Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Buy Candy to Conquer Cancer?

A well intentioned pitch from a church member to buy pink and white chocolate candies so a part of teh profits will go to breat cancer research: I do not respond positively.

May I say that I find this sort of thing repulsive? May I suggest that we disentangle Public Health/Care from advertising and advocacy and support it publicly by an allocation of a the reasonable portion of the GNP to be raised through progressive taxation, assigned where experts and ethicists predict it will do the greatest good for the greatest number, and treat everyone who suffers from illness or disability with dignity and compassion apart from where their particular ailment falls in the current ad biz popularity poll or the fund raiser's hit parade?

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