Herd Immunity

                                               

As the factories move towards automation, people are laid off or paid less and less. The extremely rich, the billionaires like  Bezos pay next to nothing for slave labor as in  Amazon. Does Bezos, the wealthiest man in the  world need more money? He could save us all from starvation and disease with a relatively small investment compared to what he’s got. He will not. Billionaires are usually greedy schemers. They make money by sacrificing those who work for them. They create wars and steal minerals. They get foreign workers who make so little, many jump from the roof of the dormitory, at least they do until a fence is erected.  v

What are the Bezos types and their government employees going  to do with the US  unemployed due to automation? Are they going to create a wonderful society with everyone enjoying their lives ?

Aw come on. The unemployed are a burden to the hardly pay taxes rich. The poor create a needy state of mind.  

How to get rid of these burdensome non earnings, the unemployed?

Aha! A stroke of genius.

Give them Covid-19 or whatever pandemic is around.

A malevolent decision is in the wind. The governing body beginning to whisper the idea of letting the  corona virus run its course, infecting at least 60 percent of the US population. The benefit of this plague is that it will establish herd immunity.  The economy will collapse. Hospitals will be overwhelmed, understaffed  and close. The homeless will spread the infection as they move from  one camp to another. There will be no food,  no treatment. Nothing.  People will die in the- v street. . 

The excuse for this societal breakdown but not for the very rich of course in their castle worlds, who believe themselves to be protected by money,  is that some will develop “herd immunity.” Has herd immunity been shown to happen?  Not as a result of having an infection. It happens when a medicine is developed to combat the virus. We do not have one now and  It takes at least a year of testing before a new drug is proved to work and not be lethal.

The goal of infecting us all is not to establish herd immunity. It is to get rid of us.

Our president lacks empathy. He inflicts suffering for what he has suffered, and feels it justified. He has a huge vendetta against the US population that does not adore and worship him.  He will punish them.  The virus is his henchman. He boasts of it as a mere sniffle after having 100,00 dollars spend on treatment at Reed and  continuing at a hospital in the White House and has been told not to go to the West wing which of course he does. No one can advise Trump to do anything. He is the greatest spreader. He claims to be not contagious when he goes around without his mask. How many of the long-time workers, mostly black at the White House are sick? They are forbidden to reveal it. The President is a man of lies. His Reed doctors agree with him about not being contagious.   How much did they get for blathering this obvious lie, two days after the president was  hospitalized?

Do not give into this evil plan of getting sick. Walk the street with signs. Go to  your congress people. Find out their position and if on the side of herd immunity, fire them. Get people alarmed. Do not let them think of getting sick as a worthy sacrifice with a happy ending . Make your government produce  PPE. Masks and  gloves and  time in privacy when fearing infection. Make them fund the workers at home. Make them care for us as they are doing all over Europe and China and New Zealand. Do not go out without a mask. Do not  hug your neighbor. Do not spend time in groups including your family at Thanksgiving.

This US nation started by killing those they found living here. We, the unemployed are the Indians now. . Fight for your life and your freedom. Don’t let the Bezos gang take it.  Do not receive the virus. Keep yourself covered, masked  and out of reach. Reject the farce of herd immunity. Survive.  

