Friday, 1 April 2011

Defending the NHS

The National Health Service was founded by the experience of those who understood the magnitude of human suffering and the fragility of freedom. Even in the severe debt to the nation's economy after the war effort that defeated fascism, the NHS was established in the minds that witnessed the misery in the lives of their follow human beings,  that realized the inalienable and universal right to healthcare, medicine as a commodity being incompatible with the morality of civilized society.

Universal values are built upon progress, but the resistance and struggle of World War II comprehended the values that confirmed the NHS with immediacy. As a government attempts to systematically destroy the NHS through privatization, and hand its power to corporations prioritizing their dehumanized vested interests of profit motive over patient care, we must heed the words of Nye Bevan: 

 “The NHS will last as long as there are folks left with the faith to fight for it."

Let us fight, with faith and by any means necessary.

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