Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Woman Yells Heil Hitler to Jew Speaking About Health Care

via ThinkProgress

I know, I should be expecting this kind of crap by now, but I'm actually pretty upset by it.

This guy is old enough, and seemingly lived in Israel long enough... I'm sure that he's known hundreds of people who were personally effected by the Holocaust.  I know he has been effected personally, I'm only 23 and I have people in my family who were in concentration camps. And this woman is yelling Heil Hitler at him.

This is just totally unnacceptable. This health care debate is totally out of hand.

You know me, I support making jokes about the worst things, but these people don't have a sense of humor. There is no satire here. There is not even conversation. They're just fucking bullies.

Yeah, the guy is dramatic, but I would be too if I just spent 8000 dollars for two hours in the emergency room. Making "boohoo" noises at sick people and yelling Heil Hitler at jews. This is where the right is on the health care debate. This country is seriously fucked up.

As a side note, I had medical care while I was in Israel, my throat was swollen until I could hardly drink and I had a doctor visit me in a hotel, was given antibiotics and throat soothing medicine (slight numbing agent, basically advanced cough drops) on the spot and paid nothing. I'm serious. My experience may not have been typical, since I was on a Birthright trip at the time and I think they may have picked up the copay (or whatever), but they obviously didn't think anything of it. At no time was the question "who is going to pay for this" even an issue.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 4:49 pm