Written Reflection from January 13th, 2016 @ Age 34
RE: THE WORLD WILL [SLOWLY, BUT SURELY] COME TO KNOW PEACE, WHEN THE POWER OF **LOVE** EXCEEDS THE [“PATRIOTIC” DEMON’S CHILDISH WANT] OF POWER—A.K.A. WHAT OUR “DEAR” LIT-TLE OL’ FRIEND WOODY LIKES TO CALL, **MATCHPOINT** BISHHHHHHES.
I remember as an incoming Denison University college freshman, driving up to the last intersection in Granville, Ohio just before passing over onto campus territory. As we pulled up to the stop sign, my parents driving, myself snuggled up tight amidst all of my “necessary” belongings in the back of my parents’ wood-paneled Buick station wagon—I’ll never forget the sight of the lovely slogan strutting across the front porch of the fraternity corner house:
And so began my college experience—the long process of educating myself as to the heroic victories this nation has acquired, despite her long battle with historic abuse. What fun would it be, accomplishing good—if the path were any less treacherous?
I. INTRODUCTION — A Nation At Odds With Its Own People.
The downward spiral towards becoming less human is easy—it’s called the cycle of addiction. And so, as it is with America’s youthful population—which has become addicted to psychological “painkilling” drugs and “pharmaceutical” medications; so too has America’s adulterous institution become addicted to money, and all the psychological distraction from emotional pain that only money could bring.
The capitalistic pole to our bipolar American psyche has taken what once, was the Olympian spirit—and quite literally intoxicated it with money to such an extent, that we as a people have been reduced to animal; just part of the hunt—we as a people, subjects to the simple-minded tyranny, of the prey-and-kill kind. We the People—the playthings for predators; We the People—a disposable asset, used at the mercy of capitalistic ventures with the omnipotent goal of profit maximization. This presents a problem for America and her people.
Humanity is not disposable; the American people are not waste byproducts for Corporate America’s taking—or at least, they ought not to be, ethically speaking. It is one thing to put the American people to work towards building a better America for all American people; it is quite another to rape the American people of the wealth they provide to their Nation, by virtue of human life—their innate and organic contribution to America, as her spirit. To any extent that Corporate America thought this latter type of behavior appropriate—Corporate America thought wrong; but will from herein on out, think right.
II. AMERICA THE GREAT — Remembering What She Is Made Of.
The democratic republic of the United States of America is indispensable—not only to Americans and our economy, but to the world at large—we do not bestride the Earth in a vacuumed existence. That being said, words are words, and an examination into one’s own roots is generally necessary where the goal is to find meaning. Flipping back to the 1776 publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense in the year of America’s liberation, the following insight was preserved for our present-day gleaning:
Ye that tell us of harmony and reconciliation, can ye restore to us the time that is passed? Can ye give to prostitution its former innocence? Neither can ye reconcile Britain and America. The last cord now is broken; the people of England are presenting addresses against us. There are injuries which nature cannot forgive; she would cease to be nature if she did. As well can the lover forgive the ravisher of his mistress, as the continent forgive the murders of Britain. The Almighty hath implanted in us these inextinguishable feelings for good and wise purposes. They are the guardians of his image in our hearts. They distinguish us from the herd of common animals. The social compact would dissolve and justice be extirpated from the earth, or have only a casual existence, were we callous to the touches of affection. The robber and the murderer would often escape unpunished, did not the injuries which our tempers sustain, provoke us to justice.
O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her, Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
In essence, then, tyranny is not a new concept and this is not the first time the American people have worked to overcome oppression. To do so is what it means to be American—it is in our veins, we were born for this reason.
III. AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE — The Birthmark Of Our Civil Nation.
Zooming out then and linking back up to The United States of America circa 2016—we will do well, to remember, that we provide American corporations with certain privileges under American jurisprudence because they matter—competition is as vital to the American spirit as are the virtues of the American people. That being said, however, the privileges afforded American corporations are not boundless; to the contrary—they represent the consideration paid by the American people to corporate entities which serve to protect America and uphold the rights of all of her citizens.
Corporate activity that proves toxic to America and her people serves as nothing more than a divested placeholder which robs American innovation from its growth opportunities. Toxic corporate policies and outdated industry standards rape the American people of their fundamental goodness and prostitute the American spirit, just generally. Most fundamentally, though, death is only the natural consequence for that which refuses to evolve and grow.
So, perhaps it was not the fundamental aim of the American government at her outset, to regulate Corporate America—to any extent that it has so become her fundamental duty, is perhaps also only proportionate to the extent that Corporate America has sought to take advantage of and abuse the United States of America and her people.
