The perpetually ridiculous Ellis Washington, who has proven himself to be intellectually dishonest to an enormous degree, has a column at the Worldnetdaily making the absurd argument that the Affordable Care Act will lead to a Hitler-like regime that murders people at will. Look at the fabulous leaps of logic he makes here:
With the official launching of Obamacare on Oct. 1, I ask, who is the real father of universal health care? Otto von Bismarck, the chancellor of Germany (1871-90), established the world’s first welfare state in Germany. In 1883, von Bismarck established socialized health care in Germany with the Reichsversicherungsverordnung, or the Reich Insurance Act, which was limited to government bureaucrats and the elderly. Bismarck’s institution of socialized health care was designed to co-opt the increasing popularity of Marxist socialism and implement its anti-God, anti-capitalism ideas spreading throughout Europe in the late 1800s.
One aspect of Hitler’s socialist universal health-care model was “racial hygiene,” the removal of certain “undesirable” segments of society who are judged beneath the Aryan ideal, thus “life unworthy of existence,” as Hitler would repeatedly say. Using his brutal panzer divisions, Hitler literally rolled out his universal health care throughout occupied France, Belgium and the Netherlands – those nations with mainly “Aryan” populations. Hitler used his military thugs of the Gestapo and SS Stormtroopers to implement universal health care in those very countries that he desired to Aryanize and perfect by sanitizing the populations through sterilization and medical murder of all persons unfortunate to have physical or mental defects.
Notice the huge leap from Bismarck to Hitler, as though they were the same. Bismarck instituted a partial social insurance plan and then — voila — he’s jumped half a century into the future to an entirely different leader with an entirely different plan, without even a hint of an argument for a causal link.
Of course, I do not contend that Obama is Hitler, but if America foolishly adopt policies of national socialism, then we fail to learn from history the innumerable grotesqueries, inhumanity and genocide of previous nations who tried universal health care. To grant governments this god-like power over birth, life and death issues will be misused, not exactly as it was in Nazi Germany, nevertheless a tragedy for society.
Years before the Jews were sent to the death camps en masse, the initial mass murders of the Holocaust were performed in sanitized German hospitals and the clinical procedures for socialized governmental mass execution were created and developed there under the Nazis Aktion T4 Program. Handicapped, retarded and mentally ill persons were killed by the hundreds of thousands within Hitler’s universal health-care system, including some of Hitler’s own relatives. This genocide was conducted not out of evil intent but born out of medical necessity. Hitler, in his official directives, allowing medical killing, called them “mercy killing” and “lives not worth living.”
This is the inevitable diabolical nature of universal health care. It substitutes natural law for the God-state of government to decide and dictate the right to of who lives and who dies for entire classes of society, as opposed to letting people make their own choices using the free market and private enterprise to secure their own health care. Did Hitler do this because he was so worried about the health of the people and nations he conquered? No, Hitler loved universal health care so excessively that he forced it on occupied countries because it gave him the power and control over entire classes of people to facilitate his ghastly plans of genocide against them. As a leftist and a socialist, universal health care gave him the power to put policy into practice, to socially engineer society according to his own wicked, racist means/ends. With an executive decree, whole classes of people would be eliminated without any judicial due process being required.
Of course, the Affordable Care Act is not even remotely like “socialized medicine.” It’s subsidized private insurance, with a free market for insurance that people will now be able to buy into. But even if it was socialized medicine, so what? The rest of the Western world has had one or another form of national health care for decades and not one of them has turned into a dystopic nightmare that destroys freedom and creates the Fourth Reich. In fact, most of them are much healthier than we are and spend considerably less than we do on health care nationally. As usual, these paranoid, dystopic predictions have been falsified by history but they continue to spout them.