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« Reply #135 on: May 09, 2020, 10:35:38 pm »

Live And Let Die: The Data Manipulation Begins

By Marcy Wheeler, Emptywheel. From the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, various entities in the United States were always engaged in the kind of dishonesty we accuse China of to hide the extent of the virus. Trump tried to keep a cruise ship offshore so it wouldn’t count against “his” numbers. States everywhere didn’t reveal the crises in nursing homes by hiding where they were occurring. Other states refused to track known COVID-19 deaths because they didn’t occur in a hospital. But now that Trump has fully committed to reopening the economy before the shut down has its desired effect, he and allied governors are engaged in...  - more -


While Pandemic Destroys So Many Lives, The Surveillance State Celebrates

As we know from the historical record — George W. Bush,  Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, etc. — if a government acquires a tool that swells its power, it never relinquishes that tool.


By Lee Camp, Consortium News. If we don’t fight back against the secretive surveillance state growing steadily around us, your wife/husband may find out you love a Cinnabon more than you love her/him. And that might be just the beginning of it. While many of us remain quarantined — inexorably welded to our home/apartment/RV in an abandoned Walmart parking lot — the surveillance state is actually stretching its legs, brought out for a run by our friendly neighborhood oligarchs like a young golden retriever let off its leash on a nice day. Unfortunately, in this case what it’s retrieving is all of our information, movements... - more -

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The chaos will eventually end but life will not be the same. A system that is inherently antagonistic to human needs is unlikely to return the few public benefits we had left. Disaster capitalism is quite real.

“The oligarchy’s rule over government is obvious and can no longer be kept hidden.”

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” --  Frederick Douglass


Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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