01 01 11 - 06:42From the increasingly poetic downfall of modern society, subset the decline of America to third-world status:
"What could I have done differently?" asked Jeffers, who along with the girl's mother, Leah Yang, has been keeping vigil in Palo Alto for nearly a month. He wonders, he said, whether he should have pushed harder to get his daughter care in the emergency room where the family waited for five hours to see a doctor. - Sacramento Bee
What makes third world status? Lack of clue as to how to run an organized society. You can speculate on the many reasons for that on your own, but let's just say that while diversity helps destroy a society, it's not the ONLY path to third world status. You can do it in Europe like Eastern Europe and much of Southern Europe has.
I wouldn't read more of the article, unless you like to read about horrible shit happening to little people. I don't, but there's two important things to think about:
- Socialized health care distributes resources evenly, not accurately. If you go into the emergency room, you get the same care as anyone else -- and that means that unless they immediately recognize your problem as serious, they're on to the next person because they have a lot of people waiting. And more will show up, since it's free, and you can't turn them away either.
- Genetics are a factor. We don't have pictures of the parents, but their last names are Jeffers and Yang. Confused much? Here's what the article says: One of Malyia's doctors at Stanford, Deborah Franzon, said a combination of the girl's genetics and an unusually virulent strain of Strep A probably combined to make her so sick.. Wish they'd elaborate but they probably can't. If you breed with people who are like your ancestors, however, you run the least risk of having genetic problems, at least until your breeding pool drops below 200 and you inbreed too much. The mainstream media would like you to believe the exact opposite but they don't get much right, do they?
Should be good watching the contortions that come from this. The painful maiming of a child always brings out the pandering that's implicit in Democracy.