Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, and more
2. The virus.
3.The shut down of the United States.
4.Minneapolis and all major American cities.
Our system of reporting the ‘news’ has decayed into this roiling presentation and nearly unstoppable mass of enflamed and outraged rhetoric. There is something called the ‘news cycle,’ and I am writing about it here. Since just before Trump took office there came over the entire spectrum of news reporting a fantastical need to outperform every other news organ with stories and video that is so inflammatory that it is hard to imagine how we’ve stayed out of a civil war.
The writing, words, and images we are getting inside homes and businesses all across the land are deadening, while also directing the society to violence. The police are not evil and neither are the protesters. Looting aside from protesting is something else again and its rise to the top of onsite criminality at police and rioter demonstrations was as predictable as it has been minimal. Half the nation is out of a job and sure as hell half the nation didn’t get $1,200 from the government to do anything about it. They have to eat. They have to have electricity. They have to have water. There is no way about those facts. Either they get it, in those kinds of numbers, or they will take it.
George Bush Jr. stepped into leadership of the country and the immediate result was a kind of real estate looting that had never been seen before. And then, the looters, banks of high prestige and huge business owners got ‘bailed out,’ not the thousands upon thousands of citizens who lost their homes. Obama came in and skated along, back straight, but conduct ‘slip-sliding’ away on everything financial, especially the punishment, or even recognition that some of the most revered financial houses and their highly-vaunted executives raped most of the public.
And now Trump is in there. Just how much of the trillions that are being somehow applied to help businesses and individuals going to disappear? Again.
Twenty billion was stolen at an airport, in hundred dollar bills years ago as ‘management’ of Iraq stepped in. In 2003 nearly 281 million hundred dollar notes, weighing 363 tons, were sent from New York to Baghdad for disbursement to Iraqi ministries, and US contractors. Two totally loaded air freighters were stripped of all that money and nobody did anything.
The ‘fog of war,’ is what the pretty boy who ran that country told to Congress…and got away with it. That was about the money…and the attitude of complete impunity. This is about the money, and impunity again. This is also about how the mass media has grown to become the very capable competitors of those big financial houses.
These financial thieves also killed JFK and they killed his brother.
Nobody did a damned thing. Is there hope that Floyd’s killing will change things?
If history is any indicator in America it does not seem like that is going to happen.
Please unleash your thoughts on this matter
The Looming Bank Collapse
The U.S. financial system could be on the cusp of calamity. This time, we might not be able to save it.
A long read but worth going through the steps. This makes my previous comment regarding bankers prescient.
As always, your input is appreciated, Dan.
Thanks for posting those sources.
Interesting reads for sure,
Some links to National Public Radio articles regarding consequences of pandemic:
Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms
June 3, 2020
Much Of The Stimulus Aid Sent To States Hasn’t Gone Where It’s Needed Most
June 8, 2020
The short story is that implementation was not thought out in advance.
It’s a good thing I am not in charge of the Universe because I would do nasty things to people who destroy the lives of others. In 2008 I would have repopulated Guantanamo Bay with bankers in orange jump suits. Forever. No bail. Forever.
The push back has started. Even in my small rural town an estimated 400 people rallied and marched for racial justice… all on one day’s notice. There are marches world-wide. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in November’s elections.
… and Mr. Trump got his wall – even if it only surrounds the White House and immediate area.
About news. My main source is the BBC website. I like their style plus I learn about the much larger world in which we live.
Again good hearing from you, Dan.
We had peaceful demonstrations in Lake Geneva also.
We have not been minding the store. We let them steal and steal and now they have stolen 2020 while we become more and more a police state and chimp for crumbs. We are better than this. Someone has to come along and support America. Talk is cheap and political parties are useless. Time for us to take care of ourselves.
We all need to be more involved in local State and National Politics.
Jim we go from one news crisis to another. If it has cache the media will milk it for all its worth. They are the real 4th Estate. People locked down for weeks need to get out so why not go to a protest, dance, sing, shout, taunt law enforcement and party, steal if you have the opportunity. Beats staying at home with no paycheck, opportunity or reason to move on n life.
I know you are NOT advocating stealing as acceptable behavior.
But some might consider that is what politicians have been doing for decades.
Yep, and the CARE Act is another big giveaway. I have been trying to figure out why the stock market is rising and yesterday I got it figured out. An Stanford economist was being interviewed on the BBC and when he said that big investors are in a win-win because if the market contiues up they win and if it crashes again the taxpayers will bail them out again, it was a blue white flash of revelation.
I know you posted this on the 6th.
But it reacted heavily in the negative yesterday.
Another set up for the InCrowd to score again?