Thursday, May 14, 2020

Covid-19 and No Fate but What We Make


I've always thought our future would resemble the scenario imagined in the film, Children of Men.

Now I see that my premonition is unfolding before my eyes in news headlines and social media discourse. But I also remember that we have existential freedom. We choose our fate.

There is only one way out of this disaster that we see unfolding before our eyes.

The only viable path forward entails these key elements/steps:

FULL TRANSPARENCY 

Information on the nature of the virus and human susceptibilities is currently fraught and contested. We need more effective and honest risk communication regarding nature and degree (short term and long term) of risk from virus synthesized by independent experts and articulated by respected authorities, leading to sensible and sustainable policies for limiting spread and treating impacted individuals and those who care for them (broadly conceived to include health care workers, grocery workers, etc)

DEMOCRATIC DELIBERATION 

The future is looking more and more authoritarian and exploitative. To the extent possible, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, JUSTICE and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS must be preserved and cultivated rather than discarded as currently happening.

FULL ECONOMIC SUPPORT  

The ongoing economic collapse is terrifying. If this continues, civil disorder will be upon us. Full economic support must be provided for the unemployed, the under-employed, and the otherwise economically vulnerable. Put aside your fears of "free riders" and "deficits." Our very being is at risk.

The public has erroneously been encouraged to fear deficits. However, this fear of deficits is a control mechanism used cynically to promote austerity (i.e., cuts in social spending and public support for education, transportation, etc). Austerity and deficit talk discipline and disempower the public, as explained by the "banker who came in from the cold," Joseph Stiglitz.

In contrast, Public Banking is rooted in an economic model that argues that nation-states and other sovereign entities have the power of coinage. They can produce money. The idea of banking in the public interest has deep roots.

The public Bank of North Dakota provides a US example and public banking is expanding into California. Public banking can invest in the social, ecological and economic welfare of communities through direct transfers and, even more importantly, in local infrastructural and economic development.

SUSTAINABLE LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The time for local is now. We absolutely must adapt by bolstering our local capacities to meet FOOD, ENERGY, and other critical needs sustainably.

Funds from all available sources - public and private - national and local -  MUST be directed at bolstering communities' capacities to meet local needs (with the definition of local varying across geographic areas contingently).

Development should be sustainable ecologically, economically and socially in contrast to our current hazardous system (see Pollan's critique).

Local infrastructures must be grounded in respect for political pluralism and must be perceived widely as just, inclusive and democratic to the extent possible.

New trade pathways will emerge as localities trade in their area of specialization. This was, of course, Adam Smith's ideal market interaction based on trade among equals with varying specializations.


Nuclear energy is not the solution. Workers are old, and many are difficult to replace because of their expertise. They've been exposed to ionizing radiation at levels predicted to impact their longevity.  They are very likely to become ill and that could impact energy production, with terrifying consequences.

LEADERSHIP 

We are still waiting for leadership to emerge. It is still missing in action.

Leadership must be organically authenticated. That is, the type of leadership we need now is trusted by people across the diverse realms of everyday life. This means that leadership must emerge at local levels.

But simultaneously we need leadership at a national level to enable and empower more geographically-situated organizing.

Corporate executives and government officials need for once to put aside ENTRENCHMENTS and AVARICE for the welfare of the global and national assemblages that are collapsing before our eyes.

Spiritual leaders and organic story tellers must put aside their sectional divisions and come together in acknowledging and succoring humanity's shared fate.
 
OUR CHILDREN

I realize that our children are going to be traumatized by this great unraveling. We must all do what we can to love and protect them.

Local organizations that advocate for, and address, the needs of kids must be supported and empowered.

Children are our future. We must LOVE them as never before. And we must not only love our own children, but we must love the world's children for their fate is our own.

NO FATE but WHAT WE MAKE

The film serives Terminator in episode reminded us that as conscious beings who have terra-formed the earth - in ways beautiful and heinous - we still have the choice to make a better world:




31 comments:

  1. Have you looked into the 1957-1958 pandemic when 116,000 persons died in the USA (the population then was 174 million)? Or the one later on in 1968 called the Hong Kong flu (100,000 died)? I believe Woodstock occurred around that time. Most persons I asked who were grown up enough at those times have no memory of the events, because it was treated as medical matter and not politicized. No shut downs, no masks, no hysteria, etc.

    If not then it is worth doing so, I believe, as it will show rather dramatically how far down our society has fallen not only in physical health, intelligence, education, etc., but simply in common sense.

    For example, just common sense would suggest that wearing a mask for very long would be unhealthy which virologists point out, that staying at home would not be all that safe, that parks and the beach would be a good health idea, that casual contact outside with others would not be dangerous, etc.

