We don't know whether you've heard about this yet, but we are encouraging artists, designers, media visionaries, citizens of the world, and frustrated couch potatoes to contribute to a mounting "Viral Campaign for Universal Healthcare."
Choose the surface. medium and occasion for your intervention, but please intervene.
This is an attempt to bring the discussion of universal healthcare in line with the all-embracing network of life of which we are all a part, and emancipate it from the individualistic, free market claptrap that has held the issue hostage in the United States since the late 1940s.
Built around the theme "Healthcare: Not a Private Matter," it's an attempt to remove the issue of universal healthcare from the ideological stereotypes that have crippled it for more fifty years (socialist, tax and spend, we can't afford it, unfair competition to private insurers, Harry and Louise) and remind people that while we may experience illness personally, we are all part of a vast human organism.
As long as some are at risk, all are at risk. The nature of illness and prevention needs to be reframed by the unavoidable biological connectedness of an extended ecosystem, and this is an attempt in that direction.
Some of the early work is posted below, but the idea is to move the ball way beyond that. Post it where ever you think it will turn the buzz into a roar. Spread the word. Let no social network go untouched. For submissions to Stereotype & Society, send file to email@example.com. But don't stop here. Let no stone go unturned. Pass it on and on until the medical-industrial complex and its legislative toadies tremble, and the profit motive is removed from the preservation of the greater good.
Let the great rumpus begin. And continue.