21 October 2009

Concrete metaphor, or something?

Bill Fisher said, among other things:
But it's pretty hard to imagine pursuing much happiness if you happen to get sick, get cut off by your health insurance company, and find yourself on your way to medical bankruptcy. Isn't that the point where we invoke that other piece of great American mythology -- the one that says now we circle the wagons, pool our resources, and find a way for all of us to help all our fellow citizens?

So, everybody that has one toss in a loaf or a fish, and we'll see what we've got to work with.

I'd think Christendom would be pretty much all over this sort of thing. Doesn't seem to be happening, outside the Sojourner's-style fringe. Is that the fringe? Is it in fact happening? Etc.

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