    Anyway I have entirely avoided fear by some "critical thinking" and taking in some responsible medical information . . . if my children were still young and living at home they would not be traumatized. I would make sure they realized that a lot of people in society are disappointed with their lives and actually like something happening that allows them to be emotional and indulge in sensationalism.

    I find it interesting how governors and mayors are ignoring the First Amendment as though the "no" therein had an asterisk that led below to a variety of exceptions. We ought if we want to feel fear to experience some when this "no" is deleted and governors and mayors issue edicts that have no sound basis and in fact violate the Supreme Law of the land.

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    1. Fire in Nuclear Reactor in netherlands

      https://youtu.be/szjdC4nwEVA

      The final wave of major nuclear fires, explosions, and meltdowns is  gaining momentum. That is post-fukushima. It is because no-one gives a damn. Old rotted-out nuclear reactors with no backup.
      Read Kate Browns books about Chernobyl and Hanford. Read Kristen Iversens book about the abominable plutonium fire genocides, from rocky flats in Full Body Burden.
      The Nucleoapes don't care.
      The vicious psychotic orange haired, golem and its cult of ghouls don't care.

      There was also a major nuclear incident at the Dow reactor in Michigan. 40 years of uses highlevel radionuclide stored by it.

      The northen hemisphere is saturated with radionuclide pollution from nuclear war making machines, depleted uranium for bombs and bullets, reactor waste. From fracking. From space junk reactors. From Major nuclear meltowns like fukushima. Sunken nuclear ships. Bomb explosions. People are getting acutely ill from it. Our immune systems  weakened and ruined -Covid pandemic. Antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungus of every strain possible . Multiple flesh eating bacterias. Weakening and
      destruction of the genome. Life support systems destroyed. Mass animal deaths. Societal breakdown. Political psychosis. Viral pandemics.

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  2. https://mobile.twitter.com/yashalevine/status/1261445171813576704

    Creepy Apocolyptic Cult Weaponized and thriving under MAGA


    Yasha Levine
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    This creepy weaponized immigrant cult is thriving under MAGA. Say what you will. But it is... twitter.com/patblanchfield…
    4:55 PM - 15 May 2020

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  3. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/498087-french-doctors-believe-they-may-have-treated-coronavirus-patients-last-fall

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  4. https://twitter.com/i/status/1261747580666552320

    Pure nazi hoakum. worse than adolf hitler

    "I think this ad will go down in the annals of fascism as a classic display of its worst tendencies in America. These faces are the absolute dregs of our society. Every one brings up the same chills the faces of the Nazis and General Pinochet must have inspired in Germany & Chile."

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  5. JAMES CONCA ON USING IONIZING RADIATION IN THE LUNGS TO TREAT COVID 19 . Forbes

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2020/05/13/researchers-explore-low-doses-of-radiation-to-treat-severe-coronavirus-cases/

    DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTS IT

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  6. There is now a real leadership vacuum in america. There is a stupid malevolent lunatic in power .  They are building a larger nuclear arsenal . He is secretly aggitating for civil war. Aggitating for using nuclear weapons.
    America nuclear bombed japan and spread this apocolyptic insanity around the world . America is in a psychotic state.
    Netanyahu is an extremist who demands a first strike attack of Iran like they did iraq. This time with more deadly consequences. Complete divorce from reality and sanity.
    A post-rational america . America was not so rational before. It is  psychotic now . Racial violence is encouraged. A massive nuclear and tactical nuclear arsenal is being accumulated, though the cold war ended decades ago.
    A society where old shoddy nuclear reactors and their waste is  deregulated. There are several reactors ready to blow, post fukushima. There are 10s of thousands of dangerously stored high level waste, ready to crash and burn.
    An authoritarian, racist police state run by evil nuclear monkeys, sadistic generals , lunatic billionaires, and corprations with a stupid, ranting, madman at the helm.
    There is  not any sign of sane leadership now.  Feeble psychotic-suicidal leadership.
    They are building a larger nuclear arsenal including tactical nuclear weapons, as the break all nuclear treaties.

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    1. The regime tacitly aggitating for civil war. It is aggitating for using nuclear weapons.
      America,  nuclear bombed japan and spread this apocolyptic insanity around the world. In 2020 america a psychotic. dangerous state. Nuclear weapon production and proliferation expanded exponentially. The nuclear arms race should have ended with the cold war.  These blood thirsty  people have escalated a new  larger nuclear arms race for more money , blood money and hate.

      Racial violence is encouraged.

      A society where old shoddy nuclear reactors and their waste is deregulated .
      There are several reactors ready to blow post fukushima. There are 10s of thousands of dangerously stored, high level waste ready to crash and burn.

      “Atomic energy is unnecessary,”
      "It is uneconomical. It is unsafe. It is uninsurable. It is undemocratic and it is a travesty on our descendants who will curse us if we do not stop the menace of atomic energy.”

