May 1st 2020
There is a dangerous coronavirus out in the wild that is extremely contagious and fatal to a certain subset of the population.
The Landed class wants people to risk their lives for GDP, the Stock Market, the Economy… For a few percentage points of gain. Meanwhile, the worker and their families can go die.
This is the world my Stepfather helped built. He was always quick to call me lazy and worthless. However, he had his start working for his father. They sent him to an all-boys Catholic private school for God’s sake. He was supposed to be this righteous man who worked hard. He inherited plenty of priviledge.
What about being a Captain in Vietnam? Is that virtuous? Maybe, probably not. He was sent there to kill men, women, and children. Furthermore, maybe there were special connections that kept him safe. He only got his Purple Heart because he ran into a minefield.
His son took over his business. Society is such a meritocracy.
Money was the center of his life. Before he died I think he tried spending as much as he could. It’s ridiculous.
He didn’t believe in doctors, scientists, or global warming. The same type of people are standing in front of the capitals of their states protesting for the “right to go to work.” I think he might be the type of idiot to support that.
He also didn’t believe that cigarettes could kill you, so he spent a good ten years in agonizing pain and eating out of his stomach tube. Of course, sometimes the subject of Agent Orange is brought up in relation to that, but please, he had a two pack Marlboro a day habit.
Now, people are hiding from this virus because a lot of them do not have healthcare. This country is a lot like my shitty stepfather and doesn’t believe everyone deserves access to healthcare. Well, man is not an island, now if someone else is sick other people can get sick from them. It’s almost like Universal Healthcare is for the “Collective Good,” but that term probably doesn’t exist for these people. The roads and highways probably magically popped up as well.
What is the point of working for employers who are indifferent to our death? They are there to wring us dry like a rag for all our moisture while offering a pittance in return. If most people realized this they could just stop working and demand concessions. However, not in the idiot United States of America because most people there are fucking morons.
In my heart I am hoping that the United States actually observe May 1st, May Day. But, even with the horrible crisis going on I don’t think they will. You’re talking about the dumbest and most selfish people on the planet.