As stated on their website “Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.”  This organization was started in 1971 by French doctors and journalists.  It is a neutral, independent organization with no political, religious, or economic ties.  Furthermore, its core belief is that every human being deserves medical help no matter their race, nationality, religious or political beliefs, but rather that it is a fundamental right as a human being to receive medical care when needed.  This is truly and amazing organization and I urge everyone to watch the videos I have posted on this blog and, more importantly, to donate to MSF in order to keep their aid available to the many suffering people in our world today.

The entire concept of doctors not being restricted to borders should is a good example of how the world should operate.  The idea of borders is implicitly xenophobic.  It creates tribalism.  All people are the same and should be treated the same.  Doctors Without Borders is advocating equality.  Inequality is the underlying problem with this world.  It is a necessary component of capitalism.  Unfortunately, some doctors in the US discriminate against people even within US borders because they cannot afford to pay for healthcare.  This is also part of the capitalist system.

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