Being homeless, unemployed, or uninsured is
nearly always an indignation. The unpleasant and
scabrous treatment of patients calling upon
Imagine you have been homeless for over one
year. You fought in
You approach the
You can easily find plenty of glaring exhibitions of mismanagement of taxes and valuable human resources, and conspicuous examples of administrative apathy. These enormous bureaucracies are quite capable of dispensing undisguised disdain for the poor, indigent or uninsured Americans, rather than helpful human services. I am not speaking at all here about the 50 million or so illegal immigrants allowed in by our profiteering lobbyists and their paid off Senators on both sides of the House, for that is another disaster to address.
If you have any doubts, go yourself and check out any hospital where our uninsured legal citizens are kicking down the door trying to get healthcare or a job!
First thing, try calling the NYC Department of Health for specific information upon your problem, and ask who might help you in this "the greatest country on earth." Follow up on the information (if you are lucky enough to obtain some useful referrals) and see if you aren't always two steps backward rather than one step forward.
Next, go to an emergency room with a personal
health matter that demands critical or immediate attention. You are better off
many times simply to walk, if you can and are able, into Chinatown, pay a few
bucks and obtain a herbal treatment, or even some acupuncture, or better yet
receive some basic rural medical advise from a Chinese
health practitioner in
Those very same ever expanding pockets, lined with latex, of shark-like real estate sultans, and Wall Street manipulators, and HMO or hospital CEOs, with their retinue of lawyers who respond to their schemes as readily as call girls, those same morally deficient hookworms that have already done so much to wreck our nation and suck it dry, long before Enron and Adelphi and WorldCom and Freddie Mac! Tax monies flow also, to foreign countries cozy with their DC lobbyists, who with their fat stubby fingers are clutching their moneybags, all the while displaying a blatant and arrogant flaunting of numerous UN sanctions and treaties. To arms dealers too. Why do we honor in our
Trying to take this social matter into my own two hands (every able body helps), I made a physical survey of many medical facilities and agencies myself. I recommend the same for anyone who believes we don't have a very serious problem (which can be corrected if we gouge out the profiteers and HMO legalistic "ERISA-experts" in our healthcare system).
At one major public hospital I met a woman
around 50 years old who had taken a bad fall down a single flight of stairs.
She had to wait for over 36 hours in the corridor of the emergency room for her
hip bone to be set. She screamed out frequently in agony, begging for pain
killers. The staff would promise her a pain killer, "doll ... in a few minutes,"
but never administer it. This dragged on for hours and for hours and for hours.
A form of torture, I speculated, or a side-effect of the totally
incomprehensible long shifts assigned to all physician residents, in which they
involuntarily sleep only a few hours every three or four days [someone should
investigate the REAL reasons for this institutionalized malpractice of sleep
If we encouraged an over-supply of MD graduates instead of our redundant numbers of essentially dime-a-dozen lawyers [i believe there is a lawyer for every toilet in America, the math comes out the same ... for the last few years enrollment in MBA programs has dropped as precipitously as our economy and available jobs, and applications to law school have risen dramatically, like a sudden erection], then the generous numbers of graduating residents and interns -- the numbers of U.S. citizens in their medical training classes is dwindling rapidly in our overall higher education student student population -- these medical students and residents would have no need to work more than a 35-hour-a-week shift in the hospital. In addition, all physicians and residents should be restricted by federal laws to never work more time than 55 hours weekly for a hospital. If they wish to work longer hours in the week, they can volunteer their unpaid services to a community clinic. I don't think less than .05% of the American population would not applaud the extended education of a physician, where he or she could not benefit on the title "doctor" until they were 35 years of age, or even older, and in turn new legislation should get them giant reductions in their med school tuition which is MONSTROUS!
Upon inspecting yet another major hospital, I
met a couple of guys who were very busy scratching their entire body. Their
scalps too! They had a skin parasite which was not visible to the naked eye.
The physicians there insisted their malady was not scabies
nor bedbugs [as reported in THE NEW YORKER in late April 2005] and told
them it could only be an "imaginary illness." "There are no
micro lice," they were told, with such hideous smirks stapled onto the
faces it was as if what was also declared was "No nanobots
too, Trekkies!"" [heard
under spasms and hoots of derision] echoing the sentiment nowadays that nearly
everything seems to bee connected to nanotechnology or the world wide
electronic spiderweb. The physicians suggested
sarcastically to the men (both chronically unemployed college honor roll grads,
languages and humanities majors, who are both very willing to work, but cannot
find even minimum wage jobs) because there are so many tens of millions of new
immigrants in the US now stealing their jobs from them. If you aren't a recent
immigrant, chances are slim for you, born here in
The hospital medical staff insinuated to the two unemployed men in question, who are both fluent in several languages, that they "go upstairs to the psychiatric ward, or better yet to
Weeks later I met up with these same two
distracted men to follow up on their non-Bellevue progress. They told me they
had spread this imaginary illness to at least a few dozen people already. They
wanted to infest the physicians with their "imaginary" microlice, and then tell them that THEY were the
"deranged psychotics" who needed "psychiatric evaluation."
