Michael Moore's new movie 'SiCKO' opens today at a theatre near you and is receiving rave reviews. For the growing numbers of Americans who have been denied health insurance due to pre-existing conditions like cancer such as Yours truly, this is a movie not to be missed. And even for the invinceable who are healthy as lumberjacks or upstanding, square-jawed Dudley-Do-Right 'Captains of Industry' with divine rights to health insurance coverage, maybe seeing this movie might spark a jolt of conscience and perhaps even dialogue over what it means to live in a society where common decency for the human condition is the cornerstone of any civil society.
As a citizen of the United States with U.K. dual citizenship, I have seen the stark differences in the way that citizens of the U.K. treat each other when it comes to the subject of health care and most important, how their healthcare system values human life in the spirit of compassion, dignity and respect for one another. After elbowing their way to the trough, it is truly amazing to note the many ceos of this country who are immigrants from the U.K. who are now content with the mean-spirited "let them eat cake" philosophy behind the growing divide between rich and poor here.
I applaud Michael Moore for once again -- like he did so well in Bowling for Columbine --- speaking truth to the ugly power of greed and the sociopathy that motivates it from the feudal 'leaders' of this fractured country.