The Lemon Test ~ Michael Moore’s Sicko
This drawing is taken from a political prisoner in Cuba which can be found at a blog about the recent taking of political prisoners. The following is from the first anniversary of their imprisonment:
I overheard a conversation at work about Michael Moore’s movie, “Sicko,” and I wanted to respond to it here with some video examples from a wealthier nation (than Cuba) to our north that has universal health care, Canada; as well as some pertinent info from Cuba. The reasoning behind why I didn’t refute the wrongly placed assumptions and “facts” I overheard is because most people do not have the time or “gumption” to test their pet-theories against the truth of the matter. In-other-words, if I went around refuting every little misnomer people have, I wouldn’t be able to eat lunch or check my e-mail… which is what I was doing at the time. But I must say, it took a lot of will-power not to get involved in this public conversation.
I want people reading this and watching the videos below to also keep in mind Britain is having the same problems, as is Cuba… but since the government completely controls the news in Cuba you will not hear about their horrible system unless you talk to ex-Cubans. I first want to mention diet, when the Spaniards controlled
(1842) as, well, a slave class; this was the allowance of rations for the slaves to eat: Cuba
- Meat, Chicken, Fish: 8 oz.
- Rice: 4 oz.
- Starches: 16 oz.
- Beans: 4 oz.
This is what it is under Stalinism:
- Meat, Chicken, Fish: 2 oz.
- Rice: 3 oz.
- Starches: 6.5 oz.
- Beans: 1 oz.
(Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him, by Humberto Fonova. The above and below stats are from pp. 153-154 of his book)
Infant Mortality Rates
A recent report snuck out by a dissident reporter reveals that tuberculosis, leprosy, and dengue – diseases long gone from
Cuba in 1958 – are making a strong comeback in the of 2005. Cuba
Republican Candidate for 2008
Fred Thompson even joined in the ludicrously of thinking that Stalinized health care in
was top-notch. In a blog by Thompson he says: “...According to Forbes magazine, by the way, Castro is now personally worth approximately $900 million. So when he desperately needed medical treatment recently, he could afford to fly a Spanish surgeon, with equipment, on a chartered jet to Cuba . What does that say about free Cuban health care?...” Cuba
Cleanliness is Next to Staliness
One web-site I recommend people to visit is http://www.babalublog.com/ , it has some interesting input into the health care system there, with photos to boot. This is an area where patients are actually operated on in a Cuban hospital:
Maybe this is why Fidel went to
? (Article where photo’s came from.) Spain
Here are a couple of other Cuban healthcare related posts:
- Doctor shortage at AIDS facility. - Doctor shortage at El Cerro. - Shipment of Doctors to Venezuela causes doctor shortage. - Maternity ward closes because of nurse shortage. - Pneumonia outbreak. - Car headlights used to light polyclinic during medical procedure. - High infant mortality rate, yes, but 6 out of 10 babies aborted. - Doctor fired after complaining about lack of sterilized equipment.
Michael Moore’s Propaganda Machine -- Goebbels and Stalin Would Be Proud!
You see, Michael Moore is a propagandist himself, one of my favorite examples to show in regards to how Michael Moore uses “facts” is the following:
Toothpaste versus Bleach
What the person’s I overheard talking don’t realize is that when Michael Moore was trying to bring patients to the hospitals in Cuba in his film Sicko that the hospitals tending to foreigners had the supplies they needed, whereas the hospitals tending to the Cuban citizens do not have even basic provisions. This may be some of the profiteering that has amassed Fidel 900-million dollars. Bilking foreigners that is.
Okay, here are some short videos to watch, they are about 5-minutes to 7-minutes long, except for the last one which is 25-minutes long, enjoy.
THE LEMON – Socialized Medicine/Car Making
DEAD MEAT – Health-Care (25-minutes of Common Sense)