The organization created by Stan Brock has set up an subsidiary to care for desperate Americans – here is its web site
I was struck by the quote from Mr. Weiss about “deserving people.”
Why do we American’s treat poverty as an issue of fault, as a moral issue, rather than a circumstance that is neutral, and could happen to anyone?
Why is basic human dignity a hostage to politics and the profit motive?
How is it that President Obama’s quest for a new birth of freedom from fear has, itself been demonized?
The desperate thousands who line up before dawn to have rotten absessed teeth pulled by Stan Brock’s volunteers, or for glasses so they have a chance to work or avoid being hit by cars – THOSE are the people abandoned by Sarah Palin and the fear mongers.
We no longer send the “undeserving poor” out into the forest or desert to starve in America – or do we? Certainly we take their children, villify them in the press, and leave them homeless too much of the time while spending billions to bail out banks who turn around and give away those same billions to their cronies among the elite.
What about the tax paying, struggling legal immigrants in Massachusetts who, as of August 31, 2009 will no longer have health insurance and will be forced back into emergency rooms with their black, rotting teeth or pus filled infections if they cannot pay out of pocket?
Why is a digital contract to do fancier labels on cigarettes more important than the health of infants?
Maybe that is why Stan Brock is the Man of the Hour NOT Governor Patrick, NOT Robert DeLeo and NOT Terry Murray.