a visceral disagreement between the people and the keepers of the wealth. The commoners sense the scam. They're getting slightly jaded now. This is another one of their famous heists but things are going wrong. The thing is losing its grip and pushing the rhythm, revealing some clumsiness. The United States' government is unwell. What company is going to cover that catastrophe? Just the idea of siphoning another mother lode from the workers into the plutocracy's coffers reveals how demented their mental process has become. I think power -- power over the vulnerable -- takes its toll in psychological well-being, or maybe the mental disturbance is a prerequisite. And exercising power over the vulnerable is exactly how insurance companies operate. Their obligation is to their investors and that's who they must satisfy. And they do. At your expense. Your valuable sickness. Health is the primary aspect of a well functioning productive system, which ours isn't. I'll explain some of the problems with this legislation, both practical and metaphysical. First of all, the people can't afford it. A for-profit business is naturally going to keep prices as high as the market allows which is the reasoning behind a true government program. In a situation of abundant wealth the people could pay for and even might prefer privatized health care, but not here at this time. Collection would cause a headache of astronomical proportions, probably with no antidote. You can't imagine. Many of you have insurance you can afford and it's sometimes hard to comprehend the plight of those who aren't poverty stricken, but just don't have the means to add thousands of dollars to their yearly expenses, especially with no jobs or with stagnant wages. People are losing a lot and their lives are in disarray, a bad time to take on this burden. People still won't be insured. The public plan isn't good enough. And you will be paying the price of going after everyone instead of taking care of them.
A Gothic Horror
Using the threat of fines and imprisonment as a means to force the population into purchasing a commercial product isn't a healthy attitude toward money and business. Another problem is the belief in illness this arrangement perpetuates. We're told that health is exorbitantly costly to maintain and people buy that concept, feeling that pricey procedures and medicines are necessary. The country is not taught about wellness and little is done to encourage the state of health, something your potential caretakers don't want any part of, unless, of course, it's profitable. Hospitals exist on how many beds they fill, and things in a consumer's world can be overpriced. Competition for the fanciest technology bypasses many of the basics of healing. Placing your body on the alter of the system often creates more sickness. So many of their interferences are unnecessary.
And for me, the metaphysical reality is appealing. There are people among us who don't need insurance. They live well with their bodies and cure themselves. Some have a contract with circumstance that insures them against catastrophe and it's hard for many to accept that but it's real. Some take beautiful care of their physical selves and these selves respond in kind. They do better outside the system What would forcing them into a brutal organization do? These people hold the protoplasm for real heath and well-being. Of course there aren't many, but by disturbing them I think we run the risk as a collective of destroying our best chance at evolving toward a healthy society. Precious like.
Pluto doesn't tread lightly and the transit to USA Venus is going to the depths of her assets, her pursuit of the good things in life, her sensuality, her sexuality, her comfort and well being, and with Cancer, the seed of her insecurity. Venus deals in pleasure. Exactly opposite is the pain and delicious intensity of Pluto now, but could we not learn our lessons with a reasonable amount of this, skirting total financial agony? Wouldn't illness be mitigated by loving ourselves including choosing who and what we want to be bonded to? Americans prefer freedom.
The sick and needy can be cared for. They already are. This bill has been causing nothing but pain so far and that, I'm afraid, is what would be ahead if passed. Fine kettle of fish for something called "health care". Manufacturing a flourishing system would require some patience and discipline in avoiding desperation. And now we have the slow coming expertise of Saturn and Capricorn to utilize.