The privileged and powerful in the pandemic

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    • #317622
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      As America reopens for business, you might expect Jeff Bezos, the richest man in America, and his Amazon corporation, one of the most profitable corporations in America, to set the corporate standard for how to protect the health of American workers.  Think again.  Amazon’s warehouses have become Covid-19 hot spots, yet Amazon has repeatedly fired workers who sound the alarm…

      Why has Bezos and set the bar so low for the rest of corporate America? It can’t be the cost. Amazon can afford the highest safety standards in the world… So, what is it? Perhaps the arrogance and indifference that comes with extraordinary power…

      Consider billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who last week reopened his Tesla plant despite county public-health orders to keep it shut. After Musk threatened to sue the county and move the factory and jobs to another state, officials finally caved.  Tesla promptly notified workers that “Once you are called back, you will no longer be on furlough so if you choose not to work, it may impact your unemployment benefits.”

      Why is Musk so intent on risking lives? It can’t be the money. Musk is rolling in it…. It’s that, like Jeff Bezos, Musk wants to impose his will on the world.  The pandemic is an obstacle, so it must be ignored…If all this reminds you of someone who now occupies the Oval Office, that’s no coincidence. Musk’s thin-skinned, petulant narcissism bears an uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump… Trump despises Bezos, presumably because Bezos also owns the Washington Post, which has been critical of Trump. But it’s easy to see in Bezos the same public-be-damned bullying that emanates from the White House…

      https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/05/19/the-privileged-and-powerful-in-the-pandemic/

    • #317691
      rampart
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      they love being libertarian until they need something.

      • #317705
        retired liberal
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        With all their wealth, there is very little they actually need.

        We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
        If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
        Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
        Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

      • #317809
        MistaP
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      Fasttense
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      Same personality style as the cat lady down the street. They live in tiny bubbles surrounded by their own filth, garbage piling up everywhere, never satiating there avarice and greed. Only yes men and paid for sycophants for friends.

      They do nothing you and I would consider work. Look at how Trump does nothing. That is what all the filthy rich do. Then they label themselves geniuses and masters of the universe when they don’t even know what the universe is.

      They are all as gross and filthy as Epstein. They sleep around with little girls and then marry sex workers who wont complain about their perversions. They treat everyone including their own family like objects and things.

      They have no morals, they have no sense of right and wrong. It’s always all about themselves. This is what their filthy wealth turns them into. They are adrift in a sea of perversions, greed and selfishness.

      They are just like the monsters they create to control us.

      • #317753
        MizzGrizz
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        And why the torches and pitchforks haven’t happened already,I’ll never know.

        • #317811
          retired liberal
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          We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
          If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
          Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
          Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

      • #317813
        PolecatHollerer
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        If you give a man enough rope, it will be six inches too short. This is not the nature of rope- it is the nature of man.

      • #317817
        3fingerbrown
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        And they so deserve their heads chopped off.

        All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #317839
      sadoldgirl
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      That won’t happen now. They made sure of this by creating

      first a super duper surveillance state. And  look at the media,

      which do their bidding by serving indoctrination of propaganda.

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