Friday, August 14, 2009

"Opinion" Does Not Equal "Unpatriotic"

BBC NEWS | Politics | NHS attack by MEP 'unpatriotic'
Health Secretary Andy Burnham has accused a Tory MEP who attacked the NHS on American TV of being "unpatriotic".
What bullshit. The whole notion and concept of the word "Patriotic" pisses me off anyway. This current furore suggests that the patriotic thing to do is to support whatevers happening in your country and never EVER question whether it could be done better. All this guy has done is said that he doesn't think the NHS is the most efficient way of running a healthcare system. He doesn't want people to die, he wants people to be healthier, and while I disagree with his view he's not evil or "unpatriotic". This is the kind of bullshit thats come over from America, where suddenly anyone who rocks the boat is "unpatriotic". Well fuck you Britain! I'm unpatriotic!

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