Reblog — Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

No doubt about it, that’s Impeached President Donald J. Trump’s voice on the audiotape dated Feb. 7, 2020, telling veteran journalist Bob Woodward …

Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

6 thoughts on “Reblog — Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

  1. XingfuMama September 11, 2020 / 10:41 am

    They are already complicit. They received special briefings to which Democrats were not invited. I would also point out that they are not just complicit: many made a profit from what amounted to insider trading and stock manipulation.

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  2. Marleen September 11, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Still angers me. I was a naive “conservative” from early on in life (I was never a Democrat or what was called a liberal) before 2000 or the aftermath of 9/11; I had begun considering being a Libertarian, though… late in the nineties. (I was key in offering a third candidate for sheriff after the local department had been caught as corrupt in multiple ways. So I actually was a Libertarian for a hot minute… maybe a year.)

    I later came to understand some of the ideas seemed to fit [but became more clarified as wrong and immoral in the different context] because the conservative educational organization I was instructed by (not my schooling) was really backed by libertarian billionaires (maybe millionaires then). They intended for me — for a bunch of well-intentioned citizens — to be naive. It’s really all about the money. Was it always? I actually think so. But those they could get who peopled the endeavor hadn’t been so corrupted yet. A lot of what I learned from the rank and file instructors was good.

    I was becoming aware of this behind-the-scenes sausage making after I had been sorting out the hypocrisy and harm observable on the face of things in the real world. But there is a telltale clue to look back on; we were never Republicans per se. We were told the Republicans weren’t conservative enough. Somehow, they were always the only ones good enough, though, to get our vote (to win… because someone who might be theoretically better couldn’t win). But the candidates got more surreal while the followers became more fervent for them; something was off.

    I don’t regret not voting for Bill Clinton. He’s basically a Republican (NAFTA, the elimination of Glas Stiegel, etc.) who admits he’s pro-choice. The alliance of neo-liberals and neo-conservatives has led to serious detriment. (However, I don’t think we engaged in any ill-motivated wars during his time, and that is something which really matters.) I’m not going to get into any later ballots or primaries. I had long been deep enough in to be aware of the primaries.

    I was deep enough in to know actual principles and the Constitution and the rationale for “capitalism” (while I’m thinking it was and is mislabeled as far as what “bill of goods” we are convinced to hold to and enable). How long are people supposed to keep falling for the bullshit (that is the hypocrisy, lies, and misdirections)? I had always had a foundation of faith, too. So, I didn’t have a desperate need to substitute my politics for confusion there. I think the reason evangelicals now are so in favor of horrible public figures is that they’ve been told it’s all the same thing; they don’t have faith (most of them only a counterfeit) — it’s worse that they think (or say) they do.

    There are more important things than living, they said. Or supported.

    Sure! Giving up your life in love — LOVE, not the love of money (or stocks, bonds, commodities, power).

    The first letter from “Paul” to a young disciple (in First Timothy) included this: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10).

    In the Sermon on the Mount, “Jesus” said, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24).

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