I just read a long article touting the alleged “low costs” of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze plans on upcoming health insurance exchanges (more Obamacare lies — will it ever end?), and at the very bottom, there was this last, lonely sentence for those who read that far:
One potential drawback of the plans on the exchanges: They often feature narrower networks of doctors and hospitals, meaning people might not be able to see the doctor of their choice. <source>
How often does this little dose of misery get mentioned in the steady media drumbeat of support for the administration’s fascism? Truth is, this is the first time I’ve seen it mentioned at all.
You see, Liberals, this is what you have never, do not, and will never understand: your utopian schemes always crash and burn when confronted with real-world scenarios, and the good you intend to do for your fellow man ends up enslaving him and making him miserable instead.
The death of choice is a big deal because being allowed to choose, from among many choices, is one of the definitions of freedom.
But don’t take my word for it, just read this passage from Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s autobiography. He is discussing his reaction and feelings during his visit to an American grocery store in 1989:
…in his autobiography Against the Grain he describes the experience as “shattering”: “When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons, and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people. That such a potentially super-rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such poverty! It is terrible to think of it.“
After Yeltsin visited that Houston supermarket, says Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “he became a reformer.” Bill Keller, a former New York Times Moscow correspondent and now the Times‘s executive editor, sees Yeltsin’s visit to the United States in even broader perspective: “The prosperity, the rule of law, the freedom and efficiency [Yeltsin] witnessed in America, catalyzed his notions about the fraud of communism.” <source>
If you are a Liberal, and you think Obamacare is a good idea, perhaps you also think that what Boris Yeltsin experienced when he saw the abundance of choices afforded the average American was not something worth protecting? That the death of choice, which always happens when segments of the economy are nationalized, is a good idea?
Perhaps you want the United States to resemble Soviet Russia, with long lines for one brand of toilet paper?
“NO, NO, I don’t want that!!” protests the Liberal Obama lover. And he believes this, that he does not want it. Yet his every waking breath moves us closer to this nightmare.
And so we have the fraud of communism.
And the fraud of the American Liberal, so well intentioned and so deadly for us all.