      Ralph Nader
      An authoritarian, racist, police state run by evil nuclear monkeys, sadistic generals , lunatic billionaires, and corporations with a stupid, ranting, madman at the helm.
      The Usa has
      4% of world population.
      30% of COVID-19 infections.
      25% of COVID-19 deaths.
      25% of prison population.
      50% of military spending.
      80% of foreign arms sales.
      95% of foreign military bases.

      ONGOING CLAMPING DOWN OF THE POPULATION

      https://www.salon.com/2020/05/18/emails-show-uc-santa-cruz-police-used-military-surveillance-to-suppress-grad-student-strike/

      https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-secret-new-watchlist-lets-his-administration-track-americans-without-needing-warrant-1504772

      https://rall.com/comic/people-are-getting-hungry-do-you-know-what-that-means

      patriot act and warrantless electronic monitoring extended by the corrupt facist republicans and their corrupt controlled opposition, war monger counterpart-corporate democrats.

      https://twitter.com/i/status/1262623549631627264

      Today in Lee County, Georgia.
      Two brothers went to deliver a package, only for a racist white man to come out cursing at them and threatening their lives for being on his property.

      A black attorney in Georgia lynched and murdered in broad daylight while jogging. No charges filed against the murderers. A drug task force that raided the wrong house and shot to death an innocent EMT who happened to be black. Shot 8 times.
      EMTs are already out here risking their lives enough against this virus
      Prison state. Prisoners in america used as slave labor. 3 to 4 million in the system. The Usa accounts for 25 percent of all prisoners in the world.

      Jason Stanley Sums up the turn in this short video.

      https://youtu.be/CzZey2zLoIk

      Jason Stanley has written a book about it. He is a well-esteemed scholar and expert
      "This coalition of the business elite, right-wing Christian evangelicals, and white nationalists and other white supremacists is very dangerous. Fascism is ultimately a death cult.” – Jason Stanley , May 11, 2020

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    2. "There is a stupid malevolent lunatic in power." Rather than an objective political observation this sounds more like the highly emotional acrimony heard in family court. Yet your friend says you are a "well-esteemed scholar and expert". But this reads like an excerpt of a Hollywood celebrity trying out her political acumen on CNN. In other words, quite a stretch from scholarly.
      "This coalition of the business elite, right-wing Christian evangelicals, and white nationalists and other white supremacists is very dangerous. Fascism is ultimately a death cult.” For a death cult you might do better checking out the nursing homes in NY, Penn., NJ, Michigan and Washington. In any case you are a disgrace to philosophy. I sympathize with college students stuck in your classes at Yale. When I studied philosophy at Stanford many years ago your sort of professor would have not been well received even though philosophy was already in a slump at that time. As a cure for your illness I would recommend a daily reading of Plato.

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    3. The crazy man has tactical nukes on subs.
      Will start nuclear bomb testing in nevada
      Has ended Nuclear Reactor safety and monitoring in the USA
      Destroyed nuclear treaties
      Racheted up Nuclear aresanal and the heat of a new nuclear arms race with threats of using nuclear weapons.
      How much time do you think is left Dr. Nadesan?

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    4. https://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2020/05/my-first-film-on-another-atomic-cover-up.html

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    5. According to the table and graph in this article.
      https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2018/02/obama-hillarys-16-year-plan-destroy-america
      The Trumpsters and Qanon cult, are all about the same nuclear hellfire and war monging, that their forked tounged adherents, claim they are against.
      The chart and article shows what a Trump supporter, trump handlers and trump  are really all about with mind-numbing clarity.
      They could care-less, about what Obama or Hillary do because they know Clinton and Obama were corporate war-mongers, like they are . They know that the job of centrist, war- mongers and the Clinton-Obama: centrist-neocon-parasites have the same agenda and do the same dirty-deeds, in a kinder-genteler way.

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    6. The new improved  Qanon Trumpspeak cult's job, is to take it to the nth degree.

      The job of Qanonspeak and trumpspeak purveyors, is to make  every garbage propaganda technique, go as far as it will go.
      To go as far as it will go for maximal looting, exploitation and profit of americans and the world. It is done so their corporate and military masters in the homicidal-dirty duopoly, good-cop-bad cop games they play, get more, more, more!

      It is about

      1. Enhancing NSA bulk surveillance
      2. Creating a war with Iran
      3. Amassing more overseas bases
      4. Increasing military spending astronomically
      5. Creating more control of the military by giving the military and the  supreme leader more power to declare useless wars, while creating larger privately controlled mercenaries run by billionaires and funded by taxpayers

      Ask a Trump supporter to explain what it was the "Deep State" is trying to do, they will use Trump Newspeak And Qanon lies that are just the opposite. They will tell you they are against the Deep State
      They will say that the "Deep State,"
      is enhancing NSA bulk surveillance, creating a war with Iran, amassing more overseas bases, increasing military spending astronomically, and  increasing control of the military by giving the supreme leader more power, while creating larger privately controlled mercenaries run by billionaires and funded by taxpayers. Those are all the very same things, they aggressively support. In Trumpnewspeak thats ok.

