"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda
Taking 'Healthcare' Out of Capital Crisis Context : the class dialectics of cost & benefits
What can the ruling class do when an awakening, angry public opposes not just a predatory profit-making / care-cutting 'healthcare overhaul', but sever the 'reform' from U.S. bipartisan 'national security' agenda requiring the finance capital bailout being bled from working and oppressed peoples and nations worldwide ?
1. remove single payer system from the 'table'
2. redefine socialism without its actual class basis so that the dictatorship of capitalist dictatorship becomes 'socialist' when convenient - never
when 'socializing' debt to privatize profits
3. bury info. revealing actual capitalist promoters & beneficiaries, 'media-ate' propaganda to frame all opposition as pro -status quo, spearheaded by racist
anti-obama republican/far right fringe
4. toss a few Secret Service/DHS approved gun-toting guys into 'town forums' mix, reinforcing 'redneck' nature of opposition to the 'reform' while scoring
with 'NRA type' conservatives [as the disarming capitalist state classifies all who defend the right to own guns]
OXYMORON: PROFIT-DRIVEN 'HEALTHCARE'
...The fate of health care is inextricably linked to the economy. It is a test of the administration’s competence: if they can’t get a stimulus right, how do you expect them to overhaul 17 percent of the nation’s economy? It also forms the perception [SIC] of the financial climate for any other measures....