Starry-Eyed Liberal Meets the Reality of Medicaid Patients

M. Catharine Evans, American Thinker, August 20, 2013

President Obama addressed health rights in his August 17 radio address, but he didn’t mention what happens inside an inner city emergency room. Wait until his lemmings find out what having a “right” to healthcare means according to the single-payer collectivists. If the dulled masses, schooled in the evils of capitalism these last forty years, don’t wake up in time to the connection between free market principles and the genius of American medicine, the progressives’ long yearned for single-payer system, already in the works, will become a reality.

Those of us in the healthcare field have seen up close what government programs like Medicaid mean in terms of a “right” to medical care. Our emergency room happens to be in a major southern urban area. If any one of the 20-somethings who voted for Obama would be willing to volunteer for at least a month at our facility, I can almost guarantee these same hoodwinked young people would be singing the praises of capitalism, warts and all.

Just ask Samantha (name changed to protect identity). With so many college graduates looking for work, we recently hired the 24-year old at our registration desk. Samantha is a die-hard liberal, but it just so happens her boyfriend is a 28-year-old conservative-minded accountant. When first hired about three months ago, she talked a great deal about their political differences.

Samantha was very sympathetic to the plight of the poor and their need for assistance. Moreover, she felt her boyfriend didn’t understand the situation with this segment of the population which would be unable to survive without help from the government.

After one month of doing her job registering 45 ER Medicaid patients daily for various reasons like STD’s, painkillers, child abuse, infected fingernails from having their nails done, old gunshot wounds, and pregnancy tests for as young as 12 years old, Samantha was visibly on the verge of a breakdown or a breakthrough, I couldn’t tell which.

By the end of 90 days, Samantha told me what really affected her was the cold reality that most of the Medicaid patients treated her like dirt. They showed no gratitude for the fact that Samantha’s taxes were going to help them. On top of their sense of entitlement, Samantha noticed many welfare mothers and fathers mistreated their children while the kids were the ones waiting to be seen!

She witnessed many, many Medicaid patients slap, spank, push, pull and yell obscenities at their children as young as 2. If that’s not egregious enough, the mostly black perpetrators had no problem yelling at Samantha. They called her “stupid,” and told her repeatedly “you don’t know what the hell you’re doin’.”

One afternoon I came in and she was in tears. She told me that some irate friend of a patient had demanded to see the doctor. Samantha relayed the message from the nurse that the physician was busy. The guy called her a “heifer’. She had to finally call security when he wouldn’t get off her case. I tried to cheer her up by telling her that one day a woman patient said I looked like “one of those tea party b-ches. ”

Samantha no longer thinks everyone has a right to healthcare. She thinks we have an obligation to help those with chronic, genetic conditions and those struggling mothers and fathers truly interested in the welfare of their children. Like most people brought up with loving parents, Samantha cringes when she hears mothers telling their kids to “shut up, or I’ll give you something to cry about,” or “I’ll take you into the bathroom and whip your ass.” This goes on throughout her shift and it’s getting to be too much for her, I can tell.

Recently she brought reading material, coloring books and crayons for the kids because she never sees the caretakers bring little toys for their children to play with during the long ER visit.

Instances of insanity occur often.

When security or Child Protective Services is called because a child has been hit, and it’s on camera, the parent becomes irate instead of admitting fault.

In one incident, a white nurse approached a teenage black mother because another patient in the waiting room reported she heard the child screaming in the bathroom. The teenage mother told the nurse, “that’s what’s wrong with you white people, you never hit your kids, you think you’re all that.”

Samantha appears to be coming undone from this day-to-day contact with real, generational hardcore government addicts. She would love to quit this job tomorrow, but she needs the money. I try to ease her mounting frustration by telling her she might be here for a reason. I even attempted some oral history to let her know she’s not alone.

I related something my Depression-era father once told me. He had to quit school to help the family when he was still a teenager. Later on, after he was able to earn a degree and get a decent paying job he said he was actually grateful for the experience. He had learned many life lessons being in the real world at such a young age, especially during one of the worst periods in the country’s economic history.

