Election 2020: the Tyrant Kings Sally Forth

“A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.”

— opening line of Gravity’s Rainbow

The Democratic Party’s crescendo screams at us but is somehow hollow. MSNBC — the official mouthpiece of the Democratic Party — has dropped all pretense of being a news network. They complain, of course, that Fox News has dropped all pretense of being a news network. Both are right. The Green nominees — Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker — are drowned out. The “independent” progressive media has been eerily silent. Bought or not, their silence on Hawkins/Walker is deafening.

A Black Biden rep on MSNBC is asked what “lock ’em up” Joe will do for the Black community. She repeats over and over that Biden/Harris is a great team for doing something. Not a word about what that something would be.

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Florida under Siege. DeSantis to Florida: “Drop Dead!”

Governor Rick DeSantis.

When I wrote “Florida under Siege“ published May 14, the official Florida Covid-19 death count stood at 1,898 (among 42,402 confirmed cases). Today the death score is 3,546 dead out of 146,341 cases. On May 14th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had just appointed his Re-Open Florida Task Force. Now we reap the harvest.

In mid-May, an excessively charitable person could have ascribed his action to stupidity. Today, as the body-count spirals out of control, it is nothing less than murder.

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Florida Under Siege.

A personal story:

In mid- February 2020, my wife Rose and I were very sick.  We of course had heard of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, but that was on the other side of the world, nothing to do with us.  We just figured it was the flu or a bad cold.  Rose had spells of difficulty breathing.  One night, she couldn’t breathe at all.  While we considered calling an ambulance, a few hits from an inhaler got her breathing again.

One day, I started getting very weak, to the point where I couldn’t even stand up without desperately clinging to walls or furniture.  We called an ambulance, which took us to a hospital.  There, the hallways were packed with beds and patients waiting to be admitted.  Nothing moved.  A doctor told me that admission would take at least 24 hours.  Then he quietly confided that at St. Pete General, the waiting time was 72 hours.  Three days!  I got examined in the hallway, was pronounced not on the verge of death, given a prescription for TamaFlu, and sent home.

Something odd was going on.  But we had no idea.  We may have been very lucky.

Bodycount.

With Florida’s official death toll from Covid-19 standing at 1,898 (among 42,402 confirmed cases), Governor Rick DeSantis has appointed a Re-Open Florida Task Force, chaired by Florida Chamber of Commerce Chairman and CEO Mark Wilson, to get the state back in business in less than a week.

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GPFL Statement on Fighting the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

First of all, our hearts go out to the millions around the world who are sick and dying, whose lives are being dismantled, as even the simplest things like going to the supermarket, or picking up one’s prescriptions, or visiting friends and family, require calculating the risk while bank accounts are vanishing.  A chorus of politicians and corporate moguls is insisting that on the big scorecard of points on the Dow Jones versus the body count of dead Americans, Dow Jones must be the winner.

We are facing a Perfect Storm of a crisis.  There is the deadly pandemic itself, of course.  Meanwhile the economy collapses.  And the world is wracked by war, with flashpoints all around the globe.

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The Madness of Queen Hillary

Sez Hillary:

“They’re … going to do third party again.  And I’m not making any predictions but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third party candidate.  She’s the favorite of the Russians.  They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up.  Which she might not, ’cause she’s also a Russian asset.

“Yeah, she’s a Russian asset, I mean, totally.  And so, they know they can’t win without a third party candidate and, so, I don’t know who it’s going to be it but I will guarantee you they’ll have a vigorous third party challenge in the key states that they most need it.”

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Green Party Presidential Candidates on the path to 2020!

The US presidential election cycle is in full swing, and the Greens can proudly say they have set the agenda.  From abolishing student debt to the Green New Deal to ending the destructive War on Drugs, candidates of the duopoly parties are finally being forced to address the commonsense policies that have been brought to the public’s attention by Green Party presidential campaigns for more than 20 years.  That message is more vital to meeting the challenges of the 21st century than ever before.

The Green Party is now in its own “primary” season with a full field of candidates vying for the honor of representing the Green Party in the 2020 presidential race.

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The Climate War — Crisis to Emergency to  Desperation

Nebraska drowns.  New York is entombed in ice.  Florida cities are flattened.  California burns.  An unspoken but very real current of fear spreads.  Who will be hit next?  Today’s Washington Post sums it up:

“In 2018, it is estimated that natural disasters cost the nation almost $100 billion and took nearly 250 lives. It turns out there is nowhere in the United States that is particularly insulated from everything. … declarations that the communities will bounce back stronger than ever are made.  Hashtags like #houstonstrong spread on social media.  But for some smaller towns, the question is not when they will rebuild — but whether they will rebuild at all.”

From corporate board rooms to Air Force bases to Black and poor neighborhoods to college campuses to the reeking-of-liquor back rooms of our politicians, this Climate Change stuff is for real.  It is no longer the jabber of middle-class tree-huggers.  The movement is concentrated in Europe, especially England, and it is spreading.  Awareness grows that something needs to be done.

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The Green New Deal — not just a Plan, but a Vision

“an environmental activist group brought several children to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office Friday to lobby her to back the Green New Deal, what they got was more of a finger-wagging than a handshake. … ‘Well, you know better than I do,’ Feinstein says. ‘So I think one day you should run for the Senate.  And then you do it your way.  ‘But in the meantime,’ Feinstein adds, ‘I just won a big election.’”

— Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2019

“When I say the ‘Green New Deal’ would require a revolution, however, I don’t mean it in the sense that it would require electing new people with dramatically different ideas who would then work within the current system to pass and implement those ideas.  I mean that it would require a disruption more along the lines of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, or the Chinese Communist Revolution.  That is, it will require dramatic changes to the underlying structure of government.”

— Philip Klein, Washington Examiner
February 12, 2019

“‘The power of water is really quite impressive,’ said Barjenbruch.  ‘When that water moves out of the channel it is normally in, it interacts with roads, bridges in ways it doesn’t normally. When that happens … we have roads fail, bridges fail, we’ve even had dams fail in far northeastern Nebraska.’”

— Mark Berman, Washington Post
March 16, 2019

And when political movements overflow the channels they normally flow through, they interact with entire societies in ways they don’t normally.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that it’s already too late.  It’s actually …

… many days late and a few trillion dollars short.

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