Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I was thinking about how many films I’ve watched in which a character suffers the resetting of a dislocated shoulder, realignment of broken bones, a tracheotomy, bullet extractions or wounds stitched shut with dental floss, all without anesthesia or the supervision of a health care professional, and I thought, maybe people are revolting against health care reform because we’ve been culturally conditioned to think sucking it up is a virtue.

Or maybe it’s a chicken-and-egg sort of thing.

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