Leftists obsess over controlling people, what better way to do so than with devices that track everyone’s movements.
Desire for control is the distinguishing feature of the left. However, this control is highly dependent on knowing a person’s every move as well as having sanctions on incorrect behaviour. The people wouldn’t normally accept this level of control, but wealth redistribution for the cause of ‘free-healthcare’ may just fit the bill.
Wealth redistribution in the guise of healthcare.
Back when good old Karl Marx appropriated what were already the centuries old ideas of socialism, he came up with this cute little saying: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” This redistribution was the perfect blueprint for enslaving people since some people could be controlled by how much of their property is taken from them by force. While others could be controlled with the doling out of this property with it depending on votes and loyalty.
In the case of Obamacare, it was only after passage that the word ‘redistribution’ was used with all of it’s socialist implications:
“Americans want a fair and fixed insurance market,” said Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who advised Mr. Obama’s team as it designed the law. “You cannot have that without some redistribution away from a small number of people.”
Translation from the Leftist double talk: Our voters want free stuff including free health care. Unfortunately, that cannot be accomplished without forcibly taking of property from ‘The Rich’ as defined by us. But don’t worry that you think you’re stealing, we’ll salve your conscience with the repetition of the lie that it was somehow your property in the first place.
Failure isn’t just an option with Obamacare – It’s a feature!
Like most socialist schemes, this will quickly fall apart because most people abhor having their property stolen from them for the purposes of buying the loyalty of Democratic voters. Obamacare was designed to implode, ushering in the worse alternative of national socialized healthcare (better know by the deceptive label “Single payer”). The abject failure of a government-run health care system will see it replaced with an even bigger failed government-run system.
Fitness trackers for healthcare rationing.
In the meantime, what better way for the nation’s Left to keep an eye on the people and under control than with the benevolent excuse of taking care of everyone? Enter the brave new world of ubiquitous ‘fitness trackers’ for the purpose of doling out Obamacare benefits.
At present, the use of this new piece of kit is voluntary for saving on health care. However, no one should be under the illusion that with skyrocketing costs of the laughably termed ‘Affordable Healthcare Act’ that the control obsessed Left won’t want mandatory use of these trackers for the purposes of rationing health care.
So while Obamacare is bankrupting some and enriching others, it will soon inspire a whole new level of people control if it’s allowed to stand or metastasize into national socialized healthcare.