My father said there are two kinds of education–the kind you get between the ears and the kind you get between a rock and a hard place. Both are valuable. Samantha’s getting the second kind now. Unfortunately, she says, the first kind didn’t prepare her for this job, or the fact that she’s helping to subsidize the kind of craziness she sees every day. She says the DC politicians that have made her complicit in this madness sometimes make her angrier than the patients do.

Since she’s open to real conversation, I’m trying to fill in the historical blanks for Samantha. I tell her, for example, that when a progressive/Democrat/so-called liberal says the word “right” they are not talking about the kind of rights our founding fathers had in mind. It’s the pursuit of happiness we have a right to, not happiness.

All the free cell phones, subsidized housing, phony mortgage loans, education programs, ADC payments and trillion dollar healthcare plans have made most people more broke and miserable, not happier. She now agrees.

There may be some bad fat cats out there, sure, but the ruling class of government planners have eaten up more of our financial resources, through redistribution to corrupt companies, NGO’s, Baby Mamas and non-profits than any greedy capitalists.

I discovered Samantha and most of her contemporaries have no clue how long this sore has been festering. I explain to her that part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty program was the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law in 1965 as a way to not only extend health insurance benefits to the poor and elderly, but to calm the stormy waters of racial division.

Some civil rights leaders may have been giving speeches about the content of one’s character, but legislation being passed was all about color. The shakedown by various leftist civil rights organizations in the 60’s gave birth to the massive welfare state and the mess we have in the inner cities today.

At this point in our discussion, Samantha made an astute observation. She said, “Nobody seems to care about all of this, how some things begin, until it gets so bad, and then it’s too late.”

Well, it’s been almost four months since Samantha began her employment with the hospital. The young woman who started out a typical, idealistic, middle-class, white liberal railing against those mean, cold, dispassionate conservatives unmoved by the poorest of the poor in America’s inner cities, has started to see the light.

Like the reality show, Scared Straight, where delinquents are forced to sit around listening to hardened criminals talk about prison life, Samantha has experienced firsthand what people become when the Collectivist State takes over and gives us ‘rights.’

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  • Oh my. It’s the health care equivalent of a Can’t Teach for America social justice dingbat confronting racial realities head on.

    “that’s what’s wrong with you white people, you never hit your kids, you think you’re all that.”

    And how is that working out? That’s the problem with you black people, you hit your kids way too much, and you perpetuate the cycle of violence (yeah I know it’s a left wing weasel phrase) by communicating the message that the violence of corporeal punishment can be used whimsically and for the convenience of the person committing the violence. As opposed to the sometimes necessary evil of corporeal punishment among white people, which should be done in sort of a “due process of the law” sort of way, and if and only if the child doesn’t respond to non-corporeal sorts of punishments.

    Be that as it may, are black parents telling us in their own way that we should resort to corporeal sorts of punishments for certain kinds of black adult criminals? Certain people use to do just that, those naughty Seggies…

    • evilsandmich

      Yeah, just the people to take parenting advice from.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I recommend that all whites work in the public sector, with the above-named charming public, at least some time in their careers. All illusions will be shattered. Oddly enough it was my Affirmative Action co-workers, and I use that term “workers” not advisedly but wrongly, that sent me over the edge. I worked there just long enough to get my retirement and get the heck out.

    • Living around them and having to deal with them on a regular basis for any reason will foster the development of the same ideology.

      • sbuffalonative

        The oft quoted ‘progressive’ liberal claim that ‘racism is the result of ignorance’ is dead wrong. Racial awareness is born of experience. Being around authentic blacks SHOULD dissuade any intelligent white person that black people are just like us.

        Unfortunately, whites seem to have a peculiar defense mechanism against facing reality. There are countless stories of whites being the victims of blacks who end up making excuses for black behavior or worse, blaming themselves.

        I believe ‘progressive’ liberals know the truth about blacks. That’s why, while they spew politically correct nonsense, they avoid living with blacks. What scares them is that if they entertain the idea that blacks are different and dangerous they will be the conservative, racist, redneck bigots they hate.

