Daily News Digest September 24, 2020

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The US Capitalist Class is Divided Over When — Not If, to Apply:  The Iron Heel!

Extreme Fires and Floods — We Are at the Global Waming ‘Tipping Point’ If It’s Not Here, Its Near!

Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In  Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World! And Now the Total Caronavirs Deaths in the United  States are Over 20%  of the Total Deaths in the Entire World!

Another Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Was Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat 4 Years Ago and Did Nothing!

Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter  Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading  Racism,  War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The very future of Humanity Is Now At stake! By Roland SheppardLaura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”

During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity,2.Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3.  The Iron Heel!

Always Remember:  That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing,  the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. —  The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!

Democracy?:As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%,  Only the 1% Voted For Austerity!   The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!!  Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.!   Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!

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Climate CrisisQuotes 0f the Day:

Donald Trump told Bob Woodward on April 5, 2020,   that the pandemic was going to be ” horrible and unbelievable.” But, he claims, he did not want to tell the public this horrible truth, because he was afraid it would set off panic. So, he lied to the American people on a daily  basis about this deadly virus, which cost the American people critical time to adjust their lives to this profound emergency.COVID has now cost the lives of more than 200,000 people in this country, and that death toll will continue to rise as the months go by. The suffering and grief that millions of Americans have  experienced over the past 8-9 months, has been far beyond the scope of human comprehension. It has been a world of  anguish. To this day, Donald Trump does not wear a mask, as   the merits of wearing a mask, and social distancing is still under discussion. The people who hear him speak in public also do not wear a mask, nor practice social distance. On Donald Trump’s presidential watch, the USS America hit an iceberg, and the lifeboats were never lowered. As captain  of the ship, Trump got on the ship’s intercom and told us all that  we were not to worry, as we were all safe, and this would all pass. — When Truth Exposes the Unspeakable

Each time we make a shift—whether to “Ms.” or “African American” or “Latinx” (still in process)—the culture lurches forward toward both identity respect and accuracy. Now, by ending our use of “climate change,” a term that grossly underplays our environmental calamity—and that misses the urgency of this moment—it is not just a matter of word choice. Just as “Black Lives Matter” more vividly captures our era’s racial justice reckoning than does “civil rights movement” (and in that actual movement in the 1950s and ‘60s they called it the Freedom Struggle, a far more evocative term), we need to ensure that when we talk about the greatest threat humankind faces, we get it right. Climate crisis matters. — The End of “Climate Change”

Videos Of the Day:

$100 Trillion in Wall Street Money Laundering (Video)

United States:

The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a  Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War!  Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich!  — They Can Afford To Pay!

Study Shows ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’ Failing to Live Up to Promises as Corporations Continue Putting Profits Over People “The study enhances doubts that corporations can be depended upon to moderate their quest for profits to pursue solutions to challenges like climate change, racial injustice, and economic inequality.” By Kenny StancilDeath is a United States’ Export: Arming the Planet: the USA as the World’s Leading Weapons Dealer For the past several decades, the United States has been the world’s leading producer of major weapons systems and the leader in global arms sales.  More of these sales have taken place in the globe’s most volatile region, the Middle East, than in any other region of the world.  The so-called peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrein, which were brokered by the United States, were business deals designed to expand U.S. arms sales in the Persian Gulf.  By Melvin GoodmanThe Planet Won’t Die — But Life Will!: The Dying Planet Report 2020 The World Wildlife Foundation, in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, recently issued an eye-popping description of the forces of humanity versus life in nature, the Living Planet Report 2020, but the report should really be entitled the Dying Planet Report 2020 because that’s what’s happening in the real world. Not much remains alive. By Robert Hunziker

Trump Fuels March Toward Fascism With “Anarchist Jurisdictions” Edict President Trump and his administration have taken several overt steps down the jagged path of fascism over the past week. On September 17, Trump announced the creation of the “1776 commission” to establish “patriotic education” against what his administration has deemed unpatriotic influences such as The 1619 Project, a New York Times Magazine series about the history of slavery. At a Minnesota rally on September 18, Trump lavished praise upon the “good genes” of his overwhelmingly white audience in a state known for its history of Scandinavian migration (i.e. the Minnesota Vikings), openly broadcasting his ongoing eugenics fixation. Meanwhile, in another report that reeks of eugenics, a whistleblower alleges that a doctor has been performing unwanted hysterectomies on migrants incarcerated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. By  Mark BrayChris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response by ruling elites. Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes and corruption of the ruling imperial elites. Roger has helped organized the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in British history, shutting down parts of London for weeks, in a bid to wrest power from a ruling class that has done nothing, and will do nothing, to halt the climate emergency and our death march to mass extinction.

