Michael Moore's Sicko raises an excellent point about the beginning of universal healthcare in England in the late 1940s. Having been destroyed by war, England realized that if it could create enough resources, when necessary, to kill en masse then it could, and should create enough resources to ensure that its people were healthy. Not some of them, all of them--and for good.
Being proactive about the health of the nation is perhaps the best strategy against terrorism and any other form of violence. Perhaps even more importantly, being proactive about the healthcare of the nation will open up new pathways to (sexual) freedom and liberty--the ideals we were supposed to have started with in the beginning. The U.S. is turning a new chapter in its history now. Once grounded in the ideal of "rugged individualism" we are becoming brave enough to act proactively rather than reactively to the world. We are not and cannot be rugged, reactive individualists any longer. Instead, we are becoming brave, proactive interconnecteds.
Our world will no longer allow our blatant disregard for the obvious--that all people and things are related. We are losing by leaps and bounds on the global stage due to countries who do take care of their most valuable assets--their human resources. As we create policies that kill our own people and others--like abstinence only sex education and PEPFAR--we also create policies that have declared war on the environment. We trash our own human resources the same way we trash the planet.
The U.S. is already seeing its interconnectedness with other peoples and nations and with the planet itself. In a brave new world where interconnectedness is a way of life, sexual literacy will be the norm. When we have universal healthcare in the U.S. and beyond the ability to promote sexual literacy for well being and pleasure will go hand in hand. We'll be able to prevent sexual harm and promote sexual pleasure in unforeseen ways. Soon, The U.S. Department of Sexual Literacy will be every bit as important as the Department of Homeland Security--they may in fact be related. And achieving universal healthcare is one major step in that direction.....we're almost there. We just need our voices to be heard.
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