        Defending and making excuses for blacks is a mental defense mechanism for ‘progressive’ liberals.

        • evilsandmich

          That always aggravates me though. If liberals love big government, it seems like they’d want it run well: who wants their dream car to fall apart the first time it rains? But the left seems more than happy to sacrifice their big government dreams on the altar of diversity as well.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            There are two aims of big gov’t – “build this bridge” and “employ these people”. Liberals don’t much care about building anything, as long as their pets get a paycheck. This attitude comes from the liberal disregard for business. They’ve never had to run a business, so they have no clue how to get things done. Like blacks, they believe that some sort of divine juju grants us unlimited wealth falling from the sky, and it’s their job to make sure that it’s equally distributed and not hoarded by evil Whites. This is not an exaggeration.

          • To a liberal, the process is what is important; results are irrelevant. Incompetently run government programs are OK because they employ otherwise useless people. “Stop, Question and Frisk” was ruled not OK because while it has saved thousands of lives, it is unfair. In judge Scheindlin’s court ruling, the provable results of SQF were irrelevant to the case.

            The reason liberals love big government isn’t because it provides services efficiently, but because it does not. To them, government is an employment service, and slimmed-down, efficiently-run state and federal government agencies would not employ as many people. Even our current massive government waste – on a level unprecedented in human society – is totally acceptable, because this way, more auditors need to be hired.

        • BonusGift

          Please keep in mind the following two things:
          1) The media enforces the meme that we are all the same/equal (but some of the animals are more equal than others).
          2) What tribe runs the media?
          Many/most people just simply cannot reconcile infrequent brushes with reality with 24/7 brainwashing, and the tribe members controlling the media want us genocided.

    • Even better, do what I did. Take a union job at a multinational manufacturer, see how the state employment commission will only send “protected groups” for the job openings, then observe the decline in productivity and quality in the workplace, not to mention the constant racial strife perpetrated by the blacks who are now the majority of the people on the workforce, then notice how nothing is ever done…at least to the blacks. Finally, watch the plant get shuttered and moved to Singapore, as this one was.

      Kind of hard to blame the “evil corporation,” at least this time.

  • Puggg

    She’s already on the way to changing her mind, but what will really bring it home is if/when she marries her boyfriend and then the stick turns blue. Then real life has hit. Bye bye liberalism.

  • William Krapek

    Well I’m pushing 50, and I’ve just recently stopped playing the game of “This Black Man.”

    It’s just “This Black Man.”

    Or “This Member of a Certain Tribe.”

    Or “This Hispanic.”

    Now screw it.

    There’s something wrong with THAT race.

    THOSE people hate our guts and have an unrelenting genocidal rage aimed at us.

    THEY have the lights on and nobody’s home.

    Most importantly: NONE OF THESE ARE MY PROBLEM.

    I finally closed the chapter on that orientation after working a couple of years in retail in a black neighborhood, watching Lehmann Brothers collapse, and living in an apartment complex full of illegals.

    I know it sounds like I’ve been stupid, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger and make that decision until now. Also I never had kids so there wasn’t much at stake.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Your righteous anger is completely justified. As someone who worked in a black school for nine, long, miserable years and saw untold violence and crime, I know how hard it is to come out unscathed. I got a good view of reality most Whites haven’t experienced and it’s left me VERY wary and unsettled around blacks — all of them.

      Unfortunately, it IS our problem because blacks are being systematically moved into our White areas via Section 8 housing — there was an article on here recently about how the obama regime plans to use zip code demographics to “diversity” White areas:

      http dot //www dot amren dot com/news/2013/08/obama-administration-using-housing-department-in-effort-to-diversify-neighborhoods/

      I am seeing more and more urban blacks moving into my town in So Cal where the price of housing is very high. No way would they be here w/o Section 8.

      Believe me, I wish it weren’t this way, but it IS.

      It is a part of the War on Whites that is being conducted by the U.S. government to make sure there are NO safe White areas left — or White homelands for that matter.

      I wish you all the best.

      Bon

      • Imagine what it’s like to be outnumbered by them 10-1 in a prison!

