Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Low Point in Health Care Propaganda

We've heard them all: Darwin's death bed conversion, Einstein believing in a personal God, countless scientists quote-mined as being against evolution when they weren't, or were good Christians when they weren't, all the made up shit told about scientists in an effort to mooch off their well-earned credibility.

But this guy who made shit up about Steven Hawking forgot the rules about quoting scientists to support propaganda:

"People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."

No, no, no! You missed the class on misrepresenting scientists! You lie about the dead ones, not the live ones! Dead men issue no corrections! Live ones might come correct you and make you look like an idiot.

"I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS," [Hawking] told us. "I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived."

That's got to be the all-time low. I just hope plenty of people get the message that most of the stuff they are hearing in the debate over health care that is scaring them to death has no more basis in fact than that quip above about Stephen Hawking. These people are the kings of MSU, and you should doubt anything they say when 1) their political purposes are served and 2) you cannot verify their claim from a source whose purposes aren't. So dispense with this baseless bullshit. No one is coming to kill grandma. All health care systems, including the one we have now, ration care. ACORN is not, well, whatever it is that has you so obsessed you cannot seem to discuss any issue without mentioning them. Get out of the politically-constructed echo chambers once in a while, you might be surprised what you'll learn.


Alex said...

"ACORN is not, well, whatever it is that has you so obsessed you cannot seem to discuss any issue without mentioning them."

I trust you've been following the blogs lately about ACORN.

ScienceAvenger said...

I've seen nothing from anyone credible, just the usual paranoid fact-free rantings from the usual suspects.

I wish partisan Republicans would realize that the moment you mention Ayers, ACORN, or Alinsky, people rightly dismiss you as a loon. Go take your seat next to the birthers and truthers and STFU.