All three of us laughed, but not for long. The itching and aggravating tickles
of thousands of micro-filamentous and hairy-legged critters dominated their
every bodily sensation, and they repeated their paroxysm dance, as they
scratched, suffering not unlike that of an epileptic. Despite the egregious and
erroneous and incomplete medical diagnosis they had received, the examining
physicians along with the hospital billed the men $515 each (which the City of
Later, in the non-gentrified hinterlands of
In Western Europe and Japan and even in Eastern Europe the people would be shocked to witness the extent of our callous lack of humanity towards our fellow citizens, especially from our government leadership, and the slim percentage of our tax revenues used for social safety nets, despite the incessant crowing of our more and more meaningless media and press, touting our BOOM ECONOMY, and that we are the "richest nation on Earth" while we spend nearly all our tax money on military subcontractors worldwide, in particular in Afghanistan and Iraq. What kind of boast is this?
Many homeless people have a horrible diet
because they eat whatever is cheapest, and most accessible. That means food
that doesn't need cooking. Food with more chemicals in them to preserve their
shelf life than exists in the combined warehouses of Proctor & Gamble,
Union Carbide, Shell, Dupont, and Monsanto. Alcohol,
not the lobbyists of the above, helps these poor souls to forget their despair
and destitution. Twinkies, crackers, greasy potato chips, candy bars and cheap
alcoholic beverages, such as Mad Dog 20-20, Irish Rose, or a 40 ounce bumper of
Old English 800, without sufficient or supplementary nutrients, bring on a
fierce systemic yeast infection called Candida
Albicans, which can take over any part of the
body having a soft mucous lining. Especially vulnerable: intestines, stomach,
sinuses, eyes, vagina, anus, and lungs. It can cause exhaustion, diarrhea, flu, lack of mental clarity, depression, pneumonia,
allergies, and death.
There is little acknowledgement of this illness by the American Medical Association, nor from the doctors it yearly manufactures in its factory-like training hospitals during the educational grind of earning an MD title. Even rich people, if prescribed too many inappropriate antibiotics by their physicians, get this same Candida Albicans. The broad spectrum antibiotics used indiscriminately for the last several decades, kill off vital, friendly, and symbiotic bacteria that live in our body, and replace them with a choking overpopulation of budding asexual yeasts, spores in a sense, such as Saccharomyces Ceres. It takes years to fully recover, rich or poor, and it is much work to re-harvest the indispensable intestinal colonies of the life-sustaining, mating bacteria. Most
I caught up again with the guys with the nano-lice. They explained that they had learned that what was really their ailment was not lice but microscopic mites, on the same dimensional scale as our current nano-technology and the micro world of asexual fungal spores and unisex nematode bloodworms, which can only be seen with an electron microscope, colonizing your intestines or getting under your skin, the same way a pimp slips into a full length mink coat.
The taller of the two, Ross M., had done lots
of research. He discovered that mouse, rat and pigeon mini-mites were endemic
in parts of
The pesticide used by the Bloomberg Administration is also killing many curious
The two homeless men had been to numerous
emergency rooms, clinics, and city agencies begging for relief. They never
found it. Finally, they found the answer at an old pest control business off of
Times Square, where the kindly and wise old proprietor, Dave who has been in
his business for decades, had guided them to the Handbook of
Elimite is produced from the permethrin 5% extract of various plants. Some say that the chrysanthemum flower that is grown in the deserts of
If our medical services bug you, in New York City, or across the USA, or if dreadfully inadequate distribution of tax moneys offends you, or if you are suffering from the symptoms of Candida Albicans or the mouse, rat, bat, or pigeon mite, please raise your voice, badger and bug your politicians, or write to Street News or to me, of your experience, or better yet, take the issue to the streets yourself and do something now, before the handcuffs and shackles of the 3rd Bush Family Administration makes every last one of us all mere food tidbits for the belly of the beast.
by Bryan Adrian
Bryan Adrian 1996 feature essays in ELECTRONIC WHIP LONDON/NYC
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