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    7. According to their Their Tump-Newspeak and Qanon ideology
      you can have Doublethink

      Doublethink is Believing two contradictory terms to be correct

      More from the Trumpnewspeak glossary:
      Blackwhite — When used on an opponent, it means to believe that black is white, despite the facts.

      To a Qanon or Trump Cult, member, it means the ability to believe that black is white, to know that black is white, and to forget that one ever believed the contrary.

      Remember black is white  to Trump supporters and Qanon ideologs.  Their leaders truly support more war, more bombs, more nuclear bombs and more mayhem so their corrupt leaders can cash in.

      • crimestop — To rid oneself of unorthodox thoughts that interfere with believing the tenets of Trumpspeak and Qanon ideology
      • crimethink — The criminal act of holding politically unorthodox thoughts that contradict the tenets of Trumpspeak and Qanon think, frequently referred to by the standard English “thoughtcrime”

      Ask a normal sane person to explain what they would like done. It would be ending the risk of nuclear war and nuclear catastrophe,  by shutting down the 95 old decrepit reactors. Making  World treaties to abolish nuclear weapons. It would be  decreasing NSA bulk surveillance. Not creating a war with Iran. Not flooding the world with arms and nuclear arms. Not selling nuclear arms and reactors to rogue states like saudi arabia.  Not amassing more overseas bases but, closing them. Not increasing military spending astronomically. 
      Doing something to alleviate domestic misery, instead of going out of their way to flood the country with more nuclide and industrial poisons.
      No more atomic bombing the populace, with  more radionuclide fallout from nuclear bomb testing and nuclear bomb production.
      End useless nuclear weapons period.
      Decreased control of the military and by the military, by not giving them and their supremo leader more power to create war. To use tactical nuclear weapons. Take away their power to create large privately controlled mercenaries . Take away their power to create  more domestic spy agencys run by corrupt power mongers and funded by taxpayers.

      The Trumpspeak and Qanon cult support the exact opposite of what they say and lie about it.

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    8. Cop Race Murders gone rampant
      Massive protests
      95 unregulated old deteriorating reactors now unsupervised under don trump, post fukushima. No effort to shore them up.
      Massive build up of nuclear arsenal . Nuclear treaties torn up
      Tactical Nuclear war and first strike pushed by this guy.
      Tactical nuclear weapoons on submarines.
      Hypersonic nukes.
      Denial and.mishandling of covid that had led to 3 months of shutdown and death.
      25 percennt unemployment
      A racist mad man ranting and encouraging his cult core to create havoc and even civil war. How much worse can it get?

      The cop who murdered the man on live tv, by keeping his knee on his throat, has other blood on his hands.

      In 2011, the officer who killed George Floyd also killed an Alaska Native man. Leroy Martinez, he was 23 years old and had his hands up. He had his hands up.

      A post-rational america . America was not so rational before. It is psychotic now . Racial violence is encouraged. A massive nuclear and tactical nuclear arsenal has been accumulated and now expanded, though the cold war ended decades ago.
      A society where old shoddy nuclear reactors and their waste is deregulated. There are several reactors ready to blow, post fukushima. There are 10s of thousands of dangerously stored high level waste, ready to crash and burn.
      An authoritarian, racist police state run by evil nuclear monkeys, sadistic generals , lunatic billionaires, and corporations with a stupid, ranting, madman at the helm.
      There is not any sign of sane leadership now. Feeble psychotic-suicidal leadership.
      They are building a larger nuclear arsenal including tactical nuclear weapons, as they break all nuclear treaties.

      The regime is tacitly and openly lobbying for domestic civil war. It is aggrandizing the use of tactical nuclear weapons. It’s generals and ideologs are pounding propaganda for tactical nuclear war as the empire loses it’s self-proclaimed exceptional, imperial standing in the world.
      America, nuclear bombed japan and spread this apocolyptic insanity around the world.

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    9. In 2020 america is a psychotic, singularly the most dangerous state. Nuclear weapon production and proliferation was expanding before 2016. Now it is triple expanding and into Space, Hypersonic missiles,Tactical Nuclear weapins on submarines.

      Trump came to destroy the US government . They came to destabilize the country so the currupt could loot it and, make more money off the lethal poisoning of the earth. They have destabilized the country. They have incited deadly racist division.

