Well, after intense and nauseating debate, it looks as though the health care bill passed, accompanied by backflips from the cosmetic lefties and cries of disgust from our already worn-out friends, the Teabaggers. Seriously, though, who is sticking up for the rights of everyday people? It isn't Planned Parenthood. That half-hearted statement they made is enough to make me cry into my coffee. (I almost hope my comrades at the Bolshechix don't see it ... things have been disheartening enough lately as it is. Oh, and Dez E., I'll totally go to a unpermitted protest on Lake - even if we're the only ones who show up!)
Anyway, back to what I was ranting about ... oh, yes. None of these goddamn liberal social institutions are doing a goddamn thing for us right now. It's about freakin' time we started holding their leadership accountable and electing more radical people to take the helm. And if the institutions are so undemocratic that we can't change their leadership, then I say we build alternative organizations. Health care reform could have been seriously better. We could have had single payer for Chrissake. I mean, it's our work that makes all the money for our scum bag bosses and corporations, the least they could do is pay a ton of taxes and cover all our healthcare.
After all, there's a reason I haven't had healthcare since I graduated college - I can't afford it.