Scarier than COVID-19: No Freedom

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The United States is a country with a history of overcoming huge problems when the people are left to be inventive, innovative, and free.  We have forgotten that basic fact, to our great detriment.

In the name of health and security the government has denied millions their right to feed their families.   In Texas,  Shelly Luther was jailed for opening up her beauty shop.  In Birmingham you can be fined for not wearing a mask. The Episcopal Dioceses of Kansas says Churches must keep a register of names of people attending in-person services for possible future contact tracing.  Why is that?  Are Christians to be tracked?  Across the country meetings of more than 10 people are banned. Tech companies are filtering and removing information with which they don’t agree,  preventing people’s voices from getting out and hindering even scientific exploration.

The response to COVID-19 is not protecting the most vulnerable, just damaging everyone else.  In New York 66% of the new cases have come from people sheltering in place, yet “Non-Essential workers” can not go to work.    Studies have show that the number of people infected but who never were sick enough to seek treatment is far higher (20%)in New York City than imagined.  The virus has been here and the shelter in place orders may have flattened the peak and kept the hospitals from being overwhelmed, but at this point all these orders are are draconian steps demonstrating the arbitrary execution of power by government.  There is no science to it. 

The government has arbitrarily decided who is “Essential”.  It is not just healthcare workers, delivery drivers,  grocery workers.  Every person who has to feed a family is essential to that family.  Every business with customers is essential to those customers. Daycare is essential to working parents.   To a near sighted person eye doctors are essential, to the sick the availability of emergency rooms is essential even if they do not have COVID-19.

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Instead we have run patients with milder problems away from our medical facilities, so when they do return, those problems will be severe.  We have cut off those who are sick from any disease from their loved ones and advocates.  Patients that could not speak for themselves now have no one to speak for them.

What makes sense, is that instead of locking up everyone, denying even the most basic rights of free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to assemble, and the freedom to worship, is that we protect the people that are most vulnerable.  Clearly the elderly, those in nursing homes or those who have significant co-morbidities are most at risk.  The vast majority of everyone else is at minor risk of serious infection.

Those at risk need personal protective gear or need to limit their exposure to others who have known COVID-19 statuses.  In New York City 20% of the people tested for antibodies showed exposure.  That is millions. They have already been exposed, had the disease, mostly without symptoms and so have no need to shelter.  They do not need to be protected.

We have let the media scare us into terrible and horribly destructive policy decisions.  These decisions have failed to protect the most vulnerable while scaring everyone into giving up their inalienable rights.  The media have tried to scare us at every turn, they have dismissed the proven effectiveness of Hydroxy-Chloro-quinine although the drug has been around for 50+ years.  They have helped fuel bad decisions at every turn.  Much of the media took China’s propaganda and repeated it slowing recognition of the true threat from this virus.

Google has said they will only allow posts that agree with World Health Organization guidelines.  This is the same WHO that told us that the virus was not human to human transmittable, and who’s ties to China are more than questionable.   Science is about putting all ideas out there for evaluation, not just those approved by the communist party of China.

There are a whole host of players to blame for the destruction of our economy and the loss of freedom that has resulted.  Now is the time to reverse those errors.  Look at the science, the true numbers, as some of the media have inflated the deaths to sow fear. Look at Sweden as they did not shut down and fared better than us.  Stop state and city oligarchs from exercising petty rules designed to show their power. Be smart about protecting the vulnerable and fully open up the country.

Not opening up the country will extend the depression that is already upon us. If you care for this country for the well being of your family, now is the time to step up and demand the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution.

 

 

 

 

GOP Hubris – Fascism

According to Wikipedia fascism is a form of authoritarian nationalism.  I am not sure what you call what has gone on with the political parties, now obvious with Trump, but clearly not new.  Our constitution and our democracy no longer exists. Our ability to vote in our own best interest is gone.  The big donors are willing to destroy the people’s choice, (whether or not you like Cruz or Trump) to put their own candidate in the place of either.  That is not democracy.  This is the new fascism.  It’s the authoritarian rape of pillage of America at the expense of the vast majority of Americans.

Unless we want to continue to get poorer and less capable of living in this country I would suggest that everyone email the Republican National Committee and tell them that the voters have the say, not them, not the donors. Unless you want to live in dictatorship under Hilary or a republican puppet you need to email these people today.

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Tell them you won’t stand for their destruction of democracy and that already their policies have reduced the standard of living in this country.  That reduction is not acceptable.  Flood their email, stop their destruction of everything that makes this country great.  Please share this as much as possible as our future is at stake!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Spying on You

The FBI has revised its own rules about how it will use NSA data.  If you have ever had a conversation by phone or email with someone outside our country they can now review your emails, phone calls, and web traffic.   The FBI pretty much admits they were doing this anyhow, but now they claim legal authority to do so.  Basically, if you bought a kids toy in China they can look at all your correspondence.  

Why was there spying on conservatives and the illegal use of the IRS? The fact that both parties condone this intrusion is appalling.  That more than any other reason is a reason to elect a conservative that upholds the letter of the constitution.   I think Trump would like to use this power.  We are 1970’s Soviet Union or 2016’s China.  What you say is monitored.  What you write is monitored and bad things happen to people that make waves against the established money and special interest fed order.

Look around you.  WELCOME TO THE GULAG comrade!!!

 

The Imperial Exploitation of America

Thus far in the past year IT workers at Disney, and Southern California Edison have had to train their foreign worker replacements.   Not only have they lost their IT jobs, but they also have had to endure the humiliation of training their replacements.  Now this same thing is happening at Abbott Labs.  180 more American workers are having their jobs stolen by foreign workers willing to work for less than market value.

So, who is to blame.  All of the Senators and Congressmen that take money from lobbyists and special interests are to blame.  These are not American citizens and have no right to jobs where there are qualified Americans.  I would urge Congress to shut down the H1B program until all the workers who want to work in America have jobs. That also means shutting down the EB5 program that is nothing less than selling American jobs in exchange for foreign capital.

Between illegal immigration and the H1B program it is not rocket science to figure out why wages are depressed.  These companies and our government are not interested in American success, they are only interested in their own pockets.  The environment that lets them rape Americans needs to change.  Our own companies and government are selling us off piecemeal.  Its imperialism in reverse.  Obama’s favorite thing, the destroying of America.

(Disney is family friendly, except for those they fired.  Those families can’t afford Disney tickets because Disney destroyed them in the pursuit of profit.  Perhaps people should not go there.)