      The nuclear arms race should have ended with the cold war and at this time.
      These blood-thirsty, people have escalated a new, larger, and more deadly nuclear arms race for more money , blood money, and hate.

      Blatant Racial Violence is Glorified to give the War-Monging, Nuclear Bullying, Elite and it’s Orange haired lunatic, cover.
      Racial violence is encouraged and sanity is punished.

      “Atomic energy is unnecessary,”
      “It is uneconomical. It is unsafe. It is uninsurable. It is undemocratic and it is a travesty on our descendants who will curse us if we do not stop the menace of atomic energy.”n

      Ralph Nader

      “The Usa has
      4% of world population.
      30% of COVID-19 infections.
      25% of COVID-19 deaths.
      25% of prison population.
      50% of military spending.
      80% of foreign arms sales.
      95% of foreign military bases.”
      David Swanson

      ONGOING CLAMPING DOWN OF THE POPULATION

      https://www.salon.com/2020/05/18/emails-show-uc-santa-cruz-police-used-military-surveillance-to-suppress-grad-student-strike/

      https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-secret-new-watchlist-lets-his-administration-track-americans-without-needing-warrant-1504772

      https://rall.com/comic/people-are-getting-hungry-do-you-know-what-that-means

      The patriot act and warrantless electronic monitoring have recently been extended by the corrupt facist republicans and their corrupt controlled opposition. Their war-monger counterpart-corporate democrats.


      StanceGrounded
      @_SJPeace_
      Today in Lee County, Georgia.

      Two brothers went to deliver a package, only for a racist white man to come out cursing at them and threatening their lives for being on his property

      They are already out here risking their lives enough against this virus ��https://twitter.com/Toniob38/status/1262545251350319108/video/1 …
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      Today in Lee County, Georgia.
      Two brothers went to deliver a package, only for a racist white man to come out cursing at them and threatening their lives for being on his property. Watch the video.

      A black professional in Georgia lynched by gunfire. He was murdered in broad daylight while jogging. No charges filed against the murderers.

      A drug task force that raided the wrong house and shot to death an innocent EMT who happened to be black. Shot 8 times.
      EMTs are already out here risking their lives enough against this virus.

      Prison state. Prisoners in america are used as slave labor. 3 to 4 million in the system. The Usa accounts for 25 percent of all prisoners in the world.

      Jason Stanley Sums up the current state of america in this short video.


      Jason Stanley has written a book about it. He is a well-esteemed scholar and expert.

      “This coalition of the business elite, right-wing Christian evangelicals, and white nationalists and other white supremacists is very dangerous. Fascism is ultimately a death cult.” – Jason Stanley , May 11, 2020


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    10. Erich Fromm (1966) The Automaton Citizen & Human Rights
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B930AKBr4E4

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  7. Timothy S



    There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden.

    This is how Mississippi handled three "outside agitators" in 1964. Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered by cops working with the Klan. https://pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/freedomsummer-murder/…


    Lest we forget: Here's how Trump's hero, "General McArthur" [sic] "got tough" to smash a huge gathering in DC of unemployed veterans of World War I in 1932. "The veterans were desperate. Gen. MacArthur ordered U.S. troops to attack them." https://washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/28/the-veterans-were-desperate-gen-macarthur-ordered-u-s-troops-to-attack-them/…

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    1. Unemployed Americans Have Been Running Out of Food
      Poll: 37% of unemployed Americans ran out of food in past month and the Nuclear SOBs and Pentagon want money to further poison the world Fukushima and Chernobyl style. The orange psychotic monkey in the whitehouse, wants more money for tactical nuclear weapons . Trillion for hypersonic nuclear bombs . For nuclear bombs on space .
      It feeds nuclear reactor corporations billions. It is deregulating nuclear reactors and nuclear waste overaight to the point of multiple nuclear catastrophes . It is starving america to death.



      Tammy Webber and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
      Oak Park, Ill. — Kate Maehr has never seen anything like it: lines stretching for blocks as people, many with children, inch forward to get boxes of food they hope will last until the next giveaway, until the next paycheck or until they can get government food assistance.
      “It’s just heartbreaking,” said Maehr, executive director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “They’re finding themselves in a set of circumstances where they have no income and they also have no food, and it happened in an instant.”

      In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, residents from all walks of life line up for a food giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago.In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, residents from all walks of life line up for a food giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP)
      The number of people seeking help from her organization and affiliated food pantries has surged 60% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down the nation’s economy and thrown tens of millions of people out of work. Across the country, worries about having enough to eat are adding to the anxiety of millions of people, according to a survey that found 37% of unemployed Americans ran out of food in the past month and 46% said they worried about running out.



      https://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/unemployed-americans-have-been-running-out-of-food/

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    2. Domestic abuse survivor

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RealKellyJones
      Kelly Jones
      @RealKellyJones
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      When I owned infowars, it was non-partisan. It disgusted me, regardless, & I ended all involvement years ago.

