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polarbear4

Benny

Bernie should be on this show too. (carry over from my last night’s rant). What’s he got to lose?

polarbear4

Don midwest
Don midwest

Don midwest
Don midwest

Don midwest
Don midwest

what should the countries of the world be doing now?

Unfortunately, at present countries hardly do any of these things. A collective paralysis has gripped the international community. There seem to be no adults in the room. One would have expected to see already weeks ago an emergency meeting of global leaders to come up with a common plan of action. The G7 leaders managed to organise a videoconference only this week, and it did not result in any such plan.

In previous global crises — such as the 2008 financial crisis and the 2014 Ebola epidemic — the US assumed the role of global leader. But the current US administration has abdicated the job of leader. It has made it very clear that it cares about the greatness of America far more than about the future of humanity.

This administration has abandoned even its closest allies. When it banned all travel from the EU, it didn’t bother to give the EU so much as an advance notice — let alone consult with the EU about that drastic measure. It has scandalised Germany by allegedly offering $1bn to a German pharmaceutical company to buy monopoly rights to a new Covid-19 vaccine. Even if the current administration eventually changes tack and comes up with a global plan of action, few would follow a leader who never takes responsibility, who never admits mistakes, and who routinely takes all the credit for himself while leaving all the blame to others.

article from Financial times for free. Most of their work is behind a pay wall, but they are making pieces on the pandemic open

Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Free to read
This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come

what choices are the political parties in the US making right now that will change our lives in the future?

what does the future mean today?

which presidential candidate is better to lead us in the future?

humphrey

There are probably a few ghoulish dems that want to see the fatalities soar as a political advantage also.

magsview

What’ll people think when they extend that logic and realize what the country already does for some other favors.

Don midwest
Don midwest

THE POLITICAL POSSIBILITIES of this moment are different than anything we have ever experienced. We possess a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the United States a more humane country. But if we fail to seize it, we will face mortal danger from the right.

That’s not hyperbole. The anger of Americans, once they figure out what’s being done to them right now, is going to be volcanic. The fallout from 9/11 and the great recession of 2007-2010 will be imperceptible in comparison.

Not long from now, almost everyone will have a family member or friend who died of Covid-19, many of them suffocating in isolation wards with insufficient treatment, perhaps deprived of a ventilator that would have saved their lives. Huge swaths of the country are plummeting into desperate penury, even as they witness large corporations unlock the U.S. Treasury and help themselves to everything inside.

the political parties are actually factions

they want to keep the establishment going

both of them

remember the expression “party to a crime”

that is probably a dumb line, but this article in The Intercept is the challenge facing the US as a country

The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results.

wi61

What will it take for Americans to figure out that the DNC and RNC are servants to corporate fascism. We’ve been warned by several politicians over our existence as a nation that a take over will happen and has. Bernie would’ve of slowed it to a halt or at least forced people to pay attention..

humphrey

Don midwest
Don midwest

remember Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” movie when a group of elderly, Quakers, were peace activists and spied on by the FBI?

Glenn Greenwald says over and over, when a few good things come out of the FBI, don’t forget the harm they have done to our country over the years

when are all the documents on the Kennedy assignation going to be published?

polarbear4

magsview

Now that it’s warming up a bit, I hope Bernie moves some of his livestreams outside.

I can see him standing on a little stage (the one at Bernie’s Back rally was quite small) with a couple of big screens to either side of him, one showing the person asking Bernie a question and another from viewers’ homes, let’s say, watching with their family, even if from behind to protect identities.

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