Watching the replay of that wretched paean to the National Health during the Olympics opening ceremonies made me quite bilious. Not one sentient creature on the face of the Blue Marble has an ounce of respect for that odious institution.
Having children performing somersaults of joy on their hospital beds when the NHS uses dehydration as a form of euthanasia is a fucking repellent thing for a supposedly civilized people.
By my abacus the National Health Service is the most murderous organization Western civilization has ever produced outside of the Nazi Party. It is completely corrupted, venal, insensitve, uncaring, and ineffectual. And those are only its passive traits. The active traits are not unlike Mengele's regime, except for the fact that Mengele's horrors were at least in the service of some perverse knowledge. All the NHS wants to do is kill the next patient as quickly as possible so that they might take tea, and collect their stipend.
The only good thing the NHS ever did was produce a jaundiced physician to supply John Lennon with some excellent psychotropic drugs. And even that led, inevitably, to Yoko Ono.
Posted by Velociman at July 30, 2012 8:32 PM