      After I left, Roger Stone appeared, then Alex Jones interviewed Trump.

      With Stone came so did big $ & advertising campaigns. Infowars became TrumpTV. 

      Propaganda coup
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      Kelly Jones
      @RealKellyJones
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      This is 100 percent of what is going on, and it is the problem-reaction-solution that the conspiracy hate crowd (embraced and emboldened by Trump) speak about incessantly. 

      I hope the coup isn't so far engrained that the .@fbi won't stop it. It really is a coup, America. twitter.com/girlsreallyrul…

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    3. https://mobile.twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1267137013662318592
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      @girlsreallyrule
      Heads up-unverified reports of white nationalist groups such as the Proud Boys dressing as Antifa and infiltrating Seattle and Portland protests.
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      @leftkist
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      Heads up. Piss Boys Carl Todd, Cole Scott, and others are in Portland right now.
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      The difficulty of speaking about this "historical moment" is that the "moment" has been going on for 400 years, featuring a lot of speaking and almost no structural change...
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      The difficulty in these moments is it's impossible to say objectively true, historically neutral things grounded in research, reporting & expertise without a large swath of ppl (including journalists) interpreting them as "political opinions" because so few have done the reading
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      Trump consolidating his fascist regime in exactly the same way his predecessors did in Spain, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea, and more, with a red scare: the (false) enemy among us. We need a broad anti-racist, anti-fascist front to take on this dangerous moron. #Uprising2020
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      The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.

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      Jadon Sancho scores for Dortmund; takes off his shirt to show T-shirt saying "Justice for George Floyd". Gets booked. Doesn't care. Love this kid.
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      When he "brings the troops home" from Afghanistan, they will merely be redeploying to the streets of Oakland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, LA and DC...
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      .@realDonaldTrump is getting his election year war. It’s just a little more close to home than many expected.
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      Can ICE be far behind..
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      NEW: CBP says it’s deploying officers, agents and aviation assets nationwide at the request of federal, state, and local partners. CBP regularly assists law enforcement, like after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, an official tells me.
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      This is not the most important thing. The most important thing is that there are thousands of MAGA cops out in the streets all over the country. They think they're in a war. They won't feel the need to prove anything. To them, Trump's word is law.
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      But tl;dr there’s no legal framework right now for the president to do what he tweeted, unless he tries to claim Antifa is somehow a foreign terrorist organization.
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      After shoving police down everyone’s throat with Law Enforcement Appreciation nights, then distorting the Kaepernick protest into a referendum on patriotism because it was the only framework whites could control, sports has zero credibility on this issue. So save your statements.
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    5. https://gen.medium.com/the-psychopath-in-chief-aa10ab2165d9

      The Psychopath in Chief

      I spent hundreds of hours with Donald Trump to ghost-write ‘The Art of the Deal.’ I now see a deeper meaning behind his behavior.

      https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2019/08/the-psychopaths-who-support-the-psychopath-in-chief/

      The Psychopaths who support the psychopath in chief

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  8. NAZIISM AND FASCISM ARE RACISM. THE PSYCHOPATH HAS DECLARED THAT ALL ANTI-RACISTS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IN AMERICA ARE TERRORISTS!

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    1. THE PSYCHOPATH IN CHIEF IS BREAKING ALL NUCLEAR TREATIES AND SPENDING TRILLIONS ON HYPERSONIC MISSILES, TACTICAL NUKES, NUKES IN SPACE FOR IT’S FINAL SOLUTION LIKE HITLER TO NUKE OTHER CULTURES IT DOES NOT LIKE. IT IS A PSYCHOPATH. NO REGULATION OF NUCLEAR REACTORS ANYMORE POST FUKUSHIMA

