Some disasters, due to the damage they wreak upon people and the shock the societal consciousness they cause, are fated for lasting fame or infamy. Two such horrific disasters that come quickly to mind are the Hindenburg and ObamaCare…
Oh, The Humanity
If Herb Morrison were still alive he could fairly reprise his famous commentary.
It’s a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It’s smoke, and it’s flames now … and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring-mast. Oh, the humanity and all the patients screaming around here. I told you, I can’t even talk to people whose friends are on there. Ah! It’sâ€“it’sâ€“it’sâ€“it’s … oâ€“ohhh! Iâ€“I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it’s just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk, and the screaming. Lady, Iâ€“I’m sorry. Honest: Iâ€“I can hardly breathe. Iâ€“I’m going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that’s terrible. Ah, ahâ€”I can’t. I, listen, folks, Iâ€“I’m gonna have to stop for a minute because I’ve lost my voice. This is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed.
The Hindenburg disaster in 1937, along with political and economic issues, hastened the demise of the Zeppelins. One can reasonably assume that the ObamaCare disaster in 2013 and ongoing, along with political and economic issues, will similarly hasten the demise of Obama and many Liberal politicians or, at the very least, leave their legacies permanently tarnished and infamous.
The similarities between the disastrous and failed roll-out of ObamaCare and the Hindenburg disaster are, however, limited. The Hindenburg was a short, sharp disaster and largely acute in nature; it happened and then it was over. ObamaCare is a more lasting disaster, one which we’ve only seen the initial damages from. In this sense it is more akin to the 1989 tire dump fire in Heyope, Wales which burnt, spewing toxins, for over 15 years.
The other and more horrific difference is that the loss of lives and livelihoods caused by ObamaCare will far outstrip either the Hindenburg disaster or the Heyope tire fire. In the end, if left unchecked, the ObamaCare disaster’s toll in lives and livelihoods will likely only be matched, if that, by the Holocaust.