Let me pen a fiery bitty on what Covid-19 implies for the American conscience in these times.
SOME Americans (mostly upper middle class and richer “conservatives”) have a way of, let me say it bluntly, despising the common person, the person who, maybe because of social disadvantages of various kinds, have not “pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps” to escape a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. Although there are noble aspects of conservatism, primarily its value for fiscal responsibility, I put the word “conservatives” in quotes here because I want to highlight the less humane side of an attitude often sheltered under the term. Therefore some of our less noble “conservatives” feel, as Bernie Sanders lambasted one Republican senator in congress for his attitude during the Covid-19 relief legislation, “if these riff raffs make more on unemployment than they do in normal work, they will stay on it like the parasites they are.” What’s worse, these nastier Americans often call themselves “Christian” while entertaining such attitudes.
But somehow, this does not apply to their big money friends, the true leaches who somehow found a way to put their greedy grubby hands out in the name of Covid-19 relief by having congress allocate hundreds of billions of dollars which will be leveraged into trillions via the machinations of the Feds, far outstripping the entire relief package. See my other blog titled “Does It Take a Global Pandemic to End a Social-Political Virus?”
Oh how just it would be if Americans used this Covid-19 pandemic to finally wake up to the rude hijacking of their country by these corporate1%ers who have long sold their souls to the devil in treating their fellow human beings as stones in their monstrous edifice of wealth and twisted pride! I might seem to be having some rhetorical fun here but I don’t feel I’m being ultimately unfair in following the logical trail from such attitudes to its extreme portrait. And no, I am not excluding such “American Heroes” as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and even Donald Trump. Everyone who managed to ride over their underlings as vassals, on their way to the top, even if they later turned to philanthropy on behalf of the rif raff. They are among these truest “deplorables,” including Hilary Clinton who had her share of trampled colleagues yet had the gall to disparage “deplorables” as alien to her truth. Competition to the “top” can be fierce and heartless and no matter what one does with one’s ends, ones means can never be justified, for stained souls remain stained until full repentance in self-humbling.
Specifically, it would be great if instead of having the “common” taxpayer, through congressional allocation, bear the burden of such corporate handouts through the printing of money out of their own red American blood, Congress would instead make the Feds (who are private, by the way) put the hat out to all the 1%ers to cover the Covid-19 slowdown out of their collective trillions of trillions in assets, siphoned off from these very poor, these tired, these yearning to breathe free in their own land. Do you think it is a coincidence that Trump went to Congress to ask for more money for “small businesses?” Who do you think “small businesses” will send that money to? Hint, hint: the very corporate structures who are the landlords and underwriters to these “small businesses!” For no, no. Corporations MUST CONTINUE to make money, even on top of having the poor taxpayer print them money to get themselves even further ahead.
Corporations are somehow “persons” but they have a strange immunity to Covid-19!
Now take note, I’m gonna make a truly gruesome prophesy. I predict that these “forgivable loans” offered to small business to pay their “workers,” after these business have taken the bait and exhausted their loans to pay their corporate landlords; I predict that they will experience a great hardship being approved for forgiveness. Why? Because the sinister trend in America and the world is a radical polarization of wealth, which means small businesses, while now respected, will fall next to the slaughter. For the American “middle class” is now among the poor, and was first conquered.
And are you ready for an even starker idea? Who knows if the butchering and partitioning up of the American middle class and the other poor of our world, not to mention our own dear mother earth who is psychopathically raped by cancerous industry, did not itself cause the providential or poetic release of Covid-19 as a virus from the blood of the saints, as well as from the blood of the animals we are supposed to be stewards of, crying out to God for justice? For in displaying before our collective eyes the truth of our mortality, does not this pandemic prod us to the realization that since we are all in the same boat, should we not commit ourselves to one another’s’ welfare?
We are all Americans. We are all human beings. I appeal to what remains of the conscience of those who may entertain in their blackened hearts a deep-seated disrespect for the poor. Please consider what you can do to HELP the less financially independent learn how to catch fish, rather than curse them for not knowing, for not having a boat, or for not inheriting the advantage of the water, either racially, socio-economically, or even in gender.
Love, my fellow Americans. Love is my message, even if my tone here might seem rather fierce.
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