What is more important to you? Health Care or Tax Breaks? Why are these questions important today?
I worry about the way that this country is going. The simple fact is that if those who are going to write legislation that hurt most of the people should have to deal with those problems. When I hear that the government wants to pass a bill that says a pre-existing condition that they can’t get medical then I worry in a big way. What happens to people who don’t have a choice on this issue? There are born with conditions that are easy to be seen, others that may not be so easy to be seen but need long term care – are they any less important than a person who is born healthy? No!
The thing is that everyone is here for a reason. The gods don’t put a soul in a body for it to be wasted. We don’t need to be perfect, those who are physically challenged may have other skills that people can use. If you look at a person like Stephen Hawking, he is in a wheelchair with ALS but he is also a theoretical physicist. (Stephen Hawking before ALS) (Stephen Hawking with President Obama) When he met with President Obama he was getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
When you look at some of the recent things that have been attempted to get through congress, you find that the tax breaks are for the top 1% and that programs that can help those of the lower income get hurt by it. If you are wanting to get the people to be healthy and strong then you need to balance this graph out in a big way. Giving the tax breaks to the ones that need it and make those who can afford it pay more. Now we need to work to balance this graph out in a big way.
I see history wanting to repeat itself and that worries me. We have been there before and it turned out very bad for a lot of people. Do we really need to suffer this hell again to get it through people’s heads that we all have the same DNA, we all have a reason for being here and we need to have a voice that can be heard.
German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine said this during the book burnings in Germany in the 1930’s “Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen”: “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.” (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005852) He was very right when he said that.
Number of Deaths
Jews: up to 6 million
Soviet civilians: around 7 million (including 1.3 Soviet Jewish civilians, who are included in the 6 million figure for Jews)
Soviet prisoners of war: around 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers)
Non-Jewish Polish civilians: around 1.8 million (including between 50,000 and 100,000 members of the Polish elites)
Serb civilians (on the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina): 312,000
People with disabilities living in institutions: up to 250,000
Roma (Gypsies): 196,000–220,000
Jehovah’s Witnesses: around 1,900
Repeat criminal offenders and so-called asocials: at least 70,000
German political opponents and resistance activists in Axis-occupied territory: undetermined
Homosexuals: hundreds, possibly thousands (possibly also counted in part under the 70,000 repeat criminal offenders and so-called asocials noted above)
Jewish Loss by Location of Death
With regard to the number of Jews who died in the Holocaust, best estimates for the breakdown of Jewish loss according to location of death follow:
Auschwitz complex (including Birkenau, Monowitz, and subcamps): approximately 1 million
Treblinka 2: approximately 925,000
Sobibor: at least 167,000
Shooting operations at various locations in central and southern German-occupied Poland (the so-called Government General): at least 200,000
Shooting operations in German-annexed western Poland (District Wartheland): at least 20,000
Deaths in other facilities that the Germans designated as concentration camps: at least 150,000
Shooting operations and gas wagons at hundreds of locations in the German-occupied Soviet Union: at least 1.3 million
Shooting operations in the Soviet Union (German, Austrian, Czech Jews deported to the Soviet Union): approximately 55,000
Shooting operations and gas wagons in Serbia: at least 15,088
Shot or tortured to death in Croatia under the Ustaša regime: 23,000–25,000
Deaths in ghettos: at least 800,000
Other*: at least 500,000
We need to wake up and stop this from happening again! Can you find somewhere that you would fit in? I know that there are a lot of people that would pass away if this would happen again.