      • William Krapek

        “I am seeing more and more urban blacks moving into my town in So Cal where the price of housing is very high. No way would they be here w/o Section 8.”

        Oh you poor thing. Seriously. Now you can’t even get away from the little monsters unless you’re seriously rich. Our leaders really do hate our guts.

        Had a small argument with a black guy at work over Trayvon. They just obsess over the fact that he got out of his car.

        “But what the frack…? does that have to do…?”

        Jesus. They will never understand White people. And will therefore never understand how truly screwed up in the head they are.

  • Spartacus

    The US economy is gonna collapse soon, and with it, that of the entire world. Get armed and be ready, we’re gonna get our shot at these vermin.

    • BonusGift

      Small correction: “Economic collapse is a process not an event”; therefore, it has already begun. What will speed up the inevitable unraveling is the cutting of the national credit card as has been done in places like Greece and Cyprus. Rest assured the free lunch/free credit will end and we will face reality. Incidentally, the U.S. is worse off than those places and it has a huge balkanized and violent underclass population thanks to the tribe’s tireless efforts to genocide us.

      • Spartacus

        My mistake, either way, get ready – buy guns, knives, brass knuckles, etc. and learn how to use them too.

  • One thing that makes me happy about the way this article was written is that it does mention race and hints around race when it doesn’t mention race. It doesn’t try to make the case that Medicaid patients are that way because they’re on Medicaid, they’re saying or hinting that race is the reason. And that mentality is correct: The social welfare program isn’t as much at fault as the kind of people who are the program’s beneficiaries.

    Everyone in their 20s thinks they can change the world. Once you hit 30, then you come to realize that the world turned out to be a hell of a lot more stubborn than you gave it credit for being. Young man or young woman, you say you want to change the world and make a difference — If the world can really be change or a difference be made, why haven’t all the middle aged and elderly people around you been able to change the world and make a difference?

    This is an example of a health care professional coming down to Earth, (and imagine what it’s like to be the doctors or nurses of these kinds of patients — I have several AR comments from doctors and nurses saved), but the biggest splats on the ground of delusional utopian young people, especially whites, falling back to Earth are from cops and teachers. And it’s really dangerous for a young rookie cop to go into the job thinking that he can and will “make a difference” — It’s those types that treat young black thugs like potential welfare clients instead of sworn enemies that are far more likely to be shot and killed in the line of duty.

  • WmarkW

    I was taught from birth not to be “prejudiced.”
    But “prejudice” means pre-judgement, and we need new terminology for belief in demographic differences based on experience.

    • WR_the_realist

      I am very postjudiced.

  • din_do_nuffins

    She’s confused. The dysfunction is part of a plan. Make it as bad as possible, declare an emergency, then say you will fix it by seizing total control.

    BRA-MSM will say FedGov needs to take over all healthcare before even more White privilege is institutionalized by allowing White babies to be born into the hands of White doctors.

  • Puggg

    Like the reality show, Scared Straight, where delinquents are forced to
    sit around listening to hardened criminals talk about prison life

    That show is a load of stuff. So are all these daytime low information shows where “wild teens” are sent to “jails” whose “inmates” scare the bejeses out of them. Fake and staged.

    Here’s the touch that gives it away: The jails full of contrite and regretful inmates who want other people not to do the wrong things they did.

    Here in the real world, jail inmates, even a lot of white ones, don’t think they did anything wrong, think that the system screwed them over, blame any and every thing but themselves. Put a juvie delinquent in a jail full of real jail inmates, and all that will happen is that the juvie delinquent will come away knowing how to be a better criminal and more hardened in his resolve and chosen career.

    • Sick of it

      Their families tend to blame anyone but their criminal relative as well.

  • Luca

    Where is the conservative version of Michael Moore to make documentaries that would document the daily transition of a liberal into a realist via a tough daily dose of racial reality?

    This would be a marvelous subject, a real eye-opener, watching young, naive Samantha go from starry-eyed sheltered liberal to a realist based on her observations, experiences and common sense.

    All liberals should be sent to a ghetto boot camp for at least 90 days.

