Author: Mickey

Thanksgiving in America: Massive food lines and evictions as benefits expire – WSWS

This is the worst of times, when we should be thankful, but instead are fearful. In America, we don’t see the poor unless they are shoved in our faces. The lines of cars waiting for food, the lines of people on the street, they look unreal, unless you are in them. I know that money is short, but if you have any extra, Care and the Salvation Army are better than lying about the people in those lines.

Source: Thanksgiving in America: Massive food lines and evictions as benefits expire – World Socialist Web Site

US hits record 200,000 new daily COVID-19 cases as hospitals fill to capacity

The word from the right was that the virus was a hoax, it was just a cold, and it would go away as soon the the election was over. It was a ploy by the lame-stream fake-news media to get Joe Biden elected.

Rose Garden campaign rallies ensued. No one wore a mask. No silly snowflakes here, just real patriots.

Then the patriots started getting sick. Then the President got sick. It made no difference. No one died. The virus really was a hoax, made all the more a lie by a President strutting around on steroids telling everyone he felt great. Let the crowded campaign rallies in states all over the country continue. And they did.

The statistics remained. The numbers of patients with the hoax began to rise. Cold weather and close quarters worked just like the doctors said it would. The hospitals began to fill up.

Now we have a problem. The system cannot accommodate the sick. We don’t have enough beds or health care workers to keep up with the hoax. Doctors fear that health care rationing is looming.

From WSWS

To date, there have been 12.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the US and more than 260,000 deaths.

Source: US hits record 200,000 new daily COVID-19 cases as hospitals fill to capacity

Russia, Turkey negotiate cease-fire in Armenian-Azeri war over Karabakh

Before Donald Trump began unraveling the world order, the US had more power to sway conflicts like the one over Nagorno-Karabakh. You may oppose intervention in conflicts like this, and you may be right, but consider the damage Russia and Turkey could have, two nations with abysmal records on human rights.
Can they do any better than the US? This war that few knew about has been going on for decades.

Perhaps the greatest element of uncertainty in this still-unresolved conflict is the danger of new US wars in the region as Trump attempts a coup in Washington.

Source: Russia, Turkey negotiate cease-fire in Armenian-Azeri war over Karabakh

2020 election results explode the identity politics narrative

Eric London wrote this piece about the election results and it is quite informative. A lot of the notions you are hearing about the the turnout are not quite correct, and are based on assumptions, and not data.
Mr. London states that socioeconomic factors, and not race, had more of an impact in the outcome.

From WSWS

An examination of the voting results does not support the racial narrative that dominates the politics of the Democratic Party and its political appendages.

Source: 2020 election results explode the identity politics narrative

White House makes clear, “We’re not going to control the pandemic” – World Socialist Web Site

Accepting defeat is never easy. Unless you are Mark Meadows, consigliere to War-Time President Donny, the man, the myth, the myth. All myth, it seems. The chief of staff told Jake Tapper that containing the virus was not going to happen.
And it is so easy. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Distance. Everyone else has done it, or at least is working hard at it. Why do we have to be so different? Why can’t we support each other in this time of plague? Ask the Divider-in-chief.
We didn’t lose this battle, because we cannot. It will kill too many people. We need to lose this leader.

This on the heels of the Pence Outbreak, a super spreader event in itself. But the Veep is ‘essential personnel’ diligently working on world peace. Yes, the warm bucket of spit is essential.
And we are not, it seems.

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made clear that the Trump Administration has abandoned any efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: White House makes clear, “We’re not going to control the pandemic” – World Socialist Web Site