Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Talk about flip-flop. This guy does it twice in the same article about the need for health care professionals in Zimbabwe.

There are over 30 000 black doctors in the US the majority of whom are out of practice because of the discriminatory system in that country. Very few white Americans can stand being attended to by a black doctor while the managed health care system had made the situation even worse.

So, we keep all of our non-white doctors out of work (My family belongs to an HMO. My doctor is Indian and my wife's doctor is Chinese. 75% or more of the nurses and aids in the office are black.)

Or is it:

Mr Muhammad took a swipe at European and American companies for taking advantage of the current economic situation in the country by recruiting local health professionals.

"This is not fair. There seems to be concerted effort by these companies to pull professionals away from Zimbabwe. If the companies were sincere they would stop advertising these jobs leaving people here to suffer. This is not normal, but a crisis," he said.

So let me get this straight. We keep black doctors and health care professionals out of work because we are so racist we wont deign to be treated by blacks and at the same time we are drawing all of the professionals in Zimbabwe here so we can keep them out of work? Well, sounds like an unassailable position to me.

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