by refixico


Today is July 31st, 2017 and in Southern California near the beach the weather is slightly overcast but expected to burn off as usual. Yesterday, July 30th, 2017 I had the privilege of speaking on Reverend Jesse Jackson’s “Keep Hope Alive” Radio Show which broadcasts out of Chicago, Ill. on WVON . The topic was Healthcare and the show was being hosted by Reverend Jackson’s Co-host his daughter Santita Jackson. Below is a transcript of my call into the show:

“Greetings Sister Santita, If we as a people fail to provide Universal Healthcare, the question is : “What is next”! Do we then openly practice “Social Darwinism”. In other words, Healthcare will be provided on a “Survival of the Fittest” basis. Meaning if you are financially and physically fit, don’t worry you will be seen and served. The 1st victims of Hitler’s Third Reich were sick people.

Does President Trump want to let the system implode because he would rather deal with desperate people rampaging and then place them under Marshall Law. What will the cost of pacification be?

If we allow the system to implode  let’s not forget that the “system” is made of flesh and blood  people and even one desperate individual with nothing to lose can cause big problems for us all. In the Emergency Room that I worked in ,you always needed Security to control desperate family members”. (Santita commented about “Security in the Emergency Room” and said that it reminded her of a Denzel Washington movie”. Call ends.

John Q. is a 2002 American crime film starringDenzel Washington and directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film tells the story of John Quincy Archibald (Denzel Washington), a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with anenlarged heart and finds out he is unable to receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it, before he decides to hold up the hospital and force them to do it.

In truth, when one member of the family is critically ill or hurt ,the whole family is affected and security is needed in the E.R., even when sick people are eligible to be seen. It’s unimaginable what will happen when we begin turning them away “that’s when Society breaks down”

The Photo above was taken off me in 1970, when I was working at the Watts Health Center (Multi-purpose Health Center)  which had been built on “Charcoal Alley”, right after the “Watts Rebellion” because part of the reason for the rebellion was that there was a lack of bare bones  Medical Care available in the Watts target area. It was built  in front of the Jordan Downs Housing Projects, on 103rd St. I worked in the 24 hr. Emergent Care/ Emergency Room as a Plaster Tech/Inhalation Tech and Clinical Assist.

Honor and Respect Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant and Activist