Remedy This…..

What can you tell me about remedy? When you get right down to it the very word is the foundation of distrust. Snake oil salesmen and authoritarians in white coats—we don’t trust ‘em. The damn varmints! Herman Melville saw them. So did Voltaire. Jesus. BTW there’s no evidence in the dead sea scrolls that Jesus charged for medical interventions.

For profit medicine in the US isn’t built for remedy, it’s built for alleviation. This is why not everyone can have a medical test; not everyone gets the proper treatment. If you’re one of the not chosen you know all about it. You see, in a cruel system “remedy” has no ethics attached. We will “remedy” you of the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the weak.

The root of “remedy” is “to amend.”

Only 15 per cent of American medical offices are accessible to wheel chair users.
The deaf-blind can’t get treatment in the ER. Are the disabled to be amended unto death?
Alleviation isn’t for everybody. Just ask the African-American communities being hit hardest by the Covid-19 virus. Just ask indigenous people. No tests; no ethics; no hope; but you can have all the poisoned meat you like.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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