The privileges afforded are not without bound—where a corporation behaves as a child, the need for a parent does arise. The fundamental corollary though, being—when American corporations and industries become capable to monitor and correct their own unethical behavior, the American government will be relieved of her duty to parent them. To state it another way, any presumption by our founding fathers that it is not the place of the American government to regulate business—was premised on the assumption that American businesses would value the privileged consideration provided by America, and therefore operate in the best interests of her American people. Hence, we live today, in the midst of a sociological-contract breach.
IV. SOCIETAL DUTIES — An Ethical Application.
To relate this contractual violation to The United States of America circa 2016—how many American politicians do we have on our hands still today, who have demonized the concept of universal health insurance coverage to the detriment of all American people? Representatives and senators and governors who either fail to see due to ignorance, or simply refuse to recognize for less than admirable reasons—the value of this initiative for all American citizens. How many legislators have twisted the concept of universal health insurance coverage into the term “Obamacare” so as to feed it to their followers with a toxic spoonful of hatred? How many American politicians have lied to the people they represent, to their very own constituents, to their own fellow Americans—in telling that universal health insurance coverage is a faulty concept due to the name of its policy leader?
Universal health insurance coverage is a concept that benefits all American people because it shifts the burden of payment for the uninsured’s hospital visits and quite frankly, the payment in lives of American citizens—to health insurers whose business it is, to insure things. It shifts that burden from American taxpayers and American families, to businesses who have chosen to engage in that trade; to insure risk—that is, their business. It is not the business of America’s health insurance industry to receive the privileges afforded them by the American people, only to shift the burden of protecting the American people—all of the American people, back to the American people. It is not the business of America’s health insurance industry to rape Americans of their lives because to insure those Americans with basic healthcare coverage would be to deplete their profit margins. America’s health insurance industry will do well to remember the past profits they made—at the cost of the lives of American citizens who died in the absence of health insurance.
America’s health insurance industry is now evolving so that it may serve the best interests of the American people as a whole. To any extent that it is not—said insurance practices must be put to rest so that new practices, better practices, may rise in their stead. That being said, if American politicians in good faith have ideas as to how to evolve the Obamacare ideal of universal health insurance coverage—by all means, take the floor and run with it. But in the absence of any such meaningful and material contribution—go back to the drawing board; and this time, focus on ethics.
The goal is not to feed your constituents a continuation of your fraudulent promise—the goal is to balance the best interests of all American people taken together, with the competition necessary to evolve America’s health insurance industry services.
V. CLOSING — A Nation At Peace With Her People.
In closing, I do wonder how many hundreds of thousands of Americans, millions even, have already derived a benefit from America’s life-sustaining universal health insurance coverage initiative. And of those people who obtained the opportunity to exercise personal responsibility in the form of signing up for coverage—I wonder how many of those people were fraudulently led to believe that “Obamacare” was something entirely separate and evil.
To any elected official anywhere in America, who has sold this lie to America’s people—you mock the innocence of the American spirit, and for what reason? Because you were not capable to come up with the best idea first, or because you care not about the death of American people? Your hands hold the blood of the American spirit; and she will gladly, return the favor.
MARISSA KRISTINA VARCHO
Mental Health Legislative Advisor
Attorney & Counselor at Law
January 13th, 2016
This book belongs to the very few. Maybe not one of them is yet alive; unless he be of those who understand my Zarathustra. How can I confound myself with those who today already find a hearing? Only the day after tomorrow belongs to me. Some are born posthumously.
I am only too well aware of the conditions under which a man understands me, and then necessarily understands. He must be intellectually upright to the point of hardness, in order even to endure my seriousness and my passion. He must be used to living on mountain-tops, and to feeling the wretched gabble of politics and national egotism beneath him. He must have become indifferent; he must never inquire whether truth is profitable or whether it may prove fatal… Possessing from strength a predilection for questions for which no one has enough courage nowadays; the courage for the forbidden; his predestination must be the labyrinth. The experience of seven solitudes. New ears for new music. New eyes for the most remote things. A new conscience for truths which hitherto have remained dumb. And the will to economy on a large scale: to husband his strength and his enthusiasm… He must honour himself, he must love himself; he must be absolutely free with regard to himself… Very well then! Such men alone are my readers, my proper readers, my preordained readers: of what account are the rest? The rest are simply—humanity. One must be superior to humanity in power, in loftiness of soul, in contempt.