They Want to Take It All

The rich aren’t Americans. They live in Richville, Anywhere. They travel in their nifty little planes or yachts or chauffeur driven sports cars to homes on mountain tops or shores. Servants cook and clean and baby sit for them. They barely notice the cost.
How did they get to be so wealthy and how do they maintain it? There is a history of theft. It started with slavery in the US after chasing and killing the natives. It went on from there and has never stopped. For example, they used near-to-slave Chinese labor to build a railroad across the US. Today, the US has wars all over the world. The US propaganda machine tells us that the US is trying to bring democracy to other lands by getting rid of their evil leaders. This do-good scheme is a pretense to get our tax money.
We are funding attacking foreign leaders and nations with tax money which drops to zero. Forget the lies folks. People in the war industry make a lot of money which pays for their extravagant lives. They produce and we pay for their war toys. They steal the natural resources from the attacked nations and now are coming to steal from you.
The Corona Virus set us up for mega theft. With businesses and schools closed everywhere, no money coming in to pay rent and mortgage, to pay workers during closure. Citizens are in increasingly victimized positions. Under the press of Covid 19, Congress gave the needy, that’s us, a Care package which we were happy to hear about. But no, forget your expectations. Its trillion plus went to mega corporations including holiday ships and air lines, next to nothing to small shop owners and schools and hospitals; and closed restaurants to pay their waiters, and have something to start again when the virus is less virulent or medically controlled.
What will we the common people have then? Some say we should be hopeful, But hope for change coming from the same governing people is uncalled for. They have already shown their hand. The government which gave our money to the wealthiest, has nothing left for us. Shops will remain closed until the rich ones buy what they like. Care money given to them covers the purchase price. Do the rich feel bad about their take-over? They are like horses wearing blinders to keep from getting frightened by approaching cars. The rich ones have different kinds of blinders. Their eyes are on the money.
We need to act as a group. all of us together, regardless of any kind of subdivision. Letters and calls have no power. We need to get out on the street. Cops will arrest some until they join us as another underclass. We need to start a third party or more. The Democrats and Republicans call each other names and then vote for the same betrayal We need to stop being pleased with crumbs as AOC said before she voted (hand raised no official count to be noted and announced) to give our money to the rich. Betsy DeVos wants to close all public schools and set up Christian schools and charters. We need to reject crumbs and to stop worshiping the rich. They are thieves whose hands are in our pockets. Do not fall for our so-called impoverished government. Money can be printed. Vote for 3rd party candidates (or a forth or fifth… who says two is the right number?) Choose those who agree with you about a need for public care. Vote for someone whose behavior supports their words. Nothing less . See what they did before they ran for office. Do not fall for lies again.

Homeless

Let Them Eat Cake

Marie-Antoinette, when confronted by the starving French who asked for bread said “let them eat cake.”. She is with us today. The rich are taking more and more of our tax money, promising us cake some day if we just wait long enough.


Our private hospitals, many of them closed to make apartments for the rich, are set up to bring in the bucks. As a result, they do not buy equipment for unexpected disasters like the Corona virus. Masks and ventilators are too few and hospitals are understaffed. Too many virus patients with too few nurses lead to triaging care. Staff has to choose who will be treated and who will not and die from a lack of care. Nurses and doctors get sick as well because of missing protective equipment like having to wear the now infected mask for a week. The Corona virus fills the air and brings them down.


Factory workers are regarded as replaceable and unimportant. In a country run by the super rich, all labor is being dumped into that category. Meat packers are removed from Corona contaminated.factories which then are closed. The disease spreads in the factory because workers lack protective gear. When virus infected pork and beef and chicken processing plants are closed, animals are not slaughtered to be sold and eaten. President Trump saw the coming meat shortage and demanded workers go back to work, still unprotected. He said that those who stay home will not get unemployment. It is a choose your kind of death situation.


Farmers cannot sell produce to people who lack money. The government which claims to be insolvent forces farmers to chop up their vegetables growing in the field and then plow them under. Note that our government never runs out of money for planes and bombs and war. Why doesn’t it pay the farmers for what they grow and distribute it to the hungry folk whose line stretches for miles waiting for a bag of groceries? There is no profit in harvesting crops and feeding the impoverished. Capitalism is not attracted to performing acts of charity.


What of the homeless people living in subway stations? The local government kicks them out and forgets them. Those on the street are treated no better. People in charge of human disaster do not think of using empty hotel rooms. In a time of ever increasing difference between rich and poor, the poor become invisible.


We live in a capitalist society. Making a profit is it’s goal. Our so-called liberals in Congress make speeches about how sad they feel about the homeless, how upset they are about children whose public schools are overcrowded and understaffed. These same officials give huge amounts of our tax money to corporations and to the super rich. They give money to organizations that pay no taxes.


Having recently given trillions to them, our country will be unable to serve the rest of us for generations And still these elected official sell-outs speak to win our hearts. They have an ability to emote. Most congressional people can do this unless they play the opposite role and attack the needy as parasites (a la Mitch McConnell and Trump).


We vote for these people. We are like young children who are too frightened of abandonment and death to think that our parents do not care for us. There are almost no honest people in our governing body. Nancy Pelosi who is 100 million dollars rich, instead of offering Medicare to Covid sufferers, wants to give them Cobra which covers the cost of insurance while they are unemployed, for a fee of course. She rescues an industry which gives the insured little and takes a lot. Metaphorically speaking, Pelosi’s bread is buttered on the same side.


