This book is Frankenstein of our century, a marvellous account of the line between science and morality, and the "Dr. Frist" character is a chilling reminder of the true evil inherent in all humanity...even if readers will find Dr. Frist himself an impossibly overdrawn character. Surely, no actual human could be so evil. Nevertheless, he stands like Shelley's monster as an emblem of the path we as a species must never take.
By damning this "Dr. Frist" character and the bizarre process that created him, this sterling work serves as a moral guide, a hope for the future.
This book bears further scrutiny based on the recent revealations Frist dumped vast amounts of family stock just ahead of the plunge. Frist is on the record denying being in possession of any prior knowledge about the company's status. Unfortunately, phone and other records prove otherwise. Oops. Considering the fact that Frist is a public figure, that the money involved was a far larger amount than the one involved in the Martha Stewart case and the fact that the lie is so recent and fresh he cannot claim a faulty memory, it makes one wonder if this "Good People" will do "Hard Time".
Great people do not hide from U.S. citizens the fact that during the 1990s and beyond, children were overdosed on mercury via routine childhood vaccinations. Great people help little children recover from mercury-induced autism, attention deficits, tics and other mental and physical illnesses. And great people do not defraud Medicare and get fined $640 million. The Frists are a greedy, self-serving family and Senator Bill belongs in prison.
"You see the problem?" asked Barth. "That last review was written before the fine jumped to $1.7 billion. Jesus, whom some characterized as the Good Physician or the Good Shepherd and he said of himself when labeled with the term 'good'....'why callest me good? Only God is good.' I believe he knew damn well that anyone that uses that description to describe any form of humanity is blasphemous. It would be like talking about the 'good termite'.....something that invades...and we are all invaders to greater and lesser degrees.....something that invades the house and consumes its contents before it is detected by others. This free and loose use of the term 'good' to describe our leaders when they so nearly identify themselves with Jesus, is also what makes other religions....especially Islam which says it reveres Jesus....and who if they did, would lay down their stones, is what makes them distrust us all the more. No, none are good....no not one."
For a "Letter To Col. Westhusing"....