L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia

The New York Times published a piece on Saturday, “How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits” that vividly demonstrated the pathetic state of healthcare affairs relative to the absence of leadership from those who say they represent “the people,” especially black people.

The fact that the New York Times had to publish an exposé that should have been long ago addressed by Richmond-based news sources is astounding.

But what is not surprising is that there is nothing at all attributed to any “leader”, elected or otherwise, as to having registered any complaints, bringing issues to public attention or doing anything at all to address the racism, profiteering and exploitation of the black community, detailed in the article.  Yet, the leaders want the support and votes of the people to elect them. They even proclaim that they are entitled to higher office, never really demonstrating reasons therefor.

I recall the admonition I remembered reading from Omar Kyham:  “To grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, would not we shatter it to it bits – and then re-mold it nearer to the heart’s desire!”

Though the subject may be different, the remedy may be the same.

Stay tuned.

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