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      8️⃣1️⃣ El Paso, TX: police fire teargas and bullets into peaceful crowd of unarmed protestors pic.twitter.com/zcvPNiQ4Nx
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      8️⃣2️⃣ New York City, NY: officer pulls out his service pistol and starts brandishing it at assorted protestors for sport pic.twitter.com/mG1qtDxSei
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      8️⃣3️⃣ Boston, MA: police... seem to be bashing out the windshield of their own patrol car? No clue what's going on here tbh twitter.com/HongPong/statu… twitter.com/hongpong/statu…
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      8️⃣4️⃣ San Francisco, CA: man in light-colored jacket backs away from a police vehicle onto the sidewalk, pulls out his mobile phone to record... ...and is shoved by a police officer back into the path of the vehicle pic.twitter.com/aC9DParHGJ
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      8️⃣5️⃣ Jacksonville, FL: on the right side of the screen, looks like a protestor just milling about gets tackled from behind and arrested pic.twitter.com/wl77ia6bP8
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      8️⃣6️⃣ Richmond, VA: no video, just police deliberately targeting badged journalists so they'll stop reporting (The "badge," like in most states, is a press credential issued *in coordination with* police; the VA Press Assoc coordinates w/ VA State Police) twitter.com/byrobertor/sta…
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      8️⃣7️⃣ Los Angeles, CA: LAPD shoots a man *in his own apartment* recording from his upstairs balcony pic.twitter.com/phtk2U3NOD
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      8️⃣8️⃣ Seattle, WA: SPD bike cop crashes into the back of a peaceful unarmed marcher, so other police swarm to arrest the marcher for some reason pic.twitter.com/APFZb8Irk0
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      8️⃣9️⃣ Seattle, WA: same technique as 8️⃣8️⃣ above – bike cop deliberately tries to "pass" where there's clearly not enough room, so he can then make contact and put a protestor into a headlock pic.twitter.com/hRX8rl1QPv
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      9️⃣0️⃣ Seattle, WA: as protestors shout about the guy getting arrested after a bike cop deliberately crashed in to him, SPD starts indiscriminately firing tear gas into the crowd pic.twitter.com/WZa7lyk5W4
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      9️⃣1️⃣ Seattle, WA: police form a line to force protestors into a tight group against a wall ("kettling"), so they can then repeatedly pepper-spray them without anyone being able to leave [Vid is on "slo mo" iPhone setting; normal speed a few seconds in] pic.twitter.com/51GTed7pdc
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      9️⃣2️⃣ Richmond, VA: officers swarm a car with guns drawn when a woman steps out She's a reporter so they let her continue, but this conduct is wholly unacceptable for regular people too pic.twitter.com/DbptL9DqnM
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      9️⃣3️⃣ Richmond, VA: police on the hunt with rifles, briefly pointing one at the woman recording pic.twitter.com/fxtlqULbE2
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      9️⃣4️⃣ Columbus, OH: police posing for the Gram, to show everyone what brave big-�� commando warrior peace servants they are twitter.com/eniodajko/stat…
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      Should be obvious from the thread, but we're in the 5/31 date range Didn't expect this thread to get this long when I tweeted "past 36 hours" 48 hours ago ��
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      9️⃣5️⃣ Columbus, OH: woman is peacefully walking away down the sidewalk So an officer randomly pepper-sprays her from behind pic.twitter.com/D01wD7LSjE
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      9️⃣6️⃣ Detroit, MI: police officer yells at and pushes a man who is walking away from him, when a second cop swoops in and shoves the man to the ground, before a third cop sprays the now-helpless-on-the-ground man in the face with OC spray pic.twitter.com/jevxBiivQ1
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      9️⃣7️⃣ Fort Lauderdale, FL: white male cop flexing his Big Boy muscles pushes a kneeling black woman down to the ground Then a black female cop pulls him aside and starts yelling at him pic.twitter.com/Ybh0wpdo3M
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    4. https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/global-governance/ctbto/3579-eminent-persons-warn-against-any-demonstration-nuclear-test-explosion
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      Eminent Persons Warn Against Any Demonstration Nuclear Test Explosion
      By Reinhard Jacobsen

      VIENNA (IDN) – Members of the CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) have expressed "deep concern about credible press reports" that senior U.S. officials have discussed the possibility of conducting "a demonstration nuclear test explosion".

      They warn that if carried out, it would break the global moratorium on nuclear weapon test explosions and severely undermine the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban (CTBT) regime, established to help detect and deter nuclear weapon test explosions anywhere in the world.

      "Nuclear weapon test explosions, for any purpose, are a vestige of a bygone era," the Group maintains. "Only one state this century has detonated nuclear weapon tests, and today all of the world's nuclear armed states are observing nuclear test moratoria," it adds.

      The CTBT bans all nuclear explosions, thus hampering both the initial development of nuclear weapons as well as significant enhancements. The Treaty also helps prevent harmful radioactive releases from nuclear testing.

      The U.S. is among eight 'Annex 2' States that must sign and ratify before the Treaty comes into force. Along with China, Egypt, Iran and Israel, the U.S. has signed but not ratified the Treaty. However, the other three Annex 2 countries – India, North Korea and Pakistan – have not even signed.

      The CTBT has so far been signed by 184 States, of which 168 have ratified the Treaty.

      The GEM, launched on September 26, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, supports and complements the CTBTO's efforts to promote the CTBT entry into force, as well as reinvigorating international endeavours to achieve this goal. The group comprises eminent personalities and internationally recognized experts.

