Monday, March 16, 2009

Hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness

Mariana de la TorreYesterday's Chicago Tribune ran a sad story about a cancer-stricken illegal immigrant who used a convict's stolen identity to obtain medical benefits. The Trib maybe played it bigger than it deserved, but the thing that gets me is the bitter fury of the people commenting.

Crooked CEOs and financiers have bilked the public of untold billions. Incompetent insurance companies are taking hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars and blowing them on bonuses to their overpaid, mismanaging executives, and oafs from Omaha and Phoenix are so outraged about one poor, desperate woman's abuse of the system that they're spewing enraged hopes for her pain-filled death to the Chicago Tribune? People are hateful.

Whoever they are, wherever they're from, whatever they've done ... the sick deserve care and relief from suffering. That's simple humanity.

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