Do you believe that Republicans and Democrats are different? Look at how they vote. People like Bernie Sanders wail about what is being done to the poor and then vote to give tax money to the rich. Sanders is like a clown that distracts the audience from workers sweeping up horse shit at the circus.
Marie-Antoinette said “Let them eat cake.” when the impoverished French demanded bread. We are all waiting for that illusory cake instead of going on strike to demand a living wage, health care and retirement benefits. Let them know that we are hungry for real food in return for a life of real work.

Earth Day

                US and much of the world is on the edge of a great disaster pertaining to having enough to eat. Fear of the Corona virus where some have already caught it, has closed plants whose workers process, package and send chicken and pork to city markets. With processing missing, huge numbers of pigs and chicken are killed on the farm, and often dumped on the steps of the closed corporations. Eggs are pierced so no chickens are born. The absence of food for buyers will soon be known. They will not be able to order it delivered.    

Our factory farm industry first underpaid farmers who owned their farms which turned them into slaves who work to keep their farm going; then used immigrant labor the corporation paid even less until it was cheaper to import what was grown by impoverished farmers in another country. But now Russia, our wheat source is refusing to send the US wheat. They are keeping it for themselves. Other countries are bound to follow. US fish is mostly imported by mega stores from countries where the pay is low and the quality of handling produce lower. Our government now turns away ships due to the Corona virus so no more fish can be delivered.

What will hungry citizens do aside from rioting in the streets? The governing politicians will likely send the police to quiet and crush the crowd. What can people do about such scarcity? A terrible and wonderful possibility lies before us. Look at the clean air and clear water, at the animals now out of hiding enjoying the living world that we are not filling with noise and danger.

What if we stop going to ‘Big’ stores to buy cheap food? What if we form coops to create and manufacture what we need; farms to grow what we want to eat? There are no outside investors sopping up the profit and paying us starvation wages. Coop members equally divide the many businesses,’ incomes. Farmers who are reasonably paid like the rest of us, compost and till the soil so that the food is nutritious. Coop members renounce the capitalistic dream that they will one day be rich like the one percent.

We can live in harmony with nature, stop extracting oil and gas. Stop removing mountain tops for coal and polluting downhill water. No more black lung disease. We can use solar collectors and windmills and tidal energy. We build houses together a la President Jimmy Carter. We use natural products to maintain health. We  create communities in which everyone is known. Friendly greeting is the rule.

We can give up living in isolation and be happy. This is my dream, my wish, my reality.

Homeless

Time’s Up

Now the Republicans have voted to take it all away. Sure, they did it little by little before but now they want it all. Why do they need it since they already own what they want to buy? It has nothing to do with growing the economy since there will be zero trickle down. Instead it will destroy the economy when the middle class can purchase little or nothing.They want to wear a crown.  How did we get into creating royalty, people born to a class we are supposed to serve and worship? True they’ll have the castle on the hill and we will live in small houses or in one large construction divided up by families. 

 You can look at it from a positive side. We can become a group instead of solitary individuals entranced by the shallow TV dramas or newscasts touting war, watched alone or with spouse and child.What are we going to do about our relatively impoverished situation? We need to  learn how to meet our needs when the social system fails. If we run out of food, the supermarket  is sold out and we don’t have money to pay for their stuff. We can hate and rob our neighbors for having what we lack. Thinking and doing this enforces our true poverty.

The newly created royals are for out hating each other. They work to turn us against each other, white against black against gay against Latino against trans. Getting us to blame each other keeps them safe. The royals are frightened of the people impoverished by their the self-created royal’s theft. Even slave masters slept with a gun beneath their pillow. It wasn’t enough to separate people speaking the same language, to keep them from learning to read and consider, work them from dark to dark. It wasn’t enough to insist they all came here on slave ships and had no skills despite the growing evidence that black sailed and inhabited the world a thousand years before the mythic Christ (look at the work of Ivan Van Sertima and David Imhotep) .It wasn’t enough to lie about black history so that the current “owners” can claim divine right.

We need to think of ourselves as a loving population, to figure out how to grow food, to create natural medications from herbs and plants, to share our skills, to trade services and goods. We need to store the food we grow. We need to turn away from the criminal or worthless classification passed down from the rich. We need to create a life we can enjoy with friendship and mutual support as its basis.

I found this written in my computer. Was this written by me or dictated by my muse or another person? Thanks to the heart/mind that created it.. May we all follow its advice, live and be well.

The DNC Wants to Lose the Presidency

The DNC does not want to win the presidential election. That is why they are doing everything to stop Bernie Sanders from winning, the one candidate who is a lifelong liberal who wants free colleges, Medicare for all, money spent on social goods and justice, a man who wants to get out of the US endless wars around the globe, a Jew!  

They want to run people who are on the side of the wealthy, who regardless of what they say (mostly lies) or avoiding the issues of a real national income and universal voting, of affordable education and medical care and …. These people will be totally be rejected by the poor, most blacks and browns, most people with an un-payable college debt, most people with health issues not covered due to preexisting conditions and co pays and deductions. These unpopular candidates, one of which will be chosen to run for president in place of the only popular candidate, will drive people into non-voting or re-electing Trump as an act of rage.

Recognize that this herd of millionaires and billionaires or hoped-for millionaires who are running the election, will be financially rewarded if Trump is elected and will lose if it is Bernie. There  it is folks. Those rich folk who are running things are not there for most of us

They cry, they shriek he cannot win. But he is already winning now. Their local stooge for blacks at the DNC says the blacks will not vote for Bernie but they are already moving  towards him and what he offers. They say he is too old but plenty of them are quite old and showing it. They point to his recent heart attack. But what about our current president’s time in a hospital, his overweight, his funny hand held at an angle. What about his heart?

So why do they not want this man, this winner to run for them. It is very obvious if you allow yourself to see which DNC Democrats are on the corporate payroll. They are paid via Citizen’s United and every other way to put money in their hands  if they do what corporations wants. And what they want and need the most at this time is war.

Bernie does not want war. The corporations want war until the whole world goes up in flames from global warming, until there is not another place to bomb. If Bernie wins there will be a huge fight in congress. He and the few anti war people against the rest. But at least and for the first time, the differences will be mentioned. This Centrist man, a caring human being is only standing for what most of the world wants: free schooling, free health care, air to breathe and food to eat, parks that are surviving not full of dead trees and dying animals. A beautiful place.

But in the United States, place where only prisons are our number one job, our tax money pays for tanks and bombs and missiles. The DNC is afraid Bernie will win and their corporate filled Christmas stocking will be empty. The DNC recently thought of a new way to stop him. It added the requirement that the candidate be a good Democrat.

Snap your fingers he’s out of the race.

And then, all the needy people will not bother to vote. Not any other Democrat will win. We get Trump again which secretly fill all the DNC wishes. More war. More money to the banks. Fewer  social services. The one percent takes over. People die of illness that could be cured if there is medicine to treat them. Democracy dies.

War Makes Money

Peace does not come from war. Look at the loss to our country in terms of life lost and war debt. But it is not a debt for those who manufacture the killing stuff. War is a money maker for investors who create and sell fighting materials. Our first leaders stole land from the Indians and then enslaved the blacks. The US has a history of terror and takeover.

Currently, investors are frothing at the mouth over the next invasion. Why are we in Afghanistan? Nobody knows except those who are in it for the money. War seems to be the main US main occupation. The US government sent pallets of cash, more than 4 billion dollars to Baghdad. Where did the money go? Nobody knows. War goes on without purpose except to make money for the few.

When the guns and cars and tanks and missiles and bullets and overpriced toiletries and over priced medications and overpriced everything are destroyed, the corporations are only too happy to send a new supply. Those on the base, often get rid of stuff that is not damaged. They dump cars and tanks in the desert and announce their loss. There must be “kick backs” for those announcing these phony losses.

Many of our US wars go on without meaning or purpose. How do we get another nation to pick up guns in self-defense to keeps our military businesses operating? One way practiced by “45” is breaking agreements and alliances with international friends. They say, a man is as good as his word. He breaks his word. He is unreliable and can turn on you. Friend turns into enemy.

Another way to drag your victim into the froth of war is to not follow the rules of war. The rules of law divide what solders can do to other soldiers from what they can do to civilians. Rules of war say you cannot bomb schools and hospitals and farms and churches and wedding parties and water purification plants, etc. Bombed civilians grow outraged and frightened which drives them take money used for social purposes and turn it into weapons.  

