Yes o, I azazel am prematurely disappointed in Human Beings. Some people tell me am to negative, others tell me am to pessimistic but I myself am of the opinion that I am a realist. But lets say the people who say that I am a pessimist are right, what is wrong with being a pessimist? Afterall, the optimist builds the plane, the pessimist builds the parachute. In case plane pafuka, you need parachute in other to land. No be so?
Anywayz, in the US there is a massive debate going on about whether the government should provide Universal Health Coverage to all American citizens and a lot of people have taken to having debates/arguments on why Universal HealthCare is bad or good for the country. Personally, I never really take a stand on things, all I do is challenge both sides of the argument and try to poke holes in their theory on why they think Health Care is bad or good. (Somebody has to play devil's advocate, and I happen to be the only one wey chop liver).
Anyhoo, the other day while in class, my teacher who is a passionate and "moral" man was talking about why it is a shame that in this country we cannot provide universal health care to American citizens and that he does not understand why anybody would let people die and suffer without healthcare. Mind you, this teacher is one of those socalled "Mother Theresa"(Compassionate and Moral) types who wants to end "World Hunger", save people from "suffering" etc.
So I asked this teacher, if he believed "Healthcare" was a right or a responsibility. This man replied by saying, he believed it was a RIGHT!!..He said that Human Beings need 4 basic things to survive, Food, Cloth, Shelter and Healthcare. So he kept on trying to explain why it was a tragedy that somepeople did not believe in Universal Healthcare, and he could not understand how "heartless" people could be. I then asked him, "Should Universal Health Care be extended to non-US citizens/illegal immigrants as well"?
Omo come and see the look this teacher gave me, as in a sudden awkward silence came upon the whole class. Everybody was waiting to see what this guy would say, because whether he said yes or no people would challenge him on either one. At the end of the thing, this guy said "NO" he didn't believe it should extend to non US citizens. I almost LOL in the class, here was a man who had been trying to persuade us on why Healthcare should be extended to all. He had gone on for almost 20 mins on why Universal HealthCare should be made available to the 40 million people "uninsured" so that they would be able to partake of the 4 basic "things" human beings needed to survive. But his hypocrite ass just denied the very same "Health Care" to all the other humans living in the US who were not citizens. So at the end of the day it boiled down to If you are not a US citizen, your life is not that valuable. Universal Healthcare should be made available only to US citizens because they alone have a right to the 4 basic needs required for a Human Being to live. So the teacher who had called other people heartless for not wanting Healthcare to be Universal, had suddenly become "Heartless" himself.
And this is why I am prematurely disappointed in every Human Being I come across. My friend Simon believes that Human Beings are inherently good, I on the other hand believe that Human Beings are inherently evil/selfish. . I mean there are always exceptions to every "belief" once in a while a Mother Theresa like figure is born but the vast majority and by majority I mean 99% are on that "Selfish" level.
P.S - Check out my friend's blog. He writes poems, and he has a book out also. T.C