Guardian.co.uk: The Alvin Greene Manifesto for a Fairer America
I will stop debt collectors from calling you. I will make it illegal for a company to sell a debt you have for purposes of collection. You and your family have dignity: you are not cattle to be sold back and forth in the debt marketplace. You know how horrible it is to have those vampires calling you, again and again and again.
I will shut down payday lenders who are sucking you dry.
In America, if you lose your job, and you get sick, you go broke or you die. This happens in no other civilised country. The stories that socialised medicine does not work are lies. Pick your system – Austria, Britain or Canada – but we must have universal health insurance. Healthcare, for free, for everyone.
I’ve written things for other people before. Speeches, letters, you name it. Generally, when writing for someone else, it’s fairly common practice to shape the work so as to reflect the voice of the person for whom you’re writing. Now, with regard to this particular commentary, I’m fairly certain that Alvin Greene did not write it.
The funny thing is that whoever did ghost-write the editorial needed to dumb it down a bit so as to jive with our expectations of Mr. Greene.
Typical Democrat candidate drivel aside, while reading Greene’s op-ed I could not help but think of Wesley Willis–s schizophrenic homeless quasi-musician from Chicago–and his pseudo-blockbuster hit, Rock ‘N Roll McDonalds. I don’t know why, but it came to mind because of the natural flow and rhythm of Greene’s piece, and now I’m not certain if I’ll ever be able to separate the two.
A little background music while you click the link and read Greene’s piece in full: