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.  

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.