Okay this column is obsessed with the show. The writing/plot and character arcs are amazing. End of discussion.
So let's relate it to current topics.
The new meme on the Internet is the Canadian version of BB: Or if the story was set in England.
Walter White, HS chemistry teacher, you have stage 3 cancer.
Our country has national healthcare.
Like crazy clockwork, here come the conservative rebuttals. High School teachers have health care, they bray.
One columnist was symbolically frothing at the mouth. She posits that our public servants don’t make much money but they have good benefits.
Often they, teachers-police-fire fighters- are forced into HMO’s. HMO’s do not usually like paying for expensive medical expertise and treatments.
And what if White gets fired because he is too sick to continue to work.
There goes the heath coverage.
Also, if you haven’t watched BB, conservative columnists, you missed the point.
White, fictional character, made very little as a chemistry teacher in Albuquerque.
He was concerned about how his family would survive after he died.
So let’s pay teachers more and hedge fund managers less.
Also and again. America needs to provide healthcare to all citizens.
Because if fictional Walter White died soon after his disease was diagnosed, he would have left an infant daughter or one about to be born. And a special needs teenager. How would the widow provide coverage for them?