Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ideology - Goodists Know Who Are Naughty and Nice

As health reform debates proceed and the year ends, you may wonder: Who is naughty and nice?

Who is nice?

The nice guys are Goodists.

Goodists, as defined by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, are people who believe,

• All conflicts stem from avoidable misunderstandings. These misunderstandings come from those who refuse to believe a paternalistic government should totally run the health system for the common good..

• The health system’s evils spring from overused technologies, dysfunctional doctors, and medical industrial complexes, who rely on profit to exist.

• Goodists, known for pure hearts where love abides, do not see a place for profits, but in using society’s money.

• Hope and goodness will change the world, as long as all are equal. Universal equity is their destiny.

• High moral intentions are paramount, not the efficacy of their actions.

• Education, as taught by themselves, will solve everything, and the world must be reset around their educational precepts.

• Goodists must yearn and strive and be hailed as Good.

Goodists, above all, know all other Goodists are nice.

Goodists know the naughty are Badists who,

• Question Goodists’ Goodness.

• Criticize Goodists’ intentions.

• Point out adverse consequences of Goodists’ actions.

• Believe human conflicts are inevitable for reasons of belief.

• Think the status quo isn’t all bad.

• Do not seek to be loved for niceness but respected for competence.

So be Good, for Goodist Sake. And remember. Even hard-hearted Badists have some Good in their Souls.


Michael Kirsch, M.D. said...

Richard, I know of your poetic prowess. Here's my own feeble effort.

All the best for the New Year.

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