Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/02/fighting-just-covid-19-response
Where were you, Derrick Jackson, when Bernie Sanders needed as much media and celebrity support as possible in the primaries??
An idea for helping many of the farm workers: Offer to pay them partly in food, rather than money.
Joe Biden is proof that the rulers will not allow their operatives to give an inch on austerity/Race to the Bottom. Even as the people’s lives and livelihoods are threatened by the worst epidemic in a century, Biden stands fast with the oligarchy: no Medicare for All.
What happens when the “American (political-economic) Disease” meets the pandemic? Nothing, if the people don’t demand an end to the Race to the Bottom that has left them with less defenses against disease than any other developed nation. Everything, if they resist. Some folks are calling for a general strike on May 1st.
“Its their club and you are not in it and will never be invited to join” - George Carlin
“55 tests per state” calcs out to not even the entirety of the US’ top 1% have been tested to date, confirming that more white ass smart boys (or is it smart ass white boys ?) than people of color have not been tested, confirming that unless you are part of “their club” you are now being hung out to dry once again.
There will never be racial social justice until the gap between the 1% and 99% reverses its half century trajectory of constant widening.
The battle line is not defined by skin color, it continues to be between the 1% and 99%.