Trump, a megalomaniac got rid of all his war experts, people employed by the government for years. Those not fired, quit. There is no one left to give a contrary opinion. He does what his impulses tell him to do manufacturing reasons as he goes. The latest breaking the rules of war was his assassinating General Soleimani, a military man in Iran, a country we are not fighting. The fact that Trump’s fans call Soleimani a “bad man” does not make killing him just or legal. Worse than that, it brings anarchy into the world. With the US as a model, it is OK now to kill anyone that stands in your way for almost any reason. We don’t like our vulnerability and want it to stop. Do you think it won’t come here? How do we return to sanity and peace?

War Makes Money

Peace does not come from war. Look at the loss to our country in terms of life lost and war debt. But it is not a debt for those who manufacture the killing stuff. War is a money maker for investors create and sell fighting materials. Our first leaders stole land from the Indians and then enslaved the blacks. The US has a history of terror and takeover.

Currently, investors are frothing at the mouth over the next invasion. Why are we in Afghanistan? Nobody knows except those who are in it for the money. War seems to be the main US main occupation. The US government sent pallets of cash, more than 4 billion dollars to Baghdad. Where did the money go? Nobody knows. War goes on without purpose except to make money for the few.

When the guns and cars and tanks and missiles and bullets and overpriced toiletries and over priced medications and overpriced everything are destroyed, the corporations are only too happy to send a new supply. Those on the base, often get rid of stuff that is not damaged. They dump cars and tanks in the desert and announce their loss. There must be “kick backs” for those announcing these phony losses.

Many of our US wars go on without meaning or purpose. Why are we in Afghanistan? Nobody knows except those who are in it for the money. How do we get another nation to pick up guns in self-defense to keeps our military businesses operating? One way practiced by “45” is breaking agreements and alliances with international friends. They say, a man is as good as his word. He breaks his word. He is unreliable and can turn on you. Friend turns into enemy.

Another way to drag your victim into the froth of war is to not follow the rules of war. The rules of law divide what solders can do to other soldiers from what they can do to civilians. Rules of war say you cannot bomb schools and hospitals and farms and churches and wedding parties and water purification plants, etc. Bombed civilians grow outraged and frightened which drives them take money used for social purposes and turn it into weapons.  

Trump, a megalomaniac got rid of all his war experts, people employed by the government for years. Those not fired, quit. There is no one left to give a contrary opinion. He does what his impulses tell him to do manufacturing reasons as he goes. The latest breaking the rules of war was his assassinating General Soleimani, a military man in Iran, a country we are not fighting. The fact that Trump’s fans call Soleimani a “bad man” does not make killing him just or legal. Worse than that, it brings anarchy into the world. With the US as a model, it is OK now to kill anyone that stands in your way for almost any reason. We don’t like our vulnerability and want it to stop. Do you think it won’t come here? How do we return to sanity and peace?

Homelessness

Alice set herself up on a lively avenue next to a health food store. For a while, the local store workers brought her food and drink. She was out there through most extremely bad weather, rain and snow and serious cold. She had a rainproof tarp for her mattress and minor possessions and when needed for herself. She sat in a chair most of the day warning people with baby carriages and dogs not to step in a hole in the pavement. She created a happy vibe. She told me she could not get into “trans” housing because it only went up to age 25. What are the trans homeless to do at 26?

Then the store owners began to complain about her being there, particularly under their awning during the rain. They thought a homeless person perched on the edge of the sidewalk would bring their profits down. The store owner and his assistant took Alice around the corner and then down that block to “discuss” things. They said it was too fancy a street for a homeless squat. Alice realized that the discussion was a scam because of how far they walked and ran back to find her mattress gone. Luckily, the next day, she found another mattress thrown out on that adjacent street and rescued it. 

The American unhoused and barely housed population is sinking into deeper trouble every day. About 40 percent live from paycheck to paycheck. Trouble with their car’s generator and they and their family are out on the street. Why is this happening in the richest country in the world, in our so-called democracy? The government no longer serves the poor. It does not use taxes to take care of people in a homeless state or teetering into poverty. The rich in power babble an up by your bootstrap myth created by those who largely inherited their wealth.

