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You can be appalled by looting, vandalism, arson, etc., but

When citizens are being murdered in the streets by the very people that are supposed to be upholding the laws, you really don't have a justice system. What you have is a Banana Republic level of corruption and not a country of laws. Maybe burning down the current system is warranted. Maybe we are too far from justice and law and order to bother with worrying about what a few protesters do at this point. Maybe we are already well beyond the point of giving a damn when we are being murdered with impunity.

I have never been mistreated by a law enforcement officer. But I am aware enough to know that once injustice begins, it won't stop at just the most vulnerable citizens. It will spread to all levels of society. We either stand together against injustice or we go down together at the hands of injustice. It is time for everyone to decide.

Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?

I'll let you know when I am allowed to leave my house without a face mask, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, when I don't have to stand 6-feet away from everyone I meet in public, when I can see my family again, when I don't have to wash my hands 50 times a day, and when I actually have a job to leave the house for.

The one thing I can tell you is that I will leave my house on Tuesday, November 3rd come hell or high water to make sure the next 4 years don't resemble that last 4 years.

Who wants to bet we'll see Trump come out with some crappy graduation message?

I give it a day or two and Trump will try to take a wildly miscalculated swing at Obama.

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Paul Field
April 17 at 5:09 PM

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you need to know how silly you look if you post some variation of, "Welcome to Socialism..."
You are not seeing Socialism. What you are seeing is one of the wealthiest, geographically advantaged, productive capitalist societies in the world flounder and fail at its most basic test. Taking care of its people.
This crisis is not about the virus.

This crisis is about the massive failure of our, "Booming economy," to survive even modest challenges. It is about the market dissonance of shortages in stores, even as farmers/producers destroy unused crops and products. This crisis is about huge corporations needing an emergency bailout within days of the longest Bull Market in our history ending and despite the ability to borrow with zero percent interest rates.

This crisis is about corporatized healthcare systems being unable and ill equipped to provide basic healthcare, at the same time they post record profits. It is about crisis response depending on antiquated systems nobody remembers how to operate.
But most of all, this crisis is a direct result of the politicization of every aspect of our society for the benefit of a privileged few. The vilification of education, science, media, natural rights, rural lifestyles, urban lifestyles, charity, compassion, and virtually everything else for brief political gain has gutted our society.

What you are seeing is a quarter century of technological brilliance being reduced to a narcissistic popularity contest. You're seeing the folly of basing the health and welfare of an entire society on personal greed. You're seeing all the necessary tools, for us to shrug off this crisis, go unused while people argue over who should get the credit and profit. Even worse, you're seeing vital help withheld because recipients might not, "deserve it..."

You're seeing a lot of things nobody thought they'd ever see, but you're not seeing Socialism...

"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves."
-- Horace Mann

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It is time to ACT!

This is a tough, tough situation by any standard. The sad part is that we probably haven't seen the worst of it yet. If we ever needed the government to step up and take care of their citizens, the time is now. People are facing the prospect of catching a deadly disease and possibly spreading it to their families by gong to a job that isn't safe or staying home and running out of resources to even meet their most basic needs, or relying on help from both state and federal governments.

We are a wealthy country. The wealthiest country in fact. We could help the neediest people. Those left with no other choices if we only decided to open up the pharaoh's grain bins and feed the least fortunate. We should institute a massive tax on the wealthiest Americans as a temporary emergency measure and save this country from the terrible choices we have to make. Life or death isn't an exaggeration at this point. This is no time to debate economic principles or scream Socialism. It is time to act for the good of the country or admit that we don't give a damn about the least among us.
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