Anger and Confusion After Facebook Suspends Environmental and Indigenous Groups’ Accounts Ahead of Pipeline Protest “Facebook is actively suppressing those who oppose fascism and the colonial capitalists,” said one First Nations activist. By Brett Wilkins

Climate Crisis It is Clear That US Caitalism Intends to Do Nothing:

Planet Is Burning, But First Presidential Debate Set to Ignore Humanity’s Most Pressing Issue: Climate “At a time when wildfires are burning down an entire coast, it’s absolutely unconscionable for the media to dismiss climate change as a topic in the first presidential debate.” By Jake JohnsonGuardian/Vice Poll Finds Most US 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action Seven in 10 support government action to address crisis – and young Republicans are less accepting of their party’s inaction, according to new poll published in partnership with Covering Climate Now The climate crisis is set to be a significant factor in a US presidential election for the first time, with new polling showing a clear majority of American voters want decisive action to deal with the threats posed by global heating By Oliver Milman


When One Asks What Else Can Go Wrong? Something Does!: “‘It’s a crazy situation with everything that’s happened in what I call the Pig Bomb, which has exploded in North America,’ Jack Mayer told The Daily Beast about the wild population of six million and two million in Texas alone. Mayer blames global warming for increasing the survival rate of newborn piglets and producing more acorns, bulbs, roots and tubers for them to eat. They can start reproducing at just three months old and do so twice a year. California and Texas have also encouraged recreational hunting as a way to reduce their pig populations, but even if three quarters of the population is killed off, they would be able to fully repopulate within three years.” —America is Facing ‘Time-Bomb’ Explosion of Millions Of ‘Super Pigs’ That Can Reproduce at Just Three Months Old, Grow Up to 400lbs And Destroy Thousands of Square Miles of Farms And Livestock

The Nuclear Industry Want Texas and New Merico for It’s Dumping Grounds! Nuclear Safety: Final Opportunity for Citizens to Oppose Nuke Waste Dump You heard correctly, this is your last opportunity to tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to oppose the storage of nuclear waste at the proposed sites in Texas and New Mexico.Our friends at Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) and Sustainable Energy & Economic Development (SEED) Coalition have provided webforms for concerned citizens to submit comments to the NRC in response to Holtec’s Consolidated “Interim” Storage (CIS) facilities’ Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). By The Fairewinds Crew

The 1% Draft/Write What They Want. Trump CCs With Executive Order!: Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open Hundreds of emails offer a rare look at the meat industry’s influence and access to the highest levels of government. The draft was submitted a week before Trump’s executive order, which bore striking similarities. By Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung

Is  Animal Farm on the Ferel Pig Agenda?

America is Facing ‘Time-Bomb’ Explosion of Millions Of ‘Super Pigs’ That Can Reproduce at Just Three Months Old, Grow Up to 400lbs And Destroy Thousands of Square Miles of Farms And Livestock

  • There are thought to be around nine million feral pigs across the U.S. and Canada
  • Their numbers are rapidly rising due to the fact they are able to reproduce at just three months old
  • Research scientist Jack Mayer said: ‘It’s a crazy situation with everything that’s happened in what I call the Pig Bomb, which has exploded in North America’
  • Mayer warned about their rate of reproduction: ‘There’s not another animal that can put little feet on the ground quicker than a wild pig’
  • Global warming is partly to blame as more piglets, of which there can be at least 10 in a litter, are surviving
  • Once a pig escapes its enclose it becomes wild and begins to grow tusks. They then mate with other wild pigs or boar and the offspring become feral
  • Some states and Canadian provinces have launched educational campaigns for people to spot the animals, report them and ultimately kill to curb their numbers



Martin Wolf: Why Rigged Capitalism is Damaging Liberal Democracy Economies are not delivering for most citizens because of weak competition, feeble productivity growth and tax loopholes © FT illustration; Getty Images Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save Martin Wolf SEPTEMBER 17 2019 0 Print this page “While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders.”  With this sentence, the US Business Roundtable, which represents the chief executives of 181 of the world’s largest companies, abandoned their longstanding view that “corporations exist principally to serve their shareholders”.  This is certainly a moment. But what does — and should — that moment mean? The answer needs to start with acknowledgment of the fact that something has gone very wrong. Over the past four decades, and especially in the US, the most important country of all, we have observed an unholy trinity of slowing productivity growth, soaring inequality and huge financial shocks.  As Jason Furman of Harvard University and Peter Orszag of Lazard Frères noted in a paper last year: “From 1948 to 1973, real median family income in the US rose 3 per cent annually. At this rate . . . there was a 96 per cent chance that a child would have a higher income than his or her parents. Since 1973, the median family has seen its real income grow only 0.4 per cent annually . . . As a result, 28 per cent of children have lower income than their parents did.”


Education, Health, Science, and Welfare:

The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who pass universal healthcare for  themselves, but they cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be,  a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People  Vote on Healthcare

There Now Have Been Over 7 Million Coronavirus Cases in the U.S.!

Disaster Capitalism: Oxfam Reveals How Bloodsucking Billionaires Have Profited From the Pandemic An in-depth report published by Oxfam on 9 September entitled Power, Profits and the Pandemic shows how the capitalist class has lined its pockets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During the deepest economic and social crisis of the system’s history – when tens of millions of lives are at risk from a killer virus, 400 million jobs have already been lost, 430 million small businesses are going under and the number of people facing starvation has more than doubled to 265 million – this damning report reveals the true extent to which society’s richest have continued to benefit from super-profits and even used the desperate world situation to their advantage. By  Dejan Kukic

Fed Program Meant to Help Workers Amid Pandemic Prioritized Wall Street Investors Instead: Analysis “The primary beneficiaries of the program have been corporate executives and investors, not workers.” By Kenny Stanci