A $2.2-trillion rescue package to perpetuate social inequality, fat cats, and wars

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Even if we humans are resilient, the coronavirus has exposed the same problems that brought us to this situation in the first place.

Instead of investing trillions of dollars in defense or attack spending and servility to the economy and stock markets, why haven’t we paid enough attention to health care, environmental disasters that brought us global warming, human tragedies that our imposed wars have shoved down people’s throats.

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In the United States, there is a huge demand for ventilators and other medical equipment to challenge the coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to invest trillions of dollars in war spending and servility to the economy and stock markets. Why haven’t we paid instead enough attention to health care, environmental disasters that brought us global warming, human tragedies that our imposed wars shoved down people’s throats?

In the United States, there is a massive demand for ventilators and other medical equipment to challenge the coronavirus pandemic.

Martin Luther King Jr. said a lot of wise things.

The 2.2 trillion-dollar package to stop the US economy from freefall is only a temporary bandaid. The answers we see today on how to steer through the crisis, which has seen endless investments in social inequality and wars, will not solve the problem but make it worse.

It will be worse since we are not even thinking about changing a very sick paradigm for one that invests and improves people’s lives.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, 69, said on Fox News that it was ok to sacrifice older people to save the economy.

“You know, Tucker, no one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’” he was quoted as saying in the Guardian. “And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.”

Dehumanizing groups indicate that we are on a slippery slope.

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