No surprise there. I expect fully the same scenario to repeat in November and beyond.
Dirty money has fueled this entire mess. Maybe we should refuse to go back to work if we work for large corporations and other companies who fund Republicans. Money power has led us to the mess we are in now. Money turns even good people turn into crooks and patsies. That’s surely part of why all too few people in office- and beyond- are doing little to stop Trump.
After all, Mitch McConnell received contributions almost entirely from Wall Street. It ought to be clear who the real power behind the GOP throne is. So lets attack them, in any way we can.
We were talking about a general strike before the shut down. I wouldn’t rule out the idea, especially since now we’ve had a sort of dry run of a general strike with the shut down.
Past general strikes required people to take care of each other and to change how they lived. I imagine it was freeing because for once, people weren’t begging the boss-man for their subsistence.
I believe it is more than possible to live in a world without working for corrupt people. It requires risk and sacrifice in the short run, but times like these pass. Change isn’t comfortable initially, but long the long term gains are more than worth it.
Growing our own food, taking care of each other, getting landlords to let up and trying to use the internet creatively for income- these are things people are doing in response to the coronavirus shut down. Human beings can adapt, but we have to be creative and able to think outside the box to get through times like these.
Why not just extend our new shutdown lifestyle and have a general strike? Shutting down corporate profits will get the attention of the people who most need the pitchfork in their butts.
I know these ideas for weathering a general strike sounds glib and hippie-like. I don’t mean it in this way. I know full well some people have few choices of where to work. We will have to help these people out. Those in better positions will have to give back and not hoard.
However, the alternative is to become prisoners of a GOP police state, with no freedom, no hope and probably having to live in terror for our lives, especially if we are any sort of minority.
Trump is a savage, a madman, a rapist, a racist, a killer, and traumatizer of small children. Anyone who is willing to let him rule America, the most powerful nation on the planet, for their own economic security or gain is a worthless a coward.
I think the problem is more than money, alone, but the people who love it. They are the drivers of our system. People who have broken into believing you should predate off of others for material gain and status symbols are the problem.
If you look at how the coronavirus crisis has panned out, you clearly have two camps of people: Those worried about the economy and those worried about human life. The country is divided between people on the right who lament the loss of material wealth and those on the Left who are worried about people getting sick.
“Let people die so that I may have.” I think Americans are so spoiled and so brainwashed into thinking money is the measure of life, we really have people willing to let millions die for cash. The Cherokee taught that scarcity is an illusion. It’s a concept hard for Americans to understand. We Americans fear scarcity to a fault and rely on the material instead of our minds to solve our problems.
I should never have to say to anyone that if you think you need cool things to attract friends, you will have people around you but not friends. In this country I have to say it. People are lost. They’ve forgotten it’s your internal character which determines your worth, not the contents of your wallet.