The following is in response to the Regression as a National Theme, By Lawrence Davidson, OpEdNews Op Eds 10/2/2020 at 18:21:42.
My comments are much too verbose to add as a comment within the comments of the article, so, while I agree with certain points in the article I am must object to some of its matter of fact statements which slide under the door of critical thinking, in my opinion.
That Trump has been described as a liar, bully, autocrat, and con man, he was nonetheless... voted into the White House in 2016. The distinction that must be made, since the author relies on the popular vote elsewhere in the article, is that Trump was voted into the Presidency of the US by the Electoral College not by a majority of the popular vote which he failed to obtain by some nearly 3,000,000 votes.
That Trump has been able to make the rich richer, keep the poor poor, and render most of the population more vulnerable to a range of social, economic and environmental ills, cannot be denied, despite claims otherwise, for example that blacks are better off than they have ever been or some other nonsense, when they are being killed and sometimes shot in the back, in the back of cars, in their beds at a rate of almost 2.5 times a day over the past seven years according to the NYT.
That a very large number of government agencies are now headed up by henchmen whose number one job is to cripple their own agencies is not surprising since the HR department is held captive by the ruling elites, rather than the "American" people. And of course, nothing must stand in the way of the ruling elites insane bloody and murderous avarice.
Regarding the Covid 19 disease, the author offers that "...Biden may do little more than relieve us all of Trump's self-serving confusions and provide a more trustworthy, science-based platform for the curative process to proceed which is something we should all be thankful for." Excuse me, I am not thankful for any of that merde, which is not supported by anything the democrat has offered. Biden is a tool of the elite. The foolish ruling elite want complete control of everything on the planet and now want to demonstrate to the world that they can successfully use bioterrorism as well as force with the acquisition of the surveillance capitalist AI monster to change the human genome rather than use subterfuge and trickery alone. In my opinion, the author decided to take a nap at the most inopportune time for human beings.
The author asserts, "...U.S. is presently running a $170.5 billion budget deficit as well as a $63.6 billion trade deficit. The nation's gross domestic product (GDP) or total worth of all production was down 31.7% in the second quarter of 2020. These figures will eventually necessitate an increase in taxes if the government is to be in a position to assist the citizenry in economic recovery."
The author fails to understand that the US and western economies are split into pure financialization and productive markets. The elites will continue to use fiat currencies to acquire real assets before someone tells them to a take a flying f*ck into the ocean and then stands ready when the US and their corrupt allies send their thuggish militaries with their lying diplomatic corps and point of the clandestine spears after them.
The US does not need taxes to survive this late stage death when they have central banks printing free currencies for the elites. They could even fund the Green New Deal and Medicare for All with fiat, until an accounting of whether gold reserves and other hard assets can act as collateral. Of course there will have to be confiscation of the real assets already stolen by the ruling elites with their fiat currency passing as money.
When people and countries of the world stop honoring the dollar as payment and can defend themselves against extortion, the western economies will crash like the extinction event of the dinosaurs. We had better learn resilience fast. Enforcement of clean water? Collection of it? Clean air? Clean food? Energy supply for heating and cooling? Control of community security and reworking of essential supply lines? The local tools of the elite?
The author bemoans the unemployment rate and the devastation of small businesses and concludes: "Until there is an effective vaccine, not much additional progress on this front can be expected."
Pinning one's hope on another tool that ultimately aims to control people is like doing the same thing but expecting a different outcome than before.
Regarding how Biden will fare, the author at last finally asserts "...the worse the economy gets, the more violence from right wing individuals and militias will manifest itself, and the more cases of police brutality there are, the more the Democrats will be pressured to institute progressive domestic reform (i.e. infrastructural renewal, debt reduction, police reforms, gun control, universal health care, etc.) I think we can count on these pressures persisting."
Well this is The Opinion Ed News. The equivocation seems harmless, but is actually actually breathtakingly dangerous.
The right wing is not going to renew freedom and establish liberty even if they do own 90% of the guns in "America" as Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has claimed.
The reestablishment of liberty and freedom is going to have be done with the right. We've spent a generation or better becoming redivided and reconquered away from realizing and acting to unify all "Americans" to take back the US government from the elites and to simultaneously bring to a harsh righteous justice. It is becoming much more difficult to accomplish these tasks as the ruling class acquires more insidious technology on how to manipulate us through digital hardware and wetware.