Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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My father got sick when I was 22… and I was poor. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded, and, you know, all these toxins get in your blood - and basically, my father died 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.

My mother got sick while I was rich. I don’t really wanna get into to it, but my mother was sicker than my father, okay? And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, okay?

I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, was I in the right place? Like, this is a hotel! Like, it had a concierge, man! …If the average person really knew the discrepancy in the healthcare system, there’d be riots in the streets, okay? They would burn this motherfucker down.

CHRIS ROCK, responding to host Bill Maher asking if he ever went to the emergency room as his primary healthcare provider, on Real Time (via inothernews) (via magulartheimpalor) (via allyourlovearebelongtome) (via gertymac)

Reblog for all those dumbfucks who parade about announcing the US has the best healthcare system in the world. It’s a great system, if you’ve got the money.

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This is so true.

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Chris Rock is right. Don’t believe me? Visit a hospital in the poorest part of a city, then a private “medical park.” Then grab your pitchfork and torch.

Filed under Chris Rock Inequality health care heartless America rich versus poor

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