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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Some health care silliness via Boing Boing

Anti-health-care loon says Stephen Hawking wouldn't stand a chance under British health care system.

This is why it's not worth a respectful debate, crew.

1 comment:

cgeye said...

You misunderstand. This is a koan.

If anyone who knows the slightest bit about Hawking reads that nonsense, their head explodes. If anyone who is bone ignorant about the man believes the disinfo, they're hooked for life.

It's like people who know about the American and Irish Catholic Church pattern of molestations by priests -- they can't unsee those crimes when thinking about the Church's inherent goodness.

The transmission of the Hawking NHS=Death meme is a measure of the system's overall effectiveness. The fact it got play as much as it did proves the failure of truth in American media. It's too late to complain; 'tis already done.