Democrats running for office rarely or never use the word poor let alone homeless when they are campaigning. It is thought that such mention will keep them from being elected. Mayor Peter said that he was the only candidate on stage in a Democratic debate who was not a millionaire or billionaire. What he did not say and did not apologize for is being on millionaires and billionaire payroll. If elected, he will do what his donors want. He is a candidate for sale. Candidates sell themselves because our elections are so expensive. There is no limit on what is spent by those who have or are given money.

We have a new class of people. those who pay for candidates to run and then obey them. They are called the “donor” class. Donors want to build houses for the very rich like themselves. They pay off neighborhood planners to put their high cost buildings in the best spots. Poor kids get asthma from breathing truck fumes and effluent gases from incinerator sites. Trucks and incineration plants do not occur in fancy neighborhoods.   

In places like Denmark, called the world’s happiest country. they are erecting villages of small, single room houses so that formerly homeless residents live there and form a village. In the US, people on the street and in need of housing are arrested or sent away. We have scattered homeless people in tents or shelters made of plastic and rags.

What can we do about it? Call everyone who is running for office. Tell them to create inexpensive or free “living spaces” in old and new buildings. Tell them to build one room houses a la Denmark with our tax money. Make it illegal for candidates to accept money from the donors so that candidates then are in debt. A true democracy would give every candidate the same amount to spend on a brief campaign and allow no other money. Once candidates are supported this way, people will run for office from all classes and religions and colors and sexual orientations, people coming from everywhere to create a secure life for everyone.

Resist

Ordinary people are coming awake. They see that they are caught in a climate change catastrophe due to flood or drought so that nothing grows or are baked by the sun or sickened by disease carrying insects or… the negative possibilities are endless. They lack the money to flee. They cannot keep their heads in the ground a la ostrich. They cannot say “not me.”
First to resist extractive corporations attacking Mother Earth are the Indigenous people. Unarmed Indians in the US North West stood against white men with attacking dogs and guns who wanted to put a pipe across the Cheyenne River to carry abrasive Tar Sands oil to the other side. The Cheyenne River leads to many others. Tar sands oil has already had many breaks. Oil sellers tell us we have no other choice. Indians are forced to defend their resistance to pollution in court.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, is cutting down trees in the Amazon to make money which includes raising cattle there for hamburgers. He denies deforestation causes a loss of oxygen for us all. He calls cutting down Amazon trees his national right. Those who come to cut the trees murder natives who stand in their way. We hamburger eaters kill for that.

The Marshall Islands, 2 meters above the ocean speak of building walls. All over the world, people who live on their own produce are dying of starvation. Young girls are put into marriage merely to survive.

Then there are children first stimulated to act by now 16 year-old Greta Thunberg who points out that politicians sold their souls to the money makers a long time ago. These politicians must be pushed aside. She speaks real facts to the fantasy of life-saving changes made some day. Young folk flock to her. They know that it is their lives are on the line. They cannot be turned away from incipient disaster.

Then there are the unions. So long pushed into non-existence by the corporate world that wants barely paid and dutiful workers. They are coming together again as a powerful force. The teachers are treated as non-entities in schools that barely count. They are on strike. They are supported by parents, holding out for smaller classes, available books, computers and trips and free lunches. They hold out for not letting impoverished schools damage their children. They do not want aggressive testing that leads nowhere. Expensive schools do not make education a trial.


The automobile industry is rising-up against allowing corporatists take their jobs to where people work for way less, no pensions, no health care, no vacations. It is a growing recognition that all of us poor folk and shaky middle classes need to hang together. The demonically driven wealthy want to sap our strength in order to feed their bank accounts. They need us to comply. There is no more profit if we don’t give in.

As Richard Wolfe, Ph.D. says, workers need to take over their factories planning to leave the country to go where labor is cheap. These trained workers need to set up a relatively flat hierarchy of workers who redistribute profits among themselves, not have an owner who takes the money elsewhere.


Richard Wolfe, PhD loves Mondragon, a coop started by a priest in Spain some 50 years ago. The Mondragon community has grown to perhaps 50,000 workers in all kinds of shops. You can take courses there and learn how to bring Mondragon to where you live. There is very little salary difference from those with a lot of training and those with less. There is little income threat in Mondragon society although Spain is wrecked by inflation.

Union membership, worker ownership, these are forms of genuine civilization. Let us join them.