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To Obama, We are Not People, but Simply Commodities

This should have been evident to anyone who researched Obama’s position on abortion and found out that he adamantly supported infanticide as an IL State legislator and considered a pregnant teenager to be “punished with a baby“.

Obama has studied his entire political career under Marxists and Marxism. Therefore, he does not see Americans as people, but simply commodities to be used, however he sees fit, for his benefit.

Via James Lewis at The American Thinker: Death Care and the Commodification of Life

An excerpt:

Federal “healthcare” must inevitably turn into “Death Care,” because the bureaucracy will have the sole power to determine the rules under which you and I will live and die. The bureaucrats will have a fixed pot of money, and money spent to save your life comes from the same kitty that is used to give prenatal care to some poor woman from Mexico or Bangladesh. That is what they think is moral — and this is an argument about morality above all. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm’s brother and big advisor to Obama, considers fee-for-service medicine immoral, because it allows richer people to pay more.

There are all kinds of economic arguments against that position, but that’s what they believe. It assumes, of course, that there is only one lock-box of money, which cannot expand, and which cannot become more efficiently used as we discover new medications. It assumes that costlier medical care today will not pay off in cheaper medicines tomorrow; but that is the whole history of modern medicine. Poor people are benefiting today from the costlier treatments purchased by others yesterday, just as our cheap netbook computers today came out of five decades of developing huge, very expensive, slower, and clunkier computers. Your aspirin pill today costs pennies. The equivalent of willow bark a hundred years ago was much more expensive.

The Socialist commodification of life turns the entire Western tradition of the infinite value of life upside-down. Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain takes great pride in insisting on the right the State has to take your organs immediately after you die, without your consent, to make sure your heart and liver stay nice and fresh to be put into another person’s body, for whatever mileage they have left. It is the ultimate commodification of life. But Brown thinks that is the only moral position.

In a way that is difficult to specify, every life is infinitely precious. That is what it means to love someone, and to be loved. …

When my father died I fought his passing every step of the way. I was never willing to let him go, and I wanted him to know that. It was the last gesture of love between us. He is infinitely precious to me, and I suppose I was to him. That bond is not reflected in ObamaCare, and cannot be. Obama grew up without a father, being passed from one family and place to the next, and ObamaCare may reflect his commodified view of life. For Obama, people are economic objects.

In the Western tradition the soul has always been treated as immortal and infinitely precious. That is a core concept in our religious traditions, and even in secular philosophy like Plato’s and Kant’s. But when we come to Marxist materialism, a human being becomes just another loaf of bread: A commodity.

All this bears very directly on Obama’s Blitzkrieg to control American medicine. Whether Sarah Palin’s death panels will convene this year or in ten years doesn’t matter at all. Palin is correct in that at some point her little son Trig with Down Syndrome will become commodified.


August 19, 2009 , 5:41PM - Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism

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