    How about a reality TV series “Ghetto Boot Camp Survival”? The losers would end up in the morgue or the hospital and the winners would no longer be liberals.

    • exliberal

      It was teaching and living on the south side of Chicago that cured me of starry-eyed leftism. Everyone I know that is still a liberal lives and works in a very sheltered environment. I had the same idea about a reality show. LOL…I would love for these people who call me a racist just walk one city block in my shoes. I have done more to help black people than they ever will, and had my career seriously damaged by a racist principal for my efforts.

    • cancerous bananna

      I’m still waiting for the ‘Survivor’ series where they take a bunch of gang-bangers from the U.S. and pitt them against some African tribes and send them to the Arctic to see who wins…
      THAT’s about the only ‘reality’ show my brain could endure.

      • fuzzypook

        My money would be on the Africans. They would be tough from the hardscrabble lives they lead in their hell hole countries. American blacks are soft and spoiled.

    • Rick Brooks

      “All liberals should be sent to a ghetto boot camp for at least 90 days”
      Exactly!! I’d lover to watch a reality show where prominent liberal politicians and pundits are forced to spend 3 months working in ghetto hospitals or welfare offices. It’s high time they witness the lunacy and dysfunction typical of the urban low-lives they claim to love and care so much about.
      Make loudmouthed blowhards like Chris Matthews and Michael Moore take Samantha’s job for a while.

    • MekongDelta69

      Better yet, give us a starting Class of 225-250, comprised of White libs and black/brown bangers in BUD/s. Grad. rates through the decades for regular White guys is approx. 10%.

      Libs and bangers – Being ‘generous,’ I’d say maybe 2% at most. Maybe 2 brown guys tops; maybe 1 black guy tops. White libs – hell, idk. It’s pretty tough to sip Chablis and eat Brie when you’re being drown-proofed. We need Men, not Tim Wise wannabees.

    • dd121

      There probably are some out there but the libs (who own just about all the media) would never produce it or if it got made, would never air it. About as close as we come to such a person is John Stossel and he walks on eggshells.

  • Funruffian

    Samantha has just learned a valuable lesson in four months. Now she can take her education in race a step further and learn about the disparate DNA, IQ levels and Psychopathic disorders of the usual Medicaid patients. This will discourage her from her current career path even more. But I believe people need to learn first hand at the brunt of the Black reality in order to connect the dots and extrapolate what our country has become.

  • IstvanIN

    I have spent over 30 years in the inner city and yes, this is all true.

    • CoweringCoward

      Birth to early 20’s was all I needed. Got out soon as income permitted it.

  • cecilhenry

    You know what, I DON’T think she actually gets it yet.

    She doesnt like what she sees, but she doesnt connect racial realities and her ethnic interests.

    She may still insist on having none!!!

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Undoubtedly. She may think that the “Great Society” instead of uplifting, rather corrupted the noble savage, and that a colorblind libertarianism will cure all. I see no realization on her part that what she’s experiencing is the innate nature of Africans, immutable and impervious to all tinkering by Whites.

      • Sick of it

        I’d take a reduction in government and taxes any way I could get it, friend. Even if it means working with otherwise naive people.

    • Xerxes22

      It’s the writer, M. Catherine Evans, not Samantha who doesn’t get it. Ms. Evans seems to think the problem is too much government “socialism” not genes. If only Blacks and Browns were freed from the Democratic plantation of socialism, they would then become good tax paying, law abiding citizens and Republican voters just like Whites. Yeah sure.

  • So CAL Snowman

    I guess some people are just more receptive to the truth than others. I was a liberal who did not believe that “we are all equal” I just thought blacks and to a lesser extent browns were given a bad shake in life. I have never lived around blacks, but I do encounter many mexicans in my daily travels outside my little Whitopia. All it took for me to convert to race realism was the internet and a healthy analysis of the mexican invasion. Amren, Kevin McDonald, SBPDL and others helped me to see the light by simply reporting the facts and the truth. You can’t argue against the truth which is why liberals invent their own pseudo-reality where everything bad in the world is the fault of the White man.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    This is a great article and should be required reading for everyone.

