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Just J @consbyname
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When discussing the #NHS in terms of privatisation I always think it's useful to equate what neoliberals and the private sector are doing to it as akin to a parasite infecting its host. The goal of a parasite isn't to kill its host but to extract energy to allow it to grow. 1/11
Ultimately the parasite seeks to reproduce and spread, much the same as private providers offering and supplying public services has spread and increased over the years. So what is the "energy" these parasites are extracting, and how do they know they won't kill their host? 2/11
The energy source in the case of the NHS is the Treasury, the "energy" itself is the national currency. These parasites know that the currency issuer (government) has an unlimited ability to create the currency, and provided the public doesn't learn this fact, they can 3/11
Sit there and extract the currency into perpetuity. This is why the argument of "they'd have privatised by now if they wanted to." holds no water, they don't want to privatise it entirely, consumers can go broke, the Treasury can not. Why sacrifice a guaranteed source when 4/11
you can just capture it for your own ends?

So what is the answer to this infestation of our public services? Much the same way as a doctor learns to diagnose and treat the condition with the required medication, so must we the British public, learn to recognise this 5/11
Parasitic relationship and deny them of their ability to extract the national currency for their own ends. The great british public must take some time, learn at least the basics of functional finance and #MMT and begin to pressure their MPs to excise these parasites forever.6/11
To ignore the economic reality of how our monetary system works allows lobbyists their much too close relationships with MPs to continue to abuse our system for their own benefit whilst foisting erroneous narratives that we are unable to finance unprofitable services meant 7/11
For the public good.

The reality is that provided there is labour willing to be trained or available to work in the sectors required, and provided we have access to the materials and goods to develop the infrastructure and goods needed, the currency could and should be 8/11
Provisioned by government for the good of its people. The public has been convinced that we are somehow short of the currency our government issues, that somehow business for profit is exclusively more "efficient" despite lowering quality of service and customer satisfaction.9/11
It is #NHS70 today. The best gift you can offer the #NHS is to promise to be an informed voter who will learn how the government provisions itself, how you can demand the treatment to rid it of these parasites, and how to demand that if your MP wishes to be elected in 10/11
Future that they must prove they understand these processes too and will do something about it.

Any MP ignoring these basic truths or suggesting government is like a household is implying that the host depends on the parasite and as such should not be allowed in office. 11/11
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