Public health

Filed under: life

Imagine public health policies that included mental + physical check ups with dedicated healthcare professionals, accomodating for different cultures, genders, sexualities, + disabilities etc. etc. All permanently free, accessible, regularly maintained, and open to feedback.

Governments react different to this kind of ideology:

Public health is a pillar of society. There is no social care without basic public health care and we’re being let down time and time again. It’s not a lack of money; we know it exists but it’s spent on policies that specfiically oppose public health care (here and abroad via warfare). It’s not a time constraint because we’ve had decades to do it. And it’s not a technology issue as the other two have combined to facilitate a lot of technology that demeans us and makes us unsafe.

I don’t care how idealistic the above sounds to you. It’s an ideal we should all strive for and it should be a bare minimum. Everyone should be able to live in safety and happiness knowing that we are cared for by the people around us. But instead, capitalism instills fear in us so we can keep their cogs turning and not even an ongoing pandemic can stop it. In fact, it’s somehow made capitalists dig their heels in and make more profit in the process.

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