In the old days, right-wingers would often decry “socialized medicine,” which was a code word for state control of the health care industry. When you think of “socialized medicine,” you can consider the case of the UK, where doctors and nurses are literally employees of the government, but it may be more accurate to consider the cases of Cuba and the former Soviet Union, where everything is controlled by the state.
Obamacare is not socialized medicine. It is fascist medicine.
You are excused if you do not know what fascism truly is. Most people don’t. They are fooled by the false left-right paradigm. Fascists are not and never were “right-wing.” Fascism as an economic system was seen as the “third way” between free-market capitalism and socialism:
As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Fascism substituted the particularity of nationalism and racialism—“blood and soil”—for the internationalism of both classical liberalism and Marxism.
So, if you want to use the left-right paradigm, leftists believe in Communism or Socialism and “right-wingers” believe in free-market capitalism. Fascism is right in the middle. So, you could call fascism a “moderate” economic policy, just as Obamacare retains a veneer of capitalism with government control.
In what other ways is Obamacare fascist?
First, let’s completely understand the features of a fascist economy:
1)Private enterprise exists but is controlled by the state. If you have seen the movie “Schindler’s List,” think of Oskar Schindler, who was a businessman operating in the Third Reich. He could make all of the money he wanted, but his businesses had to serve the government, i.e., the Nazis (National Socialists). Fascists called this “corporatism,” i.e., corporate cooperation with the government.
2)These private enterprises are nationalistic in that they serve state needs first and foremost. These state needs are defined by the strong men leaders of the government, who are usually on the take from the businessmen that they allow to make money.
3)The government creates “cartels” and controls the winners and losers.
4)Fascism involved full cooperation between business owners and labor, who would work together “for the good of the state.” Both labor and business owners pay off members of the government so that they all may remain in power.
5)Fascism discourages entrepreneurs in favor of large corporate enterprises and collectivization. (In a true free-market system, entrepreneurs can engender admiration and take the focus away from the state; think of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, whom many people see as role models. Fascists want only the strong men of government to be seen as role models).
6)Fascism necessarily involves bureaucracy. The customer experience is the last consideration — state control is more important than creating products that work.
7)Fascism could care less about personal liberty — the most important function is “the greater good” as defined by the fascists who control the government.
There are other features of fascism, but these are certainly the most important. It should be obvious that this is exactly the model for Obamacare.
1)Obamacare allows private enterprises such as health insurers, pharmaceutical companies and doctors to exist, but they are all controlled in one way or another by the state.
2)The strong men of government (Obama and his cronies) determine the purpose of health care as a state-run program whose only goal is “national health,” as defined by the government.
3)Obamacare solidifies the position of certain health insurers and pharmaceutical companies and makes it nearly impossible for new companies to come along and take business share. In addition, Obamacare encourages doctors and nurses to end private practices and join larger corporate hospitals.
4)The 2,400-page Obamacare law was literally written by congressional staffers in cooperation with Big Labor, Big Pharma and Big Health Insurance. All of these groups, and several medical pressure groups, paid off various politicians so that the law will benefit labor, big hospitals and corporations, rather than you and me. Follow the money: the corporations make money, they use their profits to buy off politicians, the politicians pass laws that help Big Labor, which uses union dues to pay off more politicians. Who gets reamed? You and I do.
5)Doctors in private practice used to be small businessmen, who were able to do what they liked best, i.e., practice medicine. Obamacare makes it nearly impossible to survive as a doctor in private practice, meaning that more and more doctors are having to join large corporate hospital systems to survive. In addition, Obamacare has special taxes that punish the medical device manufacturers, harming another source of entrepreneurship.
6)Anybody who has read the news lately know about the horrific rollout of the healthcare.gov website, which is classic fascism, i.e. a government function that is so complex it serves nobody. Shoddy service is the hallmark of the fascist state, whereas true free-market capitalism is about serving the customer. This is why healthcare.gov is a disaster but Amazon.com remains a pleasant experience.
7)Don’t want to buy health insurance? Too bad, the fascist central state says you must. Want to buy a health insurance policy without birth control? Sorry, the fascist central state says you must. You are simply too stupid to know what you want, and therefore the nanny state must decide for you. Personal liberty is not even an afterthought to the national socialists.
To sum up, readers, if you support Obamacare, you are literally a fascist. You can see why some of us rejected the entire thing and will always favor free-market health care. Heil Obamacare!