In an email exchange this evening with Nancy Atkinson, whom we initially met through blogging, she pointed out one of the most interesting global synchros that Rob and I completely overlooked.
But first, some background info here. Glioblastoma – GBM – is a highly malignant tumor that generally grows in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, but can be found anywhere in the brain or spinal cord. Beau Biden and Ted Kennedy died of it. John McCain has been diagnosed with it. Whitley’s Strieber’s wife, died of it. Nancy’s husband, Rich, now has it.
Now here’s the synchro Nancy pointed out.
In May 2008, during contentious debates on Obamacare, Ted Kennedy, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, was diagnosed with GBM. He made numerous trips to Washington during the last year of his life to fight for what eventually became the Affordable Care Act. Kennedy died in 2009, at the age of 77, and the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – was passed in 2010.
Skip ahead to 2017. During contentious debates to repeal Obamacare, John McCain was diagnosed with GBM and underwent surgery, so the vote on the repeal was delayed until he returned. And when McCain returned, he did the unthinkable – he voted against repeal.
Even the New York Times noted the “eerie parallels.”
But this goes well beyond eerie parallels. It’s a global synchronicity:
Both men are/were senators, giants in their respective parties who have/had served as senators for decades.
Both had been diagnosed with the same type of brain tumor.
Both were voting/fighting for a major health bill that would impact millions.
Kennedy was fighting for the Affordable Care Act that would enable millions of Americans to get health insurance. At the time McCain was diagnosed, the Republicans were trying to repeal the ACA (Obamacare) by scaling back Medicaid – the largest health insurer, and doing away with the mandate. They hoped to ram the bill through a vote with little time for anyone to read it. It was estimated that the Republican version would rob 24 million people of their health care and give tax breaks to the very rich. They needed McCain’s vote to pass it.
So then the trickster stepped in. When McCain returned to the senate, he did an about face, voted against the repeal, and it failed.
No telling why McCain voted against it. Perhaps his diagnosis drove home the point that not many people would be able to afford the surgery he had – $60,000-$70,000- or the cost of the follow-up care he will require, chemo, radiation, experimental drugs. And if the ACA was repealed, people who depended on Medicaid – the poor, elderly, and very sick children – would be shit outta luck.
Thanks, Nancy, for pointing out this synchro, and you and Rich are in our thoughts and prayers.