Toad in the Hole

September 21, 2006

Outrage of the Day, Overseas Edition

A post on Pharyngula made my gorge rise, and that ain't easy for a used nurse.

I comfort myself with the thought that this particular dictatorial jackass most likely has a personal physician, who, assuming he or she isn't too corrupt to use the advantage, has close access to the dictatorial circulatory system.

No. I can't be that simplistic. There really is a sort of tension in that oath, an argument with one's conscience that "the greatest good for the greatest number" -- or just revulsion -- doesn't automatically win. And while my first thought was, "Are there still medical workers in that country? Why?" I do know who would actually be harmed by a nationwide medical strike.

Conscience doth make cowards of us all. Except for the murderers, and the conscienceless -- not a completely overlapping set.

(ED. -- Link fixed. Thanks, John!)

Posted at September 21, 2006 05:22 AM