    Samantha was very sympathetic to the plight of the poor and their need for assistance. Moreover, she felt her boyfriend didn’t understand the situation with this segment of the population which would be unable to survive without help from the government.

    Leftists and other self-proclaimed “progressives,” aren’t known for anything other than empty rhetoric. They are devoid of logic and common sense. Their world view consists of emotions, ideals, misinformation, lies and silly propaganda.

    Educating them does no good at all because they are impervious to facts and logic.

    The ONLY thing that works for these brainwashed idiots is “getting mugged by reality,” i.e., real life experience, which is the greatest cure for lefties, as in the above article.

    Bon

  • cancerous bananna

    Best article I’ve read in a while.
    Truth be told!

  • tickyul

    Women getting preggers to scoop up the Baby Momma Bennies………this will NEVER end.

  • ViktorNN

    The black and hispanic underclass is genetically incapable of creating or sustaining an advanced post-industrial society. And they’d probably be happier and healthier if they weren’t living in one. The U.S. as we’ve known it is doomed as the non-white underclass grows and whites dwindle.

    • Bleakvision

      There is no such thing as a post-industrial society. Industry has gotten so effective and advanced that a large portion of society with a low skillset can leech off of it, providing services of questionable use or none at all.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    As we all know. The level of one’s tolerance and acceptance to the Liberal theory that all negativity in the minority “community” is due to white racism, directly correlates to one’s physical distance from those “communities”. There is no better disinfectant of main stream misconceptions concerning certain demographics of the American population than direct exposure to that population.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    This article tells my story too.

    I have wished so many times a liberal could spend a month close-up observing events in our inner city E.R.

    Hour after hour, 24/7, black and brown entitlement loaf-abouts packed the waiting room.

    Blacks verbally, and in some cases, physically abused staff when they didn’t get what they wanted, when they wanted it.

    In that setting, they are as impulse driven 2 year olds with no sense of self/other. It’s all about me me me.

    I am convinced that schizophrenia is the norm for blacks.

    I bailed out, but mind/body damage remains. I was just diagnosed with multiple gastric ulcers.

  • dd121

    Ahhh, the birth of a conservative.

  • kjh64

    “She had to finally call security when he wouldn’t get off her case. I tried to cheer her up by telling her that one day a woman patient said I looked like “one of those tea party b-ches. ””
    I wouldn’t last 1 day there. I would’ve said “and you look like one of those useless, trashy, Black b-ches that we have to waste our tax dollars on. Now shut the eff up and sit down.” It would be “you’re fired” to me. LOL

  • kjh64

    The truth is my Southern mom would tell me “the thing about Blacks as a whole, you have to sit on them to make them behave just like you would a child or they will run rough shod all over you”. This may sound horrible but….

  • Yale2001

    Hospitals, schools, and police stations. All liberals should work one week at these 3 places.

    • Some Guy

      and restaurants.

  • jeffaral

    And Blacks are the most church going people in America. Looks like Jesus turn people into lazy creatures.

    • Bleakvision

      Oh please, every bit of sedation is welcome. Obesity is turning out a godsend as well.

  • MarcB1969

    Eventually most liberals encounter such situations and it sometimes takes a lot of these experiences to bring up enough cognitive dissonance for them to relinquish their faerie tales.

  • dd121

    I don’t know if he gets it or not. Nobody on TV on any network is allowed to go for the race angle. If they did it would be the last time they’d be seen on TV.

  • kjh64

    No, I don’t think Medicaid should be done away with or people turned away from ER. What would be best is to just set aside a state for Blacks and let the Blacks run and use their own medicaid system and not be on ours.LOL Also, get rid of the illegals.

  • Orion_Blue

    You are absolutely right about the negrification of the white trash underclass in the UK. Any unmarried slapper with a multi-fathered mulatto mongrel gets priority treatment in all instances when it comes to government hand-outs.

    Too much money is squandered on this waste and it is amazing that they get all the things that we have to work for.

    The obvious explanation is that they are effectively being paid to expel more of them to drive Whites to the brink of extinction.

    These slappers should be entirely cut off from all forms of welfare.