Walter Reed: I Guess I’m a Troll

As I was meandering through the blogosphere, reading various posts on the Walter Reed mess, I came across the following comment (#5) attached to a post in Think Progress.

Remember, folks … when the trolls show up yammering about how the Walter Reed situation is an indictment of socialized medicine, just throw this in their face. It’s so much easier than trying to make them see reason.

This kind sophomoric braying is increasingly typical of “progressive? commentary on any number of issues and a major reason why it is difficult for thoughtful people to take them seriously on the question of health care reform. It is indeed “much easier? to preemptively reject an alternative viewpoint than “trying to make [its proponent] see reason.? And that kind of intellectual laziness is, in the end, why so many soi-disant progressives fail to grasp even the basics of health care.As to Walter Reed, one has to be blind, deaf, and dumb (with emphasis on the latter) not to see that its problems are indeed rooted in the bureaucratic inertia that characterizes all government-run projects everywhere, including socialized medicine. It is one of those stubborn facts that cannot be avoided, no matter how many snide comments are posted in the blogosphere by frivolous people who can’t be bothered to do their homework.

Comments 2

  1. sonofdy wrote:

    http://www.answers.com/topic/walter-reed-army-medical-center

    Bulding 40 was also abandoned in 1977.

    Posted 18 Mar 2007 at 10:13 am
  2. catron wrote:

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention. That’s an important datum (for those of us who actually care about facts). Sadly, a lot of the people commenting on the WR mess don’t seem to be interested in objective data.

    Posted 18 Mar 2007 at 10:59 am

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