Graph from yesterday’s New York Times:
The graph speaks eloquently for itself. Two nations are hit, on the same day, by the same pandemic. In a nation whose federal government is led by a party that believes government is the enemy of freedom, the results are fairly predictable, a radically multiplying death count.
Total deaths in South Korea, where prompt govenrment response flattened the curve effectively: about 220. America, no longer a laughingstock, is number one in the world in coronavirus deaths at (as of 4/13/20) 22,000 and climbing. source
Those of us who want to survive this plague are up against two formidable enemies: a highly infectious virus and a racist, right-wing political movement dedicated to the concentration and protection of vast wealth for the few.
That the poor are disproportionately dying in this pandemic is a great boon for these Nazi-admiring patriots. “Fewer votes we need to suppress! If all these angry fuckers survived, and managed to vote, our people would be voted out instantly. Fortunately, that won’t happen, because we live in the greatest nation Jesus Christ ever created. USA! USA!!!”