ObamaCare & 'agitprop'
ObamaCare & ‘agitprop'
What Diana West describes in her column “Holidays & ObamaCare don't mix” is what the Soviets called “agitprop.” It assumes that the central fact and objective of all individual and family life must be dedication to political action as directed by the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” as expressed, in this case, by the president of the United States.
The purpose of all social and family life must be subordination to political directives. A family holiday is seen primarily as an opportunity to subject friends and relatives to the implementation of political directives. Our goal in life must be reduced to following the party line.
This is the clearest example of how ObamaCare could destroy a lot more than our health.
Richard E. Ralston
Newport Beach, Calif.
The writer is executive director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (afcm.org).
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