      The CTBTO, with Dr Lassina Zerbo as Executive Secretary since August 2013, is the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. It is an international organization established by the States Signatories to the Treaty on November 19, 1996, and has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. An Agreement (A/RES/54/28) to regulate the relationship between the United Nations and the CTBTO was adopted in 2000 by the General Assembly.

      The GEM members are calling on eight hold-out Annex 2 countries to ratify the CTBT. "The most effective way to resolve possible concerns about very low-yield nuclear explosions and enforce compliance" with the Treaty, is to bring it into force. "When it does enter into force, States have the option to demand intrusive, short-notice on-site inspections to investigate suspicious activities," they maintain.

      In a statement on May 29, the GEM members appeal to all responsible states to reiterate their strong support for the global norm against nuclear test explosions of any yield that has been established by the CTBT, "to take concrete action to secure its prompt entry into force, and to urge the use of diplomacy rather than intimidation to build a more peaceful and secure international security environment for all"

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      Today at a local BLM rally, Bogaloo Bois in Bozeman, MT! This picture was taken in my neighborhood. Armed white men infiltrating our protest. These men are not from here--they are here to agitate. #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloydprotest

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      This weekend has seen countless cases of brutality towards protesters. I want to talk about one specific tactic, vehicle ramming, and how it took hold in 1) the American far-right, 2) mainstream conservatism, and 3) US law enforcement over the last 5 years
      6:48 PM - 31 May 2020
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      I've spent the last year studying VRAs. I'll try to provide some context for these incidents in this thread; in particular how various aspects of the extreme and mainstream right-wing celebrate them online. [cw: graphic images and videos below]
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      For VRAs in America, most folks probably think of Charlottesville. But the A12 attack did not occur in a vacuum. The tactic was first introduced by the far-right to attack street-blocking protests by the Black Lives Matter and NoDAPL movements
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      For a sample of these incidents, see Jan. 2015 in MSP, July 2016 in Ferguson and Southern Illinois, and Jan. 2017 in Nashville. In one July 2016 case, the driver got out, shouted “all lives matter, not blacks, all lives,” and then drove into the protesters kfvs12.com/story/32413138…
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      The right began creating memes to celebrate these initial VRAs online. For an example, Fox shared a Daily Caller video of several VRAs in Jan. 2017. Mike Raust wrote "study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years". money.cnn.com/2017/08/15/med…
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      Historian @Limerick1914 cataloged several of these frightening posts at the time. "Run Them Over" became a meme in right-wing circles online twitter.com/Limerick1914/s…
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      This then took hold among law enforcement. Here's one of many cases: in February 2017, a Santa Fe police sergeant and president of the local police union shared the cartoon “Splatter” meme on his personal Facebook: sfreporter.com/news/2017/02/2…
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      Then, elected officials began further encouraging these attacks by attempting to legalize them. See the table below for 6 states where bills were proposed to provide protections to drivers who ran into protesters. Luckily none passed into law. pic.twitter.com/pJKBMFCOEu
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      All of this lead to Charlottesville. James Alex Fields shared a meme (below) about running over protesters twice in May 2017. And similar memes were shared in the Discord server used to plan the Unite the Right rally: twitter.com/UR_Ninja/statu… pic.twitter.com/ztRLQX7rOE
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      In the Discord server, the proposed laws came up. Even though it never passed, one user wrote "I know NC law is on the books that driving over protesters blocking roadways isn’t an offense.” The atmosphere created by those failed bills encouraged future VRAs.
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      After a year of studying VRAs, it pained me to see a new spike this weekend. Video of two NYPD SUVs driving into protesters has widely circulated. twitter.com/pgarapon/statu… California highway patrol appear to have done the same thing outside LA: twitter.com/NBCLA/status/1…
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      Civilians have driven into protesters this weekend too. In my hometown Denver, a woman hit a protester, then turned around to hit him again. twitter.com/bellers03/stat… Also in Bakersfield, San Jose, Tallahassee, & Gainesville kget.com/news/local-new… mercurynews.com/2020/05/29/pro…
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      And today in Minnesota, a semi driver tried to drive through protesters on the highway, in a frightening reminder of the capacity of these attacks that made me think of the deadliest jihadist VRAs in Europe twitter.com/BrettHoffland/…
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      And this new wave is being celebrated. A simple Twitter or Facebook search of "run them over" will provide you a multitude of examples of people encouraging this behavior
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      Most of these VRAs were likely spontaneous. US far-right VRAs are less pre-planned than jihadist VRAs in the West. Regardless of premeditation, I hope folks take away that there is an online environment celebrating these attacks, only making them more likely. This needs to stop
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      This is only one aspect of anti-protester violence that I happen to be familiar with. For more see @ProfPaulPoast's graph on militarization of police through surplus gear, and for historical background, read @stschrader1's book. twitter.com/ProfPaulPoast/… ucpress.edu/book/978052029…
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